He’s been compared to fine wine. And rightly so. With each passing year Nagarjuna is only getting better. As he turned 62 on Sunday, the face of the Akkineni film family continues to give 26-year-old stars a run for their money – in looks, and physique, not to mention in box-office collections. No wonder he’s popularly known as ‘King’ Nagarjuna in Tollywood.

AMMAN, April 4: Jordan’s military has told King Abdullah’s half-brother Prince Hamza bin Hussein to halt actions targeting “security and stability” in what people familiar with the matter said could be related to a plot to destabilise the country.

Kanye West's upcoming film which has the same name as his awaited album 'Jesus is King', will be exclusively released by IMAX theatres around the world on October 25.

King’s presence still in Mustang

September 21, 2019 13:12 pm

It’s already been a decade since the monarchy’s end in Nepal. Regardless of that fact, people in Mustang still have the king.

Dick Dale, whose pounding, blaring loud power-chord instrumentals on songs like “Miserlou” and “Let’s Go Trippin’” earned him the title King of the Surf Guitar, has died at age 81.

King of all dhau

March 14, 2019 18:08 pm

Summer is already at our doorstep. Hot season is all about wearing cool breezing clothing and eating food that help you cool down. Comfort food like ice creams, ice gola, and curd are mostly consumed during summer, aside from cold drinks to beat the heat.

Complying with the geo-political reality in South Asia, the Great King Prithvi Narayan Shah in the late 18th century appropriately defined Nepal as “a yam between two boulders”. However, in due course of time, the equal and great friendship with its two giant neighbors, China and India, intended to ensure Nepal’s overall prosperity, did not live up to the Great King’s expectation.

WASHINGTON/RIYADH, July 1: The leader of Saudi Arabia promised President Donald Trump that he can boost oil production if needed and the country has 2 million barrels per day of spare capacity available, the White House said on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, June 29: Asar 15 is famously called as the day to savor beaten rice mixed in curd (Dahi Chiura). With curd, one of the most famous ones is Juju Dhau, more commonly known as the King of Curd. The curd is not only consumed in Nepal but also exported. In these pictures, see how the King Curd is made. Photos: RSS

KATHMANDU, June 3: On Saturday, the country marked 17 years of the royal palace massacre of 2001 in which it lost the then King Birendra Shah, Queen Aishwarya and Crown Prince Dipendra.

KATHMANDU, June 2: Nepa-laya’s next -- Ranahăr’, meaning defeat in war-- is a fictionalized account of the historical portrayal of the last Malla King, Ranajeet Malla by history scholar, Yogesh Raj. Bhaktapur’s last Malla King, Ranajeet Malla, whose name translates to victorious in war, is portrayed as the protagonist of the story.

KATHMANDU, May 31: Fictionalized account of the historic portrayal of the last Malla King Ranajeet Malla written by a scholar of History, Yogesh Raj is to be launched on June 2.

A craft brewery in Switzerland has triggered anger and protests from the other side of the world after it named a new beer after a former King of Nepal.

LAHAN, April 15: Religious and historical sites related to Mithila King Salhesh receive visitors mostly during annual celebrations related to the king. A fair is organized in Lahan every year that centers around the legendry deeds the king did.

Queen without King!

March 31, 2018 10:31 am

I know I am beautiful I know I am brave enough to hold myself!

Feb 27: Climate change is likely to have a devastating impact on king penguins if greenhouse gas emissions continue at their present rate, scientists have warned.

Feb 27: Saudi Arabia has sacked its top military commanders, including the chief of staff, in a series of late-night royal decrees.

KATHMANDU, Feb 5:  Former King Gyanendra Bir Bikram Shah left to Bhubaneshwor, India to attend the International Gau Sambardhana Mahotsav at Rathipur near Jatni on February 7.

Cult of a king

January 16, 2018 01:30 am

If yardstick of nationalism is continuously held up against Prithvinarayan Shah he will always come up short, especially in the face of historical data and research.

ATLANTA, Dec 31:The brother-in-law of Martin Luther King Jr. and a founding member of The Martin Luther King Center for Nonviolent Social Change has died.

MONROVIA, Dec 29: Former soccer star George Weah has won Liberia’s presidential run-off election and will succeed incumbent Ellen Johnson Sirleaf next month, the country’s first democratic transition in over 70 years.

KATHMANDU, Dec 25: Hong Kong captain Babar Hayat smashed five fours and four sixes on his way to second fifty of the EPL 2017 to power Biratnagar Warriors to 147/7 in 20 overs. Biratnagar has already qualified for the playoffs. Both teams are facing each other in their last game of the group stage.

KATHMANDU, Nov 7: Nepali Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Mahendra Prasad Singh Rajput on Monday submitted his letter of credence to Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz al Saud amid a special ceremony in Saudi Arabia's capital, Riyadh.

KATHMANDU, Nov 3: The ruling partner Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) is to use 'democracy with king' in its election manifesto. Party spokesperson Bhuwan Pathak said the party planned to include constitutional monarchy in the form of 'change with continuity' in its manifesto for upcoming elections of the House of Representatives and State Assembly.

KATHMANDU, Oct 30: Non-Resident Nepali Association (NRNA), Thailand has bade final farewell to the late Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej organizing a special ceremony at Wat Sraket (The Royal Monastery) as a part of the funeral program of the late king on Thursday. The five-day funeral program concluded on Sunday midnight.

BANGKOK, Oct 26: Grieving Thais clad in black mourned on Bangkok’s streets or at viewing areas around the nation Thursday as elaborate funeral ceremonies were held for King Bhumibol Adulyadej followed a year of mourning.

Nostalgic for King Mahendra

October 11, 2017 01:00 am

Nepalis fondly recall King Mahendra who promoted national interests and who established Nepal as an honorable member of international community.

RIYADH, Sept 27:  Saudi King Salman on Tuesday ordered that women be allowed to drive cars, ending a conservative tradition seen by rights activists as an emblem of the Islamic kingdom’s repression of women.

As many as 29 Guthis come together for the Kathmandu Valley's longest festival Indra Jatra that began on Sunday. There are various mythical stories related to the festival.

LOS ANGELES, August 22: Jerry Lewis, the high prince of low-brow comedy on stage and in film as well as a fund-raising powerhouse with his annual Labor Day telethon, died on Sunday at the age of 91, his family said.

Conversing with a departed king

August 12, 2017 00:47 am

I am reminded of the time when we invited the soul of the Late King Mahendra of Nepal and the things he revealed to me

KATHMANDU, July 19: Former king Gyanendra Shah has undergone heart treatment at Norvic International Hospital in Kathmandu on Wednesday.

LONDON, July 13: South Africa paceman Morne Morkel has ruled out tweaking his run-up despite becoming the embarrassed owner of a dubious distinction for overstepping the crease in test cricket.

RIYADH, June 22: Saudi Arabia's King Salman appointed his 31-year-old son Mohammed bin Salman as crown prince on Wednesday, placing him first-in-line to the throne and laying the groundwork for an entirely new generation of royals to take the reins.

RIYADH, June 21: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman on Wednesday appointed his 31-year-old son Mohammed bin Salman as crown prince, placing him first-in-line to the throne and removing the country’s counter terrorism czar and a figure well-known to Washington from the line of succession.

KATHMANDU, June 14: Shiva Ram Shrestha finished the Surya Nepal Golf Tour 2016-17 on a high winning six titles to finish atop the Order of Merit for the seventh year in a row.

BANGKOK, April 6:  Thailand's king signed the country's new constitution on Thursday, putting his stamp of approval on the nation's 20th charter since the absolute monarchy was abolished in 1932.

RATNANAGAR (Chitwan), Feb 20: Former King Gyanendra Shah on Sunday donated Rs 100,000 for the Birat Goraskhya Mahayagya being held in Narayangadh.

Aamir Khan: I am not a box-office king

February 5, 2017 21:00 pm

Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan who is still soaking in the success of latest release ‘Dangal’, says he doesn’t think he rules the box-office. “I am not a box-office king. I am only Kiran’s king,” said the actor, who looked to be in the seventh heaven after the huge success of his latest film.

KATHMANDU, Jan 20: The movable property in the name of late king Birendra's family members has been found to be Rs 408 million 876 thousand, according to the Nepal Trust, the government body responsible for searching and taking care of the property belonging to the late king Birendra and his family members.

2017 began with the most horrifying news, as one of the most beloved rappers of the music industry, Anil Adhikari aka Yama Buddha was found dead at his apartment in London on Saturday. Born in 1987 in Morang, he started off his career at the age of 12. His career took a U-turn when his song ‘Saathi’ gained an incredible response from music lovers.

KATHMANDU, Jan 11: The Shiva Sena Nepal, a political party, offered a 108 meters long garland to the statue of the late King Prithivi Narayan Shah, the unifier of modern Nepal, in front of the west gate to Singha Durbar today.

KATHMANDU, Jan 11: Issuing a second statement within a month, former king Gyanendra has said that he has not moved away from a sense of responsibility towards the people and the nation.

Last king of Mustang dies at 86

December 17, 2016 00:00 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 17: When Jigme Dorje Palbar Bista, who was revered as  king in Mustang culture, turned frail a few months ago, he sensed that the end was near. He then suggested to his son, “Never migrate from the village and the district”. Family members said these were the last words he uttered.

KATHMANDU, Dec 16:  Former King of Mustang district Jigme Dorje Palbar Bista has passed away while undergoing treatment at Om Hospital in the capital on Friday morning.

Melody king Narayan Gopal remembered

December 4, 2016 16:53 pm

KATHMANDU, Dec 4: Vice President Nanda Bahadur Pun today said the voice of Swarsamrat Narayan Gopal Guruwacharya continues to touch the heart of the entire Nepali populace even today.

Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn, 64, became Thailand's new king on Thursday after he accepted an invitation from parliament to succeed his father, King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who died in October.

With Star Wars, Avengers, Pirates of the Caribbean and Frozen to its name, the global phenomenon that is Walt Disney Studios is unlikely to pass anyone by. Fifty years after the death of its founder, Walt Disney, the studio is raking in billions of dollars thanks to a shrewd strategy in the field of big-screen entertainment.

“No one should engage in the politics of prohibition. It will create disappointment and dejection in the people. Ultimately, it will result in a rebellion.”

Wincing slightly as the tattoo gun punches holes in the nape of her neck, Ohm says getting inked in memory of Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who died last week, is the greatest tribute she can pay.