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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
BEIJING, Oct 26: With the end of the 19th National Congress, the Communist Party of China (CPC) has elected new leadership for the party’s politburo standing committee, the top decision-making body of China, with President Xi Jinping as the party general secretary for the second five-year tenure.
BEIJING, Oct 19: In what may be taken as a move to further deepen its trade relations with South and Central Asian countries, Chinese President Xi Jinping announced that China will pursue the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) as a priority and open up its western region wider for the expansion of foreign trade in the next five years.
BEIJING, Oct 17: The Communist Party of China has decided to include key theories and strategies proposed by Chinese President Xi Jinping as the party core leader for the governance of China by amending its constitution in the 19th National Congress, which opens in Beijing from Wednesday.