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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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Moves to buy EVM stirs controversy

Published On: February 9, 2017 07:24 AM NPT By: Kosh Raj Koirala

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.

Govt set to write to EC to stay prepared for polls

Published On: February 2, 2017 02:38 AM NPT By: Kosh Raj Koirala

KATHMANDU, Feb 1: The government has decided to write to the Election Commission (EC) to make necessary logistical preparations to hold election by mid-May.

PM under pressure with no progress on amendment, polls

Published On: January 30, 2017 04:27 AM NPT By: Kosh Raj Koirala

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.

Challenges galore for holding local polls by mid-May

Published On: January 23, 2017 07:31 AM NPT By: Kosh Raj Koirala

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.

PM expanding cabinet to secure two-thirds votes for amendment

Published On: January 14, 2017 01:20 AM NPT By: Kosh Raj Koirala

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.

Liu’s message: Room for improvement in relations

Published On: December 21, 2016 08:13 AM NPT By: Kosh Raj Koirala

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.

NC turns down UDMF call for bill revision

Published On: December 19, 2016 07:10 AM NPT By: Kosh Raj Koirala

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.

Tying polls with amendment could vitiate environment: Diplomats

Published On: December 8, 2016 02:41 AM NPT By: Kosh Raj Koirala

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.

UML to obstruct House, protest in streets against amendment bill

Published On: December 1, 2016 12:40 AM NPT By: Kosh Raj Koirala

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.

NC, Maoist leaders at odds with own MPs over delineations

Published On: November 28, 2016 11:40 AM NPT By: Kosh Raj Koirala

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.

Govt goes ahead with amendment preparations

Published On: November 26, 2016 07:38 AM NPT By: Kosh Raj Koirala

KATHMANDU, Nov 25: The government has expedited preparations to register a draft bill that seeks to amend four provisions of the constitution in the parliament on Sunday.

Govt and EC at odds over rights to fix poll date

Published On: November 23, 2016 12:50 AM NPT By: Kosh Raj Koirala

KATHMANDU, Nov 23: The government and the Election Commission (EC) are at odds over who should have the rights to declare the date of periodic election.

Govt, EC at odds over right to fix poll date

Published On: November 23, 2016 12:30 AM NPT By: Kosh Raj Koirala

KATHMANDU, Nov 23: The government and the Election Commission (EC) are at odds over who should reserve the rights to declare the date of periodic election.

Ten years on, CPA promises largely unmet

Published On: November 21, 2016 07:56 AM NPT By: Kosh Raj Koirala

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.

China questions Nepal’s commitment to ‘One China’ policy

Published On: November 8, 2016 11:56 AM NPT By: Kosh Raj Koirala

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.

‘More than one reason why impeachment deliberations put off’

Published On: October 27, 2016 07:24 AM NPT By: Kosh Raj Koirala

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).

Whither nonalignment?

Published On: June 15, 2016 08:12 PM NPT By: Kosh Raj Koirala

The geostrategic rebalancing in the Asia Pacific region has put Nepal’s long-held non-aligned foreign policy to test