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.
KATHMANDU, March 3: The National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) is preparing to make it mandatory for NGOs working in the field of reconstruction to focus their activities on certain areas instead of working at multiple locations.
KATHMANDU, Feb 27: Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) Govinda Raj Pokharel has suggested to the prime minister different plans for relocating earthquake-hit settlements to safer locations.
KATHMANDU, Feb 22: The National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) has decided to retrofit the historical Gallery Baithak building located on Singha Durbar premises. The building, which served as the parliament building for many years until a decade ago, was damaged during the April 2015 earthquakes.
KATHMANDU, Feb 13: The government decision to appoint Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Jay Bahadur Chand as Inspector General (IGP) of Nepal Police has run into trouble, with the Supreme Court staying the decision within hours of its implementation. The apex court has said the stay order is only for until it decides whether or not an interim order is required.
KATHMANDU, Feb 9: With dust pollution consistently worsening over the last couple of months and posing a serious health hazard for hundreds of thousands of people living in the capital, the agencies responsible seem to be clueless how to respond.
KATHMANDU, Feb 4: Thousands of students at various campuses under Tribhuvan University (TU) have started preparations for the upcoming Free Student Union (FSU) elections scheduled to begin on February 25.
KATHMANDU, Feb 3: As the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) is gearing up its effort to distribute the second tranche of reconstruction grants to the earthquake victims in the 14 most-affected districts, Village Development Committee (VDC) secretaries across the country have halted their works from Thursday.
KATHMANDU, Jan 27: If everything goes as planned, the government will complete the construction of a Republic Monument inside the Narayanhiti Palace by mid-May and it will be ready for inauguration on the upcoming Republic Day.
KATHMANDU, Jan 25: Locals at Basatapur on Tuesday obstructed ongoing reconstruction work at the Trailokya Narayan Temple inside Kathmandu Durbar Square Area. The temple had collapsed in the April 2015 earthquake.
KATHMANDU, Jan 21: Following complaints about poor implementation of the building code, the Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development (MoFALD) has asked the chief executive officers of all 22 municipalities in Kathmandu Valley to strictly enforce the National Building Code.
KATHMANDU, Jan 19: The Public Service Commission (PSC) is calling application to recruit non-gazetted officers after a month but the commission is still undecided on what should be the qualifying GPA for class ten graduates to participate in the civil service exams.
KATHMANDU, Jan 13: As per the government's instruction, municipalities of the Kathmandu valley have made preparations to register a new public transport company 'Upatyaka Nagar Yatayat Sewa Limited' next week to operate large buses in various routes of the Valley.
KATHMANDU, Jan 12: Amid the ongoing debate over whether to retrofit or rebuild the Singha Durbar, the Department of Archaeology (DoA) has set up a new plan to conduct further study of the administrative building which was damaged during the April 2015 earthquake.
KATHMANDU, Jan 7: The government's decision to move the National Archives away from the premises of Singh Durbar has raised serious concern over the fate of 50,000 historical documents that have been preserved there since 1967.
KATHMANDU, Jan 3: Four months after Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal announced in the parliament to operate 100 city buses in major cities of the country, the Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development (MoFALD) has asked four municipalities based in the Kathmandu Valley to register a joint company to operate large buses across Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur.