KATHMANDU, July 16: Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) ended the fiscal year 2021/22 on a positive note with the market gaining 7.93 points on Friday, the last transaction day of the current fiscal year.

After reading the learned comments by a legal expert of eminence on a wide-ranging area of international law, Professor Dr. Surya Prasad Subedi, to our rather cursory and humble observations made on June 21 to his inaugural address for Professor Yadunath Khanal Lecture delivered on June 7, 2022 in the prestigious Myrepublica on June 30, I am in the proverbial fix of what to say or respond to. Just days after the presentation and my layman's response to his stellar address, I was greatly honored to get his very kind and friendly email on June 23, the first such contact after years, in his typically beautiful English in response to my rather casual observations. I thank the prestigious Myrepublica for including my entirely personal observations in their issue.

EC reviews local election

July 1, 2022 08:50 am

KATHMANDU, July 1: The Election Commission (EC) has reviewed the May 13 local level election.

In a country where the top guns in politics have frequently made fake promises of making Nepal another Switzerland or Singapore, Professor Surya Prasad Subedi's addition of Austria and the Netherlands as Nepal's likely transformation spots and even Kathmandu taking the place of London as the center of international arbitration and other legal counseling is quite optimistic and futuristic, if not utopia or one more fake dream to be sold.

KATHMANDU, May 28: Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) has said it will tighten the money supply further if the soaring consumer inflation and existing pressure on foreign currency reserves are not eased.

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is reviewing Tesla (TSLA.O) Chief Executive Elon Musk's $44 billion takeovers of Twitter Inc (TWTR.N), Bloomberg News reported on Thursday, citing a person familiar with the deal.

KATHMANDU, Feb 19: Private sector has expressed its skepticism that the mid-term review of monetary policy may not help solve existing liquidity crunch in the banking system as the revised policy has mostly focused on enforcing short-term instruments rather than introducing measures to ensure long term solutions.

KATHMANDU, Jan 1: Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) observed high volatility during 2021, with the market observing a large range of fluctuations in its various indices throughout the year.

The year 2021 was definitely not as bleak as the previous year in terms of freeing the economy from the claws of the COVID-19 pandemic. Economic activities gathered pace as the spread of the coronavirus slowed down gradually. Signs are positive but the economy could fall into a crisis if corrective measures are not implemented on time

Rai's book with strong moral values, the importance of friends, families, society, nature, culture among others helps those readers gain social and emotional behavior.

KATHMANDU, Sept 30: Nepal and India on Thursday held a Joint Project Monitoring Committee (JPMC) meeting on post-earthquake reconstruction projects in Kathmandu.

Movie review

February 3, 2020 13:53 pm

This movie is based on the lives of street dancers. It shows the competition between two dance groups in London team India and team Pakistan. This movie is directed by Remo D'Souza and stars Varun Dhawan and Shraddha Kapoor.

Movies in review

January 20, 2020 12:30 pm

Directed by Zohn Yonzon, 12 SATTAIS is a comedy Nepali movie starring Samir Shrestha, Abhishek Nepal, Kaji Rana, and Aasmita Lamichhane.

Experimental with an essence of Nepal

January 10, 2020 11:03 am

With the idea of promoting the essence of Nepali food, Nisha Sen Thakuri along with her partner opened up Lapsi Garden about four months ago. The restaurant is located in Pani Pokhari just behind Japanese Embassy and offers a relaxing ambience surrounded by trees and greenery. The building Lapsi Garden is operating on has two storeys - the restaurant on the first floor and an adjacent spa on the ground floor.

KATHMANDU, Dec 31: As the year 2019 draws to a close, let’s look at some of the sporting moments from the year which had a lasting memory and meaningful impact on sports fans all around the world. This year had it all in the world of sports, World cup year for Cricket and Rugby, which was as enthralling and nail-biting as had been suggested pre-tournament in both cases. Also, there was the Women’s Football World Cup, which witnessed more viewership and fan presence than ever before.

Kathmandu, Dec 23:  As the premier league approaches its annual Boxing Day clashes, this weekend’s action drew to a unexpected close on Sunday.

A peek into human frailty

July 26, 2019 09:19 am

The Master is a 2012 film written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson (whose film There Will Be Blood was a masterpiece, I think). The film got critical acclaim and was frequently featured in film podcasts and film pages on social media. It was this that prompted me to give it a watch.

A guide for life

July 19, 2019 10:12 am

What makes for a compelling read? – This is a question that has always baffled and continues to baffle writers, would-be writers, and publishers. Even for a reader like me, this is a perplexing question. For every book I read, I have a different thought about what did or didn’t make it special. It’s even more difficult to make a translation of a non-fiction – a spiritual book for that matter – a compelling read.

THE HAGUE, July 17: The International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Wednesday ordered Pakistan to review the death penalty given in 2017 to former Indian navy commander Kulbhushan Sudhir Jadhav who was convicted of being a spy, a document published on the court’s website showed.

KATHMANDU, June 17: Following an order of the Kathmandu District Court, police on Sunday released standup comedian Pranesh Gautam, 25. He was arrested a few days ago on the charge of posting a 'foul-mouthed' review of the movie Bir Bikram 2 on Youtube.

Yogmaya: Warrior from The Past

June 16, 2019 12:44 pm

The more the world is advancing; the rush hours have been increasing. In the rush hours, people who have a tight schedule want things to understand in less time. And dramas are the gist of our society and life in general. Dramas help to fill in soul to understand life and provide the essence of the topic.‘Yogmaya’ is a story about a warrior from the past.

Salman Khan says his validation of doing a good film comes solely from the box office collections but when critics praise his movies, he feels "scared". The actor, who had a major career turnaround with "Wanted" in 2009 which was followed by "Dabangg", said public acceptance is the ultimate verdict for him.

Slow and subtle

April 26, 2019 09:36 am

Three middle-aged men sit at a typical Japanese restaurant sipping hot sake. One of them has taken a young wife and the other two mock him for it. In any other film, this scene would be loud and have a lot of movement.

Reviewing the reservation system

January 23, 2019 02:00 am

There is no denying that the state should do all it can to level the playing field for the underprivileged and marginalized communities.

KATHMANDU, Nov 23: US Ambassador to Nepal Randy Berry on Friday urged Home Minister  Ram Bahadur Thapa to review visa fee being charged by Nepal to US tourists.

Movie Review : Romeo and Muna

July 31, 2018 08:24 am

Written and directed by Naresh Kumar KC, Romeo and Muna is a romantic love saga that captivates the viewers’ attention through its impressive storyline punched with light humor. The innovative concept, fair cinematography with a series of strong dialogues and romantic numbers like Pal Pal, Bhedetar Ghumaula and Timrai Lagi ho keeps the viewers entertained throughout the movie.

KATHMANDU, Mar 22:  Following the humiliating defeat in federal, provincial and local level elections three months ago, Nepali Congress met to understand reasons in the party’s central working committee meeting at Sanepa.

KATHMANDU, Mar 22:  After three months of election results, Nepali Congress Central Working Committee meeting will start reviewing the poll results from tommorrow.

KATHMANDU, Feb 7: CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli and CPN (Maoist Center) have held a meeting today.

Tera Intezaar Cast: Sunny Leone, Arbaaz Khan Director: Raajeev Walia

NEW DELHI, Nov 25: The Delhi High Court on Friday dismissed a PIL seeking setting up of an expert committee of historians and social activists to examine Sanjay Leela Bhansali's ‘Padmavati’ to ensure there were no "distortions", saying such pleas were "encouraging" those agitating against the film. The court said the plea against the release of the period drama was "hopeless and misconceived" and such pleas are "encouraging" people who are agitating against it.

KATHMANDU, Nov 17: The Supreme Court on Thursday directed the government to review all public holidays keeping the interest of service seekers in mind.

The Supreme Court (SC) has directed the government to review all public holidays. Giving verdict on a writ demanding public holiday on Christmas Day (December 25), a joint bench of Justices Ishwar Prasad Khatiwada and Sapana Malla Pradhan has issued the order to the government.

KATHMANDU, Nov 9: Private sector leaders have demanded immediate review and revision of over two dozen acts, rules and regulations, claiming that these decades-old laws have become barriers to country's industrial development.

KATHMANDU, July 21: Minister for Home Affairs Janardan Sharma has stressed on stock-taking of the implementation of the decisions made in the past relating to disaster management.

KATHMANDU, July 19: Ruling Nepali Congress has called a central committee meeting (CC) to review the first and second phase of local elections.

KATHMANDU, July 18: Nepal presented today its Voluntary National Review (VNR) regarding the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development, currently in session under the auspices of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) in New York.

ST PETERSBURG, June 20: Video review is making FIFA President Gianni Infantino "extremely happy" after being used five times and causing moments of confusion in the first round of Confederations Cup games.

KATHMANDU, May 5: Following the Supreme Court stay order  reinstating Chief Justice Sushila Karki  and putting the impeachment motion against her on hold, the ruling Nepali Congress and CPN (Maoist Center) have discussed whether or not to move the apex court for a revision of the order.

KATHMANDU, May 5: Ruling Nepali Congress and CPN (Maoist Center) have decided to file review petition over the stay order issued by the Supreme Court against the impeachment motion against Chief Justice Sushila Karki.

KATHMANDU, April 22: The government has formed a 16-member task force to review the current foreign policy to make it compatible with the changed national and international context.

KATHMANDU, April 10: The Cement Manufacturers' Association of Nepal has agreed to review the recent hike in the cement price in the Nepali market.

KATHMANDU, April 6: The Eminent Persons Group (EPG) on Nepal-India relations has agreed to make a common voice on amendment, rewriting and review of the Nepal-India Treaty on Peace and Friendship-1950.

Movie Review: Logan

March 3, 2017 23:00 pm

Kathmandu, March 3: Logan starts with the awakening of the main character in utter distress. The young, energetic wolverine is no more so young. His wounds don’t heal and he has no intention of continuing to exist. As the movie develops, the links between the characters unravel, heaving the thick cloud of mystery. It’s 2029 and the mutants are nearly extinct. The old wolverine lives in a hideout around Mexican border along with his companion Caliban and Professor X, whose mighty brain is tormented by worsening seizures.

KATHMANDU, Feb 25: Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index plunged 31.89 points this week to close at 1,337.46 points on Thursday -- the last trading day of the week.

Review of budgetary process urged

February 1, 2017 03:50 am

KATHMANDU, Jan 31: Secretaries of different ministries have said that the budgetary process should be reviewed.

KATHMANDU, Jan 11: After facing criticism from several quarters for not announcing a public holiday on Prithivi Jayanti, the birthday of Late King Prithivi Narayan Shah, the government on Wednesday decided to review public holidays.

Movie Review: Befikre

December 10, 2016 13:25 pm

It is difficult to imagine Aditya Chopra directing a more successful film than his debut blockbusterDilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, a saccharine love story which remains an important part of pop culture 21 years after it turned Shah Rukh Khan into a Bollywood superstar. But in a recent note, Chopra said he wouldn’t make a Raj-Simran love story if he were to release his first film today.

KATHMANDU, Dec 5: The government has initiated a process to form an expert panel comprising of former diplomats and thematic experts to make comprehensive review and update Nepal's foreign policy in the changed context.

Movie Review: Kahaani 2

December 4, 2016 16:06 pm

The only connections between Sujoy Ghosh’s 2012 film “Kahaani” and his latest project “Kahaani 2 – Durga Rani Singh” are the indomitable heroine, her secret past and the murky colour palette in both movies that makes everything seem gloomier and darker.