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Kosh Raj Koirala

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Factional disputes prolong Congress Mahasamiti

Published On: December 21, 2018 05:30 AM NPT By: Kosh Raj Koirala

KATHMANDU, Dec 21: A fresh dispute has begun in the main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) over the number of party's office bearers and election method. This has led to the extension of the ongoing Mahasamiti meeting till Saturday.

US seeks key role for Nepal in Indo-Pacific as China ups forays

Published On: December 20, 2018 06:00 AM NPT By: Kosh Raj Koirala

KATHMANDU, Dec 20: As China makes a greater foray in Nepal through its overarching Belt and Road Initiative, the United States of America has sought a 'central role' from this Himalayan nation in its “Indo-pacific strategy”— widely seen as a counter to the ambitious Chinese connectivity project.

NC general convention to elect all office bearers but treasurer

Published On: December 19, 2018 08:01 AM NPT By: Kosh Raj Koirala

KATHMANDU, Dec 19: In a major organizational restructuring, the main opposition party Nepali Congress (NC) has decided to expand the size of its Central Working Committee to 161, with a provision to elect directly all office bearers except the treasurer, through a general convention.

Yogi will spend six hours in Janakpur Wednesday

Published On: December 11, 2018 06:00 AM NPT By: Kosh Raj Koirala

KATHMANDU, Dec 11: Chief Minister of Indian State of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Aadityanath is arriving in Janakpur for a six-hour stay as part of his pilgrimage to Janaki Temple on Wednesday.

CMs complain about lack of laws

Published On: December 10, 2018 08:08 AM NPT By: Kosh Raj Koirala

KATHMANDU, Dec 10: While complaining that the failure on the part of the federal government to introduce necessary federal legislations on time had greatly hampered their day to day work, chief ministers (CM) of various provincial governments have asked Prime Minister KP Oli to introduce the legislations including those related to federal civil servants and the federal police at the earliest.

Govt bolstering security presence along borders with India, China

Published On: November 24, 2018 03:05 AM NPT By: Kosh Raj Koirala

KATHMANDU, Nov 24: In view of checking possible infiltration of criminal elements and curbing cross-border crimes, Nepal has geared up preparation to bolster security presence along its international border with India and China.

The price of peace: Rs 166 billion and still counting

Published On: November 21, 2018 08:25 AM NPT By: Kosh Raj Koirala

KATHMANDU, Nov 21: While the decade-long Maoist armed insurgency played a major role in the transformation of Nepal's political landscape, the price this impoverished country had to pay for the peace process that began once the Maoists laid down their arms in 2006 is found to be way high.

Nepal pins hopes on new Bhutan govt for refugee repatriation

Published On: November 5, 2018 08:11 AM NPT By: Kosh Raj Koirala

KATHMANDU, Nov 5: As the new government led by Lotay Tshering of Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) party gets a full shape in Bhutan after the third democratic elections last month, Nepal looks forward to holding fresh talks with the Druk government to resolve the nearly three-decade-long Bhutanese refugee problem once and for all.

Govt's priority questioned over PM's Costa Rica visit

Published On: September 24, 2018 06:00 AM NPT By: Kosh Raj Koirala

KATHMANDU, Sept 24: As Prime Minister KP Oli plans to make a bilateral official visit to the central American country of Costa Rica after addressing the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), there are concerns in the diplomatic circle in Kathmandu if the country's ruling political leadership has a clear sense of its foreign policy priorities.

Modi's delay in receiving EPG report raises doubt over Indian commitment

Published On: September 11, 2018 12:00 PM NPT By: Kosh Raj Koirala

KATHMANDU, Sept 11: Prolonged delay on the part of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in receiving the joint report prepared by the Eminent Persons Group (EPG), formed earlier to recommend measures to improve Nepal-India relations, has raised serious doubts in Kathmandu about New Delhi's commitment to implementing the EPG's recommendations.

BIMSTEC summit concludes with resolve to enhance multi-dimensional connectivity

Published On: September 1, 2018 07:00 AM NPT By: Kosh Raj Koirala

KATHMANDU, Sep 1: The fourth Summit of BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation) concluded on Friday, issuing an 18-point Kathmandu Declaration that lays huge emphasis on the development of multi-dimensional connectivity among member states for economic integration and socio-economic development in the region.

BIMSTEC leaders stress harnessing economic potential

Published On: August 31, 2018 06:35 AM NPT By: Kosh Raj Koirala

KATHMANDU, Aug 31: The fourth BIMSTEC summit kicked off in Kathmandu Thursday with top leaders of member states stressing the need to enhance cooperation in various areas to harness the full economic potential of the region.

BIMSTEC summit begins today

Published On: August 30, 2018 07:57 AM NPT By: Kosh Raj Koirala

KATHMANDU, Aug 30: The much-awaited fourth summit conference of BIMSTEC, or Bay of Bengal Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation , is beginning Thursday, with a resolve to transform the Bay of Bengal into a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable region.

Rohingya in Nepal want plight resolved by Myanmar, B'desh leaders at BIMSTEC summit

Published On: August 29, 2018 06:30 AM NPT By: Kosh Raj Koirala

KATHMANDU, Aug 29: Jafar Miya, 34, was not at home in Muangdaw township of Rakhine state when an unruly mob, allegedly with tacit support from the Myanmar military and police, went on the rampage.

Oli govt dillydallying on statutory commissions

Published On: August 20, 2018 07:27 AM NPT By: Kosh Raj Koirala

KATHMANDU, Aug 20: The failure of each successive government to form various statutory bodies almost for three years since the new constitution was promulgated has raised serious doubts over the commitment of the ruling parties to honor the Constitution.

Praise for Vajpayee from among Nepal's Who’s Who

Published On: August 18, 2018 06:49 AM NPT By: Kosh Raj Koirala

KATHMANDU, Aug 18: As the last rites of former Indian Prime Minister and veteran Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Atal Bihari Vajpayee were performed in New Delhi on Friday, many in Kathmandu have expressed deep condolences on his passing away, recalling him as a true friend of Nepal.

Govt set to recall envoys other than ones appointed under Maoist quota

Published On: August 10, 2018 07:05 AM NPT By: Kosh Raj Koirala

KATHMANDU, Aug 10: The government is preparing to recall by early September at least 10 of the 14 ambassadors appointed under the coalition government of the Nepali Congress (NC) and Maoist Center in February 2017.

Under new rule, envoys need to take oath from PM

Published On: July 17, 2018 07:19 AM NPT By: Kosh Raj Koirala

Uprety named envoy to India, Pandey to Malaysia

More optics, less substance

Published On: June 25, 2018 06:00 AM NPT By: Kosh Raj Koirala

KATHMANDU, June 25: Prime Minister KP Oli arrived home on Sunday, concluding his six-day official visit to China. Although there was high optimism in Nepal about his visit to the northern neighbor this time, Prime Minister Oli has largely failed to live up to the expectations.

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.