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Sabita Karki enters into the finale of India’s Next Top Model Season 3

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KATHMANDU — Nepali model Sabita Karki has entered into the finale of India’s Next Super Model Season 3.

Sabita will comptete for the tile of the show with Riya Subodh and Shweta Raj in the finale.

Earlier, the 23-year-old Kathmandu based model had made it through the auditions to be one of the thirteen contenders for the title.

Karki has been featured in various magazines including TNM, M&S VMAG, The Himalayan Times, among others already. She has also walked on the ramps of a number of fashion shows in Kathmandu including TGIF Fashion Week, Classic Diamonds Fashion Show and Surya Nights.

Karki is the second Nepali model featured on Indian version of America’s Next Top Model franchise. In 2012, Aastha Pokharel was a part of Asia’s Next Top Model, held in Singapore.

Pokharel had finished in Top 5 in the competition. Later in 2014, Pokharel had succeeded in winning another model hunt in India.

The show is being judged by Malaika Arora Khan and Milind Soman along with MTV VJ Anusha, ace fashion photographer Dabboo Ratnani and Neeraj Gabba is mentoring the contestants through out the season.

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Zimbabwe’s President Mnangagwa narrowly escapes explosion at party rally

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HARARE — Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa narrowly escaped injury in an explosion on Saturday which has rocked a stadium where Zimbabwe’s president was addressing a campaign rally, with state media calling it an assassination attempt but saying the president was not hurt.

President Mnangagwa was whisked to a state house in Bulawayo, where he had been speaking ahead of next month’s historic election, the first since longtime leader Robert Mugabe stepped down.

The explosion occurred as the president, accompanied by other politicians, was walking off the stage at the White City stadium after addressing thousands of supporters in advance of next month’s vote.

Mnangagwa, the 75-year-old leader of ZANU-PF, was not hurt and taken to safety, officials said. However, witnesses said several people were injured, including the Vice-President.

Several others including number security personnel, the wife of fellow Vice President Constantino Chiwenga, the environment minister and the deputy speaker of parliament also suffered wounds.

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