Nepal Today

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Former King Gyanendra remembers grandfather

Kathmandu, 18 Feb: Former King Gyanendra remembered his grandfather King Tribhuvan on the occasion of 51st democracy day Wednesday.
The ousted king paid homage to the late king even as governments after April 2006 attempt to erase traces of monarchy from the country unified and founded by Shah kings 239 years ago.
The former king hoped all democracy day will inspire all Nepalis to protect and promote Nepal national sovereignty, independence, patriotism and democracy.
Former King Gyanendra noted democracy was established with the cooperation of the king and people.

BJP concerned with ’increased’ Chinese activities in Nepal

By Bhola B Rana

Kathmandu, 18 Feb; India’s main opposition BJP leader and former foreign minister Jashwant Singh said Chinese activities are increasing in Nepal and the Indian government was inactive, PTI reports.
Singh said in the Lok Sabha Monday.
Singh said this as Indian Foreign Secretary Shib Shanker Menon arrived Tuesday and discussed current Nepali affairs with Prime Minister Prachanda and main opposition Nepali Congress President Girija Prasad Koirala.
India has been maintaining keen and special interest in Nepal’s internal affairs since 2005.
“China, Nepal relations are increasing. But Indian government its sad Indian government is completely unconcerned of this,” Singh said.
Menon returns to New Delhi after concluding his Nepal visit Wednesday.


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