Alicia Vikander plays a murder suspect caught in a love triangle in “Earthquake Bird,” a thriller set in 1989 Tokyo in which the Oscar winner performs in English as well as Japanese.

Keira Knightley’s edginess while playing a real-life Iraq War whistle-blower in the political thriller “Official Secrets” wasn’t all an act.

Bollywood powerhouse Hrithik Roshan is back and how! The actor who was last seen on screens in 2017 film 'Kaabil' is all set to treat his fans with the upcoming film 'Super 30'. The trailer of the highly-anticipated film is finally here and it is safe to say that it was definitely worth the wait!

KATHMANDU, Dec 18: There were high expectations from women regarding their empowerment when the constitution promulgated in 2015 made it mandatory to have women as either speaker or deputy speaker in the federal parliament and provincial assemblies.

NEW YORK, Aug 5:  Patrick Stewart is boldly going where he’s been before — “Star Trek.”

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.

BEVERLY HILLS, July 29: It was Kendrick Lamar’s friendship with 50 Cent that helped him get a guest role on Starz’s “Power,” but Lamar came ready to work.

Among the myriads of Nepali movies that are releasing this year, one that is being talked about quite a bit is the upcoming film from Silver Lake Picturez Production titled ‘Chi Musi Chi’. Scheduled to release on Shrawan 11, the movie is scripted and directed by Dinesh Shrestha and produced by Shivraj Karki.

Among the myriads of Nepali movies that are releasing this year, one that is being talked about quite a bit is the upcoming film from Silver Lake Picturez Production titled ‘Chi Musi Chi’. Scheduled to release on Shrawan 11, the movie is scripted and directed by Dinesh Shrestha and produced by Shivraj Karki.

KATHMANDU, June 22: The special investigation team arrested Akbar Shah, proprietor of a restaurant in Labim Mall for his alleged involvement in 33 kg gold smuggling.

BEIJING, June 21: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said that political parties hold the key to development, prosperity and good governance, and they are the lead actors. They not only steer the present political course of a country but also shape its future direction, he said.

KATHMANDU, June 10: Global Policy Forum for Nepal (GPFN), the Association of Nepalis in the Americas (ANA), and Canada Foundation for Nepal (CFFN), Nepali Embassy in Ottawa and NRNA NCC of Canada are jointly organizing a conference entitled “Role of Nepali Diaspora in Higher Education in Nepal” in Toronto, Canada.

Be our role models

May 26, 2018 00:01 am

Nisha Adhikari, a famous Nepali actress, recently gave birth to her first child in the US. Social media was full of congratulation notes to Nisha Adhikari and her husband Sharad Vesawkar, the Nepali cricketer. My congratulations to them as well.

KATHMANDU, May 7: Minister for Women, Children and Senior Citizens, Thammaya Thapa Magar has stressed that local levels should respond to the issue of violence against women by making a special mechanism to minimize it.

SEOUL, South Korea, May 2: China’s foreign minister arrived in North Korea’s capital on Wednesday and could meet with leader Kim Jong Un while trying to ensure a larger role for Beijing in the new round of nuclear diplomacy with Pyongyang that had been driven by Seoul and Washington.

KATHMANDU, April 21: Acting Chief Justice Deepak Raj Joshi has insisted on a coordinated role between the police and government attorneys to make the criminal justice system more effective.

BIRGUNJ, April 9: Local people's representatives here have urged the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) to be more proactive in preventing corruption taking place at the offices related to development and construction from being institutionalised.

KATHMANDU, March 26: Former and current cricket players have strongly urged the suspended cricket governing body Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) to resolve the current crisis in cricket administration as soon as possible to take full advantage of the One-Day International status.

SANKHUWASABHA, March 22: Two police personnel were suspended over alleged involvement in smuggling of endangered Pangolin’s hard shell.

KATHMANDU, March 14:Nepali Congress (NC) President and former Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has said the role of opposition in the parliament was significant for strengthening democracy.

BEIJING Mar 9: The world can only benefit as China marches toward "irresistible" national rejuvenation and assumes greater global leadership under President Xi Jinping, China's top diplomat said Thursday as he sought to dismiss concerns about China's rise while also underscoring its inevitability.

I will remain in political scene but in a different capacity. Smaller parties like mine played a crucial role in promulgating the new constitution. They raised the voice of the voiceless in the parliament and advocated the rights of the marginalized. With promulgation of new constitution, we are heading towards political stability and economic development.

KATHMANDU, Jan 23: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has said that the Armed Police Force (APF) has been playing a significant role in maintaining peace and security in the country since its establishment.

Young role models

December 22, 2017 21:06 pm

Don’t ever think that your children are not equipped to deal with life’s hardships. Expose them early.

ISTANBUL, Dec 13: The Palestinian president said Wednesday his people will not accept any role for the United States in the Mideast peace process “from now on,” following President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

KATHMANDU, Dec 2: At a time when the Election Commission (EC) has sought clarifications from some broadsheet newspapers for publishing an advertisement with a picture of CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli soliciting votes, the government has taken some mysterious decisions on the expansion of roads and announcement of public holidays.

KATMANDU, Dec 1: Concerned over the ongoing attacks targeting election candidates and election campaigns in various parts of the country, the Election Commission (EC) has said that the political parties also need to take steps to stop violence by poll-opposing groups instead of just relying on security agencies.

KATHMANDU, Nov 26: As China tries to deepen its influence in Nepal through the overarching framework of its One Belt One Road (OBOR) project, India is of late responding through a renewed focus on the socio-cultural aspects of its age-old relations with the new republic.

The government has been accused of covering up the full extent of the UK’s support for India’s bloody crackdown on Sikhs in 1984. A new report calls for a full inquiry into the role played by Margaret Thatcher’s government in the events leading up to a massacre in which hundreds, possibly thousands, of Sikhs and Indian soldiers died. In 2014 David Cameron ordered a review after the accidental release of secret documents revealed that a British SAS officer had been drafted in to advise the Indian authorities on removing armed Sikh militants from the Golden Temple at Amritsar, Sikhism’s holiest shrine.

PARIS, Oct 9: UNESCO’s executive board is choosing a new leader to replace departing director Irina Bokova, whose tenure was marred by funding troubles and tension over its inclusion of Palestine as a member.

NEW YORK, Sept 23: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has said that the global community faces a more complex and polarized environment with multiple transnational challenges ranging from terrorism, climate change, energy deficiency, food insecurity and mass migration to extremism.

LOS ANGELES, September 2: Warner Bros is reportedly planning to cast Oscar-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio as the Joker in the studio's recently announced origin tale.

Nepal role for talks over Doklam urged

August 22, 2017 08:01 am

KATHMANDU, August 22: Many scholars and experts from various sectors have suggested that Nepal, which has been playing a key role in International Peacekeeping, could also act as a lynchpin for a peaceful dialogue between China, India and Bhutan to resolve the ongoing Doklam standoff.

NEW DELHI, August 20: Bollywood actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who now plays the lead role in most of his films, says that he never wanted to play the typical hero as a person with no bad qualities doesn't exist.

Bollywood actor Sidharth Malhotra, who is playing a double role in his upcoming movie A Gentleman, admits that portraying a dual role was really a fun experience.

On the occasion of International Youth Day 2017, the Global Peace Youth Corps Nepal (GPYC Nepal ) conducted a discussion program at St Xavier's College, Maitighar on Monday.

When it comes to initiating any form of relationship, including friendship, girls in Nepali society are seen holding back. One can observe a tendency among girls to wait for the guy to start a conversation, break the ice and eventually start friendship or a romantic alliance.

KATHMANDU, June 21:Chief Election Officer (CEC) Dr Ayodhee Prasad Yadav has said the participation and public enthusiasm seen in the filing of nominations for the second-phase of local elections was highly commendable.

Infographics: How the world sees the role of women

KATHMANDU, June 10: Stakeholders have sought role of community for settling dispute related to natural resources at the local levels.

KATHMANDU, May 3: Public Affairs Section of the US Embassy in Kathmandu on Wednesday organized an interaction event on the “Role of Media for Free and Fair Election” in association with the Central Department of Mass Communication and Journalism, Tribhuvan University to mark the “World Press Freedom Day”.

PALPA, April 30: The political party leaders have stressed on need to move forward on creating an electoral atmosphere in the country by putting an end to the trend of postponing the local level elections.

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe agreed on Tuesday that the two countries need to persuade China to play a larger role in dealing with North Korea, a Japanese government spokesman said.

One of the renowned figures in the field of Investigative Journalism, Mohan Mainali is the editor of South Asia Check South which is an independent, non-profit initiative by Panos South Asia that aims to promote accuracy and accountability in public debate. Being a travel writer and journalist, Mainali has so far visited 68 districts of Nepal and has published three books. Of them, “Mantha Darayeko Jug” was awarded the Padmashree Samman in 2015. Republica’s Sonam Lama caught up with Mainali to talk about his experiences and challenges he faced in his career. Excerpts:

KATHMANDU, April 16: Chief Election Commissioner Dr Ayodhee Prasad Yadav has stressed on making Radio Nepal stronger and competitive after strengthening its managerial, technological and administrative mechanism.

Biplab denies his party's role in NC leader Shah's murder

KATHMANDU, March 19: Indian Model Rewati Chhetri is all set to act in Nepali movie. She will be featured in the film based on Subin Bhattarai's hit novel 'Summer Love'.

KATHMANDU, March 17: Nepali Congress ( NC) lawmakers and central members representing the Tarai-Madhes have demanded that the party central committee meeting scheduled for upcoming March 23 should take a substantive decision regarding the matter of constitution amendment .

KATHMANDU, March 14: The Election Commission (EC) has asked the government to deploy Nepal Army to provide security to Janak Shikshya Samagri Kendra, the venue where the election body is printing ballot papers for the upcoming local elections.

KATHMANDU, March 14: The Election Commission (EC) has asked the government to deploy Nepal Army to provide security to Janak Shikshya Samgari Kendra, the venue where the election body is printing ballot papers for the upcoming local elections.