- Houses in Humla's remote villages give way under incessant downpour
- Police hand over Rs 21,000 seized from gamblers to support students
- Former people's representative Sangraula passes away
- Vultures disappearing from Bardiya at an alarming rate, 1200 pairs recorded in 2006
- Kylie breaks silence on Tyga split
Kapoor erotic sculpture vandalized at Versailles
VERSAILLES, France, June 19 (AP) — Vandals have spray-painted a controversial Anish Kapoor sculpture in the garden of the palace of Versailles called "Dirty Corner."
The huge 70-meter, red metal work — resembling a gaping cavern — has been dubbed "vagina of the queen" by media, and was sprayed with yellow paint by unknown vandals on Wednesday. Kapoor is arriving in Versailles Friday to inspect the work, and decide how to proceed.
Kapoor told France's Le Figaro that the vandalism "represents a certain intolerance that is appearing in France about art. The problem seems to be political."
Two local officials have lodged formal complaints against the work, calling it a degradation of a monument.
Last October, a controversial Paris sculpture by Paul McCarthy called "Tree" was vandalized — that evoked for many a giant anal plug.
Ambassador of Nepal to the United Nations 1991-1994, Jaya Raj Acharya was inspired by diplomatic luminaries such as Prof. Yadunath Khanal and Rishikesh...