A Symbolic Story: National Flag of Nepal Replaces the "Royal" Flag

The symbols are powerful. People understand that. That’s why thousands of enthusiastic people today demonstrated throughout the day, a day after the first meeting of the Constituent Assembly declared Nepal a republic, demanding that the national flag of Nepal be hoisted at the Narayanhitti palace occupied by former king Gyanendra Shah. Earlier in the morning,Continue reading “A Symbolic Story: National Flag of Nepal Replaces the "Royal" Flag”

People on Streets to Welcome the Declaration of Republic

Update: (21:19 hours) The first meeting of the CA has begun. Soi Dhole Soi, Ganatantra Khoi? Thousands of jubilant people have hit the streets chanting slogans that hail Nepal as a republic country as the Constituent Assembly is about to declare Nepal a republic. People who have gathered in New Baneswor where the first meetingContinue reading “People on Streets to Welcome the Declaration of Republic”

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”

Wassup Gyanendra? Latest on Activities of "King"

So what is the king doing at a phase when constitutionally speaking, the monarchy is practically in a state of suspension? By Tilak Pathak Fate handed Gyanendra a windfall opportunity of becoming king of Nepal twice: In 1950 and yet again in 2001. The first time, he was enthroned for three months, a child-king withoutContinue reading “Wassup Gyanendra? Latest on Activities of "King"”

History in Making: Parliament Tells Nepal Govt. to Take Action Against King

Nine months after the House of Representatives, restored by April Revolution, passed a Magna Carta like declaration, the Interim Parliament formed as per the interim constitution today unanimously passed a proposal that directs the government of Nepal to take action against king Gyanendra, a former autocrat, for his regressive statement on Democracy Day. The proposalContinue reading “History in Making: Parliament Tells Nepal Govt. to Take Action Against King”

Monarchy Popularity Sinking in Nepal, But People Want Ceremonial

Peace Process Update Prachanda hints at breakthrough on arms management (follow this post) …………………….. Opinion Poll: 87 percent of Nepalis think that ‘king and monarchy are becoming unpopular in the last few years’. But 54 percent think ‘there should be space to king or monarchy in future.’ By Tilak Pathak At a time when PrimeContinue reading “Monarchy Popularity Sinking in Nepal, But People Want Ceremonial”

Koirala for Ceremonial Monarchy: People Will Decide

By Dinesh Wagle Wagle Street Journal Sketch by Dewen via the Kathmandu Post (Inside: Ameet Dhakal of the Post: The hometown syndrome) “Some leaders are suggesting us to eat poison and jump from steep hill. We don’t want to see army giving guard of honor to the king by disrespecting martyrs.” Krishna Pahadi, human rightsContinue reading “Koirala for Ceremonial Monarchy: People Will Decide”