Two years after his “Moonlight” triumphed on the eve of the Oscars, Barry Jenkins’ adaptation of the James Baldwin novel “If Beale Street Could Talk” on Saturday topped the 34th Film Independent Spirit Awards, winning best film, best director and best supporting female for Regina King.

On a year where one of the lead Oscar contenders is titled “The Favourite,” the 91st Academy Awards lack a clear front runner.

Transparency International has released its 2018 Corruption Perceptions Index which measured perceived public sector corruption in 180 countries and territories on a scale of 0 to 100 where 0 means “highly corrupt” and 100 means “very clean”.

Soaltee Westend Premier based in Nepalgunj has received an award called ‘Best Debut Green Hotel’  during the 14th Hospitality India & Explore the World Annual International Travel Awards held in India recently.

MADRID, Aug 3: Florentino Pérez chose his own way to reassure everyone that the 32-year-old Modrić isn't going anywhere, with his release clause exceeding the record sum ever paid for a football player by more than three times.

Best of Tour de France, 2018.

Best of both worlds

July 20, 2018 07:14 am

With their YouTube instrumental cover of Despacito, the Skin and Bones team has been able to win many hearts not only in Nepal but all over the world as well. Their beautiful combination of guitar and ‘sarangi’ speak to the youth of Nepal who are rooted in their traditions as well as heavily influenced by the western society.

Best health and fitness podcasts

July 13, 2018 11:30 am

Tune in to be the best version of you

Nepal golfer Pratima Sherpa grew up around golf, literally. The 17-year-old lives with her parents in a maintenance shed at the Royal Nepal Golf Club.

KATHMANDU, July 5: Ministry of Agriculture, Land Management and Cooperatives has honored five best-performing farmers with 'President Best Farmer Award' on Wednesday.

Home to Silk Road ruins, breathtaking mountain passes and the World Nomad Games, Kyrgyzstan remains a little-travelled gem of Central Asia. Beat the crowds for an authentic nomadic experience...

JUMLA, July 2: District Administrative Office (DAO) Jumla wrote a letter to Karnali Institute of Health Sciences (KIHS) amid deteriorating health condition of Dr. Govinda KC who is staging his 15th fast-unto-death hunger strike at Jumla.

American President Trump attempted to show off his football knowledge in meeting with Portugal President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa but ended with an epic fail

Race to the best college

June 26, 2018 11:19 am

Secondary Education Examination, SEE, is the bridge that connects thousands of students to intermediate education. Though SEE is considered as the toughest stage, numerous challenges await these fresh graduates in their quest for further education. In hopes to overcome challenges, and to attain quality education, students are busy evaluating colleges to choose the best institution that stand in par with their professional aim.

Best out of waste

June 22, 2018 06:46 am

Bottle to Beads is a personal venture and an ethical business initiated by Marie Ange Sylvain Holmgren. This noble venture trains and empowers rural women of Nepal to produce beads made of recycled glasses.

The world’s biggest sporting event, the 2018 World Cup has begun. If you’re looking for some of the best places in Kathmandu to watch the exciting games, we’ve got it for you. Tonight, we bring you a different weekend hangout: World Cup venues in Kathmandu.

Doing their best

June 15, 2018 10:44 am

As someone who commutes around town in a scooter, I was quick to blame the traffic police for all the chaos on the streets like I’m sure many of you invariably end up doing while out riding or driving. I was often guilty of lashing out at them too when they demanded to see my license or told me to stop because a VIP motorcade was on its way.

The best fruit diet for diabetes

May 26, 2018 11:00 am

If you are living with diabetes, you may have found all kinds of conflicting information about diabetes-friendly diet. And the most common misconception about this diet is that fruits should not be a part of your diet. This is not true.

Rashid Khan has impressed one and all with his skills in Indian Premier League 2018 (IPL 2018).

KATHMANDU, May 23: Rupy’s International School organized prize distribution ceremony to felicitate the students of its senior wing, on Tuesday. The chief guest was Sambridhi Gyawali, executive director of Nepal Republic Media Pvt Ltd and an alumnus of the school.

KATHMANDU, May 17: Cricketer Sandeep Lamichhane has won the title of 'Best Youth Player of the Year ' of the Pulsar Sports Awards 2018

According to press release issued by Sarwanam Theater, the short movie called ‘Raat 13’ directed by Anuj Pandey bagged the best short movie title in three minutes cell phone film competition Drishyansha which was organized by the Sarwanam Theater. The movie titled ‘Dhalpal’ by Arpan Basnet and ‘The Interview’ by Bijay Gajmer became first and second runner up respectively.

KATHMANDU, May 4: Shutdown of public vehicles by various transportation entrepreneurs associations has affected movement of general people across the country.

‘Shatru Gate’ bagged the best film award at NFDC National Film Award, which was organized on the premises of Hyatt Regency Kathmandu, on April 26. According to the organizer NFDC, 83 films and artists of those films participated in the award function. Twenty-three categories of awards were distributed on the occasion.

KATHMANDU April 30: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said that Gautam Buddha remains a symbol of pride for all Nepalis, as he made a huge contribution to human welfare after being born in Nepali territory.

The battery in Samsung’s flagship phablet is good enough for a day and then some but you may still be searching for the best power banks for Galaxy Note 8 if you’re one of those users who need to stretch their phone’s battery as much as possible in a single day. This is where battery packs or power banks come in. It’s basically an external battery that you carry with yourself and use as and when required to charge your devices. We have some good options for you in this list of best power banks for Galaxy Note 8.

To bring the best in you

March 28, 2018 10:19 am

What is happening to these people? What concerns are they holding?

The 12 Best Healthy Eating Apps

March 16, 2018 11:35 am

Improve your diet with the help of these healthy eating apps

Best of both worlds

March 16, 2018 09:24 am

They call it transitional style. The marriage between traditional Nepali and modern interior results in elegant and enduring designs and it’s a theme that interior designers like Sapana Bhusal, from Bella Casa, are often requested for by their clients.

KATHMANDU, Mar 13: International Cricket Council (ICC) has picked Paras Khadka, captain of  Nepali Cricket team as one of the best performers in a batting order of sorts from the 20 games in the tournament out of the 11 best performers from the first round of matches at the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2018.

The Samsung Galaxy S9 is the Android phone you'll want to own

SEOUL, March 2: Samsung Electronics Co. said Friday its new flagship smartphone the Galaxy S9 Plus has been named the Best New Connected Mobile Device at the Mobile World Congress (MWC), the world's largest gathering for the mobile communications industry.

NEW YORK, Feb 26: “Black Panther” scored one of the best second weekends ever with an estimated $108 million in ticket sales, putting it on track to rank among the highest-grossing blockbusters ever.

NEA to decide on best route in 3 weeks

February 25, 2018 10:58 am

KATHMANDU, Feb 25: A technical team of Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) will soon choose the best viable and feasible route of cross-border transmission line to connect with Tibet’s Kerung, according to a bilateral agreement signed between Nepal and China in Kathmandu on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, Feb 24: A group of philanthropists from eight different countries visited Nepal to explore best practices used by various government and non-government organizations at the central as well as local levels for social changes in the country.

KATHMANDU, Feb 13: The national cricket team captain Paras Khadka has been announced as the Best Cricketer of 2017, at an annual award event organized by Nepal National and International Players Association (NNIPA).

Across the world, 49.3 percent of people live in some form of democracy with only 4.5 percent living in full democracies. That’s according to a new study spanning 165 countries conducted by The Economist Intelligence Unit.

KATHMANDU, Jan 25: JCB India Ltd has honored MAW Earthmovers Pvt Ltd on Tuesday for selling 2,140 JCB brand equipment in 2017.

Mali and Shrestha adjudged best

January 23, 2018 08:58 am

KATHMANDU, Jan 22 : New Diamond’s Pratibha Mali and Tribhuvan Army Club (TAC)’s Man Bahadur Shrestha won the respective categories of female and male best player of the year award under NVA City Travel and Tour Awards, on Monday in a program hosted at Indreni Banquet, Baneshwor, Kathmandu. They received cash prize of Rs 25,000 each.

Indulgence of the best kind

January 19, 2018 14:42 pm

Calling all chocoholics! From cakes and cookies to choco-coated fruits, these simple-to-prepare yet fabulous chocolate desserts are just what you need to beautifully wrap up a good meal.

Haldi doodh is famous for curing injuries and treating cold and cough. Haldi or turmeric is a powerful Indian super-food which has been used for centuries to heal ailments and has been proven to be a great form of alternative medicine. But, other than its medicinal and therapeutic properties, haldi doodh is great for weight loss as well.

KATHMANDU, Jan 12: Minister of State for Finance, Udaya Shamsher Rana has said the government banks should be able to give the message to the people that they are capable of giving outstanding services and facilities.

KATHMANDU, Jan 6 : Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has extended best wishes to the First Women Journalists Everest Expedition -2018 (FWJEE18) team members and pledged the team an utmost support from the government.

REWIND 2017: The Year's best photos

December 31, 2017 13:42 pm

KATHMANDU, Dec 31: A picture speaks a thousand words, and it does, when they are one of the bests. Republica Online brings you some of best photos that photojournalists clicked throughout the year. These photos bring a range of emotions and stay in our hearts.

Rewind 2017: Best Nepali songs

December 26, 2017 11:45 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 26: 2017 has been a joyous year for Nepali audiences who have been able to witness and taste the varieties of wonderful songs in the movies. While many songs faded, few continue to be in our hearts and minds, and of course, our playlist. These songs not only made the movies a hit, it also helped to promote music composers, lyricists, singers and new actors.

KATHMANDU, Dec 19: NIBL Capital Markets Limited has won the Nepal Best Brand Awards, 2017 – Under the title ‘Award for Brand Excellence in Banking, Financial Services and Insurance Sectors’.

NEW YORK, Dec 18:  “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” will happily settle for second.

JC to award judges for best performance

December 18, 2017 04:45 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 18: The Judicial Council (JC) is all set to award four judges for best performance on the occasion of Judicial Council Day on Monday. The four jusges include two high court judges and two district court judges.

LONDON, Dec 16: Manchester City are clear favorites to win the Premier League title after their winning run and Liverpool must target to be the best of the rest, manager Juergen Klopp has said.

British universities have fought off prestigious US rivals to take the top two spots in the world for the first time, according to Times Higher Education (THE). The University of Oxford came in at number one for the second year in a row while Cambridge jumped three places to take number two.