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, Sept 11: The government on Sunday appointed three members at National Planning Commission (NPC). A meeting of Council of Ministers picked Swarnim Wagle, Prabhu Budhathoki and Prof. Bhimendraman Pradhan as NPC members.
KATHMANDU, Sept 3: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Home Affairs Bimalendra Nidhi has said that the letter sent by Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal to his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi cannot be made public as demanded by the main opposition CPN-UML.
KATHMANDU, Aug 31: Chairman of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) Surya Kiran Gurung has warned that he will not continue in his job if the bill to amend the Commission of Investigation on Enforced Disappeared Persons and Truth and Reconciliation Commission (CIEDP & TRC) Act is not endorsed speedily.
KATHMANDU, Aug 27: Amid calls from local level political leaders for increasing the number of local units to be delineated under the new federal setup, the commission formed to restructure the local bodies has said that the number of local units could be increased to 665 at the most, 100 more than the currently proposed.
KATHMANDU, Aug 25: The main opposition party, CPN-UML, has taken the new government's preparations to amend the constitution “at the behest of a certain country” and holding discussions on the matter in a foreign country as objectionable activities.
KATHMANDU, Aug 23: At a time when the ruling coalition partner Nepali Congress has been insisting on holding the local elections under the existing setup, Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that local polls will be will held under the new local setup envisioned by the new constitution by mid-April, 2017.
KATHMANDU, Aug 17: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has started discussions with the Ministry of Finance (MoF) to increase the house reconstruction grant to be provided to the earthquake victims to Rs 300,000 from Rs 200,000 each.
KATHMANDU, Aug 15: Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Bimalendra Nidhi and leaders from the agitating Madhes-based political parties on Sunday agreed to propose 68 individuals who were killed during last year's Madhes protests as martyrs.
KATHMANDU, Aug 13: Nepali Congress district presidents have suggested to the party's leaders to stand for holding interim local elections, instead of clinging to the idea of conducting local polls only after the completion of restructuring of local bodies under the federal setup.
KATHMANDU, Aug 12: The government has decided to send its two deputy prime ministers to India and China respectively with a view to inform the two neighboring countries about the changed political scenario in Nepal and lay the ground for top-level political visits to and from both the southern and northern neighbors.
KATHMANDU, Aug 11: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has pledged to forge a common understanding among major political forces on the number of local bodies and criteria for restructuring them, and provide it to the commission formed to fix the number and boundaries of local bodies within a week.
KATHMANDU, Aug 10: The Election Commission (EC) has proposed a minimum 1.5 percent threshold for political parties to win seats under the proportional representation (PR) system in the upcoming elections.
KATHMANDU, Aug 6: The newly formed government has decided to withdraw the nominations of 14 people, out of the total 22, recommended for ambassadorial posts to various countries by the KP Sharma Oli-led government.
KATHMANDU, July 20: The CEO of the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA), Sushil Gyewali, has said that donor agencies are firm on releasing the grant amount of Rs 200,000 for reconstructing damaged houses in the earthquake hit districts in three installments instead of two.
KATHMANDU, July 18: Even though almost 500 settlements in over 18 worst quake-hit districts are at risk of landslides during the ongoing monsoon, the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) is yet to devise any plan for relocating the risky settlements to safer sites.
KATHMANDU, July 14: Fifteen months after the devastating earthquakes of last year, the government is set to conduct the damage assessment survey in the Kathmandu Valley from Monday to identify earthquake victims whose houses were completely damaged.
KATHMANDU, July 13: A panel formed by the government to investigate into the July 1 wall collapse incident in which two students had died and 24 others were injured at a school in Badegaun, Lalitpur has blamed sheer negligence on the part of both the land developers and the school administration for the incident.