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Maoists planned to kidnap Nepal Prince in 2005
16 July 2009

Maoists had planned to abduct Nepal’s crown prince and kill the country’s Army Chief as part of a plot to give a jolt to monarchy during the reign of the now deposed King Gyanendra in 2005, a media report said on Wednesday.

The plan was to abduct the flamboyant crown prince Paras and take him to a remote hilly district to make him “confess” what actually happened in the palace in June, 2001 when King Birendra was killed along with all his family members, pro-Maoist Nepali daily Naya Patrika said.
Full article: The Indian Express
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Nepal's king reflects beyond the throne
22 July 2009

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon's request to the UN Security Council for a six-month extension to the world body's special mission in Nepal beyond July 23 is based on a perception of a "growing complexity of the political situation".

Progress towards taking the ongoing peace process to its logical conclusion is palpably limited. Nepal's friends and donors are doubtful of the possibility of promulgating a new constitution (to replace the present interim one) by May 2010. Rivalry and mutual mistrust among key political parties have not abated. Deteriorating law and order amid ethnic unrest leave little room for realistic optimism.

Full article: Asia Times
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Nepal to save royal massacre home
23 July 2009

The Nepalese government will restore the house in which King Birendra and his family were gunned down eight years ago, PM Madhav Kumar Nepal has said.

Full article: BBC
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Last Nepal king plans further India visit
4 August 2009

For the second time this year, Nepal’s last king Gyanendra Bir Bikram Shah is planning a visit to India, this time to attend not one but two weddings in the family.

The back-to-back double wedding of two nieces in December will see the congregation of former royalties from both India and Nepal.

Full article: Thaindian News
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Old 08-05-2009, 02:17 PM
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What do you think about a restoration in Nepal?
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Old 09-04-2009, 04:54 PM
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Prognosis for Restoration in Nepal

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What do you think about a restoration in Nepal?
I've been watching events in Nepal unfold for the past several years now, and I do consider that there is a fair chance for a restoration. Monarchists only need to worry if this misbegotten "Republic" starts showing signs of durability or functionality. To date, it has shown neither.

I realize that these boards tend to eschew in-depth political discussions [part of the reason I've elected to "lurk" until now...], so I won't clutter this post with too much of my own analysis of what's going on in Nepal. I have, however, posted a few lengthy threads on this subject on another royalty forum, which I shall link for anyone interested in catching up on events.

This thread was started April 10 last year, when the Constituent Assembly election took place and the King's fate seemed sealed:
CA Elections in Nepal - Monarchy Forum

This thread was started August 24 last year [when Prachanda took office], and continues to the present:
Nepal's New Order - Monarchy Forum

Essentially, my contention is that the Maoists' upset victory in the '08 polls is actually a good thing for the King's long-term political prospects. The main parties in the SPA [Seven Party Alliance] had already reached an internal agreement back in December '07 to scrap the monarchy at the first sitting of the CA. The CA poll wasn't going to result in a monarchist vote on 5/28, no matter which party came in first.

But the SPA parties had entered into their tactical alliance with the Maoists on the understanding that there was no earthly way the Maoists could possibly win the April '08 polls. The SPA assumed the Nepalese people would obediently re-elect them, and the Maoists would fade into political irrelevance. Naive, yes, but this fatuous assumption seems to have been shared by India and the U.S.

Instead, the Maoists' unexpected clout in the CA completely scuttled the internal dynamics of the SPA/Maoist "cartel" and forced the SPA into a survival posture. Earlier this year, the SPA parties supported the Chief of Army Staff in a row with the Maoist cabinet, so as to maintain the Army's political independence and the SPA's own political survival. That row collapsed the Prachanda cabinet and brought a new, shaky coalition government into power in May.

If political moderates want to take back political initiative from the Maobadis, they need to patch over the deep fissures in their own ranks and re-fortify their alliance with the [still-Royalist] Army. The best path to this end, I am convinced, lies through the institution of the Crown.

I am glad that King Gyanendra has steadfastly refused to leave Nepal. There are certainly political developments to be exploited as the situation in that country unravels, and HM still has a sporting chance.

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Old 09-05-2009, 01:19 AM
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I've just came across these two articles
Who killed Nepal's king? Another theory surfaces
Man claiming to have plotted Nepal royal family massacre arrested
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Old 10-28-2009, 10:53 PM
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I strongly believe that the monarchy of Nepal will be restored. The republic have shown evidence that they can not succeed. Therefore the opportunity for restoration his possible. Monarchist within Nepal and out most join forces and focus on their resources on and definite restoration of the monarchy. If and radical approach is needed to see this through then so shall it be.
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Former Nepal king Gyanendra to attend the wedding of the Indian princess in Orissa
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Former Pss Prearana's ex-secretary and secretary's boyfriend had threatened the Pss by phone calls and demanded Rs 10 millions. They threatened the Pss with kidnapping her husband and son. The criminals were arrested by Nepali police.
Nepal's ex-royals feel pinch of commoners' life - The Times of India
Extortion calls to ex-Pss Prearana - MyRepublic
Couple in police net for threatening ex-kings kin - Gulf Times
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Bolliwood actress Manisha decided to join forces with Nepal's deposed king Gyanendra.
A new film will be shot in Nepal.
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Ex-king Gyanendra had had the medical check-up at the hospital in New Delhi after his four week stay in India with the high level of cholesterol revealed. Now Gyanendra needs his diet's control.
His wife Komal had complained about the hearing problems at the same time. Now she needs her hearing aid battery's changing.

An article - The Times of India
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Last Nepal king breaks ancient taboo .:. newkerala.com Online News -47709

Almost two years after he was stripped of his crown and became a commoner, Nepal's deposed king Gyanendra himself has broken a centuries-old taboo.

The last king of Nepal, known to consult an army of astrologers before embarking on a journey or taking any major decision, hit the headlines Tuesday with reports that he had attended, for the first time in the history of Nepal's Shah dynasty, a religious fair in a town till now considered out of bounds for his family.
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Advocates of restoring the deposed monarchy waged a general strike on Monday that paralyzed the capital, Katmandu, by closing shops and schools and halting most vehicle traffic. Royalists are demanding a public referendum to decide whether to reinstate the monarchy, a move rejected by other political parties as well as the country’s Maoists. Nepal abolished the monarchy in 2008 and is now struggling to approve a new constitution. - The New York Times
Police arrested more than 200 supporters of the National Democratic Party Nepal who were forcing vehicles off the streets and closing down shops, said Home Ministry spokesman Jayamukunda Khanal.
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Have the chances of a restoration been improved by those actions? Or what's the likelihood of a return in general?
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Bollywood actor Manisha Koirala, who became unpopular in her own country in Nepal five years ago by supporting the army-backed coup of King Gyanendra Bir Bikram Shah, is set to lend a helping hand to another member of the former royal family.

Next month, Manisha, who now also has a foot in the Nepali film industry, will launch in New Delhi`s Oberoi hotel a third novel penned by Sheeba Shivangini Shah, who is married to the nephew of the deposed king, Lt Col Bikash Bikram Shah.

"Facing my Phantoms", published by Rupa, is a semi-autobiographical novel, tracing the migration of Sheeba`s family, the turmoil in Nepal, the reign of four different kings and the 10-year Maoist insurgency.

Full article - Asian Lite

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On March 7th the deposed Nepali king Gyanendra with his wife ex-Queen Komal went to the Bankali forest area adjoining the revered Pashupatinath temple in Kathmandu and took part in nine-day prayer ceremony to restore of Nepal as Hindu state. - Gulf Times

Nepal to be a secular state? - Daily Mirror
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I wonder if the tide of history could be turning against the deposers this time? They have surely cost the country a lot so far.
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I wonder if the tide of history could be turning against the deposers this time?
The Nepal's ex-king believes the monarchy can return - The Assosiated Press
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Thanks for the above link. I now have a better 'handle' on the situation re: Restoration.
I hope my wishes for one reach fruition sooner than later.
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Thanks for the above link. I now have a better 'handle' on the situation re: Restoration.
I hope my wishes for one reach fruition sooner than later.
My pleasure! Let's live and see.
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Nepal's former Crown Prince Paras gives an interview and frankly admits past blunders. - Telegraph Nepal
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