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, July 6: Some government bodies and political leaders have proposed developing Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur districts as an integrated single unit so as to upgrade the entire Kathmandu Valley as a greater metropolitan city.
KATHMANDU, June 29: The government has decided to retrofit three of the four blocks of Singha Durbar, the historical building which incorporates traditional arts, architecture and artifacts, and falls within the country's central administrative area in Kathmandu.
KATHMANDU, June 22: When Raju Bajracharya of Basantapur, Kathmandu couldn't find any parking lot marked by the Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) office, he parked his bike along the roadside and entered into the Putalisadak branch of Kumari Bank to seek service. But when he returned back after half an hour, his bike was gone.
KATHMANDU, June 20: The government is planning to shift the Gorkhapatra Corporation, publisher of the over a century-old state-run newspaper Gorkhapatra, and The Rising Nepal, dailies from its current location at Bhugolpark, New Road elsewhere and develop a media museum at its place.
KATHMANDU, June 17: Instead of rebuilding the Dharahara Tower, the government has decided to build a similar modern tower next to the ruins of the historical monument which collapsed during last year's devastating earthquake.