American Diplomatic Cable: Fear of Royal Coup when Nepal Was About to Limit King’s Power in 2006

2006-05-18 11:49 C O N F I D E N T I A L KATHMANDU 001267 SIPDIS SIPDIS E.O. 12958: DECL: 05/18/2016 TAGS: PGOV PTER MASS NP SUBJECT: POWER PLAY TO WATER DOWN PROCLAMATION FAILS REF: A. KATHMANDU 1262 ¶B. NEW DELHI 3433 Classified By: Ambassador James F. Moriarty, Reasons, 1.4 (b/d). Summary ——- ¶1.Continue reading “American Diplomatic Cable: Fear of Royal Coup when Nepal Was About to Limit King’s Power in 2006”

Royal Nepal Palace Refutes "Malicious" Reports

King Gyanendra’s Secretariat at the royal palace today issued a statement that said: “The attention of the Secretariat has been drawn to the malicious reports appearing in sections of the national and international media in recent days against the royal palace. This Secretariat strongly refutes these reports as totally fabricated and unfounded.” The background: SomeContinue reading “Royal Nepal Palace Refutes "Malicious" Reports”

First Time in Nepal: King, Crown Prince Pay Tax

News of the week: King Gyanendra and his son Paras are stopped from evading tax for the first time in history. By Bishnu Budhathoki the Kathmandu Post (here is the original story) Dec 8- Probably for the first time in the history of Nepal since the founding of the Shah dynasty 238 years ago theContinue reading “First Time in Nepal: King, Crown Prince Pay Tax”

General Strike Day XII Updates

General Strikes continues for the XIIth Day in Nepal By UWB! Team 1:30 PM, Palace Gate The gate was abuzz with ex-premiers’ meeting the king. Report has it that Surya Bahadur Thapa was granted audience. Krishna Prasad Bhattarai is also rumored to be consulted. But, the latter could not be verified.

Responding to the Padma Sundar Lawati Interview

After watching pro-government leader on Nepal Television, a UWB reader reacts… [Padma Sundar Lawati is a leader of the breakaway faction of RPP that is headed by Home Minister Kamal Thapa. At the time of breakup, it was widely assumed that Lawati would be the chairman of the new party. But in a surprise move,Continue reading “Responding to the Padma Sundar Lawati Interview”