What is in the unification document of CPN Maoist and CPN UML ?
CPN UML and CPN Maoist unification document was signed by
Prachanda (Puspa Kamal Dahal) and KP Oli. In addition to the party chiefs, Jhala Nath Khanal, Madhav Kumar Nepal, Bamdev Gautam and Ishwor Pokharel from UML signed the document. From CPN Maoist Center, Prachanda, Narayan Kaji Shrestha and Ram Bahadur Thapa had signed it. The agreement document states that two parties will be collectively called Communist Party of Nepal. They will have the Marxist-Leninist sub-title.
This is an odd debate. The history is clear but, what is uncertain is – which historical figure can be considered the ‘Prime Minister’ and which can’t. The official website of the office of the prime minster of Nepal states that there were 38 prime ministers so far. The list has some gaps in time line – showing it is clearly missing some of the acting prime ministers like Gyanendra Shah and Mahendra Shah.
I prepared the following video based on the information available in PM’s office:
The full ist:
38. K.P. Sharma Oli
– 1st. From 2014-10-11 to 2016-08-03 AD
– 2nd From 2018-02-13 (the current PM)
– 2014-02-11 to 2014-10-10 AD
According to a report, large number of adolescent girls are coerced into sex to earn their livelihood in Kathmandu. Although these teenager girls, aged between 14 to 18 years, are exploited the concerned authorities in Kathmandu don’t care. This report is based on a report by Laxmi Basnet for Centre for Investigative Journalism-Nepal.
Basnet has found adolescent and teenage girls who were lured to Kathmandu for better livelihood and jobs end up being sex workers. Some of these girls are forced by their masters, some without their choice or knowledge. They work in tea shops, restaurants, guest houses, night clubs, and dance bars. After being coerced into prostitution, some of these young girls get pregnant leading to a lifelong trauma. Here are the stories of some of the girls:
There was a viral photo of some girls wearing lungi – a traditional attire worn by men in India. The story goes like:
A college in Kerala, India recently banned jeans in the college. The girls were irritated by the decision of the college and they decided to go to college in lungi instead. The college is trying to figure out how to response to those girls.
But, the ‘Kerala’ lungi girls viral photo news is totally FAKE although the photo is in doctored. The truth is:
Binod Chaudhary is the only dollar-billionaire of Nepal who has been listed as one of the richest person in the world by Forbes magazine since 2013. The businessman is currently running for a political post through Nepal Congress party. There have been mixed reaction on Chaudhary’s political desire. Some say that he might be the Nepal’s version of US president Donald Trump. Others differ in their opinion.
Let ma analyze the difference and the similarities of the US President and Chaudhary:
Political Enemies : Trump is known for his attack towards his opponents. He is known to wage war against the main-stream US media like CNN and New York Times. Binod Chaudhary is exactly the opposite. He is soft spoken towards his opponents. He is a diplomatic businessman who doesn’t make any enemies at all.
Family Background – While Trump is the third generation of the Trump organization business family, Chaudhary is the second-generation in Chaudhary Group. It seems, Trump is more caple of taking risk (read that “huge risks”) whereas, Binod Chaudhary isn’t willing to take such risks.
The “Buddha was born in Nepal” controversy has gone a long way when the Tibetian religious leader Dalai Lama told that Nepali people’s claim of Buddha’s birthplace is nonsense. The office of Dalai Lama has responded by a statement in their website that says: “We are concerned to know there was misunderstanding of the intent of his answer, and would like to clarify that His Holiness meant no disrespect towards his Nepalese brothers and sisters.” Read the full statement here.
What did Dalai Lama Say?
Dalai Lama was answering some questions raised by students in Meerut, India on 16 October 2017. One asked where was Buddha born, in India or Nepal. In response, Lama told that the statement that “some Nepalese people” made about Buddha’s birthplace being Nepal is a “nonsense”. He told, although the birth place now falls in Nepal – in ancient time, it was under greater Bharat. So, Buddha wasn’t born in Nepal or China or Tibet but in India.
Watch the video:
It is very sad ending of a couple in a road accident in Rukum. The couple was:
- Newly married
- Young and promising
- Beautiful wife, handsome husband
- Both police inspectors. Having a very bright future.
In an accident on the Friday night, Police Inspectors Nabin Shrestha and his new wife police inspector Anita Pradhan were killed. The newly married were returning to report to the job at the police station right after getting married at home.
It was heart breaking to see the following marriage photo of the beautiful couple and know that they are no longer alive to celebrate the life together. They might have made plans of going to honeymoon, raising family and having a great life ahead. But alas, the dream got wiped away by an accident that might have been prevented if there were better rules at the road.
A 24-years old student of an University of Australia, is working as a call girl for the cost of living. Apart from working in cleaning service and massage centre, Sakuntala (name changed for privacy) also visits homes to provide sex-service to customers.
Sakuntala works at massage centres at Parramatta, in the New South Wales state and cleaning services located nearby. But, the majority of her income comes from the internet escort services. The customers pay her price in the internet and call her to their home. Sakuntala says, “I go to their place and serve them. It pays me well.”
According to Sakuntala, she charges $150 for an hour of service. The amount is prepaid to her bank account before she shows up. She says, she knwos at least 5-6 Nepali girls who do the same thing. Sakuntala says, “We are happy to earn living by selling sex.”
“Yes! He has a heart and I just fixed valves inside. Recovering normally.”
That was the tweet of Dr. Raamesh Koirala, a heart surgeon at Sahid Gangalal Heart Centre, Kathmandu, talking about the notorious criminal, Charles Shobhraj. He had successfully performed a surgery to replace two of the valves of Shobhraj.
A video report:
Who is Charles Shobhraj
A notorious killer, Charles Shobhraj is a half-Indian half-Vietnamese descent. After his Indian father divorced his Vietnamese mother, she married a French man. That is how Shobhraj became a French citizen. During the decade of 1970s and early 80s he had killed more than 20 people in Nepal, India, Thailand, Turkey and Iran. He was arrested in India and kept in a high security jail. But, he ran away from the jail and was at large until he was arrested in Nepal. After being sentenced for life in in July 2004, he is kept in jail in Kathmandu. Continue reading
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.
A professional model, Nikita Chandak, was crowned Miss Nepal 2017 in an event held on June 2 2017. There had been some online rumours that “Nikita doesn’t look like Nepali” or “she is an Indian.” But in reality, she is a hundred percent Nepali. Even before the finale, I thought she was the most suitable candidate to be crowned Miss Nepal. That was the reason I prepared her biography and told she was “deserving candidate.”
Why did I think Nikita Chandak was the most suitable candidate to be crowned Miss Nepal?
On analyzing the 19 contestants, I had guessed either Nikita Chandak or Niti Shah to be crowned Miss Nepal. That was why I prepared the biography videos of those two contestants. My guess was right, Nikita was crowned and Niti was crowned the Miss Nepal International.
My guess was not a mere guess – it was a “calculated guess”. I had evaluated their background and their personality and the strength of their desire to become Miss Nepal. A few days before the contest, Miss Nepal 2016, Asmi Shrestha, had expressed that Nikita Chandak stood out in a fashion show held in Kathmandu. When I looked at her background and personality, she seem to give off the confidence and the personality a Miss Nepal needs.
Watch the introduction video of Nikita Chandak (I prepared it before she was crowned!)
The outgoing Miss Nepal, Asmi Shrestha, gave a heart touching farewell speech during the finale of Miss Nepal 2017. I have transcribed the speech for those who would love to read it. Nikita Chandak was later crowned Miss Nepal 2017. The first runner up Rojina Shrestha was crowned Miss Nepal Earth, Niti Shah crowned Miss Nepal International and Sahara Basnet was crowned Miss Nepal Asia Pacific International crowns. Read the full report of Miss Nepal 2017.
The summary of Asmi Shrestha’s farewell speech (main points)
- The most important thing she did as Miss Nepal was ‘Classroom and Beyond’ project. The project had helped her to be the top five in Miss World in the ‘Beauty with the Purpose’.
- Meeting Nepali people in Nepal and abroad and feeling of the respect and love towards Miss Nepal title was heart touching to Asmi.
- Before being Newar or Bahun or Chhetri or Rai or any other caste, the Miss Nepal crown holder is a Nepali. She asked everybody to treat as being Nepali rather than being of certain caste.
- The crown had taught the crown holders to stay strong, to believe in themselves, and keep their heads high. She also believed that it has also prepared them for the life that lies ahead of them.
Video summary of the speech:
Full text of farewell speech
Namaste. Tonight, I stand here to leave my last official remark as as your Miss Nepal world 2016 and to express my gratitude and appreciation towards everyone. Tonight, I stand here to crown our Miss Nepal World 2017 and I believe she, who has worked hard genuinely. She, who has the kindest yet the strongest heart. She, who understands the compassion and prides in being a Nepali. And, she, who dares to dream, shall win tonight. Because, that’s what it takes to be a Miss Nepal. What a roller coaster ride it has been for me. The dearest part of my journey has to be Classroom and Beyond, the project, for which I spent most of my time. With your help, we were able to reach till top 5 of Miss World, the prestigious title Beauty with the Purpose.
Well known model Nikita Chandak was crowned the new Miss Nepal – Miss Nepal 2017 in an event held in Kathmandu on Friday, June 2, 2017. A representative of Morang, Chandak was selected from the pool of 19 contestant. Miss Nepal 2016, Asmi Shrestha crowned the new Miss Nepal. In addition to winning the crown, Chandak also wan Miss Confident and Miss Popular Choice awards. After winning the crown, Nikita will represent Nepal in Miss World 2017 beauty contest.
The runner up, Rojina Shrestha, was crowned Miss Nepal Earth 2017. Rojina will represent Nepal in Miss Earth 2017.
The second runner up, Niti Shah, was crowned Mis Nepal International 2017. Niti will represent Nepal in Miss International 2017.
The third runner up, Sahara Basnet was crowned Miss Nepal Asia Pacific International 2017. This is an additional crown introduced in the 2017 edition of Miss Nepal. Sahara Basnet will represent Nepal in Miss Asia Pacific International 2017.
Full video of the event.
The ill-fated day was June 1, 2001 – Jestha 19, 2058, Friday – whole family of the King, Birendra, was killed in a party held in the Narayan Hiti Royal Palace. There are unanswered question about the mysterious incident.
- The only immediate royal family member – Gyanendra Shah, Birendra’s brother was in Pokhara and was not invited in the party.
- Gyanendra’s son and wife were at the party. But the son, Paras Shah, was unharmed. Gyanendra’s wife Komal Shah sustained a bullet wound.
- Killed in the incident were the king Birendra, his wife queen Aishwarys, his sons Dipendra and Nirajan and the daughter Shruti all were killed.
- Birendra’s another brother Dhirendra was also killed in the incident.
- Dipendra who reportedly was drunk before the incident is accused of killing them all because of his affair with Divyani Rana.
I have prepared a video about how Dipendra met Devyani Rana for the first time:
Dipendra Sarkar, film
The maker of ‘Prem Geet’ and ‘Prem Geet 2’, Santosh Sen has announced a new movie about the love story of Dipendra Shah. The love story is based on a book titled ‘Maile Dekheko Durbar’ by one of the army officers of the royal palace who had seen Dipendra grow up in front of him.
I wrote about the marriage of Miss Nepal 2015, Evana Manandhar to Pragun. As the marriage ceremony last days, here are the latest photos of the marriage.
Here are some photos of the marriage: