• Short Summary

    Following the Dec 15 dismissal of the Koirala Government and the dissolution of Parliament, King Mahendra of Nepal appointed a five-man Council of Ministers under royal chairmanship,and officiated at a swearing-in ceremony in the royal palace, Katmandu, Dec 26.

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    GV Palace.
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    CU Rishikesh Shah walks into palace.
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    LV Gates of Palace.
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    SCU Doctor Tulsi Giri and wife seated in grounds of their residence.
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    SV Photographers outside Palace.
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    CU Giri and B.B. Thapa in car arriving at Palace.
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    LV People enter Palace.
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    SV Guards and people enter Palace.
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    GV Palace.
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    Background: Following the Dec 15 dismissal of the Koirala Government and the dissolution of Parliament, King Mahendra of Nepal appointed a five-man Council of Ministers under royal chairmanship,and officiated at a swearing-in ceremony in the royal palace, Katmandu, Dec 26.

    Rishikesh Shah, formerly Nepalese Ambassador to Washington, has been appointed Minister of Economic Affairs, Planning and Finance. For Dr. Tulsi Giri - who heads the list of Ministers - a new portfolio of "Palace Affairs" has been created. The other Ministers are Mr B.B. Thapa; Surabahadur Thapa; and Anirudh Prasad Singh. Until recently, both Dr Giri and Mr B.B. Thapa were close associates and friends of ex-premier Koirala.

    In a Dec 15 broadcast, King Mahendra spoke of "anti-nationalist" elements having been fostered and "personal interests" encouraged during the 18 months Premier Koirala and his Congress Party Government had been in office. The Government took office in May 1959, after the King had given the country a constitution and arranged the first-ever elections. Premier Koirala's party won an unexpected victory--74 out of the 109 seats.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6Y2GSWZIXLSS2MOH0VOW2AMWK
    Media URN:
    VLVA6Y2GSWZIXLSS2MOH0VOW2AMWK
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/12/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:34:00
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    N/A

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