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Sangeet Sangroula

Sangeet Sangroula is a correspondent of Republica Daily. He has been reporting on earthquake reconstruction, bureaucracy, development issues, elections and various political issues since 2012.

175 Nepali nationals finally evacuated from coronavirus-hit areas of China

Published On: February 16, 2020 07:52 AM NPT By: Sangeet Sangroula

BEIJING, Feb 16: The long wait for anxious Nepali citizens wishing to return home from China’s coronavirus-hit Hubei Province, the epicenter of the viral outbreak, is finally over with the arrival of a Nepal Airlines Corporation aircraft on Saturday evening for evacuation.

Nepal awaits China’s approval for evacuation flight

Published On: February 14, 2020 07:15 AM NPT By: Sangeet Sangroula

BEIJING, Feb 14: After the Chinese side assured to provide flight clearance for Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) evacuation flight to land in Wuhan, the Embassy of Nepal in Beijing has asked all Nepali students awaiting repatriation to stay ready to fly home on Saturday.

Nepali students decide to leave China as they fear being stranded

Published On: February 2, 2020 08:00 AM NPT By: Sangeet Sangroula

BEIJING, Feb 2: Abhishek Dahal, a Nepali student in Tianjin, a city near to China’s capital Beijing, had no plan to return home to Nepal. But fearing that he might be trapped in China for an indefinite period due to suspension of flights by international airliners following the rising death toll from coronavirus, Dahal decided to return home early.

Govt set to evacuate Nepalis from Hubei

Published On: February 2, 2020 07:43 AM NPT By: Sangeet Sangroula

BEIJING, Feb 2: Following the steps taken by many other countries, Nepal has initiated the process to evacuate stranded Nepalis from China’s Hubei Province -- the epicenter of the deadly coronavirus, which has already killed 259 people and infected 11,848 individuals across China.

Govt hides cabinet decisions

Published On: July 9, 2018 06:52 AM NPT By: Sangeet Sangroula

KATHMANDU, July 9: “Good governance” and “transparency” are two catchphrases used by Prime Minister KP Oli in almost all his public speeches. But when it comes to implementing these promises, his government appears a big defaulter.

Probe struggles to trace political nexus in gold smuggling

Published On: June 28, 2018 06:02 AM NPT By: Sangeet Sangroula

KATHMANDU, June 28: The high-level committee formed by the home ministry to investigate the smuggling of 33 kg of gold has not been able to trace any political links to the case although some of those accused in this connection have indicated the involvement of politicians.

Govt requires I/NGOs to submit employees’ property details

Published On: June 14, 2018 07:20 AM NPT By: Sangeet Sangroula

KATHMANDU, June 14: As per the new decision, the NGOs should submit the property details of their office bearers and employees to the district administration offices concerned.

NRA seeks clarification from Red Cross over irregularity complaints

Published On: May 26, 2018 06:13 AM NPT By: Sangeet Sangroula

KATHMANDU, May 26: The National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) has recently sought clarification from Nepal Red Cross Society (NRCS) after receiving complaints that health-related rehabilitation projects run by the NRCS in the earthquake-hit districts have been marred by irregularities.

Oli, Modi vow to expedite air, water, rail connectivity

Published On: May 12, 2018 09:18 AM NPT By: Sangeet Sangroula

KATHMANDU, May 11 : Prime Minister KP Oli and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi have agreed to strengthen air, waterways and rail connectivity of Nepal so as to transform Nepal from a landlocked to a land-linked and water-linked country.

NRA for more transparency in donor-aided projects

Published On: April 19, 2018 08:45 AM NPT By: Sangeet Sangroula

KATHMANDU, April 19: The National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) has raised questions over transparency in the foreign aid funds for post-earthquake reconstruction being spent through INGOs handpicked by some donor agencies.

Donors pledging huge reconstruction funds skip NRA meet

Published On: April 17, 2018 10:45 AM NPT By: Sangeet Sangroula

KATHMANDU, April 17: Some international donors that had pledged billions of rupees for  post-earthquake reconstruction in Nepal but are yet to provide the pledged amounts to the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) did not attend a  meeting summoned by NRA on Monday.

Tax-related verdicts may be scrutinized: Law Minister Tamang

Published On: April 4, 2018 07:27 AM NPT By: Sangeet Sangroula

KATHMANDU, April 4: Expressing serious reservations over a controversial verdict relating to a Rs 61 billion tax waiver handed down by the Supreme Court in the recent past, newly-appointed Law Minister Sher Bahadur Tamang has spoken of placing the justices responsible for issuing such a verdict under scrutiny.

'Syndicate' in membership distribution promoting massive corruption

Published On: April 2, 2018 09:10 AM NPT By: Sangeet Sangroula

KATHMANDU, April 2: While the syndicate system prevailing in the public transport sector in Nepal has drawn the attention of many, including the government agencies concerned, the 'syndicate' which exists in Nepal Red Cross Society (NRCS) is hardly even talked about, let alone being brought to public scrutiny.

DoA asks Nepal Red Cross to suspend new recruitment

Published On: March 29, 2018 07:02 AM NPT By: Sangeet Sangroula

KATHMANDU, March 28: Kathmandu District Administration Office (DOA)  has asked Nepal Red Cross Society (NRCS) to suspend its new recruitment process until further notice after a complaint was lodged at the Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) against  NRCS office bearers about alleged irregularities.

IFRC summons NRCS officials over quake funds misuse

Published On: March 21, 2018 09:27 AM NPT By: Sangeet Sangroula

KATHMANDU, March 21: The Asia-Pacific regional office of the International Federation of Red Cross (IFRC) has summoned Nepal Red Cross Society (NRCS) Chairman Sanjeev Thapa and NRCS Earthquake Response Operation head Umesh Prasad Dhakal to inquire about the organization's alleged involvement in gross misuse of earthquake relief fund

Govt for giving voluntary retirement only to needy officials

Published On: February 27, 2018 05:30 AM NPT By: Sangeet Sangroula

KATHMANDU, Feb 27: The newly-formed government led by KP Sharma Oli is mulling to revise the voluntary retirement scheme announced by the erstwhile government for civil servants for over fifty years.

Tired of waiting for Indian aid, MoE rebuilds schools on its own

Published On: February 19, 2018 10:45 AM NPT By: Sangeet Sangroula

KATHMANDU, Feb 19: Tired of waiting for foreign grants, the government has started reconstructing schools damaged by the 2015 earthquakes on its own.

Nepal Red Cross bypasses SWC to spend Rs 5 billion

Published On: February 12, 2018 07:00 AM NPT By: Sangeet Sangroula

KATHMANDU, Feb 12: The Nepal Red Cross Society (NRCS) has been found defying government regulations and arbitrarily spending billions of rupees without the supervision of concerned government authorities.

Only 57 quake-damaged houses in KMC rebuilt so far

Published On: January 31, 2018 09:14 AM NPT By: Sangeet Sangroula

KATHMANDU, Jan 31:  Even nearly three years since the 2015 devastating earthquake, only 57 houses have been reconstructed in  Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC), where a total of 7,171 houses were damaged.

Reconstruction loan delayed as India insists on selecting projects

Published On: January 21, 2018 07:32 AM NPT By: Sangeet Sangroula

KATHMANDU, Jan 21: Nepal has found itself in a difficult position, with India including a caveat in the use of a  soft loan amounting to around US$750 million pledged by New Delhi for post-earthquake reconstruction.