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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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China to extend railway link to Kathmandu

Published On: June 22, 2018 06:44 AM NPT By: Kosh Raj Koirala

KATHMANDU, June 22: Nepal and China have reached various 14 key deals including a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to extend Chinese electric cargo railway network to Kathmandu.

Nepal, China agree to expedite 8 major projects

Published On: June 21, 2018 05:45 AM NPT By: Kosh Raj Koirala

KATHMANDU, June 21: Nepal and China have agreed to expedite eight major projects in Nepal, during the ongoing official visit of Prime Minister KP Oli to Beijing.

PM heading for China on June 19

Published On: June 14, 2018 06:30 AM NPT By: Kosh Raj Koirala

KATHMANDU, June 14: After his three-day visit to India in April, Prime Minister KP Oli is set to pay a six-day official visit to China beginning June 19. The date of his visit was simultaneously announced by both Kathmandu and Beijing on Wednesday.

Congress dissidents close in on Deuba

Published On: June 12, 2018 06:51 AM NPT By: Kosh Raj Koirala

KATHMANDU, June 11: As dissatisfaction mounts within the party over the working style of its top leadership, dissident leaders of the Nepali Congress (NC) have begun regrouping to challenge party President Sher Bahadur Deuba.

Govt decides to shut down UN's DPA office in Nepal

Published On: June 11, 2018 06:30 AM NPT By: Kosh Raj Koirala

KATHMANDU, June 11: Arguing that Nepal's peace process successfully concluded after the completion of the three-tier elections under the new constitution, the government has directed the United Nations to close its Department of Political Affairs (DPA) unit in Nepal with immediate effect.

Nepal for hosting 4th BIMSTEC in August-end or early September

Published On: June 3, 2018 08:01 PM NPT By: Kosh Raj Koirala

KATHMANDU, June 4: Nepal has proposed hosting the Fourth Summit of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) in August end or first week of September.

With FSFN on board, Oli govt has two-thirds majority

Published On: June 2, 2018 06:35 AM NPT By: Kosh Raj Koirala

KATHMANDU, June 2: With the inclusion of the Federal Socialist Forum Nepal (FSFN) into the cabinet on Friday, the KP Sharma Oli government now commands a two-thirds majority in parliament. This arithmetic allows the government to take any decision, including amending the constitution.

India to wind up ‘unauthorized’ camp office in Biratnagar

Published On: May 23, 2018 08:02 AM NPT By: Kosh Raj Koirala

KATHMANDU, May 23: After years-long refusal to comply with  repeated diplomatic correspondence from Nepali authorities, the Indian government has finally decided to shut its “unauthorized” camp office in Biratnagar.

Lawmakers' lobby for continuity of controversial fund sparks concerns

Published On: April 29, 2018 07:00 AM NPT By: Kosh Raj Koirala

KATHMANDU, April 29: Despite several cases of irregularities reported while utilizing the Constituency Development Fund in the past, newly-elected lawmakers have begun piling pressure on the government to give continuity to the controversial fund with significant increment.

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

Published On: April 23, 2018 07:35 AM NPT By: Kosh Raj Koirala

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

Published On: April 14, 2018 01:32 AM NPT By: Kosh Raj Koirala

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)

Published On: April 6, 2018 09:15 AM NPT By: Kosh Raj Koirala

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

Published On: April 2, 2018 08:15 AM NPT By: Kosh Raj Koirala

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

Published On: March 24, 2018 06:40 AM NPT By: Kosh Raj Koirala

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

Published On: March 23, 2018 01:12 PM NPT By: Kosh Raj Koirala

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

Published On: March 17, 2018 06:50 AM NPT By: Kosh Raj Koirala

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

Published On: March 5, 2018 06:30 AM NPT By: Kosh Raj Koirala

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

Published On: March 3, 2018 06:00 AM NPT By: Kosh Raj Koirala

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

Published On: February 3, 2018 07:21 AM NPT By: Kosh Raj Koirala

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

Published On: February 2, 2018 07:00 AM NPT By: Kosh Raj Koirala

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.