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Kosh Raj Koirala

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Dr Om Murti Anil: A cardiologist who has won hearts, not just treated them!

Published On: September 29, 2022 07:45 PM NPT By: Kosh Raj Koirala

He devotes eight of the available 24 hours a day to raise awareness about heart diseases through social media posts

India mulling over ‘redistributing’ vacancies of Nepali Gorkha soldiers to other army units after Nepal’s opposition to Agnipath scheme

Published On: September 15, 2022 01:45 PM NPT By: Kosh Raj Koirala

KATHMANDU, Sept 15: Amid strong opposition by Nepal to recruit Nepali youths under the controversial Agnipath scheme, India is considering withdrawing vacancies for enlisting soldiers from Nepal under the new military recruitment scheme in the ongoing recruitment cycle.

Nepal tells India not to recruit Nepali youths in its Gorkha units under Agnipath scheme

Published On: August 25, 2022 12:27 PM NPT By: Kosh Raj Koirala

Fresh recruitment of Nepali youths into the Indian Army to resume only after reaching consensus among all political parties

Nepal: Press freedom under threat as 'disinformation' and 'fake news' erode media credibility

Published On: August 12, 2022 08:00 PM NPT By: Kosh Raj Koirala

KATHMANDU, August 12: Media freedom was what Nepali journalists and civil society activists fought for decades in Nepal until democracy was restored in the country in 1990. The Nepali media fraternity celebrated the abolition of the Panchayat system, which put harsh restrictions on civil liberties including press freedom for 30 long years. The reason: the new constitution promulgated after the success of the people's movement in 1990 guaranteed press freedom, paving the way for the establishment of a number of professional media houses at the initiative of the private sector.

Concerns grow in Nepal as India introduces ‘Agnipath scheme’ for Gorkha recruitment

Published On: July 13, 2022 09:55 PM NPT By: Kosh Raj Koirala

KATHMANDU, July 13: The decision of the Indian government to introduce a scheme called ‘Agnipath’, which will apply to Gorkha recruitment as well beginning this year, has become controversial in Nepal as its impact on Nepali society becomes clear.

China proposes Global Development Initiative to help LDCs through debt relief and development assistance

Published On: June 15, 2022 11:12 AM NPT By: Kosh Raj Koirala

GENEVA (SWITZERLAND), June 15: China has proposed a Global Development Initiative (GDI) to help meet special needs of the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) like Nepal through debt relief and development assistance.

WTO member states in intense negotiations to find meaningful outcomes

Published On: June 14, 2022 05:30 PM NPT By: Kosh Raj Koirala

WTO's response to post-COVID-19 recovery, trade and food security takes center stage at MC12

Nepal calls for extension of all int'l support measures for a few more years after LDC graduation

Published On: June 12, 2022 07:20 PM NPT By: Kosh Raj Koirala

GENEVA (SWITZERLAND), June 12: Nepal has demanded international forums including the World Trade Organization (WTO), the United Nations and various multilateral funding agencies to ensure adequate transitional support to facilitate smooth, irreversible and sustainable graduation from the Least Developed Country (LDC) status.

‘The world needs to support Nepal in its role as the guardian of the glaciers’

Published On: June 12, 2022 12:46 PM NPT By: Kosh Raj Koirala

UN Assistant Secretary General and UNDP Assistant Administrator Kanni Wignaraja is currently in Nepal to discuss UNDP's ongoing and future collaboration with the Government of Nepal, development partners and stakeholders to firmly anchor the UN agency's next Five-year Country Program (2023-2027). The UNDP’s Country Program aims at supporting Nepal to tackle the impacts of climate change and contribute to the long-term sustainable development of Nepal. On the sideline of her marathon meetings and other engagements, Republica's Kosh Raj Koirala talked to her to understand the UNDP's priorities, support measures for the countries that are hit hard by the impact of climate change and other concurrent issues that UNDP is working on. Excerpts:

Nepali delegation led by Minister Badu in Geneva to take part in 12th WTO Ministerial Conference

Published On: June 12, 2022 09:01 AM NPT By: Kosh Raj Koirala

GENEVA (SWITZERLAND), June 12: A Nepali delegation led by Minister for Industry, Commerce, and Supplies Dilendra Prasad Badu arrived in Geneva, Switzerland to attend the 12th Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO) that is scheduled to take place from June 12 to 15.

‘Air connectivity is a key to further strengthen bilateral relations between Nepal and the Philippines’

Published On: May 30, 2022 08:00 PM NPT By: Kosh Raj Koirala

Nepal and the Philippines may be geographically far apart, but these two countries share many similarities that bring them together. Despite limited bilateral interactions, people to people relations between the two countries are already strong. As both the countries are largely agrarian-based economies and major sources of migrant workers for Gulf countries, they also share common issues and concerns at the regional and global levels. Republica talked to the Non-resident Ambassador of the Philippines to Nepal, Ramon S Bagatsing, Jr to understand the current state of the bilateral relations between Nepal and the Philippines, potential areas of mutually beneficial cooperation and ways to further enhance bilateral relations between the two countries.

Wreckage of missing Tara Air aicraft located at Sanosware, Thasang-2, Mustang (Updated)

Published On: May 30, 2022 09:20 AM NPT By: Kosh Raj Koirala

KATHMANDU, May 30: Crash site of missing Tara Air aircraft has been located at Sanosware, Thasang-2, Mustang, according to Nepal Army. Wreckages of the missing aircraft were found scattered at a foothill located in the area.

Grande Hospital ordered to pay Rs 3.5 million in compensation for negligence in child’s treatment

Published On: May 24, 2022 07:30 PM NPT By: Kosh Raj Koirala

KATHMANDU, May 24: The Patan High Court has ordered Grande International Hospital to pay Rs 3.5 million in compensation to the family of Rihan Neupane for showing negligence in the child’s treatment.

All results of local polls will be published by May 19: CEC Thapaliya

Published On: May 9, 2022 08:00 PM NPT By: Kosh Raj Koirala

As social media platforms have emerged as an important tool of election campaign, the EC equally faces a newer challenge to contain misinformation, disinformation and hate speech and ensure effective implementation of the election code of conduct this time.

India names Naveen Srivastava as its new envoy to Nepal

Published On: May 4, 2022 02:40 PM NPT By: Kosh Raj Koirala

KATHMANDU, May 4: India has proposed Naveen Srivastava as its new ambassador to Nepal, according to multiple diplomatic sources in Kathmandu.

India picks its Nepal Ambassador Kwatra as new Foreign Secretary

Published On: April 4, 2022 05:27 PM NPT By: Kosh Raj Koirala

KATHMANDU, April 4: Indian government has appointed its Ambassador to Nepal Vinay Mohan Kwatra as new Foreign Secretary.

The Injustice of Delayed Justice

Published On: March 7, 2022 07:31 PM NPT By: Kosh Raj Koirala

Nearly 160,000 cases are pending at the three tiers of courts in the country. Put simply, this means hundreds of thousands of people are waiting for justice - an overwhelming number of them for years. When will their wait be over? When will they get justice?

Nepali nationals in Ukraine being evacuated with the help of NRNA

Published On: February 26, 2022 07:20 AM NPT By: Kosh Raj Koirala

11 Nepali nationals enter Poland. While 19 Nepali nationals are currently waiting at Poland's border, 20 others are on their way to Poland, according to NRNA

We have not issued any threat whatsoever to Nepali leaders to accept MCC grant: Ambassador Berry

Published On: February 15, 2022 06:45 AM NPT By: Kosh Raj Koirala

Whether Nepal ratifies the MCC agreement is a decision for Nepal to make as a sovereign democratic nation and the US government respects Nepal's sovereign decision.

Political parties weigh their electoral prospects as US presses for early decision on MCC grant deal

Published On: February 11, 2022 05:50 PM NPT By: Kosh Raj Koirala

KATHMANDU, Feb 11: As the deadline given by the US to take a final decision on whether to accept or reject the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) grant is just two weeks away, major political parties in the country are busy weighing the prospect of their electoral success in the upcoming local level election.