CARACAS, Aug 5: Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro dodged an apparent assassination attempt when drones armed with explosives detonated while he was delivering a speech to hundreds of soldiers being broadcast live on television, officials said.

Nepali movie industry is gradually evolving, thanks to the introduction of numerous new-age filmmakers. More than ever, film enthusiasts are pursuing cinema as a mainstream profession. Oscar International College plays a predominant role in helping establish film-making as a full-time profession. The school admits approximately 100 students, and the same number of graduates moves on to try their hands in the film industry every year. Among such student, few stand out from the rest and also receive international acclamation. Nawa Bijaya Shrestha, an aspiring director, filmmaker, and photographer is one of such students.

An author turned film maker

July 31, 2018 07:50 am

Lyricist and director Yadav Kharel has witnessed the troughs and crests of Nepali cinema and literature. Obtaining Bachelor in Law and a Master’s degree in Economics from Tribhuvan University, he was one of the first Nepali filmmakers to receive a diploma in movie direction and production from London Film School in 1971. In conversation with My City’s Sonam Lama, Kharel shared his insights on filmmaking and the art of writing in different domains.

An Issue Of Unaffordability

July 28, 2018 08:05 am

Issuing a complain ​What do you do when a taxi denies service, or suggest an unmetered ride? Do you just walk off, or be a responsible citizen and inform the authority of their wrongdoings? If you want to inform of any irregularities, you can either file a complaint by calling at 100 or 103. If there are traffic police nearby, you can directly talk to them and explain the situation.

GORKHA, July 19: Three people, including an eight-month-old infant, were killed after a landslide buried a house in Andheri of Sahid Lakhan Rural Municipality-6 in Gorkha district on Wednesday morning.

Smile, an everlasting smile

July 18, 2018 13:47 pm

At the end of the day, after your busy schedule, you probably return home exhausted. Maybe it is because you are so much occupied with the assignments and project works that you hardly any have time to think about things you love. Or, it may also be because of something that you missing in your life, which are yet to discover.

KATHMANDU, July 16: Main opposition Nepali Congress lawmakers have disrupted the meeting of the House of Representatives.

An insight on Chitwan's Tourism

July 10, 2018 11:49 am

My 20-year experience has made it convenient for me to understand the preferences and thought process of the guest. I’ve been able to cater to their needs accordingly. To sum it all, it has been challenging, interesting and enjoyable at the same time.

GENEVA, July 8: As the Nepal government begins a process of consultations around proposed amendments to the transitional justice mechanisms, two international organizations have called on authorities to take into account concerns of all stakeholders and to ensure that the amendments comply with international human rights standards and international crimes.

MOSCOW, July 3: Tuesday commemorates the 30th anniversary of the crash of Iran Air Flight 655, downed by the US guided missile cruiser Vincennes over the Persian Gulf. All 290 people on board, including 66 children, were killed in what is believed to be one of the worst disasters in the history of aviation.

KAZAN, July 3: South Korea hammered the Germans, and Japan very nearly did the same to Belgium, but Asia’s representatives are once again heading home before the business end of the World Cup gets going.

In an ideal world

June 16, 2018 08:40 am

REPUBLICA, June 16: The second edition of the Inter-provincial Prime Minister Cup was concluded on Monday with the departmental team Armed Force Police (APF) Club lifting the trophy comprehensively defeating the other departmental team Tribhuvan Army Club in the final.

Tips for handling an office romance

June 12, 2018 08:51 am

In the worst case scenario, intertwining business and pleasure could result in an unplanned, unwanted job search — people can get fired due to workplace relationships or be forced to resign because of a relationship gone wrong.

SURKHET, June 11: Parliamentary Party leader of Nepali Congress (NC) of Karnali Province Jiban Bahadur Shahi has said that the policy and programmes of the Karnali Province was just an imitation of the federal government’s policy and programmes.

KATHMANDU, June 7: Trading resumed in Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) in the second half Wednesday's trading session after investors withdrew their protest against the new capital gains tax (CGT) calculation method enforced by the Inland Revenue Department (IRD).

Kathmandu: Citizens Bank International Ltd was established in the year 2007 as the 20th commercial bank of Nepal. The bank's ownership structure indicates 51.29 percent promoters and 48.71 percent public shareholding.

ITAHARI, June 4: Three persons were arrested on Sunday on charges of beating a woman in accusation of practicing witchcraft while treating another woman.

Education an undying process

June 4, 2018 10:13 am

What is education? To many, it is a mere process of learning and graduating. This perception is particularly popular among younger pupils. However, in my opinion, education is an endless venture; it is a journey, not a destination.

KATHMANDU, May 29: ‘Sight & Sound,’ an art exhibition being held at MCube Gallery, Patan provides the essence of the boundless expressions that artists have. The exhibition that kicked off this Sunday is in its 8th season and features four artists from different walks of life. Participating artists are given a platform to collaborate with Nepali artists and/or art practices of Nepal.

KATHMANDU, May 27: Saurav Khanal went into the cricketing stratosphere of Nepal last year when the inaugural edition of the Prime Minister (PM) Cup was held in Kathmandu. Khanal was in blistering form to take his side Western Development Region to the semifinals almost single-handedly.

An outlet for creativity

May 25, 2018 10:56 am

Cute little shops selling even cuter merchandise with interesting designs and patterns or witty one-liners have been cropping up all around Kathmandu in the last year or two. And just a little over a month ago, another one of these shops, Alchi, was launched in Jhamsikhel, Lalitpur. But you are mistaken if you think it’s just another concept store because unlike majority of the brands and shops that’s been coming up, Alchi’s primary target group is children.

Until few years ago, pottery used to be the source of livelihood for the Kumal community. Pots that were made by the community were exchanged for millet, rice, maize and other food items. For 95-year-old Laxman Kumar, a resident of Hasintar of Bidur Municipality Ward 5, pottery has been his entire life. People in the community used to sell their creations -- gagro, hadi, gamala, aari, diyo -- exchanging them with the quantity of food items that filled these pots.

KATHMANDU, May 16: Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) has been shut down for an hour after the runway developed some potholes on the runway on Wednesday.

Public speaking is an art to deliver a fluent and effective speech in front of an audience. It is usually performed live in front of a large audience such as school functions, beauty pageants, and other formal programs. Unlike normal speaking or communication, public speaking needs a lot of practice and skill as speakers should have the capability to bind the audience to their words. The public speakers need to take special caution not to speak any controversial or biased word.

Lamphoo: an entertainment package

May 15, 2018 08:07 am

‘Lamphoo’ is a love story of Kusum Municipality-based Ramesh (Kabir Khadka) and Aarati (Marishka Pokharel). The story revolves around unemployment, a major concern of Nepali society and a common problem faced by Nepali youths.

KATHMANDU, May 15: With the formal declaration to end power outages in industrial sector from Sunday, load-shedding that crippled daily life of people, industries and overall economy for over a decade and a half has come to an end.

DOLPA, May 14: Cadres of Biplav led rebel party attacked police personnel escorting to free Sagar Shahi, member of Nepal Communist Party early morning today.

MITHILESH YADAVJANAKPUR, May 11The first Nepal visit by Indian Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi on August 3, 2014 created a buzz across the country. Modi became the talk of the town. People sang his praise. Four years later, he has made his third visit to Nepal but via a different route.

Biratnagar was the hotbed of democratic movements in the early 1980s. Leaders like BP Koirala and GP Koirala were mounting pressure against the Panchayat regime to hold a referendum. This was also the place where young theater artists staged plays, sometimes critical of the regime, which irritated the local authorities.

“When I was in the village, I used to do household chores and take care of my son. After 10 years of settling in Kathmandu, I have started doing Thanka. It has been three years now since I have been learning and painting Thanka. Earlier, I was mostly engaged with my child, who is 14 now,” said Devi Lama, 35, from Ramechhap.

An ode to their bikes

May 4, 2018 10:17 am

Bikers’ speak of the adventures, love, and friends their bikes have helped bring to their lives.

Education is an important part of our life. Many students cannot decide what is good for them, when it comes to education. To help such students, a group of four entrepreneurs--Navaraj Pandey, Pradeep Subedi, Kishor GC, and Suresh Panta--have started a website named kpadhne.com where people can find different information related to education, such as exam routine, notices, scholarship opportunities, and so on.

JANAKPURDHAM, May 1: Indian Prime Minister will directly arrive in Janakpur when he enters Nepal on May 11 on a religious visit.  The Indian Prime Minister will board an Indian Air Force airplane from New Delhi to reach Patna Airport from where he along with other delegates and his security will fly to Janakpur on three choppers.

After a shocking number of deaths among North Atlantic right whales last year, no new births have been recorded so far this year, moving them ever closer to extinction.

MYAGDI, March 29: Ignoring the extreme pain and stress of pregnancy, Phulmaya KC of Takam, Dhaulagiri Rural Municipality-6, has been was busy preparing for her Secondary Education Exam (SEE). So far, she has successfully appeared in the exams of four subjects. Doctors have told her to take rest but she has been studying day and night in order to do well in her exams.

KATHMANDU, March 26: Expressing serious concerns over the recommendations made by the European Union Election Observation Mission (EUEOM) in its final election observation report, Prime Minister KP Oli said the report 'directly undermines Nepal's sovereignty and constitution' and urged the EUEOM to reconsider the report.

LAHAN, Mar 22: Two superintendents and an invigilator at two examination centers in Siraha district were expelled today for not conducting the examination under the Secondary Education Examination in a dignified manner.

An authoritarian template

March 12, 2018 01:30 am

With a two-third majority, Chief Ministers on their knees in every state and constitutional protection, Singh Durbar is ready for Oli soliloquy. Go grab a garland, here cometh another strongman

‘Blind Rocks’ an inspiring tale

March 6, 2018 09:57 am

KATHMANDU: Though making movies based on biographies are not much in practice in the Nepali film industry, director Milan Chams has made an effort to break with the tradition with ‘Blind Rocks’ based on Shristi KC’s life story. Actor Benisha Hamal plays the lead role in the film.

Due to my preordained fate of having to spend all of my childhood in Singapore, I had yet to experience my fascination for raw natural beauty in my ancestral land, Nepal.

Spectrum: An artist’s view of world

February 24, 2018 10:42 am

KATHMANDU, Feb 24: ‘Spectrum’, a solo exhibition of photographs by American photographer Laurence Kent Jones is underway at the premises of Siddhartha Art Gallery, Babarmahal since February 6.

BAGLUNG, Feb 19: Government officials and businesspeople of Baglung have stressed the need to make Baglung an economic hub.

The male form in various states of undress has featured in Nepali art for centuries. Just look at the Chakrasamvara Mandala, a 13th-century Nepali paubha painting depicting the union of the deity Chakrasamvara and his consort Vajravarahi, or the many statues in erotic poses found at the Hindu temples of Kathmandu.

KATHMANDU, Feb 16: Senior leaders of two left forces of the country are likely to come together to take a decisive stand on party merger today.

Hetauda hopes to be an industrial hub

February 10, 2018 08:43 am

MAKAWANPUR, Feb 10: With the announcement of Hetauda as the temporary provincial capital of Province 3, there is high possibility that Makawanpur district will see speedy economic growth.

An act of goodwill

February 9, 2018 09:06 am

You wouldn’t start anything without meaning to make significant financial gains from it, would you? Why would you want to put in so much hard work and effort into something if you are not getting anything in return, right? But Sanam Sherpa, co-founder and marketing supervisor at Weaving for Empowerment, is doing just that. Even after running Weaving for Empowerment for more than a year now, she insists that she has not yet taken a rupee out of the profits. And she intends to keep it that way.

NAWALPARASI, Feb 8: Two people including an Indian national were killed in separate incidents here on Wednesday.

An Olympics aspirant

February 4, 2018 09:15 am

KATHMANDU, Feb 4 : It’s neither never too late nor too early to chase your dreams. No matter how young you are, if you have the zeal to be at the top, undoubtedly you will mark yourself as a successful person in near future. National Table Tennis player Santoo Shrestha, 17, is no exception.

KATHMANDU, Jan 22: Though Nepal Telecom Authority (NTA) is drafting a regulation for 'net neutrality', a senior official of the telecommunication sector regulator said that the regulation is not an urgent need.

KATHMANDU, Jan 21: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said that growth is expected to accelerate or remain broadly stable in South Asia except Nepal.