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.
KATHMANDU, May 21: Although the CPN (Maoist Center) made considerable gains in the local elections as compared to its performance in the Constituent Assembly (CA) election held in 2013, the former rebel outfit seems to have largely failed to impress urban voters.
KATHMANDU, May 17: While it is yet to be seen if the country heads toward the path of political stability and prosperity with the second phase polls still due, the first phase of local level polls held on Sunday across 34 districts has already brought a number of positive outcomes if seen through the sociological lens.
KATHMANDU, May 12: Nepal and China signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on cooperation under the One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative on Friday, paving the way for enhanced trade and transit connectivity, financial integration and people-to-people contacts between the two countries.
KATHMANDU, May 9 : In what could be seen as a growing rift between the executive and legislative branches on one hand and the judiciary on the other, following the impeachment motion brought against the chief justice, Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Speaker Onsari Gharti Magar skipped the Law Day function on Tuesday.
KATHMANDU, April 28: Although the opposition alliance has vowed to foil the constitution amendment bill, the ruling parties are inching closer to securing the requisite two-thirds majority of votes in favor of the 11-point constitution amendment bill tabled earlier in parliament.
KATHMANDU, April 27: Bowing to pressure from the opposition alliance, the government has withdrawn its controversial amendment proposal that would increase the number of local units in 11 select districts in the Tarai-Madhes.
KATHMANDU, April 24: In an apparent bid to bring the agitating Madhes-based political parties onboard the election process, the government has formally decided to hold the local level elections in two phases.
KATHMANDU, April 17: Two ruling parties --Nepali Congress (NC) and CPN (Maoist Center) - have reached an informal understanding to hold the local level election on the stipulated date even if the agitating parties united under the Federal Alliance (FA) do not come on board.
KATHMANDU, April 6: Souring relations between the ruling Nepali Congress (NC) and CPN (Maoist Center) in recent days have relegated negotiations with the agitating Madhes-based political parties to the back burner.
KATHMANDU, March 13: As the country prepares for local-level elections on May 14 after a hiatus of 20 years, the Saptari incident last week has further polarized the already fractured politics of Nepal, leaving the polls uncertain at least in Province 2.
KATHMANDU, March 9: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal is under tremendous pressure with the main opposition party, CPN-UML, stressing holding the local level poll on the scheduled date, and the agitating Madhes-based parties asking him to withdraw the poll decision.
KATHMANDU, March 1: India has named a senior diplomat at the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), Manjeev Singh Puri, as its new ambassador to Nepal. Puri will be succeeding Ranjit Rae, whose term as envoy to Nepal ended on Tuesday.
KATHMANDU, Mar 1: After nearly three decades, the Indian Embassy in Kathmandu is set to remain without its ambassador after South Block failed to pick a successor to Ranjit Rae, who retired from service on Tuesday.
KATHMANDU, Mar 1: Agitating Madhes-based political parties have rejected the proposal of Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal to put the constitution amendment bill on hold until the ruling parties secure requisite two-thirds majority votes in parliament.
KATHMANDU, Feb 27: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that Nepal will soon formally sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with China to become part of its One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative.
KATHMANDU, Feb 10: The third-country resettlement program for the Bhutanese refugees in the US that came to an abrupt halt after the executive order of President Donald Trump has yet to resume even after the federal court stayed the order that temporarily banned admission of refugees.