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Sangeet Sangroula

Sangeet Sangroula is a correspondent of Republica Daily. He has been reporting on earthquake reconstruction, bureaucracy, development issues, elections and various political issues since 2012.

IFRC summons NRCS officials over quake funds misuse

March 21, 2018 09:27 AM

KATHMANDU, March 21: The Asia-Pacific regional office of the International Federation of Red Cross (IFRC) has summoned Nepal Red Cross Society (NRCS) Chairman Sanjeev Thapa and NRCS Earthquake Response Operation head Umesh Prasad Dhakal to inquire about the organization's alleged involvement in gross misuse of earthquake relief fund

Govt for giving voluntary retirement only to needy officials

February 27, 2018 05:30 AM

KATHMANDU, Feb 27: The newly-formed government led by KP Sharma Oli is mulling to revise the voluntary retirement scheme announced by the erstwhile government for civil servants for over fifty years.

Tired of waiting for Indian aid, MoE rebuilds schools on its own

February 19, 2018 10:45 AM

KATHMANDU, Feb 19: Tired of waiting for foreign grants, the government has started reconstructing schools damaged by the 2015 earthquakes on its own.

Nepal Red Cross bypasses SWC to spend Rs 5 billion

February 12, 2018 07:00 AM

KATHMANDU, Feb 12: The Nepal Red Cross Society (NRCS) has been found defying government regulations and arbitrarily spending billions of rupees without the supervision of concerned government authorities.

Only 57 quake-damaged houses in KMC rebuilt so far

January 31, 2018 09:14 AM

KATHMANDU, Jan 31:  Even nearly three years since the 2015 devastating earthquake, only 57 houses have been reconstructed in  Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC), where a total of 7,171 houses were damaged.

Reconstruction loan delayed as India insists on selecting projects

January 21, 2018 07:32 AM

KATHMANDU, Jan 21: Nepal has found itself in a difficult position, with India including a caveat in the use of a  soft loan amounting to around US$750 million pledged by New Delhi for post-earthquake reconstruction.

China unveils new top leadership, Xi gets second term

October 26, 2017 09:00 AM

BEIJING, Oct 26: With the end of the 19th National Congress, the Communist Party of China (CPC) has elected new leadership for the party’s politburo standing committee, the top decision-making body of China, with President Xi Jinping as the party general secretary for the second five-year tenure.

CPC enshrines Xi Jinping ideology in constitution

October 25, 2017 01:24 AM

The congress also agreed to include statements in the party charter that the CPC will uphold its absolute leadership over the People's Liberation Army.

China to expand trade, investment in South and Central Asia under BRI

October 19, 2017 02:30 AM

BEIJING, Oct 19: In what may be taken as a move to further deepen its trade relations with South and Central Asian countries, Chinese President Xi Jinping announced that China will pursue the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) as a priority and open up its western region wider for the expansion of foreign trade in the next five years.

CPC 19th National Congress to include Xi’s theories

October 18, 2017 08:24 AM

BEIJING, Oct 17: The Communist Party of China has decided to include key theories and strategies proposed by Chinese President Xi Jinping as the party core leader for the governance of China by amending its constitution in the 19th National Congress, which opens in Beijing from Wednesday.

China to attach importance to neighbors

October 17, 2017 07:09 AM

BEIJING, Oct 17: China has said that it will increase high-level political exchanges with its neighboring countries following the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China and enhance mutual trust for strengthening bilateral relations.

Nepal, China to expedite cross-border railway

September 8, 2017 06:49 AM

BEIJING, Sept 8: China has expressed readiness to conduct a detailed project survey, design and feasibility study to construct the much-talked-about cross-border railway between the two neighbors at the earliest in a bid to create conditions for a possible China-Nepal-India economic corridor.

China urges India to view its development from an objective perspective

September 5, 2017 18:51 PM

XIAMEN (CHINA), Sept 5: China has urged India to view China’s development from a more sensible and objective perspective in order to bring the bilateral relations between the two countries on the right track.

China to provide US$80m for BRICS and other countries

September 5, 2017 03:30 AM

XIAMEN (CHINA), September 5: China has announced that it will provide around US$ 80m to further boost economic and technological cooperation among BRICS countries and other new emerging markets and developing countries.

BRICS leaders single out terrorist groups in Pakistan for terrorist attacks worldwide

September 4, 2017 16:03 PM

XIAMEN (CHINA), Sept 4: Barely a week after U.S President Donald J. Trump accused Pakistan of giving shelter to terrorist groups, leaders of the BRICS countries specifically mentioned names of terrorist organizations in Pakistan and called upon action against those responsible for committing, organizing or supporting terrorist acts.

Chinese Prez Xi presses for expansion of BRICS by including other emerging countries

September 4, 2017 01:15 AM

XIAMEN (CHINA), Sept 2: Chinese President Xi Jinping, who is also the chair of this year's BRICS Summit, said that the BRICS countries should now move ahead with BRICS plus cooperation model by integrating emerging markets and developing countries in order to give impetus to the world economic growth and diffuse risks and challenges posed by the rise of protectionism.

BRICS Summit begins from today

September 3, 2017 01:15 AM

XIAMEN (CHINA), September 3: The 9th annual BRICS Summit is all set to begin from Sunday in coastal Xiamen city of China with the inauguration of the BRICS Business Forum by Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Chinese firm wants to survey, design Nepal-China railroad

August 9, 2017 08:40 AM

CHENGDU (SICHUAN), Aug 8: China Railway Eryuan Engineering Group Co Ltd (CREEC), which is involved in the engineering survey and design of world's one of the most difficult railway lines -- Sichuan-Tibet railway, has expressed its interest to take part in survey and design of a cross-border railway link construction project between Nepal and China.

Nepali language study expanding in Chinese universities

July 18, 2017 05:00 AM

BEIJING, July 17: In what can be taken as a move to further deepen its engagement with Nepal, China is expanding the Nepali language study course in the bachelor's level for Chinese students in its universities.

Chinese students helping quake victims

July 2, 2017 18:05 PM

BEIJING, July 2: Frustration over the government’s failure in expediting the post-earthquake reconstruction even after two years of the devastating April 25 earthquake is obvious among Nepalese. However, the aggravation is not limited only among Nepali people.