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, Sept 15: Services for booking bus tickets for traveling out of the Kathmandu valley for Dashain holidays have been delayed after discussions between bus operators and concerned authorities failed to reach an agreement.
KATHMANDU, Sept 12: The Department of Transport Management (DoTM) and representatives of small public transport operators have agreed to operate 17 new buses along the route from Gongabu Bus Park in Kathmandu to Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA).
KATHMANDU, Sept 7: As the Department of Archaeology (DoA) begins the reconstruction of some historical monuments in Kathmandu Valley, doubts have arisen if the new structures can withstand future sesimic jolts.
KATHMANDU, Aug 31: Member of Parliaments (MPs) have asked the government to set up a "material bank" so that the task of reconstruction of thousands of houses that were damaged by devastating earthquakes last year
KATHMANDU, Aug 22: Despite sustaining heavy damages by last year's earthquakes, Thapathali's Gorakhnath Temple was still standing. But in lack of proper preservation, the already vulnerable Rana-era temple collapsed due to heavy rainfall two weeks ago.
KATHMANDU, Aug 16: Chief of Metropolitan Traffic Police Division Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Prakash Aryal has said that only stern legal action against reckless drivers can help reduce number of road accidents, which has been increasing at an alarming rate.
KATHMANDU, Aug 10: The Ministry of Industry (MoI) has prepared a draft to set criteria for excavating sand and aggregates in various parts of the country with a view to end series of controversies about sand mining and excavation of construction materials.
KATHMANDU, Aug 8: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has asked top government officials to work as per a policy of “forgive and forget” when it comes to dealing with cases from the decade-long Maoist insurgency.
KATHMANDU, Aug 6: A representative of contractors who have been working on various development projects has told a parliamentary committee that they have to pay up to 20 percent of their total contract amounts as bribes to top government officials.
KATHMANDU, August 2: Sixteen months after the collapse of the historic Dharahara tower in last year's devastating earthquake, the government has made public a detailed design for a similar tower to be built right in front of the ruins of the origional structure.
KATHMANDU, Aug 1: The Ministry of General Administration (MoGA) has asked all the ministries to provide details of civil servants who went abroad for study, training or visit purpose under government quota but didn't return to the country to resume their job.
KATHMANDU, July 25: The Kathmandu Valley Development Authority (KVDA) has finally initiated the land pooling and land development process for the outer ring road project in the Kathmandu Valley. The project had remained in limbo for the past 11 years.
KATHMANDU, July 23: As part of the government's plan to rescue and rehabilitate street children, the Central Child Welfare Board (CCWB) has so far rescued 200 children languishing in various streets of the Kathmandu valley this year.