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.
KATHMANDU, Jan 3: Four months after Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal announced in the parliament to operate 100 city buses in major cities of the country, the Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development (MoFALD) has asked four municipalities based in the Kathmandu Valley to register a joint company to operate large buses across Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur.
BHAKTAPUR, Dec 29: Septuagenarian Saila Poju, a local of Byasi of Bhaktapur, has been constructing the wall of the historic Vatsala Devi Temple in front of the 55-Window Palace at Bhaktapur Durbar Square since the last two months. His son and some other locals have been helping the 72-year-old in reconstructing the temple, which was damaged by earthquakes last year.
KATHMANDU, Dec 16: Experts have said that the reconstruction and renovation of heritage sites by foreign governments has been taking time as they lack proper and detailed knowledge about Nepal's arts, culture and heritage.
KATHMANDU, Dec 15: A group of experts from the Department of Archaeology (DoA) and Durham University of the UK has been carrying out post-disaster excavation at Jagannath and Gopinath temples in Kathmandu Durbar Square, which were partially damaged by last year's devastating earthquakes.
KATHMANDU, Dec 10: The National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) has sought clarifications from the World Vision International following complaints registered against the organization with regard to the reconstruction-related work it is carrying out in earthquake-hit districts.
KATHMANDU, Dec 9: In recent excavations at Kasthamandap Temple next to Kathmandu Durbar Square, a group of researchers found the fourth saddle stone under the foundation level of the collapsed temple. The temple collapsed during the massive earthquake last year.
KATHMANDU, Nov 25:The heads of both the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) and the Commission of Investigation on Enforced Disappeared Persons (CIEDP), have expressed serious dissatisfaction over government apathy toward the two transitional justice bodies.
KATHMANDU, Nov 20: As the country marks the tenth anniversary of the signing of the historic Comprehensive Peace Accord-2006, the accumulative expenses made for carrying out major tasks of the process has reached Rs 148.881 billion so far.
KATHMANDU, Nov 14: The government has extended the deadline for selecting the constituency infrastructure development special programs by a month as majority of lawmakers failed to propose special development programs for their constituencies on time.
KATHMANDU, Nov 10: Anyone who goes to the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers at Singha Durbar seeking services in the recent days finds some changes in the working style at the government's top agency.
KATHMANDU, Nov 8: Social media has reversed the trend of public complaints registered at Hello Sarkar, a popular government desk that receives grievances from the general public both within and outside the country.
KATHMANDU, Oct 27: The Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) office has started preparations to felicitate Indian President Pranab Mukherjee in capital Kathmandu during his state visit to Nepal from November 2.
KATHMANDU, Oct 20: Thanks to budget constraints, the government is likely to miss its own deadline for completing the reconstruction and renovation of historical monuments that were ravaged by earthquake last year.
KATHMANDU, Oct 18: As earthquake victims who have received the first tranche of the house reconstruction grant are gearing up to rebuild their houses, the government has started preparations to set up 'construction materials banks' at various places in the 11 earthquake-affected districts for the convenience of the victims. These 'banks' or depots will have adequate stock of construction materials, which will be sold to the victims at reasonable rates, officials said.
KATHMANDU, Sept 27: The National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) has finally decided to provide additional Rs 100,000 in housing grant for quake victims whose homes were destroyed during last year's earthquakes.