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, Feb 9: As the ‘quiet’ negotiations by Chief Election Commissioner Ayodhee Prasad Yadav for the purchase of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) start courting serious controversy, it is learnt that Smartmatic, the company with which the negotiations are being held, was found to have a questionable background.
KATHMANDU, Jan 30: While the government’s attempts to address the demands of the agitating Madhes-based parties through a statute amendment make no headway, Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal is under pressure both from the ruling coalition partners and from within his own party.
KATHMANDU, Jan 23: Even as major political parties reiterated on Saturday that the local-level elections must be held by mid-May, there are many hurdles to overcome to hold the elections within that time.
KATHMANDU, Jan 14: As the main opposition party, which claims to have in its fold more than one third of votes in parliament, has vowed to scuttle the constitution amendment bill, Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has expedited preparations to induct more ministers in his cabinet in an apparent bid to garner support of more parties in favor of the statute amendment bill.
KATHMANDU, Dec 21: Visiting Political Bureau and Secretariat member of the Communist Party of China (CPC), Liu Qibao, wrapped up his three-day official visit to Nepal on Tuesday, marking the highest level visit of any Chinese leader to Kathmandu in the year 2016.
KATHMANDU, Dec 19: At a time when the agitating Madhes-based parties are calling for revision in the constitution amendment proposal registered already in parliament, the ruling Nepali Congress (NC) has rejected the demand.
KATHMANDU, Dec 8: Although they lauded the tabling of the constitution amendment bill in parliament as a 'positive development', Kathmandu-based foreign diplomats have concluded that the government's attempt to tie up the issue of elections with the amendment could blight the prospects for elections in the near future.
KATHMANDU, Dec 1: The main opposition party, CPN-UML, has decided to use all its energies to foil the proposed amendments to the new Constitution, which it has termed an attempt to undermine the sovereign existence of the country.
KATHMANDU, Nov 28: With mounting dissatisfaction within the two key ruling parties over the proposed amendments to the new Constitution, the top leadership of the Nepali Congress (NC) and the CPN (Maoist Center) find themselves in real trouble.
KATHMANDU, Nov 21: While Monday marks the 10th anniversary of the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Accord (CPA) between the government and then rebel CPN (Maoist), many promises and commitments made in that historic deal remain either only partially fulfilled or altogether unaddressed.
KATHMANDU, Nov 8: Expressing concern over the commitment of the new government to Nepal’s long-held one-China policy, China has registered strong objections with the government over ‘anti-China’ activities in Nepal in recent days.
KATHMANDU, Oct 26: The public expected parliamentary proceeding on the impeachment motion against CIAA chief Lokman Singh Karki to move forward expeditiously and the major political parties had also reached an informal agreement to hold deliberations on the motion till Wednesday and then turn it over to the Impeachment Recommendation Committee (IRC).