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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.

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.

30 more settlements likely to require relocation

April 18, 2017 01:00 AM

KATHMANDU, April 18: A recent study has found that 30 new earthquake-hit settlements are likely to be added to the list of settlements that require relocation.

NRA bid to fast-track complaint investigation

April 17, 2017 00:40 AM

KATHMANDU, April 17: In a bid to expedite the complaint investigation process, the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) has started preparations to deploy civil engineers to look into grievances filed by the survivors of 2015 Gorkha earthquakes in 11 most-affected districts.

Time running out as govt fails to implement reconstruction projects

April 10, 2017 02:11 AM

KATHMANDU, April 9: With time running out, the government has failed to implement most of the post-earthquake reconstruction and rehabilitation projects despite signing agreements with various donor agencies.

NRA asks NRB to relax process for concessional loan

April 5, 2017 08:11 AM

KATHMANDU, April 5: The National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) has asked the Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) to ease the process of sanctioning concessional home loans for the survivors of 2015 Gorkha earthquakes.

Govt for posting 80 pc civil servants to province, local levels

April 1, 2017 04:26 AM

KATHMANDU, March 31: The Ministry of General Administration (MoGA) has proposed to adjust 80 percent of civil servants at the local and provincial levels under the new federal setup. The total number of civil servants is 80,000.

House panel directs govt to form committee to adjust civil servants in federal set-up

March 31, 2017 18:08 PM

KATHMANDU, March 31: The State Affairs Committee of the Parliament directed the government to form a high-level committee to submit a report with recommendations to the government for adjustment of the civil servants under the federal set-up.

NRA says previous team misinformed on number of houses rebuilt

March 25, 2017 01:20 AM

KATHMANDU, March 25: The National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) has said the reconstruction details made public by the previous team of NRA officials were erroneous.

PM leaves for China

March 24, 2017 01:20 AM

KATHMANDU, March 24: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal left for a week-long visit to China Thursday evening, exactly a year after Nepal signed a 10-point agreement with the northern neighbor during the then Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli's China visit.

Govt asks MoH to set up one govt hospital each in all local units

March 21, 2017 00:20 AM

KATHMANDU, March 21: The government has asked the Ministry of Health (MoH) to set up at least a 15-bed hospital in each of the newly-created 744 local units.

Reconstruction delayed further as few quake victims turn up for 2nd tranche

March 20, 2017 00:40 AM

KATHMANDU, March 20: Although the government started distributing the second tranche of the reconstruction grant some four months ago, less than one percent of the earthquake victims have taken the amount so far.

Additional 3,830 conflict victims verified

March 16, 2017 00:30 AM

KATHMANDU, March 16: Eleven years after the end of the decade-long Maoist insurgency, a government taskforce formed to verify more victims of the conflict  has verified an additional 3,830 individuals who have suffered in various ways from the insurgency period.

LLRC fails to fix special, autonomous and protected regions

March 14, 2017 00:20 AM

KATHMANDU, March 14: The Local Level Restructuring Commission (LLRC) formed with the mandate of finalizing the number of local units, special, autonomous and protected areas in accordance with the new federal setup submitted its report on Monday without fixing the special, autonomous and protected regions in the country.

Federal setup with 744 local units enforced: DPM Thapa

March 11, 2017 00:50 AM

KATHMANDU, March 11: The 744 local units delineated under the new federal setup have come into effect from Friday, said Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Federal Affairs and Local Development, Kamal Thapa.

Govt to release at least Rs 10 million to each of 744 local units for operation

March 8, 2017 21:35 PM

KATHMANDU, March 8: The government decided to release at least Rs 10 million immediately to each of the 744 local units delineated under the new federal set up to bring the local administration into operation.

Govt to probe Saptari incident

March 8, 2017 20:24 PM

KATHMANDU, March 8: The government on Wednesday decided to provide Rs 1 million to each of the families of deceased in the police firing in Saptari.

NRA to probe complaints through CDOs

March 7, 2017 00:40 AM

KATHMANDU, March 7: As the number of complaints from earthquake victims is increasing with each passing day, the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) has been preparing to investigate the complaints through the chief district officers in all 14 most-affected districts.

Govt okays taskforce proposal for 744 local units

March 5, 2017 21:44 PM

KATHMANDU, March 5: The government has endorsed the report of the commission formed to set the number and demarcation of local units under the federal system by adding 25 local units on what the commission had recommended.

Local Development Ministry takes proposal of adding 25 local units to Cabinet

March 5, 2017 19:35 PM

KATHMANDU, March 5: Adding 25 local units on what the commission formed to fix the number of local units had proposed, the Ministry of Local Development has taken a proposal of forming 744 local units under the federal set-up to the cabinet meeting undergoing now at Singh Durbar.

NRA hires 985 engineering student volunteers

March 4, 2017 00:50 AM

KATHMANDU, March 4: The National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) on Friday appointed 985 final year engineering students for deploying them to five earthquake-hit districts as volunteers.