Biography of Sher Bahadur Deuba, the 40th prime minister of Nepal

I have prepared a biography video of the prime minister of Nepal. Starting this week, I am planning to produce a biography video of a celebrity every week and publish on Sunday. There will be 52 biographies in a year. This week’s biography is of the new prime minister of Nepal, Sher Bahadur Deuba. Watch the video first before reading the details of his life:

Who is Sher Bahadur Deuba?

From a simple family of a village in Dadeldhura, Sher Bahadur Deuba is one of the major political personality in Nepal. He started his political career as a student leader. In the start, Nepali Congress leader, BP Koirala, had supported Deuba in the party. After BP’s death Nepali Congress was led jointly by Ganesh Man Singh, Krishna Prasad Bhattarai and Girija Prasad Koirala. After the death of Ganesh Man and Krishna Prasad, Girija was the sole leader of the party. The only leader in the party to challenge Girija was Deuba. He managed to become Prime Minister despite Girija Prasad Koirala. It is believed that Girija was one of the forces behind the impeachment of Deuba in his first tenure as the prime minister.
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21 years old Ranju – Mayor candidate of Kathamandu, Karishma suggests Hamal to participate in election

Bibekshil Nepali has chosen a young and deserving candidate for the post of Mayor in Kathmandu. Although there is a little hope of her winning the election, she sure seems to be an interesting candidate. Let me dive into who Ranju Darshana is.

Who is Ranju Darshana?

Born in 2052 BS, Ranju lives with her single mom. She is currently doing her Bachelor’s degree in Development Studies in National College, Baluwatar.

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Ranju wasn’t fan of the city closure for a political agenda. She is the advocate of disciplined politics. She told that her candidacy is the protest against “political syndicate.”

Ranju Darashana had been quite active in all the programs and protest program held by Bibekshil Nepal for the last three years. She says that she has a goal to make the city clean and beautiful.

Who are the other candidates of Mayor in Kathmandu?
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Will you vote for Rekha to elect her as the Deputy Mayor of Kathmandu?

As the schedule date of local level election, May 14, nears, Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) has revealed some of the details of the candidate for the poll. One of the candidate of RPP is actress Rekha Thapa.

The party hasn’t entrusted Rekha to be the Mayor but a Deputy Mayor of Kathmandu Municipality. The Mayor candidate is Rajaram Shrestha. Rajaram was the ex-speaker of the party. Rekha was elected the Central Committee Member by the Party Convention held a while ago.

This is the first time the actress is competing in an election as a politician. Earlier she had taken the membership of CPN (Maoist). In the second Constitution Assembly Election, the party had selected her as the candidate of Parsa district. But, she had to denounce the candidacy because she had forgotten to register herself in the voter’s list.

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Namrata, Rajesh Hamal, Karishma lobbying for elected chief of state in the constitution

Youths and film artists have teamed for lobbying for the elected chief of the state in the new constitution. Actress Namrata Shrestha had participated in a student meet organized in Institute of Engineering, Pulchowk Campus on Monday. A group of youths along with Namrata has been actively campaigning for the provision in the constitution. In addition to elected chief, Namrata is also supporting religious freedom.

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Actor Rajesh Hamal and actress Karishma Manandhar have also supported elected chief. In a political meet organized on Saturday, the artists have highlighted the importance of an elected Prime Minister. Actor Hamal told that he believes in the Presidential rule. Karishma recalled the governments formed after the 2046 BS change.

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Rekha Thapa’s quest for a secured future – politics, social work, direction and business

Based on her actions these days, we can easily guess that actress Rekha Thapa is feeling insecure and impatient to to start something other than acting.

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After enjoying a decade-long position of being top actress, she might be well aware that new actresses might dethrone her any time. That might be one of the reasons she was the only winners who didn’t attend the National Film Award ceremony. Rekha later accused the organizers of asking her money for the award.

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After the National Award Ceremony Rekha had expressed her dissatisfaction of Garima Pant winning the Best Actress award in SAARC Film Festival and the National Film Award. She made a whole lot of fuss about her not knowing about the SAARC film festival and likes. She also didn’t like Neeta Dhungana winning an award in the National Film Award. She even accused Jharana Thapa winning the award because of her close ties with the FDB chief Pappu. Although Rekha’s accusation were serious nobody took it seriously. Is that a sign that Rekha was feeling grossly insecure as an actress?

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Bhuwan KC became the victim of politics, for the second time

Despite of his desperate attempt, actor Bhuwan KC has failed to get a Constituent Assembly (CA) membership. In the final list of CPN (UML) candidates nominated as CA members under the proportional representation (PR) electoral system, Bhuwan’s name is missing.

UPDATE – A part of Bhuwan KC’s press statement and press meet at Reporters Club:

 

A standing committee meeting, held at Gokarna Resort, has chosen the 84 PR members from the list of 335 names submitted to the Election Commission before the election. The party has become the second largest party after winning 91 seats under direct voting.

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Artists protest Nepal Banda at the time of election

Nepal closure called by the faction of CPN (Maoist) led by Baidhya and 33 other parties has caused problem in all aspects of day-to-day life in Nepal. Some Nepali artists have expressed their dissatisfaction on forceful closure and violence.

Comedy artists Madan Krishna Shrestha and Hari Bansha Acharya wrote an open letter to stop this type of nonsense at the time of election.  MaHa have told that they are against any forms of violence.

Actress Priyanka Karki shared the following photo expressing satisfaction on seeing a couple of four-wheeler vehicles and few motorcycles on the street. She called for people to protest such forceful closures.

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Actress Keki Adhikari has also asked people to vote in the election and protest the forceful closure in Nepal.

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A group of film artists join Nepali Congress party

On Saturday morning some 150 artists joined Nepali Congress party. In a program held at the residence of the party president Sushil Koirala in Mahargunj, the artists were welcomed in the party.

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The artists include actress Jharana Thapa, Rupa Rana, Melina Manandhar, actors Jiwan Luitel, Dhiren Shakya, Aayush Rijal, Mukesh Dhakal, and Niraj Baral. Directors Ramesh Budhathoki, Suresh Darpan Pokharel and Suraj Subba joined the party in the program. Cinematographer Purosottam Pradhan, photographer Rajiv Shrestha, singer Prakash Ojha also joined the party in the program. Other film artists include Santu Tamang, Rameshowr Karki, Prabhu Samsher JBR, Shyam Rai were also among the 150 artist in the program.

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Bhuwan KC says he won’t leave UML in a statement

After being removed from the candidate list, actor Bhuwan KC has released a press statement about his future direction. In the statement the CPN UML member and actor told that he will remain faithful to the party and support it in the election.

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Right after Bhuwan was selected to represent the party in the election, the party members had started to protest his candidacy resulting on the withdrawal of his name from the election candidates. Before that, he had implied that he would join the rival RPP party if he wasn’t made a candidate in the election. Although the political move had convinced the leaders to offer him candidacy only to be withdrawn within a day of it’s publication.

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Rajesh Hamal says he wishes to be the Prime Minister

rajesh HamalFamous Nepali actor has disclosed his interest in politics. Hamal told that if he got an opportunity to become the Prime Minister, he will likely to be.

Hamal said, “Though I have passion for Film sector, if I get a chance to do something for the nation being in politics, I will be in it.” According to an online media, filmykhabar, Hamal has also re-confirmed of his upcoming marriage and debut in film direction in the year 2013. But, he is yet to disclose the name of girl whom he is planning to get married to. Asked if it were Madhu Bhattarai or somebody else, he chose not to answer.

Further, the young astrologer Harihar Adhikari, who had suggested to postpone marriage of Rajesh Hamal in 2011, has also said that Hamal will get married within one year.

Rekha Thapa visited an astrologer to discuss marriage and political future

Actress Rekha Thapa has recently visited young astrologer Harihar Adhikari. The astrologer known in the celebrity circle has been suggesting Nepali artists in their personal issues.

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After the problem in her married life, Rekha had wanted to enter into politics. She met the prime minister and CPNU Maoist chairman Puspa Kamal Dahal but, her desire to be appointed in the president of Film Development Board wasn’t successful.

In the meeting with Harihar, Rekha had reportedly asked about the reason in
the problem in her relationship with Chhabi Ojha. She also asked if she can marry again. Rekha had also asked about her political future.

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Prachand's new residence – purchased for Rs. 103 mil. ?

It shouldn’t have been a big deal whether the Maoist Chairman , Prachanda, purchased or leased the new residence. Everybody needs a residence and a leader like Prachanda wouldn’t fit in a small house. At the same time, leaders needs to be transparent on everything they do and shouldn’t try to hide things specially related to financial dealings.

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Prachanda’s son Prakash, in his Facebook post, told that the new residence is leased f
or Rs. 60,000 a month. The quoted lease amount is believed to be extremely cheap for such a building made on a land of three ropani. There was a rumor that the building wasn’t leased but purchased. A weekly newspaper, Sanghu, has published a details on the purchase of the building and asked Prachanda to be transparent on the financial dealings on the purchase of the new residence.

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Only in Nepal – newspaper neutrality and sustainability

As long as our newspapers depend on some political party (or, one leader in this case), the debate of neutrality, in itself, is flawed.

The journalists are more worried about loosing the job! (read the comment written by the journalist Arun Baral – click to enlarge)

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It seems, it is a very tough choice between the sustainability and neutrality.

Does this prove newspapers (National Dailies) are compromising their neutrality to sustain?

A Nepali minister who was an Indian national

This is an old issue and I am not sure what happened afterwards. Does anybody know what the Supreme Court has ruled on the case?

It was UML’s minister for Local Development, Ram Chandra Jha, who was accused of being an Indian Citizen. The Nepali citizen certificate was found to be fake (as it was issued on Saturday, a government holiday).

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Reports say that Mr. Jha is in possession of the Indian Residency Permit from Harlakhi area of Madhubani District, State of Bihar, India, issued on July 12, 2008, House Number 143. According to
the residency permit, Mr. Jha is an Indian national and his father Pulkit Jha too obviously is an Indian national.

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