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  Bollywood Singers Sing Teej Songs
    KATHMANDU, Aug 19: Bollywood singer Poornima, who has Nepali origins, sang ‘Teejko lahara ayo bari lai’ for the film ‘Kanyadan’ some 23 years ago. This song continues to remain a popular track during Teej celebrations even today.

Now, more than two decades later, the singer has sung another Teej song titled ‘Aafupani Nachinchha’. Musician Shankar Lamichhane has roped in not just Poornima but another Indian singer as well for the same song. Sadhana Sargam has also lent her voice to ‘Aafupani Nachinchha’.

  Artists Bring Mustang Alive In Kathmandu Through Art
    KATHMANDU, Aug 19: ‘Fragments of Mustang’, an exhibition of paintings and photographs at Nepal Art Council in Baber Mahal, is the culmination of a nine-day art workshop. The exhibition was launched on Monday, August 18 and will be held till August 21.

The workshop, which was held from May 24 to June 1 this year, saw five artists—Bidhata KC, Bipana Maharjan, Erina Tamrakar, Sunita Rana, Puja Maharjan Rajbhandari—and photographer Sajana Shrestha visiting different villages on the way to Lo Manthang in Upper Mustang.

  Jackie Chan's Son Detained In Beijing Drug Bust
    BEIJING, Aug 19: Hong Kong action superstar Jackie Chan´s actor-son Jaycee Chan has been detained in Beijing on drug-related charges, the latest high-profile celebrity to be ensnared in one of China´s biggest anti-drug crackdowns in two decades.

Jaycee Chan, 31, was detained last Thursday together with the 23-year-old Taiwanese movie star Kai Ko, Beijing police said late Monday on their official microblog, identifying them only by their surnames, ages and nationalities. It was unclear why the detentions were announced several days later.

  Encouraging The Voice Of Men And Women Against GBV
    KATHMANDU, Aug 18: Ben Atherton-Zeman, American expert on fighting gender based violence (GBV), took representatives of different organizations working to combat GBV and anti-trafficking over the different steps to fight this burning issue.

In the event organized by Creative Statements, in collaboration with the US Embassy and V-Chitra, at Yala Maya Kendra, Patan on Monday, he pointed to education, commitment, mentoring and leadership as key steps to sensitize people against GBV. Atherton-Zeman spoke about his experiences identifying and working against GBV over the years. He also presented on different themes like emerging cultural trends, importance of bystander intervention during times of need and the pyramid model on gender sensitization.

  Students' Creative Take On Bagmati River And Its Challenges
    KATHMANDU, Aug 18: ‘Bagmati is Facing Challenges’—an exhibition of 64 paintings by nine students of Sushila Arts Academy (SAA) who got scholarships from Tata Motors, is currently being held at Siddhartha Art Gallery in Baber Mahal. These students are studying arts at the Academy for the last two years and are being trained under artist Sunita Rana.

The students have used mediums like acrylic, water color and pencil color to express their creativity on the canvas. The paintings rejoice the historic, religious and natural importance of the Bagmati River. All the paintings deliver a strong message about the need of a clean and healthy Bagmati.

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