Kathmandu Images: What People Want

Stick Rally in Kathmandu
To Warn Their Leaders: People around the country are organizing rallies and mass meeting intending to keep pressure on political leadership that has taken over the control of the government because of the historical peoples’ movement. Protesters say that leaders shouldn’t hesitate to take bold steps which include drastically cutting the rights and powers of the king, removing him as the supreme commander of the army and bringing the army under parliament. In the photo above, students in Kathmandu are seen holding a stick rally warning their leaders. “Today we are carrying stick,” said a student. “It will be khukris (sharp knives) if they hesitate to take decisions.” Both pics by Shaligram Tiwari Continue reading Kathmandu Images: What People Want

Finally, We Have Ministers

Ministers taking oath in National Planning Commission Hall. They didn't go to the royal palace to take oath.
Ministers taking oath this evening in National Planning Commission Hall. They didn’t go to the royal palace to take oath. Pics by Bikas Rauniar

After days of tough bargaining the Seven Party Alliance (SPA) has formed a 7-member Council of Ministers with CPN UML leader K P Sharma Oli as the deputy to Prime Minister and Nepali Congress president Girija Prasad Koirala. Oli also holds the foreign affairs portfolio. N C Democratic leader Gopal Man Shrestha is a new Physical Planning (Awas tatha bhautik yojana) minister where as Ram Sharan Mahat is the Finance minister. Prabhu Narayan Chaudhari hold the Land Reform portfolio. SPA has decided to hold the oath taking ceremony somewhere outside the royal palace. Continue reading Finally, We Have Ministers