youngest son a four-star general in a major promotion seen Tuesday as confirmation that he is slated to become the country’s next leader. The announcement appeared in state media hours before a historic Workers’ Party meeting Tuesday where Kim, 68 and apparently in deteriorating health, was expected to grant son Kim Jong Un and other family members top posts in plans to take the communist dynasty into a third generation.
The North Korean capital was in a festive mood, with banners and placards celebrating the meeting, the communist country’s biggest political gathering in 30 years.
It was state media’s first mention of Kim Jong Un, who has remained so well hidden from the outside world that not even his face or exact age can be confirmed. He is believed to be 27 or 28, and is said to have been schooled in Switzerland and educated at Kim Il Sung Military University in Pyongyang.
However, it is clear that “Kim Jong Un’s promotion is the starting point for his formal succession to power,” said Kim Yong-hyun, a North Korea expert at Seoul’s Dongguk University.
“It’s clearly the biggest news we’ve had from North Korea since the death of Kim Il Sung,” said Peter Beck, a Council on Foreign Relations-Hitachi research fellow at Keio University in Tokyo.
“I think it clearly demonstrates that Kim Jong Il is committed to maintaining control of the country within his family,” he said.
The appointment also ap
पोखरा । कल्याण शेरचन स्मृति प्रतिष्ठानद्वारा पोखरामा आयोजित राष्ट्रिय खुला दोहोरी गीत प्रतियोगिताको उपाधि नगरकोट दोहोरी साँझ काठमाडौँले हात पारेको
कास्की । कास्कीको पोखरामा आजदेखि सर्वाधिक पुरस्कार राशि भएको राष्ट्रिय खुला दोहोरी गीत प्रतियोगिता हुने भएको छ । ‘लोकसंस्कृति जोगाऔँ,
काठमाडौं । चर्चित रियालिटी टिभी शो ‘बिग बोस’ मा देखिएकी एक अभिनेत्रीले बोल्डनेसमा बलिउडका ठूला अभिनेत्रीहरुलाई पछि पारेकी छिन् ।
काठमाडौं । नायिका नम्रता मल्ल अहिले इन्टरनेटमा निकै चर्चामा आएकी छिन् । ‘हट एण्ड सेक्सी’ अवतारमा उनी सामाजिक सञ्जालमा छरपष्ट