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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.

NRA mobilizes 985 engineering students as volunteers

Published On: March 3, 2017 05:31 PM NPT By: Gyan P Neupane

KATHMANDU, March 3: The National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) has mobilized 985 final year engineering students in earthquake-hit districts as volunteers.

NRA to make NGOs focus on certain areas

Published On: March 3, 2017 12:50 AM NPT By: Gyan P Neupane

KATHMANDU, March 3: The National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) is preparing to make it mandatory for NGOs working in the field of reconstruction to focus their activities on certain areas instead of working at multiple locations.

Malla-era stone pillar restored in Patan

Published On: February 28, 2017 12:20 AM NPT By: Gyan P Neupane

PATAN, Feb 28: A team of Nepali and Austrian conservationists has restored the Malla-era idols of King Yoganarendra Malla and his two wives atop a stone pillar located inside the Patan Durbar Square.

NRA plans Rs 100,000 relocation grants to households at risk

Published On: February 27, 2017 01:20 AM NPT By: Gyan P Neupane

KATHMANDU, Feb 27: Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) Govinda Raj Pokharel has suggested to the prime minister  different plans for relocating earthquake-hit settlements to safer locations.

NRA asks donors to extend technical support to quake victims

Published On: February 24, 2017 12:00 AM NPT By: Gyan P Neupane

KATHMANDU, Feb 24: The National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) has asked the non-governmental organizations working in the earthquake-hit districts to extend technical support to the victims.

NRA to retrofit Gallery Baithak

Published On: February 22, 2017 08:44 AM NPT By: Gyan P Neupane

KATHMANDU, Feb 22: The National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) has decided to retrofit the historical Gallery Baithak building located on Singha Durbar premises. The building, which served as the parliament building for many years until a decade ago, was damaged during the April 2015 earthquakes.

Govt extends taskforce deadline by 7 days

Published On: February 21, 2017 12:50 AM NPT By: Gyan P Neupane

KATHMANDU, Feb 21: The government has extended the deadline of the taskforce formed to study the report prepared by the local level restructuring commission (LLRC) by seven days.

Supreme Court stays IGP pick

Published On: February 13, 2017 12:30 AM NPT By: Gyan P Neupane

KATHMANDU, Feb 13: The government decision to appoint Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Jay Bahadur Chand as Inspector General (IGP) of Nepal Police has run into trouble, with the Supreme Court staying the decision within hours of its implementation. The apex court has said the stay order is only for until it decides whether or not an interim order is required.

Officials clueless as dust crisis worsens

Published On: February 9, 2017 12:40 AM NPT By: Gyan P Neupane

KATHMANDU, Feb 9: With dust pollution consistently worsening over the last couple of months and posing a serious health hazard for hundreds of thousands of people living in the capital, the agencies responsible seem to be clueless how to respond.

Agitating VDC secretaries to get back to work from today

Published On: February 7, 2017 12:20 AM NPT By: Gyan P Neupane

KATHMANDU, Feb 7: The demand of Village Development Committee (VDC) secretaries to provide them an additional incentive of up to 50 percent of their monthly salary is likely to come into effect soon.

Student unions gear up for FSU elections nationwide

Published On: February 4, 2017 12:50 AM NPT By: Gyan P Neupane

KATHMANDU, Feb 4: Thousands of students at various campuses under Tribhuvan University (TU) have started preparations for the upcoming Free Student Union (FSU) elections scheduled to begin on February 25.

VDC secretaries' protest affects reconstruction efforts

Published On: February 3, 2017 12:20 AM NPT By: Gyan P Neupane

KATHMANDU, Feb 3: As the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) is gearing up its effort to distribute the second tranche of reconstruction grants to the earthquake victims in the 14 most-affected districts, Village Development Committee (VDC) secretaries across the country have halted their works from Thursday.

Republic monument to be ready by Republic Day

Published On: January 27, 2017 04:20 AM NPT By: Gyan P Neupane

KATHMANDU, Jan 27: If everything goes as planned, the government will complete the construction of a Republic Monument inside the Narayanhiti Palace by mid-May and it will be ready for inauguration on the upcoming Republic Day.

Locals obstruct temple rebuilding, demand participation

Published On: January 25, 2017 07:42 AM NPT By: Gyan P Neupane

KATHMANDU, Jan 25: Locals at Basatapur on Tuesday obstructed ongoing reconstruction work at the Trailokya Narayan Temple inside Kathmandu Durbar Square Area. The temple had collapsed in the April 2015 earthquake.

Ministry tells Valley municipalities to enforce building code

Published On: January 21, 2017 01:00 AM NPT By: Gyan P Neupane

KATHMANDU, Jan 21: Following complaints about poor implementation of the building code, the Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development (MoFALD) has asked the chief executive officers of all 22 municipalities in Kathmandu Valley to strictly enforce the National Building Code.

PSC still undecided about minimum GPA for non-gazetted officers' exams

Published On: January 19, 2017 08:18 AM NPT By: Gyan P Neupane

KATHMANDU, Jan 19: The Public Service Commission (PSC) is calling application to recruit non-gazetted officers after a month but the commission is still undecided on what should be the qualifying GPA for class ten graduates to participate in the civil service exams.

Valley may get new public transport company next week

Published On: January 13, 2017 05:53 AM NPT By: Gyan P Neupane

KATHMANDU, Jan 13: As per the government's instruction, municipalities of the Kathmandu valley have made preparations to register a new public transport company 'Upatyaka Nagar Yatayat Sewa Limited' next week to operate large buses in various routes of the Valley.

DoA hiring experts to study the condition of Singha Durbar

Published On: January 12, 2017 12:30 AM NPT By: Gyan P Neupane

KATHMANDU, Jan 12: Amid the ongoing debate over whether to retrofit or rebuild the Singha Durbar, the Department of Archaeology (DoA) has set up a new plan to conduct further study of the administrative building which was damaged during the April 2015 earthquake.

With archives being forced to move, many historical documents at risk

Published On: January 7, 2017 07:00 AM NPT By: Gyan P Neupane

KATHMANDU, Jan 7: The government's decision to move the National Archives away from the premises of Singh Durbar has raised  serious concern over the fate of 50,000 historical documents that have been preserved there since 1967.

TU sets age bar of 28 for contesting FSU elections

Published On: January 5, 2017 01:10 AM NPT By: Gyan P Neupane

KATHMANDU, Jan 5: Tribhuvan University (TU) has set age bar for its students to contest elections to the Free Students Unions (FSU).