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Kosh Raj Koirala

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.

Army rejects Indian firm's DPR for fast track

January 17, 2018 06:45 AM

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.

FSFN, RJPN may support UML-led govt

January 8, 2018 03:29 AM

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.

Cabinet endroses ordinance on TRC, CIEDP terms extension

January 6, 2018 01:58 AM

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.

New ordinance to extend term of TRC, CIEDP by a year

January 4, 2018 08:45 AM

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.

President may authenticate ordinance today

December 29, 2017 05:30 AM

KATHMANDU, Dec 29: The ongoing political deadlock over the formation of the National Assembly is likely to be resolved soon.

Managing second-rung leaders a major challenge for unification

December 28, 2017 11:49 AM

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.

Mistrust within left alliance grows as govt formation stalls

December 26, 2017 07:00 AM

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.

Nepal in fix over Trump's 'coercive' diplomacy on Jerusalem

December 22, 2017 06:30 AM

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.

Leftist poll win has little to do with India, China: Experts

December 21, 2017 06:40 AM

KATHMANDU, Dec 21: As the leftist parties -- CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center) -- prepare to form a new government after their resounding victory in the recent parliamentary and provincial assembly polls, media reports speak of discomfort in India and 'cautious optimism' in China.

Oli, Dahal for talks in tandem on govt formation, party merger

December 16, 2017 01:00 AM

KATHMANDU, Dec 15: The CPN-UML and  CPN (Maoist Center), that forged an electoral alliance with further  plans to unify the two leftist parties, have  started formal negotiations for simultaneously expediting party unification and  government formation following their resounding victory in the recent parliamentary and provincial assembly polls.

Myanmar army chief’s visit stirs controversy

December 13, 2017 14:06 PM

KATHMANDU, Dec 13: The visit by Myanmar’s Army Chief Min Aung Hlaing has courted controversy in Kathmandu as the general prepares to wrap up his four-day visit to Nepal on Wednesday.

Key architects of left alliance lose election

December 11, 2017 02:53 AM

KATHMANDU, Dec 10: Although the electoral alliance between the CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center) in the parliamentary and provincial assembly polls has landed a landslide victory for the left alliance across the country, two senior leaders who took lead role to make it possible have lost the elections.

With successful polls, PM Deuba finally redeems himself

December 8, 2017 04:00 AM

KATHMANDU, Dec 8: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, who faced a humiliating dismissal from the then King Gyanendra Shah for being unable to hold the parliamentary polls on the scheduled date back in 2002, has set his record right, by successfully holding the parliamentary and provincial assembly polls in 2017.

Authorities take pre-emptive measures to discourage unnecessary movement to poll districts

December 6, 2017 05:45 AM

KATHMANDU, Dec 6:  Amid fears that party cadres from the districts that witnessed the first phase of elections could move to other districts to unduly influence the polls, authorities have taken pre-emptive measures to discourage such unnecessary movement ahead of the second phase polls scheduled for Thursday.

India turns to social-cultural ties as China steps up role in Nepal

November 26, 2017 05:30 AM

KATHMANDU, Nov 26: As China tries to deepen its influence in Nepal through the overarching framework of its One Belt One Road (OBOR) project, India is of late responding through a renewed focus on the socio-cultural aspects of its age-old relations with the new republic.

NC stalwart in capital in 3-way race with left alliance, Bibeksheel

November 23, 2017 08:28 AM

KATHMANDU, Nov 23: With the poll date just two weeks away,  constituency-1 of Kathmandu district looks headed for a three-way battle. While Nepali Congress (NC) veteran Prakash Man Singh is working hard to preserve his legacy in the constituency with a third consecutive win, Bibeksheel Sajha Party's Joint Coordinator Rabindra Mishra-- a media celebrity with innovative campaign strategies-- is posing a challenge, projecting his newly-constituted party as a harbinger of change.

Congress, Madhes parties under urge to seek poll alliance to take on left

November 21, 2017 06:57 AM

KATHMANDU, Nov 21: With stiff competition expected from the UML-led left alliance in the upcoming polls, the ruling Nepali Congress (NC) and  Madhes-based parties are under pressure to forge electoral alliances across the Madhes districts even at the eleventh hour.

Govt nixes Budhigandaki Hydro award to China firm

November 14, 2017 05:30 AM

KATHMANDU, Nov 14: At a time when the government is trying to woo more investments from China, a cabinet meeting on Monday decided to revoke the government's previous decision to award the Budhigandaki Hydroelectricity project to China's state-owned company Gezhouba Group Co Ltd (CGGC).

Poll security at risk as overworked PM handles Home Ministry also

November 11, 2017 07:01 AM

KATHMANDU, Nov 10: Questions are being raised from various quarters over the prospects for effective security arrangements as the Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) -- the government body that has this responsibility -- remains without a full-time minister just ahead of the two crucial elections in the country.

Two alliances field just 8 women under FPTP in first phase polls

October 24, 2017 06:37 AM

KATHMANDU, Oct 24: Although it is mandatory to ensure at least 33 percent representation of women both in parliament  and in the provincial assemblies, major political parties have fielded only a few women candidates in  nominations for the First Past the Post (FPTP) electoral system under the first phase parliamentary and  provincial  assembly polls.