Nepal Today

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

FORMER KING THANKS ALL FOR CONCRN SHOWN FOR PARAS Kathmandu, 27 Feb.: Former king Gyanendra Shah and former queen Komal flew to Bangkok on Wednesday afternoon to see their ailing son, former Crown Prince Paras, who is in a state of coma at a hospital there since February 19, The Himalayan Times reports.. Along with their three grandchildren --Paras's son Hridayendra and daughters Poornika and Kritika -- the royal couple boarded the regular 1:55 pm flight of Thai Airways to Bangkok. Before entering the international terminal of the Tribhuvan International Airport, the former king briefly talked to the media corps and thanked all for showing concerns over his son's health and praying for his recovery. ”I’ve been informed about the critical health condition of my son," he said in a humble tone, "I'll inquire about his state; I'll inquire with the doctors about it,” Shah said. "At this time, we've two important things to do. First is to have faith in gods. And, the other is to bank on the skills of doctors," he said in Nepali. "Prayers are being held at many places across the country," he said, "You also please pray for his speedy recovery." Army doctor accompanies Phani Raj Pathak, an aide of the royal family, informed that Nepal Army's Dr. Kishore Rana is accompanying the royalty. Dr. Rana is a brigadier general and works at the Chhauni-based Army Hospital. After he suffered a massive heart attack on February 19 night, Paras was rushed to the Srinakarin-based Samitivej Hospital. Later he was moved to the hospital's Sukhumvit branch. With no significant change in his medical condition, Paras has been kept on the ventilator life support since he blacked out. Yesterday evening, the hospital had described his condition as "very critical but stable." Shifting hospital or calling foreign docs? Meanwhile, our correspondent Chandra Shekhar Adhikari informed from Bangkok that the former king is scheduled to visit Samitivej Hospital at 8 p.m. local time to acquire information about Paras. He will meet all the doctors attending Paras tomorrow morning. The royalty will stay in J D Marine Hotel. Scores of Nepali living in Bangkok have gathered at the hospital to meet the former king. Referring to sources, Adhikari said Paras's body temperature is stable at 37 deg C today, while there is no improvement in his pulse. "After consulting the doctors tomorrow morning, the royal family will decide whether to shift Paras from the hospital to other facility or bring foreign doctors to assist in the treatment." Scores of Nepali living in Bangkok have gathered at the hospital to meet the former king. Paras's wife Himani, sister Prerana and other relatives are already in Bangkok to be by side the 42-year-old wayward royal. nnnn INDIAN LEADER IN TOWN Kathmandu, 27 Feb.: Former Home Minister of Uttar Pradesh State of India and All India Congress Committee (AICC) member Satyadev Tripathi has said the people of Nepal and India have been enjoying old-age friendly relations, RSS reports.. Addressing a face-to-face programme on "Nepal-India Relations", organised by the Nepal-India Awadh Friendship Society in the capital on Wednesday, Tripathi said cultural ties existing at the people's to people-level of the both countries were very good. AICC Uttar Pradesh former general secretary Narbadeshwor Shukla was also present on the occasion. Leader of Madhesi Janadhikar Forum (Republican) Ekwal Ahamad Saha, Terai-Madhesi Loktantrik Party leader Ishwor Dayal Mihsra and Civil Rights Protection Party coordinator Upendra Jha underlined the need of further promoting the Nepal-India relations. The AICC is the Presidium or central decision-making assembly of the Indian National Congress Party. - See more at: Nnnn MAJOR PARTIES TRYING TO REVIVE MONARCHY SAYS CPN MAOIST LEADER GURUNG Kathmandu, 27 Feb.: Secretary of the CPN-Maoist, Dev Gurung, has alleged that the four political parties were making an attempt to revive the monarchy by hauling the Chief Justice to the post of Prime Minister, RSS reports from Sahkhuwasabha. . Talking to journalists at Khandbari on Wednesday, Gurung said that the four major political parties do not have the key for ruling the country with them. "Rather extraneous forces were ruling the country, " he said, alleging the four parties of working to undermine the achievements made by the people through the decade-long People's War and the People's Movement—2 by making the Chief Justice the prime minister. Let the political parties that are making efforts to appoint the Chief Justice the Prime Minister say frankly to the people that all their efforts are directed to revive the monarchy, he said. He opined that a way out of the present political deadlock could be found through federalism based on ethnic identity, regionalism, economic classes by safeguarding nationality. nnnn


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