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Gyan P Neupane

Gyan P Neupane is with Republica’s Political Bureau. He covers bureaucracy, governance, earthquake reconstruction, culture, archaeology, among others. He has been in journalism since 2011 being based in Kathmandu, Nepal.
gyan.neupane@myrepublica.com

UNESCO mission wants Valley heritage in danger list

June 22, 2017 05:30 AM

KATHMANDU, June 22: The Reactive Monitoring mission of UNESCO's World Heritage Committee has asked the committee to place the cultural heritage of Kathmandu Valley in the danger list in view of the government's failure at timely reconstruction of heritage sites  damaged by earthquake in 2015. Inclusion in the list means the heritage sites concerned  might loose their world heritage status.

Govt working on 14 various local governance acts

June 20, 2017 00:10 AM

KATHMANDU, June 20: Over a dozen acts required for the operation and management of local governments as envisioned in the new constitution are yet to be finalized even a month after the first phase of local polls held in 283 local units on May 14.

NRA proposes bringing four CLPIUs under its authority

June 15, 2017 03:45 AM

KATHMANDU, June 14: Following the lack of proper coordination between National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) and four central level project implementation units (CLPIUs), the NRA has asked the government to put those units under its authority. Since the NRA has been facing criticism over snail-paced reconstruction works across the earthquake-affected districts, NRA Chief Executive Officer Govinda Raj Pokharel has proposed bringing the units under his watch with a view to expedite the reconstruction task smoothly.

Town development committees redundant, scrap them: House panel

June 13, 2017 00:30 AM

KATHMANDU, June 13: Parliament's Development Committee has asked government to scrap bodies of similar nature such as town development committees saying that existence of parallel bodies had caused duplication and other complications in carrying out development activities.

Dhurmus, Suntali to build ‘a Nepal within Nepal’

June 6, 2017 08:18 AM

KATHMANDU, June 5: After successfully completing three settlement projects for earthquake victims and other communities, the actor couple Sitaram Kattel (Dhurmus) and Kunjana Ghimire (Suntali) on Monday announced to develop an ambitious fourth project.

Dhurmus, Suntali announce 4th ambitious settlement project (With video)

June 5, 2017 21:25 PM

KATHMANDU, June 5: After successfully completing three settlement projects for earthquake victims and other communities, the actor couple Sitaram Kattel (Dhurmus) and Kunjana Ghimire (Suntali) on Monday announced to develop an ambitious fourth project.

MPs for fewer ministries under central govt

June 3, 2017 00:50 AM

KATHMANDU, June 3: Dismayed by the number of the proposed central government ministries, lawmakers have demanded to keep the number of ministries under the central government low in the federal set-up.

Impact of my work will be seen in a month: Mayor-elect Shakya

May 29, 2017 08:08 AM

CPN-UML candidate Bidya Sundar Shakya was elected mayor of Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) on Sunday, defeating his nearest rival Raju Raj Joshi of Nepali Congress. With Shakya all set to assume the top post in the country"s largest city, Republica"s Gyan P. Neupane talked with him about his vision and his plans to make the capital “a beautiful, safe, prosperous and lively city” as promised in the election manifesto. Excerpts:

Maoists in blame game after KMC losses

May 20, 2017 01:00 AM

KATHMANDU, May 20: As Sarbottam Dangol, the ruling CPN (Maoist Center)'s mayoral candidate for Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC), has received very few votes in the initial counting, the candidate's team and the party leaders have started pointing out various reasons behind the poor performance.

RPP seemingly headed for a stinging defeat

May 18, 2017 00:30 AM

KATHMANDU, May 18: Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP), the fourth largest party in parliament, appears to be headed for a stinging defeat in the first phase of local elections held on May 14. The party has won just a single seat till Wednesday and is leading in very few constituencies.

Painstakingly slow vote-counting a new challenge for EC

May 16, 2017 00:10 AM

KATHMANDU, May 16: As the counting of votes for Sunday's first phase local elections  begins at various local units, this task  has turned out to  be painstakingly slow, indicating that it may take weeks  if  the authorities don't find a way to speed  up the process.

Large ballot paper confuses voters

May 15, 2017 07:42 AM

KATHMANDU, May 15: Benu Dahal, 74, of Budhanilakantha Municipality-8, found herself confused as to whom she voted for by the time she arrived home.

Long ballot paper confuses voters

May 15, 2017 01:40 AM

KATHMANDU, May 15: Benu Dahal, 74, of Budhanilakantha Municipality-8, found herself confused as to whom she voted for by the time she arrived home.

Locals to rebuild Kasthamandap

May 13, 2017 09:13 AM

KATHMANDU, May 13: Government bodies - National Reconstruction Authority (NRA), Department of Archaeology (DoA) and Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) - have handed over the task of rebuilding the Kasthamandap Temple to locals. The temple was demolished in the April 2015 earthquake.

Kathmanduites want real issues tackled, not lofty promises

May 10, 2017 01:20 AM

KATHMANDU, May 10: Sumana Shrestha, a local youth from Thahiti, doesn't appreciate political leaders who speak of turning  Nepal into a Singapore or Switzerland, with high riseses and metro rails.

2,300 households in need of relocation: Study

May 4, 2017 00:30 AM

KATHMANDU, May 4: A recent study conducted by the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) has found that around 2,300 households in five of the worst quake-hit districts are in need of relocation to the safer sites.

Locals declare to rebuild Kasthamadap on their own

April 26, 2017 00:30 AM

KATHMANDU, April 26: Distraught with the dilly-dallying by the government to reconstruct historical sites, the locals of Hanumandhoka Durbar Square Area on Tuesday announced to reconstruct the Kasthamandap Temple on their own.

Reconstruction halted as water sources dry up in Sindhupalchowk

April 24, 2017 00:00 AM

CHAUTARA, April 24: Fifty-year-old Yam Bahadur Giri, a local of Gothapani Village of Chautara in Sindhupalchowk district, used to help in rebuilding houses in his village which was severely affected by the 2015 earthquake.

Quake victims deprived of second tranche

April 21, 2017 01:20 AM

CHAUTARA, April 21: Kamala Giri, a local of Gothapani Village of Chautara Sangachowkgadhi Municipality in Sindhupalchowk district, has re-built her one-storey house spending around Rs 500,000.

Quake victims deprived of second tranche

April 21, 2017 01:10 AM

CHAUTARA, April 21: Kamala Giri, a local of Gothapani Village of Chautara Sangachowkgadhi Municipality in Sindhupalchowk district, has re-built her one-storey house spending around Rs 500,000.