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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.
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CPN-UML on the verge of split as Chairman Oli suspends general membership of rival leaders Nepal and Rawal for six months

Published On: March 30, 2021 08:30 AM NPT By: Kosh Raj Koirala

KATHMANDU, March 30:  The disciplinary action taken by CPN-UML Chairman K P Oli against the party's senior senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal and Vice Chairman Bhim Rawal has pushed the ruling party on the verge of vertical split.

US wants to see Nepal's democratic institutions, constitutional process resolve parliament dissolution case: Ambassador Berry

Published On: February 2, 2021 10:58 AM NPT By: Kosh Raj Koirala

KATHMANDU, Feb 2: Dismissing speculations in the political circle in Kathmandu about the silence maintained by the international community including the US in regard to the current political situation in the country, US Ambassador to Nepal Randy Berry said that they want to see Nepal's democratic institutions and the constitutional process resolve the case surrounding the dissolution of the parliament.

Why is India dragged time and again into Nepal’s domestic politics?

Published On: January 22, 2021 07:20 AM NPT By: Kosh Raj Koirala

Rival faction of the NCP led by Pushpa Kamal Dahal has dragged India into controversy again alleging that PM Oli had dissolved the parliament at India’s behest.

Provincial govts feel the heat as NCP’s Dahal-Nepal faction seeks to oust chief ministers close to PM Oli

Published On: December 28, 2020 07:33 PM NPT By: Kosh Raj Koirala

KATHMANDU, Dec 28: The vertical split in the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) following the decision of Prime Minister KP Oli to dissolve the House of Representatives (HoR) has sent ripples across the provincial governments led by the NCP in the country.

Intra-party rift within ruling NCP is already at its climax. What may happen next?

Published On: December 16, 2020 07:09 AM NPT By: Kosh Raj Koirala

KATHMANDU, Dec 15: The ongoing row within the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) reached its climax on Tuesday with House Speaker Agni Prasad Sapkota deciding not to attend the Constitutional Council meeting that was expected to make crucial nominations at various constitutional bodies

Chinese Defense Minister arriving in Nepal next week as ruling NCP is plagued by bitter intraparty dispute

Published On: November 20, 2020 05:23 PM NPT By: Kosh Raj Koirala

The visit comes in the wake of Chinese government mouthpiece - Global Times - accusing forces within Nepal and beyond of provoking Nepal against China over what it said was a ‘fabricated’ border encroachment in Humla district.

Dahal should quit if charges he has leveled against me are proved wrong: PM Oli

Published On: November 19, 2020 03:05 PM NPT By: Kosh Raj Koirala

KATHMANDU, Nov 19: Giving a new twist to the intraparty conflict, chairman of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) KP Oli, who is also the prime minister, has said that Executive Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal should resign from his position if the allegations he has made against Oli in a political paper presented at the Secretariat meeting are proved wrong.

Rumors of political change intensify in Nepal after RAW chief’s visit

Published On: October 30, 2020 09:54 AM NPT By: Kosh Raj Koirala

"Is Nepal vanishing from the global/regional strategic radar?" asks Dr Bhattarai as Pompeo visits the Maldives, but not Nepal

COVID-19 pandemic has devastated the economy. But there is still time to save it from total collapse

Published On: September 22, 2020 09:10 AM NPT By: Kosh Raj Koirala

KATHMANDU, Sept 22: Dhan Bahadur Shah of Kailali had opened an eatery in Kalanki area. But, less than two months after he started the business, the COVID-19 pandemic forced him to close the place in March.

Are political parties serious about implementing the constitution?

Published On: September 19, 2020 10:10 AM NPT By: Kosh Raj Koirala

Dissatisfactions against the government have been accumulating over the years and there are fears that they may be vented out in the streets if the parties in power do not mend their ways

Embattled PM Oli grows stronger as ‘ideological polarization’ begins within ruling NCP

Published On: July 31, 2020 07:54 AM NPT By: Kosh Raj Koirala

KATHMANDU, July 31: With the start of an ‘ideological polarization’ among the leaders of the erstwhile CPN-UML and the CPN (Maoist Center) which merged to form the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP), the embattled Prime Minister K P Oli has grown stronger within the ruling party in recent days.

Intra-party row in NCP takes a new twist after PM Oli offers Dahal as chairman of unified party

Published On: July 22, 2020 04:00 PM NPT By: Kosh Raj Koirala

KATHMANDU, July 21: The month-long row within the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) has taken a new twist after Prime Minister K P Oli promised Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal to extend his support during the party’s unity general convention, likely to be held within a year.

Is the ruling NCP already on the verge of split? No, not yet !

Published On: July 3, 2020 11:00 AM NPT By: Kosh Raj Koirala

KATHMANDU, July 3: The intra-party disputes within the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) took a new twist on Thursday after Prime Minister KP Oli decided to prorogue the ongoing session of the federal parliament. The decision of Prime Minister Oli, who is lately under pressure to quit from power, has left many asking a question: What will happen next?

Top NCP leaders ask PM Oli to step down as intra-party dispute peaks

Published On: July 1, 2020 09:00 AM NPT By: Kosh Raj Koirala

KATHMANDU, July 1: Just a couple of days after Prime Minister KP Oli said that forces within Nepal and India were conspiring against him to oust him from power, senior leaders of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) have asked Oli to step down from the posts of both prime minister and the party’s chairman.

Are Nepal-India relations going to be held hostage to the new national emblem?

Published On: June 21, 2020 09:40 AM NPT By: Kosh Raj Koirala

KATHMANDU, June 21: Following the unanimous endorsement of the second constitution amendment bill by both houses of the federal parliament on Thursday, the government has already updated the country's national emblem with a new political map that includes Kalapani, Lipu Lekh and Limpiyadhura. It is now in the process to replace the national emblem in all official documents including official letterheads, stamps, passports and citizenship certificates.

House of Representatives unanimously endorses the national emblem having Nepal's new map

Published On: June 13, 2020 08:00 PM NPT By: Kosh Raj Koirala

KATHMANDU, June 13: In a show of unprecedented national unity, the House of Representatives (HoR) unanimously endorsed the constitution amendment bill to pave way for replacing Nepal’s map in the national emblem with the country’s new political and administrative map that includes Kalapani, Lipu Lekh and Limpiyadhura.

Even India's official documents show that Limpiyadhura is the real source of the Kali River (with video)

Published On: May 22, 2020 07:10 PM NPT By: Kosh Raj Koirala

KATHMANDU, May 22: War of words between Nepal and India has intensified after Nepal issued a new political map that includes its own territories -- Kalapani, Lipu Lekh and Limpiyadhura -- controlled unilaterally by the Indian military since the 1960s. At the heart of this tension is the origin of the Kali River (known as the Mahakali River in Nepal) that defines Nepal's western border with India as per the Treaty of Sugauli reached with the East-India Company in 1816.

Deal to open trade route through Lipu Lekh does not affect outstanding boundary questions between Nepal and India: China tells Nepal

Published On: May 19, 2020 07:35 PM NPT By: Kosh Raj Koirala

KATHMANDU, May 19: Prime Minister KP Oli has said that China has clarified that its agreement with India to open a link road through the Lipu Lekh pass does not affect the outstanding boundary questions between Nepal and India.

Kalapani, Lipu Lekh and Limpiyadhura are indisputably Nepali territory: PM

Published On: May 19, 2020 04:36 PM NPT By: Kosh Raj Koirala

KATHMANDU, May 19: Prime Minister KP Oli has said that Kalapani, Lipu Lekh and Limpiyadhura are indisputably Nepali territories which were made to look like disputed ones after the Indian army occupied them without any grounds in 1962.

Three in every five employees lost their jobs in Nepal due to COVID-19 crisis

Published On: May 17, 2020 07:45 AM NPT By: Kosh Raj Koirala

KATHMANDU, May 17: Three in every five employees of both formal and informal micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in Nepal have lost their jobs as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, according to a study commissioned by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Nepal.