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.