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Santosh Ghimire

Mr. Santosh Ghimire served as coordinator for Republica Online (2018-2021). Before joining Republica Online, he worked for Republica daily, Annapurna Post daily, Nayapatrika daily and Nepal Samacharpatra daily. He primarily covered matters pertaining to foreign policy, geopolitics, human rights, bureaucracy, political affairs, and governance. Mr. Ghimire joined Nepali media in 2007. He also contributed to international media outlets including 9DASHLINE (London, United Kingdom) and Xinhua News Agency (China). He was a SAF-Madanjeet Singh scholar at Asian College of Journalism, Chennai, India (2012-2013 batch).
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Four cabinet ministers belonged to CPN (Maoist Center) relieved of their position as lawmakers

Published On: April 8, 2021 03:44 PM NPT By: Santosh Ghimire

KATHMANDU, April 8: Four ministers in the Oli-led cabinet, who belonged to the CPN (Maoist Center), relieved of their position as lawmakers on Thursday.

Book review: Analyzing political economy of federalism in Nepal

Published On: April 6, 2021 03:57 PM NPT By: Santosh Ghimire

Sanghiyata ko artha rajniti (political economy of federalism) is a book penned by Binod Neupane. The second edition of the book authored by Neupane, who is well-versed on models of federalism, decentralization and local development, hit the stands in August, 2020. The book primarily focuses on what challenges Nepal's federalism is currently facing and what measures should be taken to overcome them.

All eyes on four UML leaders, as Oli faction seeks clarification

Published On: March 22, 2021 03:05 PM NPT By: Santosh Ghimire

KATHMANDU, March 22: The ruling Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist Leninist) has sought clarification from its four leaders including Madhav Kumar Nepal for carrying out activities against the party interests.

CCMC recommends to cabinet to resume cross-border transportation between Nepal and India

Published On: March 18, 2021 04:55 PM NPT By: Santosh Ghimire

KATHMANDU, March 18: The Covid-19 Crisis Management Centre (CCMC) has recommended to the Council of Ministers to resume cross-border transportation between Nepal and India.

CPN (MC)'s central committee asks its ministers in Oli-led govt to resign en-masse

Published On: March 14, 2021 05:00 PM NPT By: Santosh Ghimire

KATHMANDU, March 14: A central committee meeting of the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist Center) on Sunday asked its ministers in the federal government including Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa and Energy Minister Top Bahadur Rayamajhi to resign en masse for breaching party discipline.

President Bhandari to pay official visit to Bangladesh later this month

Published On: March 11, 2021 07:15 PM NPT By: Santosh Ghimire

KATHMANDU, March 11: President Bidya Devi Bhandari will pay an official visit to Bangladesh later this month, government sources said on Thursday.

India working to promote sub-regional energy hub comprising Bhutan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Myanmar and India

Published On: March 10, 2021 07:03 PM NPT By: Santosh Ghimire

KATHMANDU, March 10: India is working to promote a sub-regional energy hub comprising Bhutan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Myanmar and India to meet its energy needs, foreign secretary of India, Harsh Vardhan Shringla has said.

CPN (Maoist Center) decides to hold talks with NC, JSP on forming new govt

Published On: March 9, 2021 03:59 PM NPT By: Santosh Ghimire

KATHMANDU, March 9: The Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist Center) has decided to hold talks with the main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) and Janata Samajbadi Party (JSP) on the possibility of formation of a new coalition government.

Ahead of party split, NCP Chairperson Oli announces 1199-member general convention organizing committee

Published On: December 22, 2020 12:44 PM NPT By: Santosh Ghimire

KATHMANDU, Dec 22: Chairperson of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) KP Sharma Oli on Tuesday announced an 1199-member committee to organize the party's general convention.

Oli ‘explains’ how he was ‘forced’ to dissolve House and announce midterm elections

Published On: December 21, 2020 07:02 PM NPT By: Santosh Ghimire

KATHMANDU, Dec 21: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said that he was forced to take the decision to dissolve parliament after conspiracies were made against his government and it was not allowed to function properly.

In an unprecedented move,  Prime Minister Oli recommends dissolution of parliament

Published On: December 20, 2020 12:45 PM NPT By: Santosh Ghimire

KATHMANDU, Dec 20: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has decided to recommend to President Bidya Devi Bhandari to dissolve parliament.

India, Bangladesh agree to strengthen subregional cooperation on energy, connectivity involving Nepal and Bhutan

Published On: December 17, 2020 05:37 PM NPT By: Santosh Ghimire

KATHMANDU, Dec 17: India and Bangladesh on Thursday agreed to strengthen subregional cooperation on energy and connectivity involving Nepal and Bhutan.

Govt unveils new integrated foreign policy document; stresses mutual cooperation based on Panchsheel (with document)

Published On: December 7, 2020 07:00 AM NPT By: Santosh Ghimire

This is the first foreign policy document after Oli-led government came to power in 2018

What is in Chairman Oli's letter to NCP’s Standing Committee?

Published On: December 6, 2020 06:00 PM NPT By: Santosh Ghimire

KATHMANDU, Dec 6: Amid growing internal rift within the ruling Nepal Communist Party due to factional feud, chairperson of the ruling Nepal Communist Party KP Sharma Oli on Sunday skipped a crucial meeting of the party's Standing Committee.

NCP General Secretary Poudel stresses Oli-Dahal joint political document to save the ruling party

Published On: November 20, 2020 08:55 PM NPT By: Santosh Ghimire

KATHMANDU, Nov 20: Bishnu Poudel, the general secretary of Nepal Communist Party (NCP), has urged the party’s Executive Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal to withdraw his political document and present a joint document prepared by both Oli and Dahal at the party's next Secretariat meeting which has been scheduled for November 28.

Is the ruling NCP on the verge of split?

Published On: November 2, 2020 06:30 AM NPT By: Santosh Ghimire

KATHMANDU, Nov 1: General Secretary of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP), Bishnu Poudel said on Sunday that his party is currently facing “a serious existential crisis”.

Indian Army Chief Naravane to visit Nepal next month

Published On: October 14, 2020 04:10 PM NPT By: Santosh Ghimire

KATHMANDU, Oct 14: Indian Army Chief Manoj Mukund Naravane will visit Nepal next month, the Nepal Army headquarters said in a press statement on Wednesday. The Army headquarters, however, has not disclosed the specific dates for the visit.

This is how Karnali Chief Minister Shahi managed to save his post

Published On: October 14, 2020 07:59 AM NPT By: Santosh Ghimire

KATHMANDU, Oct 14: An intra-party dispute which surfaced this week in the Karnali Provincial Committee of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP), seeking the overthrow of Chief Minister Mahendra Bahadur Shahi, has finally been settled, at least for now.

Is NCP row in Karnali local or an offshoot of the tussle at the center ?

Published On: October 13, 2020 07:40 AM NPT By: Santosh Ghimire

Leaders close to Dahal claim that PM Oli is behind the fresh turmoil emerging in NCP’s Karnali Provincial Committee

Expert panel submits report on disputed border region with India to FM Gyawali

Published On: October 5, 2020 07:55 PM NPT By: Santosh Ghimire

KATHMANDU, Oct 5: An expert panel formed by the government to gather historical evidences that support its claim that Kalapani, Lipu Lekh and Limpiyadhura currently held by Indian side originally belong to Nepal submitted its report to Minister for Foreign Affairs, Pradeep Kumar Gyawali on Sunday.