Kosh Raj Koirala has been working as journalist for over a decade. Currently, he is working with Republica National Daily, and covers issues related to political and foreign affairs. Before joining Republica since its inception in 2009, he worked for The Kathmandu Post. He also contributes reports to various international media outlets.
KATHMANDU, April 23: Although it is too early to predict if there will be rapprochement between India and China anytime soon, the proposed informal summit meeting between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping in China next week is being seen with cautious optimism in Nepal.
XI'AN, CHINA, April 13: The first Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) People's Forum concluded in Xi'an of Shaanxi Province, issuing a six-point Xi'an Declaration that vows to promote cooperation among NGOs in the region to fight against endemic poverty in the region.
KATHMANDU, April 2: Newly-appointed Minister for Foreign Affairs, Pradeep Kumar Gyawali has said that there is no alternative to excellent bilateral relations between Nepal and India, despite some hiccups in the recent past.
KATHMANDU, Mar 23: In a clear indication of souring relations between the government and the European Union (EU) mission in Nepal, government officials including those from the Election Commission (EC) have boycotted a stakeholders' consultation meeting organized by the EU Poll Observation Mission in Kathmandu, Friday.
KATHMANDU, Mar 23: In a clear manifestation of souring relations between the government and the European Union (EU) in Nepal, government officials including those from the Election Commission (EC) have boycotted a stakeholders meeting organized by the EU Poll Observation mission in Kathmandu on Friday.
KATHMANDU, March 16: Prime Minister KP Oli on Friday expanded his cabinet by inducting 15 new ministers, including four state ministers, taking the total number of cabinet members to 22.
The prime minister inducted six ministers and three state ministers from his party, CPN-UML, and six ministers and a state minister from the CPN (Maoist Center).
KATHMANDU, Mar 5: Revising the previous location of offering such honor, the newly-formed government of K P Sharma Oli has decided to establish a new practice of offering the guard of honor to all the visiting foreign VVIPs at Nepal Army Pavilion, Tundikhel.
KATHMANDU, March 3: Pakistani Prime Minister Sahid Khaqan Abbasi is arriving in Kathmandu on Monday, in the first high-level visit here by a foreign dignitary after K P Sharma Oli assumed office as prime minister of Nepal.
KATHMANDU, Feb 3: In a major shift in its position, India has advised Nepal’s Madhes-based parties to settle the issue of constitutional amendment internally through negotiations with major political parties.
KATHMANDU, Feb 2: Visiting Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, who arrived in Kathmandu on a goodwill visit on Thursday, conveyed the message of Prime Minister Narendra Modi that he is eager to work closely with the CPN UML-led government.
KATHMANDU, Jan 31: As Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj prepares to arrive in Kathmandu on Thursday as the emissary of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, there is a cautious optimism in Nepal that the bilateral relations between the two countries would move smoothly even as the leftist parties are poised to form a new government.
KATHMANDU, Jan 17: The Nepal Army (NA) has decided not to purchase the Detailed Project Report (DPR) for the Kathmandu-Terai/Madhes Expressway prepared by an Indian consortium, citing technical shortcomings and exorbitant price.
We will support any party that assures us constitutional amendment. Parliamentary arithmetic after the election is such that bringing any amendment to the constitution is not possible without UML support.
KATHMANDU, Jan 5: The government has decided to extend the terms of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) and the Commission for the Investigation of Enforced Disappeared Persons (CIEDP) for a year.
KATHMANDU, Jan 4: As the extended terms of two transitional justice mechanisms are expiring next month even without accomplishing a small portion of their mandated tasks, the government has started necessary preparations to further extend their terms for a year through an ordinance.
KATHMANDU, Dec 28: As formal and informal negotiations continue between the CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center) for party unification and formation of the new government, management of second-rung leaders of both the parties has emerged as a major challenge.
KATHMANDU, Dec 26: As the formation of the new government gets delayed over the National Assembly ordinance row and the unity process becomes uncertain, mistrust between the CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center), which had forged an electoral alliance with an understanding to subsequently unify the two leftist parties, has deepened in recent days.
KATHMANDU, Dec 22: Many countries including Nepal are in a fix as US President Donald Trump is exercising “coercive diplomacy” against countries not supporting his controversial move to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.