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Kosh Raj Koirala

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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.

Democracy was saved but hope is all we have

Published On: January 1, 2022 06:30 PM NPT By: Kosh Raj Koirala

Hope is all we have. Let’s hope 2022 will be a productive year in Nepal’s journey to peace and prosperity. Let’s hope we all will let our hopes, not our hurts, shape 2022.

General Purna Chandra Thapa: A role model for emerging generation of military leaders

Published On: August 10, 2021 03:15 PM NPT By: Kosh Raj Koirala

General Thapa also knew very well that cooperation and coordination with other security agencies is a must to ensure effective national security and acted accordingly. His visit to Nepal Police Headquarters -- the first time ever by any incumbent army chief -- to congratulate newly-appointed Nepal Police Chief Shailesh Thapa is a testimony to this. General Thapa also ensured equally close coordination with the Armed Police Force (APF), which is mandated to guard Nepal's international border. It was never such a close cooperation the army established with other security agencies.

PM Oli dissolves parliament, announces midterm elections in November

Published On: May 22, 2021 07:00 AM NPT By: Kosh Raj Koirala

KATHMANDU, May 22: The embattled Prime Minister K P Oli has dissolved parliament and announced midterm elections of the lower house of federal parliament in November.

What next: Midterm elections or a full-term Oli govt?

Published On: May 14, 2021 08:10 PM NPT By: Kosh Raj Koirala

KATHMANDU, May 14: Prime Minister KP Oli on Friday took the oath of office and secrecy as the country's 43rd prime minister despite losing a vote of confidence in parliament earlier this week. Since he has been reappointed as the prime minister in his capacity as the leader of the largest political party in parliament, Prime Minister Oli will have to seek a vote of confidence again within the next 30 days. Whether he will be able to win the vote of confidence will determine the country's future political course - midterm elections or a full-term government led by Oli.

Most Kathmandu Valley hospitals facing acute shortage of medical oxygen for past few days

Published On: May 8, 2021 06:07 PM NPT By: Kosh Raj Koirala

Doctors say ‘lack of oxygen more serious than lack of beds’

What does PM Oli want?

Published On: May 4, 2021 11:55 AM NPT By: Kosh Raj Koirala

With elections on his mind, PM Oli seeks a vote of confidence in parliament

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.