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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 to foot Rs 14m bill for treating Madhes agitation injured

Published On: September 23, 2016 05:20 AM NPT By: Gyan P Neupane

KATHMANDU, Sept 23: The government has decided to provide Rs 14 million to cover the expenses incurred in the treatment of  protesters injured during the Madhes agitations last year. This is as per the demands of the agitating Madhes-based parties.

Bus operators use Dashain ticket booking to press demands

Published On: September 15, 2016 01:20 AM NPT By: Gyan P Neupane

KATHMANDU, Sept 15: Services for booking bus tickets for traveling out of the Kathmandu valley for Dashain holidays have been delayed after discussions between bus operators and concerned authorities failed to reach an agreement.

17 big buses to replace 26 micros, 35 tempos on Gongabu-TIA route

Published On: September 13, 2016 07:17 AM NPT By: Gyan P Neupane

KATHMANDU, Sept 12: The Department of Transport Management (DoTM) and representatives of small public transport operators have agreed to operate 17 new buses along the route from Gongabu Bus Park  in Kathmandu to Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA).

Experts doubt monuments to be rebuilt can withstand quakes

Published On: September 7, 2016 12:50 AM NPT By: Gyan P Neupane

KATHMANDU, Sept 7: As the Department of Archaeology (DoA) begins the reconstruction of some historical monuments in Kathmandu Valley, doubts have arisen if the new structures can withstand future sesimic jolts.

Poor handling of Balgopaleshwar restoration worries UNESCO

Published On: September 2, 2016 01:35 AM NPT By: Gyan P Neupane

KATHMANDU, Sept 2: The UNESCO Office in Kathmandu on Thursday expressed serious concerns over the inappropriate rebuilding of Balgopaleshwar Temple at the center of Ranipokhari pond.

'Materials bank' must to ease reconstruction works: MPs

Published On: August 31, 2016 01:00 AM NPT By: Gyan P Neupane

KATHMANDU, Aug 31: Member of Parliaments (MPs) have asked the government to set up a "material bank" so that the task of reconstruction of thousands of houses that were damaged by devastating earthquakes last year

Ranipokhari temple restoration breaches archeological norms: Activists

Published On: August 25, 2016 02:20 AM NPT By: Gyan P Neupane

KATHMANDU, Aug 25: Experts and activists have expressed serious objections over the ongoing reconstruction of the historical Balgopaleshwar temple at the center of the Ranipokhari pond in the capital.

Quake-hit monuments on the verge of collapse due to rainfall

Published On: August 22, 2016 12:03 AM NPT By: Gyan P Neupane

KATHMANDU, Aug 22: Despite sustaining heavy damages by last year's earthquakes, Thapathali's  Gorakhnath Temple was still standing. But in lack of proper preservation, the already vulnerable Rana-era temple collapsed due to heavy rainfall two weeks ago.

Government moves to hand over Dharahara project to NT

Published On: August 18, 2016 11:55 PM NPT By: Gyan P Neupane

KATHMANDU, Aug 19: The government has started preparations to hand over construction of the new Darahara tower to Nepal Telecom (NT).

Govt to distribute 117,000 biometric IDs in next 18 months

Published On: August 17, 2016 02:00 AM NPT By: Gyan P Neupane

KATHMANDU, Aug 17: The government has geared up its effort to distribute biometric national identity (NID) cards to as many as 117,000 citizens within the next 18 months.

Only harsher laws can deter reckless drivers: DIG Aryal

Published On: August 16, 2016 02:20 AM NPT By: Gyan P Neupane

KATHMANDU, Aug 16: Chief of Metropolitan Traffic Police Division Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Prakash Aryal has said that only stern legal action against reckless drivers can help reduce number of road accidents, which has been increasing at an alarming rate.

Discontent in PM's party over choice of ministers

Published On: August 15, 2016 02:10 AM NPT By: Gyan P Neupane

KATHMANDU, Aug 15: Serious dissatisfaction has surfaced within the governing CPN (Maoist Center) as some key aspirants for ministerial posts were not included in the cabinet expansion on Sunday.

Ministry of Industry drafts criteria for excavating sand and aggregates

Published On: August 13, 2016 02:00 AM NPT By: Gyan P Neupane

KATHMANDU, Aug 10: The Ministry of Industry (MoI) has prepared a draft to set criteria for excavating sand and aggregates in various parts of the country with a view to end series of controversies about sand mining and excavation of construction materials.

PM urges ‘forgive and forget’ approach to conflict-era cases

Published On: August 8, 2016 06:47 AM NPT By: Gyan P Neupane

KATHMANDU, Aug 8: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has asked top government officials to work as per a policy of “forgive and forget” when it comes to dealing with cases from the decade-long Maoist insurgency.

Contractors pay up to 20 pc of total amount in bribes: FCAN official

Published On: August 6, 2016 12:40 AM NPT By: Gyan P Neupane

KATHMANDU, Aug 6: A representative of contractors who have been working on various development projects has told a parliamentary committee that they have to pay up to 20 percent of their total contract amounts as bribes to top government officials.

Govt unveils design for new Dharahara

Published On: August 2, 2016 01:50 AM NPT By: Gyan P Neupane

KATHMANDU, August 2: Sixteen months after the collapse of the historic Dharahara tower in last year's devastating earthquake, the government has made public a detailed design for a similar tower to be built right in front of the ruins of the origional structure.

MoGA wants civil servants not returning from abroad punished

Published On: August 1, 2016 12:40 AM NPT By: Gyan P Neupane

KATHMANDU, Aug 1: The Ministry of General Administration (MoGA) has asked all the ministries to provide details of civil servants who went abroad for study, training or visit purpose under government quota but didn't return to the country to resume their job.

Land pooling for outer ring road, housing starts

Published On: July 25, 2016 12:40 AM NPT By: Gyan P Neupane

KATHMANDU, July 25: The Kathmandu Valley Development Authority (KVDA) has finally initiated the land pooling and land development process for the outer ring road project in the Kathmandu Valley. The project had remained in limbo for the past 11 years.

CCWB rescues 200 street children

Published On: July 23, 2016 01:40 AM NPT By: Gyan P Neupane

KATHMANDU, July 23: As part of the government's plan to rescue and rehabilitate street children, the Central Child Welfare Board (CCWB) has so far rescued 200 children languishing in various streets of the Kathmandu valley this year.

Govt hikes driving license fee

Published On: July 19, 2016 12:40 AM NPT By: Gyan P Neupane

KATHMANDU, July 19: The government has increased the fee for receiving new license for all categories of vehicles and also for their renewal, effective from Sunday.