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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.

Cautious optimism in Nepal as India and China show sign of rapprochement

April 23, 2018 07:35 AM

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.

SCO People's Forum vows to fight poverty

April 14, 2018 01:32 AM

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.

PM Oli leaves for India on three-day state visit today (with photos)

April 6, 2018 09:15 AM

KATHMANDU, April 6: In his first foreign visit after assuming office, Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli is leaving for India on a three-day state visit, Friday.

Excellent Nepal-India relations a must: Foreign Minister Gyawali

April 2, 2018 08:15 AM

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.

Govt skips consultation meet called by EU poll mission

March 24, 2018 06:40 AM

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.

Govt boycotts consultation meeting organized by EU poll observation mission

March 23, 2018 13:12 PM

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.

PM inducts 15 members to cabinet

March 17, 2018 06:50 AM

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).

VVIPs on Nepal visit will now receive guard of honor at Army Pavilion

March 5, 2018 06:30 AM

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.

Pak PM arriving to congratulate Oli

March 3, 2018 06:00 AM

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.

India shifts stance, drops amendment call

February 3, 2018 07:21 AM

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.

Swaraj conveys Modi's wish to work closely with CPN UML-led government

February 2, 2018 07:00 AM

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.

Swaraj coming to reset ties, feel pulse: Experts

January 31, 2018 07:27 AM

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.

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.