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Book on foreign policy administrators since Nepal’s unification unveiled

A book “Pararastrakaa prashasak amirmunsidekhi pararastra secretarysamma” authored by former foreign secretary Dr Madan Kumar Bhattarai was released in Kathmandu on Friday. The book was unveiled amid a function held at Nepal Academy, Kamaladi, in the presence of former Chief Justice Kalyan Shrestha, educationist Kedar Bhakta Mathema and women rights activist Bandana ...

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Oscars 2021 will not be held virtually

Next year’s Oscars will go ahead as normal, as organisers insist the ceremony will not be held virtually. Back in June, it was announced that the Academy Awards would be postponed by two months in 2021, moving from February to April, amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. This year has seen ...

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No Gathering During Gaura, Teej Celebrations In Baitadi

The COVID-19 crisis management centre in Baitadi has prohibited public celebration of the major festivals of Sudur Paschim folks- Gaura, and Teej, the festival mainly celebrated by the Hindu women, in a bid to minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission in the community level.        Chief District Officer of Baitadi Mohanraj Joshi ...

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‘It: Chapter Two’ floats to No. 1 with $91 million

 Leave it to Pennywise to deliver a much-needed jolt to the domestic box office. Warner Bros and New Line’s “It: Chapter Two” arrived with $91 million, a promising start to fall after a lackluster summer moviegoing season. While those ticket sales are behind the jaw-dropping $123 million launch of its ...

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Netflix to give ‘The Irishman’ exclusive theatrical release

Netflix will give “The Irishman” an exclusive theatrical release for about four weeks, providing theatres most of November to play Martin Scorsese’s big-budget crime epic before it lands on the streaming service. “The Irishman” will open theatrically November 1 and begin streaming on November 27, Netflix said Tuesday. The release ...

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Disney teases ‘Star Wars,’ ‘Frozen 2,’ more at convention

At the Walt Disney Company’s biannual D23 convention, a faint image of the “Star Wars” character Emperor Palpatine in the background of a new poster can cause as much of a stir as actual appearances from movie stars such as Angelina Jolie and Dwayne Johnson. But that’s no surprise for ...

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Dwayne Johnson leads Forbes list of highest-paid actors

Action movie hero Dwayne Johnson, star of the “Jumanji” and “Fast and Furious” franchises, topped the annual list of the world’s highest-paid actors, Forbes magazine reported on Wednesday. Johnson, the former wrestler once known as The Rock, pulled in $89.4 million from June 2018 to June 2019, the magazine said. ...

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Gaura festival begins in Sudurpaschim

DHANGADI: Gaura festival has begun in the Far-West region of the country including Dhangadi from Thursday. It is one of the most famous festivals observed in the region. The festival starts from Bhadra Shukla Panchami of the Nepali calendar and lasts for four days. On the first day, idols of Gaura is established at a ...

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Duane Allman’s old guitar ‘Layla’ sells for $1.25 million

Fans of Duane Allman in Macon, Georgia, say they didn’t expect the late musician’s old guitar to sell for $1.25 million at a recent auction. The gold-topped guitar is the one Allman played in the hit song “Layla,” where he performed with Eric Clapton, The Telegraph reported. Until recently, the ...

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