Yog Prasad Upadhyay’s My Life &Time: An Autobiography came out on February 26, his 94th birthday. Upadhyay is a person of several envious strands though known more as a political figure during at least three periods of recent political history of Nepal. These include 1951 democratic political movement, post-1960 systemic political change after dissolution of parliamentary system, and most recently the 1990 people’s movement restoring multiparty order. He is a man of stellar qualities and determination that he showed in plenty both as a bureaucrat and during his clandestine movement from Nepal to India after the 1960 political change.
Indians often pursue the legacy of the British Raj while executing their foreign policy. The maritime security has become a matter of concern to India very recently and thus Indians have less to learn from its colonial history in this regard. However, its engagement with immediate neighbors including Nepal is closely in line with the legacy of British colonialism.
Chaitra 26, 2046 (April 8, 1990). If I asked, does the date remind you of something? Most young people will respond with a 'no'. Some older people might remember as something did happen but not exactly sure what it is. It is possible its importance is masked by so many other important incidents that took place in Nepal, since then. For me, it is special.
It was early in the afternoon of April 9 30 years ago, when the news reached Washington that King Birendra had agreed to replace Panchayat with multi-party democracy, the long-held demand of democracy activists in the country. Prior to the King’s surrender of absolute authority, tens of thousands of demonstrators had converged in Durbar Marg in front of the royal palace. Nearby, in front of the Annapurna Hotel, some demonstrators climbed on the statue of King Mahendra, to hang a shoe garland. The military personnel standing nearby had earlier warned that they would shoot anyone engaging in such mischief and, surely, they shot a number of demonstrators while climbing the statue. In the evolving mêlée, the military fired on the crowd randomly, killing some 150
Titanic became the first film to earn more than 1 billion US $ worldwide. Though it was produced with a budget of just 200 million US $, this James Cameron directorial was able to earn around 2 billion US $ in aggregate.
William Painter, the Irish mechanical engineer file for the patent of his crown bottle cap on this day. He patented over 80 items in his lifetime. Some of his other inventions include bottle opener, paper folding machine and machine to detect counterfeit currency.
SEOUL, Nov 22 : The animosity between Japan and South Korea is entwined with the history of Japan’s 1910-45 occupation of the Korean peninsula, the mobilisation of forced labour at companies, of women in wartime brothels, and a row over the ownership of islets in the sea between the two nations.
In Nepal, automobiles were not introduced till the period of Rana Regime. The first car brought upon this country is a T-model Ford in 1912. It was the royal order for the personal use of the king of Nepal. This model-T Ford weighing 1 ton, was carried by 40 men in 10 rows from Amlekhganj to the capital city Kathmandu
It has been revealed that the history of Nepal's travel writing dates back to 525 years. It was shared at a literary program 'Social Awareness in Contemporary Travel Writing' held in Dhulikhel, Kavrepalanchowk on Wednesday.
KAVREPALANCHOWK, July 4: It has been revealed that the history of Nepal's travel writing dates back to 525 years. It was shared at a literary program 'Social Awareness in Contemporary Travel Writing' held in Dhulikhel, Kavrepalanchowk on Wednesday.
CARACAS, May 1: Venezuelans were expected to take to the streets on Wednesday for what opposition leader Juan Guaido pledged would be the “largest march” in the country’s history, a day after he called for the military to oust President Nicolas Maduro.
The world can never let a woman’s clothing be just that – clothing. This is true especially for the women who have been in the limelight. From Queens and princesses to actors and athletes, anyone who has been in the public eye has always been either praised or criticized for the way they dress.
When was oxygen discovered? How did King William II die? And when was the first Guinness World Book of Records published? As the eighth month gets under way, we look back at some of the strangest and most surprising things that have happened in August through history.
Rajendra Rajya Lakshmi Devi Shah was the first queen of the newly-created Kingdom of Nepal with its capital in Kathmandu. She was married to Pratap Singh Shah, one of Prithvi Narayan Shah’s sons, and is believed to have played a large role in continuing her father-in-law’s conquests to give shape to the Nepal that we know now.
KATHMANDU, July 11: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said that the motto of 'Prosperous Nepal, Happy Nepali' could be achieved through good-governance and development and expressed his confidence of creating a new history of good governance in the country.
REPUBLICA, July 9: The 2018 FIFA World Cup has set yet another chapter in the football history with the teams who won more than two titles already being crashed out of the tournament as we go into the semifinals in Russia.
SINGAPORE, June 10: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un landed in Singapore on Sunday ahead of a summit with U.S. President Donald Trump that could end a nuclear stand-off between the old foes and transform the secretive, impoverished Asian country.
GOYANG, April 27: With a single step over a weathered, cracked slab of concrete, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made history Friday by crossing over the world’s most heavily armed border to greet South Korean President Moon Jae-in for talks on North Korea’s nuclear weapons. Kim then invited Moon to cross briefly back into the north with him before they returned to the southern side.
DIRIYAH, April 21: Just outside Saudi Arabia’s capital Riyadh, a group of elementary school children are on a field trip at Diriyah, where engineers and construction workers are busy restoring a 17th-century fortress, mosques and clay-colored structures that were once the ruling family’s seat of power.
It’s been two years since the massive earthquakes but the architecturally rich Durbar Squares of Kathmandu, Patan, and Bhaktapur are still somewhat in shambles. There have been no concrete steps to preserve important heritage sites that are a part of history.
Three years ago, if you happened to be walking westward from the New Road junction you would be greeted with Malla era palaces on your right. You would stop for a while to admire the magnificent architecture you had read about in history books back in school. If you went further west, you would walk past a white palatial structure on your right. At the end, security personnel would be guarding the entrance.