Today is Poush 14 – the birthday of late king Birendra Shah – the last king Nepali actually loved was King Birendra.
A rare photo of KP Oli, prime minister, with King Birendra in the following video:
Although I am no fan of monarchy, I appreciate King Birendra as a person. The royal massacre, that killed almost all of the royal family, was one of the most deadly and mysterious incident in the history of the world.
On his birthday, let me wish his soul rest in peace. Let’s go back in time and watch a few remarkable photos of the late king and the royal family of that time.
It seems, the communist ministers of KP Oli cabinet are fans of gold. Here is a video report about the details:
The ministers and amount of gold they possess (self-declared amount):
Top 5 ministers with most gold in their possession:
- Rabindra Adhikari – 60 Tola
- Raghubir Mahaseth – 52 Tola
- Jagat Bahadur Sunar Bishwokarma – 50 Tola
- Sher Bahadur Tamang – 30 Tola
- KP Oli – 18 Tola
Right after the declaration of the Constitution of Nepal, the prime minister at that time, Sushil Koirala resigned to give way for the formation of a new government. This post lists all the ministers appointed after the declaration of the new constitution. The historical record of all the cabinets before the Constitution of Nepal 2015 will be listed at the end of this post.
Khadga Prasad Oli Cabinet (2015)
Date formed 12 October 2015
Date dissolved 4 August 2016
Head of state
– Ram Baran Yadav (until 29 October 2015)
– Bidhya Devi Bhandari (from 29 October 2015)
Head of government – Khadga Prasad Oli
– Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist–Leninist) (Major)
– Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist Centre) (Major)
– Rastriya Prajatantra Party (Major)
– Madhesi Jana Adhikar Forum, Nepal (Minor)
– Bahujan Samajwadi Party (Minor)
– Rastriya Janamorcha (Minor)
– Communist Party of Nepal (Marxist–Leninist) (2002) (Minor)
– Nepal Loktantrik Forum (Minor)
Right after the declaration of the Nepalese Constitution, and after Sushil Koirala stepped down as the Prime Minister of Nepal, Khadga Prasad Oli was elected the new Prime Minister of Nepal on 12 October 2015. Oli was supported by the Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) and several smaller parties. Khadga Prasad Oli government’s main agenda was to hold election.
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
Ex-King, Gyanendra Shah had told in Bhai Tika that the time has come for him to play an active leadership role in the country. He told that the parties and the leaders have failed and he should play the leadership role to lead the country. While the Gyanendra supporters have rejoiced his statement, the political leaders and pundits have ridiculed Gyanendra’s statement as the return of monarchy in Nepali is virtually non-existant.
Talking in a program in Kathmandu the ex-prime minister, KP Sharma Oli challenged the ex-King to participate in the election and take the leadership role. In the program Oli didn’t name Gyanendra but told that, “Everybody who wants to lead the country can participate in the election and get the mandate of the people to lead the country. While KP Oli challenged the ex-king, other ex-prime ministers, Puspa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ and Jhala Nath Khanal were sitting beside Oli.
I wrote about Gyanendra’s statement in my previous post.
Nepali Movie – Fulai Fulko Mausam Timilai
Starring – Neeta Dhungana, Aamesh Adhikari, Bijay Lama , Hiunbala Gautam, Geeta Adhikari, Guru Kedar Baral, Madav Kharel etc.
Director – Dinesh DC
About ‘Fulai Fulko Mausam Timilai’
The movie ‘Fulai Fulko Mausam Timilai’ produced by the director Dinesh DC was highly promoted and had a high expectation of success. During the release of the movie released with Bhuwan KC’s movie ‘Dreams’, DC had used all types of promotional stunt. He had also accused Anmol KC of being unskilled actor. But, ‘Dreams’ became successful movie and ‘FFMT’ failed to attract the viewers. Dinesh DC had released the audio of the movie at the residence of the Prime Minister of Nepal, KP Oli. Oli was criticized for his statement during the ceremony. He was also criticized for the event at the time of crisis in the country.
The movie featured the choreography of Ramji Lamichhane, music by Suresh Adhikari, cinematography by Mankrishna Maharjan, editing by Pritam Pandey, background score by Alish Karki, VFX by Ramesh Man Shrestha, action by NB Maharjan, story by director Dinesh DC and the name of the producer is Amir Ali. The playback singers in the movie are Rajesh Payal Rai, Binika Pradhan, Raj Sigdel, and Deepa Lama.
Watch full Nepali movie ‘Fulai Fulko Mausam Timilai’:
The girlfriend of the notorious don Dinesh Adhikari (Chari) is engaged to a UK resident Nepali, Santosh Karki. Miss Teen 2006, Khusbu’s boyfriend Chari was killed in a police encounter in August of 2014. In the engagement party held in Yak and Yeti Hotel, the prime minister KP Sharma Oli was also one of the guests. Until death, Chari was told to be under the protection of the CPN-UML leader and current prime minster KP Oli. There might be other relationships but, it seems the PM’s sympathy towards Khubsu might also be because was the girlfriend of the don under his protection.
A video report on the engagement of Khusbu Oli:
Criminal Chari’s mentor, KP Sharma Oli
Don Chari was under the political protection, specially the current PM, KP Oli. Whenever he was arrested by the police, the police were forced to let him go because of the political pressure. Many believe, including Khusbu Oli, that the police had carefully planned the encounter with Chari so that he was killed before being captured. If he were only captured, there was a high probability that he wouldn’t have been locked-in because of the political protection.
The following video contains an interview of KP Oli, before Chari was killed. The video sheds some lights on Oli’s thought on Chari:
The prime minister of Nepal, KP Sharma Oli is scheduled to meet some well known Bollywood actors and producers in New Delhi. The meeting is being held in coordination with the Nepal Embassy in New Delhi with the help of Bollywood actress of Nepali origin, Manisha Koirala.
According to a report in the Times of India, Oli will meet actor Jackie Shroff, director Subash Ghai, producers and other well known Bollywood personalities.
The prime minister of Nepal, KP Sharma Oli, rejected the proposal to construct a Film City in Dolkha. In an event held at his government residence in Baluwatar, Oli has told that the location proposed by the previous government wasn’t appropriate. He has told that the location in Dolkha is such that it doesn’t see sunshine for more that two hours – that too only for two days in a week.
The location was proposed by the Film Development Board (FDB) during the leadership of Dharmendra Kumar Marbaita. Dharmendra and the team had visited the location various times to come to the conclusion. After the current prime minster, KP Oli rejected the previous decision, there had been reports of protest in Dolkha.
Oli was talking in the promotional event of upcoming movie by Dinesh DC, ‘Fulai Fulko Mausam Timilai’ held on December 28, 2015. The first film promotional program held in the PM’s government residence in the history of Nepal was also criticized the political pundits. KP had told that Dolkha’s climate and geography don’t suit for the construction of Film City.
For the first time in the history of Nepali film industry, the music of a movie is released in the Prime Minister’s official residence. The audio/video of the movie by director Dinesh DC, ‘Fulai Fulko Mausam Timlai’ was released on December 28 by the Prime Minister KP Oli and his wife.
On the request of Dinesh DC, PM’s wife also presented a rose to the Prime Minster. The movie is going to release on theater on Falgun 21. After watching the trailer Prime Minister Oli had asked Dinesh to book 10 tickets for him.
The writer,director and producer Dinesh DC told that the profit from the movie shows to be used to construct a bridge in Dhading. In case the movie fail to make enough profit, DC has promised a sum of Rs. 700,000 to the bridge construction project.
The rely-hunger strike of film artists has ended on the 12th day of it’s start. In the mean time, the government has ignored the protesting artists and has unilaterally appointed the chief of Film Development Board. Today, at 11:00 AM a press meet was organized to start a hunger strike toll death to create more pressure to the government.
The participating artists in the hunger strike include Bimal Poudel, Agraj KC, Surya Regmi, Neela Basnet, Mukesh Dhakal and Ananta Timilsina.
CPN UML leader KP Oli told that the honorary PhD he received from a so-called-university is not fake and he is not willing to give it up.
After the news about the university being fake, most of the receivers of the honorary PhDs degree – Madan Krishna, Hari Bamsha and Kantipur’s Rameshowr Thapa have already given-up the degree with the exception for the two political leaders – KP Oli and Bijaya Kumar Gachhedar.
Nagarik reports that KP Oli, who is currently in the US, has told that he has studied the legal papers of the university and he is confident both the university and the degree he has received, are legal.
Yes, it can only happen in Nepal!
In a program, in which the the Chairman of the Constituent Assembly, Subhash Newang, was the chief guest, high level officials and reputed personals were handed over fake honorary PhD certificates. The Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) Bijaya Kumar Gachhedar, UML leader KP Oli, Madan Krishna Shrestha, and Hari bamsha Acharya were some of the ‘lucky’ people to received the honorary PhD degree.