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Smriti Dhungana

Smriti Dhungana is a multimedia correspondent with Nagarik/Republica National Daily. Mostly, Dhungana covers news related to arts, culture, movie, youth, social and women. She is also a photojournalist for The Week, a supplement to Republica English daily.

National Art Exhibition on Women Independence

Published On: May 31, 2019 04:53 PM NPT By: Smriti Dhungana

he traditional Mithila Samaaj is a force of change aligned with women independence.       Mithila Art portrays women’s stories and culture on the canvass.

Anna Sharma: ‘The Man from Kathmandu’ is an important film of my career

Published On: March 13, 2019 01:24 PM NPT By: Smriti Dhungana

Actress Anna Sharma is busy in the post production of ‘The man from Kathmandu’, scheduled for release on March 15.

Coming back home after 16 years…

Published On: January 5, 2019 09:17 PM NPT By: Smriti Dhungana

KATHMANDU, Jan 5: Amrita Acharia, the British actress of Nepali origin is in Nepal. The ‘Game of Thrones’ actress, Acharia, was seen interacting with the rescued children at Godavari-based organization ‘Chorachori’, where trafficked Nepali children from various parts of India, are rescued and sheltered.

Designer wears yet to get to the public

Published On: November 28, 2018 09:30 AM NPT By: Smriti Dhungana

Recently, Bollywood actor Deepika Padukone got married to Ranveer Singh and her bridal wear, a red and golden saree, became the center of attraction for all. They married in two different traditional ways where Padukone wore the designer saree prepared by Sabyasachi and K Radharaman.

Chinese expansion engulfing mainstream Thamel business

Published On: August 7, 2018 10:51 AM NPT By: Smriti Dhungana

KATHMANDU, Aug 7: Thamel has transformed into a trade hub. The surge in popularity has lured citizens of many countries to try their luck in the tourist capital of the nation. Chinese hoarding boards, cramped in every corner, makes its fame even evident. These boards, decorated in red bold Chinese characters start from the neighboring vicinities including Chhetrapati, Basantapur, Jyatha, and Lainchaur. It is the result of Chinese traders’ direct involvement in the Thamel based trade.

Cine artists felicitated with critics award (Photo feature)

Published On: November 22, 2017 06:53 PM NPT By: Smriti Dhungana

KATHMANDU, Nov 22: Film Critics Society of Nepal (FISCON) has distributed Critics award on Wednesday. The organization has distributed the awards for the year 2014, 2015 and 2016 together.

‘Bad Man’ in good artist (With video)

Published On: November 21, 2017 07:44 PM NPT By: Smriti Dhungana

KATHMANDU, Nov 21: Bollywood actor Gulshan Grover is in Nepal for shooting of international film ‘The Man from Kathmandu’. Though having decency in real life, he is popular by his villainous role in almost all Bollywood movies.

Actress Koirala walks on Nepali ramp

Published On: November 15, 2017 04:23 PM NPT By: Smriti Dhungana

KATHMANDU, Nov 15: Actress Manisha Koirala has walked down on Nepali ramp as showstopper. Koirala was the showstopper at Classic Diamond Timeless Paragon Jewellery Fashion Show held at Heritage Plaza, Sanepa on Tuesday.

FSFN unveils election manifesto, focuses on constitution amendment (With full text)

Published On: November 13, 2017 04:01 PM NPT By: Smriti Dhungana

KATHMANDU, Nov 12: Federal Socialist Forum-Nepal (FSFN) has unveiled its manifesto targeting the upcoming elections of Federal Parliament and Provincial Assembly.

Miss Nepal Chandak wins ‘Head-to-Head Challenge’; reaches Top 40

Published On: November 12, 2017 02:46 PM NPT By: Smriti Dhungana

KATHMANDU, Nov 12: Miss Nepal Nikita Chandak has won ‘Head-to-Head Challenge’ of ongoing Miss World in Sanya, China.

Miss Nepal Chandak promoting Nepali culture in Miss World

Published On: October 29, 2017 04:26 PM NPT By: Smriti Dhungana

KATHMANDU, Oct 29: Miss Nepal Nikita Chandak is promoting Nepali culture in Sanya, China while representing the country in Miss World 2017. Chandak gifted traditional Nepali handmade purse- Surke Thaili to all participants representing their countries in the beauty pageant.

A glimpse of Thamel after being declared vehicle-free zone

Published On: October 24, 2017 03:51 PM NPT By: Smriti Dhungana

A joint initiative of Kathmandu Municipality, Metropolitan Police Division and Thamel Development Council made Thamel, the country’s biggest tourist hub, a no-go zone for vehicles on October 22. See how Thamel has become more vibrant and jovial in 13 pictures.

PM Deuba expands his cabinet, finally

Published On: July 26, 2017 05:17 PM NPT By: Smriti Dhungana

10 from NC, 6 from Maoist Center, 2 from Nepal Loktantrik Forum, 1 from CPN (United) sworn in as new ministers

‘Hello Sarkar’! May I help you?

Published On: July 10, 2017 07:06 PM NPT By: Smriti Dhungana

KATHMANDU, July 10: Home Minister Janardan Sharma sometimes reaches Tribhuvan International Airport for the inspection, sometimes issues direction to amend the incumbent traffic rules. Energy Minister in Pushpa Kamal Dahal-led government, Sharma was applauded for his effort to end the load shedding in the country.

Wrist injury of ex-Miss Nepal Shrestha draws speculation

Published On: July 5, 2017 06:50 PM NPT By: Smriti Dhungana

KATHMANDU, July 5: Former Miss Nepal Shristi Shrestha was found seriously injured last Saturday. She had cuts on nerves of her right wrist. The actor-model underwent operation at Norvic Hospital, Thapathali.

Tearful adieu to director Sherpa

Published On: July 4, 2017 05:55 PM NPT By: Smriti Dhungana

KATHMANDU, July 4:  The body of director Nilu Doma Sherpa has been cremated on Tuesday at Swayambhu near Nepal Army barrack.

Director Nilu Doma passes away

Published On: July 1, 2017 03:00 PM NPT By: Smriti Dhungana

KATHMANDU, July 1: Film Director Nilu Doma Sherpa has passed away apparently due to cardiac arrest.

Hello Sarkar takes to social media to listen to  grievances

Published On: June 27, 2017 03:30 PM NPT By: Smriti Dhungana

KATHMANDU, June 27: Hello Sarkar has taken to social media to listen to people’s grievances despite ban on it in Singha Durbar, the administrative headquarters of the government.

Trend of cover songs sans artist consent

Published On: June 21, 2017 03:21 PM NPT By: Smriti Dhungana

KATHMANDU, June 21: The trend of uploading cover songs of retro Nepali songs in youtube is consistently increasing. Following the easy access and popularity of social media, various artists and film units have called to upload the cover songs and to post in the social media.

Int’l standard dry port and exhibition halls to be constructed (with video)

Published On: June 18, 2017 12:16 PM NPT By: Smriti Dhungana

KATHMANDU, June 18: The government is preparing to construct dry port and international standard exhibition hall in Chobhar. The estimated budget of the project is around Rs 1.5 billion.