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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.

Govt asks Kathmandu Valley municipalities to register company to operate large buses

Published On: January 3, 2017 01:20 AM NPT By: Gyan P Neupane

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.

Locals' participation helps speed up monuments reconstruction in Bhaktapur

Published On: December 29, 2016 04:31 AM NPT By: Gyan P Neupane

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.

Mandala found at Kasthamandap foundation

Published On: December 24, 2016 12:45 AM NPT By: Gyan P Neupane

KATHMANDU, Dec 24: Archaeologists of Nepal and from Durham University in the UK have found a mandala structure used for building the foundations of Kasthamandap Temple hundreds of years ago.

Shuklaphanta timber for Kasthamandap reconstruction

Published On: December 21, 2016 12:40 AM NPT By: Gyan P Neupane

KATHMANDU, Dec 21: The government bodies have taken initiative to use timbers from the Shuklaphanta Wildlife Reserve of Far Western Region for the reconstruction of the historical Kasthamandap Temple.

Foreign agencies fail to renovate monuments on time

Published On: December 16, 2016 04:16 AM NPT By: Gyan P Neupane

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.

Excavation of Jagannath and Gopinath temples continues in Basantapur

Published On: December 15, 2016 07:10 AM NPT By: Gyan P Neupane

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.

NRA seeks clarifications from World Vision on three points

Published On: December 10, 2016 07:00 AM NPT By: Gyan P Neupane

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.

Archaeologists dig up flaw in heritage structure

Published On: December 9, 2016 07:53 AM NPT By: Gyan P Neupane

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.

Citing govt non-cooperation, TRC, CIEDP seek MPs’ help

Published On: November 26, 2016 07:41 AM NPT By: Gyan P Neupane

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.

Cost of peace process Rs 148.8b so far

Published On: November 21, 2016 07:37 AM NPT By: Gyan P Neupane

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.

Govt extends deadline for lawmakers to submit proposals

Published On: November 15, 2016 08:37 AM NPT By: Gyan P Neupane

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.

PM's office goes paperless

Published On: November 11, 2016 01:00 AM NPT By: Gyan P Neupane

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.

Twitter, Facebook push up complaints at Hello Sarkar

Published On: November 8, 2016 01:20 AM NPT By: Gyan P Neupane

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 is a spiritual center for people of South Asia: Mukherjee

Published On: November 4, 2016 04:29 AM NPT By: Gyan P Neupane

KATHMANDU, Nov 4: Indian President Pranab Mukherjee has described Kathmandu as a spiritual center for the people of South Asian region.

KMC gearing up to organize civic reception for Indian President

Published On: October 27, 2016 01:40 AM NPT By: Gyan P Neupane

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.

Budget crunch likely to delay monuments reconstruction

Published On: October 20, 2016 12:50 AM NPT By: Gyan P Neupane

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.

'Construction materials banks' to open in quake-hit areas

Published On: October 18, 2016 02:30 AM NPT By: Gyan P Neupane

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.

Alpine porter wins Everest ultra marathon

Published On: October 6, 2016 01:00 AM NPT By: Gyan P Neupane

NAMCHE BAZAR, Oct 6: Suman Kulung, 25, who has been working as a porter for trekkers in the Everest region has won the Second Royal Penguin Ultra Marathon in the Everest region on Wednesday.

NRA meeting approves additional housing grant of Rs 100,000

Published On: September 27, 2016 12:30 AM NPT By: Gyan P Neupane

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.

17th-century window set at Patan Durbar Square restored

Published On: September 24, 2016 07:25 AM NPT By: Gyan P Neupane

KATHMANDU, Sept 23: A group of conservationists have restored two windows of a centuries-old building located inside the Patan Durbar Square following three years of continuous efforts.