BIRATNAGAR, July 30 : Chief Minister of Province 1 Sherdhan Rai today said the provincial government was all prepared for disaster management during the monsoon.

BIRATNAGAR, July 29: Chief Minister of the Province-1, Sherdhan Rai underlined the need to initiate development efforts in a way to prepare the tangible base for prosperity.

RASUWA, May 20: Departmental Team Tribuhuvan Army Club’s Khagendra Bahadur Bhat completed the run in 3 hours 49 minutes and 27 seconds to win the third Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal (TAAN) International Langtang Marathon for Men held in Rasuwa on Saturday.

5 things about Wilson Bikram Rai

April 16, 2018 13:40 pm

Widely known for his comical role ‘Takmebuda’ on Nepal Television sitcom ‘Meri Bassai’, Wilson Bikram Rai is an acclaimed actor and singer that the Nepali film industry knows of.

Eight new national records set

KATHMANDU, March 31: Senior Photo Journalist of Nagarik Daily Bijay Rai has bagged Babuchhiri Photo Journalism Award on Saturday.

5 things about Melina Rai

March 12, 2018 10:59 am

After having learned music since an early age of 10 from her father, Melina Rai has been dedicated to Nepali music for over a decade now. She had her first song recorded at the age of 12 and her career in the Nepali music industry started in 2072 BS with her hit song ‘Kammar Mathi Patuki’

KATHMANDU, Mar 7: Kumari Laxmi Rai from Nepali Congress has filed her name as presidential nominee against Bidhya Devi Bhandari.

KATHMANDU, Mar 6: Renowned litterateur Indra Bahadur Rai, who is also one of those who propounded the Lila Lekhan and Teshro Aayam style in Nepali literature, passed away Tuesday evening in Siliguri, West Bengal in India.

BIRATNAGAR, Mar 1: Chief Minister of Province-1 Sherdhan Rai on Thursday extended his best wishes to all Nepalis on the occasion of Holi festival.

BIRATNAGAR, Feb 26: Chief Minister of Province 1, Sherdhan Rai, has said the capital and name of the province would be declared soon.

MORANG, Feb 15: Province-1 chief minister-elect Sherdhan Rai is taking oath of office and secrecy today.

BIRATNAGAR, Feb 15: CPN-UML leader Sherdhan Rai has been elected chief minister of Province 1. Governor of the province Dr Govinda Bahadur Tumbahang, on Wednesday, appointed Rai to the post.

UDAYAPUR, Feb 12: Supraj Rai has been elected as the chairman of Federation of Nepalese Indigenous Journalists (FONIJ) Udayapur Chapter.

KATHMANDU, Feb 9: Sherdhan Rai, Provincial Assembly leader of CPN-UML defeated Bhim Acharya by two votes to secure his win as Parliamentary Party member from Province 1. Rai obtained 26 votes and his rival candidate Acharya garnered 24 votes.

Rajesh Payal Rai in Phidim

January 2, 2018 11:47 am

Panchthar, Jan 2: Singer Rajesh Payal Rai gave the Nepali audience a live performance after a long hiatus at the premises of Phidim Higher Secondary School, Panchthar on New Year Eve.

PM Deuba pays tribute to Rai

December 25, 2017 14:23 pm

KATHMANDU, Dec 25: Nepali Congress President and Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has paid tributes to former regional committee President of the NC, late Shumsher Bahadur Rai.  Rai who was suffering from heart and kidney diseases for the past two years died on Sunday night in course of treatment at Teaching Hospital, Maharajgunj.

After defeating Nepali Congress candidate Govinda Bahadur Karki in the provincial assembly election in Bhojpur, now Sherdhan Rai of CPN-UML is being viewed as strong contender for chief minister of Province 1. Republic asked the the former information and communications minister about his future plans. Excerpt from the interview:

Rajendra Rai of UML wins in Dhankuta

December 9, 2017 23:11 pm

DHANKUTA, Dec 9:  CPN-UML candidate for Dhankuta Rajendra Kumar Rai has secured victory in Federal Parliament.

BHOJPUR, Dec 9: Former Information and Communication Minister Sherdhan Rai, candidate from CPN-UML in Bhojpur wins for the Provincial Assembly. Rai win in Province ‘B’ by 13229 votes-

Sakela Ritual in Rai community

December 4, 2017 08:33 am

Each ritual has had its own ways for centuries. Sakela ritual of the Rai Kirat community has a unique way to celebrate a series of rituals in Baishakh and Mangsir months of the Nepali calendar. In this ritual, ‘Sakelasilli’ (a type of dance step) is performed in a hypnotic way. Sakelasilli is conceptualized to seek the underlying myth behind the ritual to perform, using traditional musical instruments, costumes and ornaments.

KATHMANDU, Nov 28: Naya Shakti Party Nepal leader and former DIG Ganesh Rai has quit the party.

KATHMANDU, Nov 24: Player of the match Sabnam Rai dismissed Zhang Chan in the last ball of the second over and came back to pick two wickets in first two deliveries of fourth over to complete a hat-trick and set the match for Nepal women in the fifth and final match of the Asia Region qualifiers. Skipper Rubina Chettri also picked up three wickets to bundle out China to give Nepal a victory by 50 runs in the final league match of the ICC Women’s World T20 Asia Region Qualifies at Bangkok.

KATHMANDU, Oct 31: Federal Socialist Forum Nepal (FSFN) has unveiled its list of candidates for the House of Representatives and State Assembly elections.

Videos to Document Kirat Rai Culture

October 29, 2017 11:37 am

DHARAN, Oct 29: With an aim to promote the tradition and culture of the Kirat Rai community, Kirat Rai Sanskritik Kalakar Sangh has documented the customs in the form of a music video. According to President of Kirat Rai Sanskritik Kalakar Sangh Janak Rai, the music video showcases various Kirat Rai traditions performed during marriage ceremony, among many other occasions.

KATHMANDU, Sept 22: Nepal Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) organized a condolence program to honor late artist/ academician Shantakumar Rai on Thursday at its premises, Naxal.

Owning up to life: Bartika Eam Rai

August 20, 2017 10:43 am

KATHMANDU, August 20: Idea, also the narrative, for ‘Bimbaakash’ album came to be in 2012 when Bartika Eam Rai moved to the USA for her education.

MUMBAI, August 2: Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan starrer Abhimaan was an iconic film and there is no doubt about it. Thus, when their son Abhishek Bachchan and daughter in-law Aishwarya Rai Bachchan were offered the film’s remake, they turned it down saying, ‘Abhimaan should not be touched.’

Renisha Rai on changing careers

July 17, 2017 13:30 pm

Renisha Rai, a choreographer turned director, is currently working on her debut movie ‘Into Minto London Ma’. The movie is slated to release by the end of 2017, and features prominent stars like Samragee Rajyaa Laxmi Shah and Dhiraj Magar. Following are excerpts of what Renisha told Shuvechchha Ghimire of My City.

DHARAN, June 24: Senior leader of the Federal Socialist Forum Nepal (FSFN) Ashok Rai said that the constitution has completely overlooked the identity even though it is the central issue of the current political gamut.

Volleyball's Mali, Rai felicitated

June 21, 2017 21:25 pm

KATHMANDU, June 21: Sher Bahadur Memorial Foundation has felicitated New Diamond Academy's volleyball player Pratibha Mali and Coach Kumar Rai on Wednesday.

Singer Kuber Rai with new song

June 11, 2017 07:46 am

KATHMANDU: After a long gap singer Kuber Rai has comeback in musical field with his new music video. Music Director Pavidhan Khaling has helped him to get back to the musical field with the music video ‘Sojho Bato’.

ITAHARI, April 25: The Kirat Manch Nepal on Monday felicitated the world ultra – marathon runner Mira Rai here in the Sunsari district.

5 things about Mira Rai

April 23, 2017 23:00 pm

Mira Rai is one of the most famous athletes and trail runners of Nepal. Originally from a remote village in Bhojpur, she made this far despite limited opportunity. Her journey as a trail runner began with her participation in the Himalayan Outdoor ultra-run in 2014, where she won the first international Sellaronda Trail Race in Italy in 2014 and has participated in about 20 national and international trail race competitions till date. Setting a new record in Mont. Blanc 80km race in 2015, Mira has been named the 2017 National Geographic People’s Choice Adventurer of the Year.  Republica’s Sonam Lama caught up with Mira Rai to talk about the five things that many not know about her.

Gold medalist Rai feted

March 30, 2017 21:20 pm

KATHMANDU, March 30: Nepal National Muay Thai Association (NNMTA) on Thursday felicitated Sanjay Rai, the gold medal winner of the 14th World Muay Thai Championship.

Rai reelected FNJ Khotang President

February 20, 2017 13:03 pm

KHOTANG, Feb 20: Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) Khotang Chapter has reelected Daman Rai as its president.

5 things about Bartika Eam Rai

February 5, 2017 23:00 pm

Bartika Eam Rai is an aspiring Nepali musicians currently living at New York. She discovered singing as a ten-year old while a student at Budhanilkantha School. Post SLC, she learned Eastern Vocals with Gurudev Kaamat for two months. Her journey officially began in 2011. She launched her first official music album titled Bimbaakash on March 2016. She reveals with Prasuma Rawal of Republica five things about her that many may not know.

WASHINGTON, Jan 28: Mira Rai, a Nepali trail runner, has been named the 2017 National Geographic People’s Choice Adventurer of the Year for her tireless efforts in breaking down barriers for women in Nepal through sports.

Each year National Geographic honors 10 extraordinary people as part of our annual Adventurers of the Year  awards. We look for people from all over the world who have realized big dreams in exploration, conservation, cultural restoration, adventure sports, and humanitarianism. And each year we ask our audience to vote for one who inspires them most.

JHAPA, Jan 6: Sagarmatha Dojang, England has felicitated ultra runner Mira Rai with Rs 2.8 million in Damak of Jhapa on Thursday. On the same occasion, Mira's coach Dhurba Bikram Malla was also feted with Rs 200,000.

5 things about Alisha Rai

December 19, 2016 14:45 pm

Alisha Rai is an aspiring film artist. She started her career at the age of 16 and has been featured in many music videos and short films. Her popularity skyrocketed when her item dance in movie ‘Loot 2’ was released on YouTube. The item dance titled ‘Thamel Bazaar’ went viral in the social media. In conversation with Republica’s Prasansha Rimal, she reveals five things that many may not know about her.

MUMBAI, Dec 5: After a series of Hollywood celebrities, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is the latest victim of a horrible death hoax that has gone viral. The actress started trending soon after a ghastly news of her committing suicide started circulating on whats app on Sunday evening.

Lain Singh Bangdel award to Rai

November 14, 2016 18:51 pm

KATHMANDU, Nov 14: Senior painter Hemu Rai of Darjeeling is to be honored with the Lain Singh Bangdel Memorial Award-2016.

KATHMANDU, Nov 4: Nepali runner Mira Rai has been nominated for National Geographic’s Adventurer of the Year 2017.

BHAKTAPUR, Oct 24: CPN (UML) leader and former Minister Sherdhan Rai has said no political parties were supposed to go against the impeachment motion registered at the Legislature-Parliament against Chief of the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA), Lokman Singh Karki .

MUMBAI, Oct 23: Actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan on Saturday said there is no skin show or liplocks in her upcoming film "Ae Dil Hai Mushkil".

Volleyball coach Kumar Rai feted

September 4, 2016 21:11 pm

KATHMANDU, Sept 4: New Diamond Volleyball Club's coach Kumar Rai has been feted by the Nawa Adarsha Samudayik Bikas Samaj in Lamachaur, Pokhara on Sunday. Nawa Adarsha feted Rai for his contribution to the Nepali volleyball on the occasion of Teej. Kendra's President Dharma Man Bhandari, Family Planning Association of Nepal (FPAN)'s President Amu Singh Sijapati among others feted coach Rai.

ITAHARI, July 30: SMinister for Information and Communications Sherdhan Rai has said that the departure of the incumbent government was due to the foul play of some seen and unseen forces entering from the back door in Nepali politics.

BIRATNAGAR, July 29: Minister for Information and Communications Sherdhan Rai today clarified that the CPN-UML would not join next government as the Nepali Congress 'closed the door for consensus.'

KATHMANDU, July 12: Minister for Information and Communications, Sherdhan Rai on Tuesday warned that the decision of the CPN (Maoist Center) to withdraw the support to the current government will prove fatal for its Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal.