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Kosh Raj Koirala

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Nepal reiterates its call for continuation of int'l support measures as it prepares for LDC graduation in 2026

Published On: February 28, 2024 01:12 PM NPT By: Kosh Raj Koirala

ABU DHABI (United Arab Emirates), Feb 28: Nepal has reiterated its call for the continuation of all international support measures for a specified period even after the country's graduation from a Least Developed Country (LDC) to a developing country.

13th WTO Ministerial Conference kicks off in Abu Dhabi as progress on key issues remains elusive

Published On: February 27, 2024 08:00 AM NPT By: Kosh Raj Koirala

WTO launches $50m fund for women entrepreneurs as it welcomes Comoros and the Republic of Timor-Leste as new member states.

UK commits $505 million in development grants for business and green growth in Nepal

Published On: February 21, 2024 07:30 AM NPT By: Kosh Raj Koirala

KATHMANDU, Feb 21: The UK has committed $505 million in development grants to Nepal by 2030. The UK government made this commitment by signing two separate grant agreements related to business and green growth with Nepal during a special function held at the Ministry of Finance on Tuesday.

Indian External Affairs Minister Jaishankar arriving in Kathmandu today to co-chair JC meeting

Published On: January 4, 2024 07:45 AM NPT By: Kosh Raj Koirala

KATHMANDU, Jan 4: Indian External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar is arriving in Kathmandu on Thursday as a part of his first foreign visit of the year to Nepal to co-chair a meeting of the Nepal-India Joint Commission (JC) meeting.

Police bust racket sending Nepali youths to serve in Russian Army; 12 arrested

Published On: December 7, 2023 07:00 AM NPT By: Kosh Raj Koirala

KATHMANDU, Dec 7: Police have busted a racket responsible for sending Nepali youths to join the Russian Army, leading to the arrests of 12 individuals and subsequent public disclosure.

MoFA confirms deaths of six Nepalis fighting alongside Russian Army in Ukraine, verifies One Nepali in Ukraine's captivity

Published On: December 4, 2023 06:44 PM NPT By: Kosh Raj Koirala

KATHMANDU, Dec 4: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) officially confirmed on Monday the deaths of six Nepali nationals who were fighting alongside the Russian army in Ukraine.

NA recommends promotion of Major General Sigdel, paving way for him to assume NA leadership next year

Published On: November 25, 2023 07:17 AM NPT By: Kosh Raj Koirala

KATHMANDU, Nov 24: The Nepalese Army (NA) has recommended Major General Ashok Raj Sigdel for promotion to the position of lieutenant general. The Promotion Committee meeting of the NA, held on Friday, decided to recommend Sigdel for the post.

UN SG extends condolences to families of Nepalis killed in Israel, renews calls for humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza

Published On: October 29, 2023 06:10 PM NPT By: Kosh Raj Koirala

KATHMANDU, Oct 29: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres expressed his deepest condolences to the families of ten Nepalis killed in a terrorist attack in Israel, while renewing his call for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza.

TJ process must meet int'l standards, SC's rulings and needs of victims: UN Secretary-General Gutterres

Published On: October 29, 2023 04:12 PM NPT By: Kosh Raj Koirala

KATHMANDU, Oct 29: Visiting United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Gutterres has said that the Transitional Justice (TJ) process in Nepal that the government is trying to conclude must help bring peace to victims, families and communities.

UN's long standing connection to the development of Lumbini--the birth place of Gautam Buddha

Published On: October 28, 2023 10:03 PM NPT By: Kosh Raj Koirala

KATHMANDU, Oct 28: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is arriving in Kathmandu on a four-day official visit to Nepal, beginning from Sunday, with a significant stopover in Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha, the apostle of peace. He is also scheduled to join the prayers for world peace in Lumbini.

MCC CEO Alice Albright: 'We agree with and have accepted' the 12-point explanatory note

Published On: October 3, 2023 10:06 PM NPT By: Kosh Raj Koirala

Albright expressed confidence in completing the MCC projects within the five-year deadline

MCC acknowledges 12-point interpretative declaration, clarifies that Nepal’s constitution will prevail over MCC Nepal Compact

Published On: August 30, 2023 08:00 AM NPT By: Kosh Raj Koirala

KATHMANDU, Aug 30: Amid concerns raised by a section of ruling party leaders, including Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, about whether the US government would accept the 12-point explanatory note as a part of the MCC agreement, the US government has clarified that the explanatory note will indeed be included in the MCC grant agreement.

Arrest of NC leaders widens rift between ruling NC and the Maoist Center

Published On: August 11, 2023 10:35 PM NPT By: Kosh Raj Koirala

KATHMANDU, August 11: The differences between the two main ruling parties, the Nepali Congress (NC) and the CPN (Maoist Center), have widened following the latest arrest of NC lawmaker Sunil Sharma in connection with fake academic certificates.

​​UML at odd with govt's position on Russia-Ukraine war

Published On: August 5, 2023 10:46 PM NPT By: Kosh Raj Koirala

Chairman Oli says Nepal should have stayed neutral instead of casting vote in favor of Ukraine in the UN forums.

US Assistant Secy Lu concludes his whirlwind trip to Nepal, focusing on MCC projects, strengthening bilateral relations

Published On: July 15, 2023 08:05 AM NPT By: Kosh Raj Koirala

KATHMANDU, July 15: Visiting US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia, Donald Lu, concluded his one-day visit to Nepal on Friday, focusing on the implementation of Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) projects and strengthening bilateral relations.

SC orders govt to investigate and confiscate private possession of illegal wildlife parts

Published On: June 1, 2023 08:00 AM NPT By: Kosh Raj Koirala

KATHMANDU, June 1: In a landmark victory for wildlife conservation, the Supreme Court (SC) has issued an order to investigate private possession of illegal wildlife parts and confiscate them.

Last living Gurkha VC Captain Ram Bahadur Limbu passes away

Published On: April 22, 2023 07:00 PM NPT By: Kosh Raj Koirala

KATHMANDU, April 22: Captain Ram Bahadur Limbu VC, MVO, a distinguished British Gurkha soldier known for his bravery and valor on the battlefield, has passed away on Saturday. He was 83.

Paudel elected as Nepal’s third president

Published On: March 10, 2023 08:00 AM NPT By: Kosh Raj Koirala

KATHMANDU, March 10: Ram Chandra Paudel, a senior leader of the Nepali Congress (NC), has been elected as the third president of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal.

Ruling alliance in trouble as eight parties including Maoist Center endorse NC candidate for new Prez

Published On: February 25, 2023 08:05 AM NPT By: Kosh Raj Koirala

KATHMANDU, Feb 25: The ruling party, CPN (Maoist Center), along with seven other political parties in parliament, have decided to endorse the Nepali Congress (NC) candidate for the presidential election scheduled for March 9.

Dr Ruit receives the top civilian award of Bahrain for his outstanding service to humanity through affordable eye care

Published On: February 22, 2023 08:00 AM NPT By: Kosh Raj Koirala

MANAMA (BAHRAIN), Feb 22: Dr. Sanduk Ruit, a Nepali ophthalmologist, has been awarded with the prestigious Isa Award for Services to Humanity amidst a royal ceremony held at Isa Cultural Center at Al-Fateh Compound here in Manama on Tuesday.