Illogical logics and raja-badies

December 2, 2023 08:45 am

The royalists still believe that monarchy was unceremoniously abolished through street demonstrations and agitations, instigated by foreigners. For them even the Constitution is drafted by foreign hands.

KATHMANDU, Nov 23: The streets in most parts of Kathmandu remained deserted, yet tense on Thursday due to separate protests organized by the CPN-UML-affiliated Yuva Sangh and medical entrepreneur Durga Prasai-led group.

KATHMANDU, Feb 28: Rabindra Mishra, senior vice-chairman of Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP), has claimed that if the monarchy is not pardoned and restored to its parental role, there will be no institution left to take support in times of crisis in the country.

Kathmandu, July 30: Rabindra Mishra, the former chairman of Bibeksheel Sajha Party, has mentioned that he wants to see Hridayendra, the grandson of ousted king Gyanendra Shah as the king one day.

LONDON, May 28: While nearly all attention will be focused next week on Queen Elizabeth as she celebrates her 70th anniversary on the throne this year, for those with eyes on the future of the British monarchy, attention is switching to her grandson Prince William

KATHMANDU, April 16: RPP Nepal Chairman Kamal Thapa has said that the possibility of the King returning to power ended. “'I left the king's agenda for various reasons. It may seem bitter, but the king is not likely to return,” tweeted Thapa.

KATHMANDU, March 2: RPP Nepal Chairman Kamal Thapa has said that reinstatement of monarchy is not included in his party’s strategy.

BIRATNAGAR, Feb 11: Former Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) Chairman Kamal Thapa has said that he is still in favor of constitutional monarchy.

A Cyber-Libertarian View on Monarchy

January 26, 2022 06:30 am

What will happen if the AI governance setup of the future feels a monarchy in a democratic setup is preferable to the anarchy created by dysfunctional democracy?

KATHMANDU, Jan 6: Outgoing Chairman of Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) Kamal Thapa has said that he will start a campaign in favor of Hindu nation from January 11.

KATHMANDU, Dec 29: Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) Chairman Rajendra Lingden has stressed that there is a need for reinstating the monarchy now more than ever. Giving the example of Sikkim’s annexation, Chairman Lingden claimed that Nepal is likely to meet a similar fate as there is no monarchy now.

KATHMANDU, Dec 19: Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) Chairman Rajendra Lingden has claimed that the party will be strengthened within the next six months by including the community that believes in the need of monarchy and a Hindu state.

Our society must be progressive. Our economy must be expansionary. Our nation must remain sovereign – and throughout it all, we must preserve our bona fide heritage and diversity while our people remain unified.

KATHMANDU, Dec 26: Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) held a mass demonstration in Kathmandu on Saturday demanding the restoration of monarchy and Hindu state.

Saurav Bhandari slams Kamal Thapa, and other top politicians. He says Nepal’s political scenario will be very different in two months from now

Fire in the house

January 24, 2020 09:00 am

First of all, let us all stand up from our seats and give a standing ovation to our Emperor for being able to perform magic tricks to show us that he still has the mojo to rule over us for some time. We all know that he is waiting for his turn to spend some time in Baluwatar but until that happens, he will continue to gang up against our dear old Oli Ba who seems to be cornered in the recent days.

TOKYO, Oct 22: Japanese Emperor Naruhito formally proclaimed his ascendancy to the throne on Tuesday in a centuries-old ceremony attended by dignitaries from more than 180 countries, pledging to fulfil his duty as a symbol of the state.

KATHMANDU, Aug 19: Echoing his co-chair in the party, Pushpa Kamal Dahal, Prime Minister KP Oli has threatened action against former King Gyanendra and his supporters for their "unconstitutional activities".

KATHMANDU, Aug 18: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has ruled out the possibility of restoration of the monarchy in the country.

BIRATNAGAR, May 29: Even 11 years after the end of the centuries-old monarchy and establishment of a federal republic order in Nepal, the people in the country seem unsatisfied with the growth and progress made.

KATHMANDU, March 25: Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli has said that there cannot be a referendum to decide on the fate of the already ousted institution of monarchy in the country.

KATHMANDU, Feb 12: Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) (Samyukta) Chairman  Pashupati Shumsher Rana has claimed that both the government and Nepali Congress have become unsuccessful.

POKHARA, Dec 21: Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) chairman Kamal Thapa has said that the party would launch peaceful demonstration for restoring the monarchy and Hindu state, and even to scrap federalism in the country.

Youth in Politics. What for?

December 15, 2018 09:25 am

Nepal, in the past 15 years has seen political and social changes once people only imagined of. From unitary to federalism, from monarchy to republic, from a Hindu state to secular, from armed conflict to temporary peace, Nepal has progressed at the speed of rocket. Liking the change or not is a subject to one’s perception and can be debated.  But Nepal’s fast paced political progression has included and attracted minorities into politics, including the youth.

KATHMANDU, Nov 12: Another unification bid initiated by the three breakaway factions of the right-wing Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) was spoiled following differences over the unified party’s election symbol and political stand over the issue of monarchy.

KATHMANDU, Oct 23: A photo showing former chief justice Gopal Prasad Parajuli going down on both knees to receive tika from President Bidya Devi Bhandari on Friday went viral on social media within minutes. Members of the general people, noted personalities and even central level leaders of the ruling Nepal Communist Party criticized the president and her secretariat for arranging the event in such a way that it reminded one of the practice of kings and queens before the monarchy was abolished in 2008.

Royal crown now on public display

October 16, 2018 05:30 am

KATHMANDU, October 16: The crown, scepter and ceremonial sword of the kings of Nepal were finally put on public display at Narayanhiti Palace Museum on Monday, nearly a decade after the Shah dynasty was abolished.

Royal crown to be exhibited today

October 15, 2018 06:00 am

KATHMANDU, Oct 15: Ten years after declaring Nepal as a federal republic, the government is all set for public display of the royal crown of former monarchs of Nepal, starting from Monday.

Will monarchy return?

May 29, 2018 01:00 am

Talks continue on giving monarchy some space in the spirit of the 1990 constitution. India, China and the US have discussed this issue in twos but not collectively

RPP for democracy with monarchy

November 8, 2017 06:25 am

KATHMANDU, Nov 8: The ruling Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) has unveiled its election manifesto on Tuesday advocating democracy with monarchy in the country.

KATHMANDU, Nov 7: The ruling partner Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) has expressed its support for restoration of constitutional monarchy and directly elected Prime Minister. RPP prioritize the Nepal as Hindu nation and unitary state with constitutional monarchy as its long-term tactical line.

KATHMANDU, March 17: The Election Commission has removed 'Hindu state' and 'monarchy' from the party statute of the ruling Rastriya Prajatantra Party. The election body, however, has endorsed 'cow' as the election symbol for the party.

KATHMANDU, Nov 25: Less than a week after its unification with the Rastriya Prajatantra Party-Nepal (RPP-N), the unified Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) has put on hold the agenda of reinstating constitutional monarchy in the country. It was one of the major demands of the RPP-N until party unification.

Infographics: Popular monarchy

April 25, 2016 00:00 am

Queen Elizabeth II is Britain’s longest reigning monarch.