As long as people’s representatives open road tracks around Phewa Lake and sediments to the south of Phewa Lake by clearing the Raniban forest, no order of the Supreme Court can save the lake. The track has been cut to build a motor road to Anadu village on the Phewa shore. Pokhara-Lekhnath Metropolitan City Ward 22 Chairman Mitralal Baral openly says that there was no Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) before the opening of track.Yuvaraj Shrestha: Centre for Investigative Journalism-NepalRead More
Role of people’s representatives in Phewa’s destructionPosted on: Friday, May 25th, 2018 at 6:10 am
Wanton disregard for law by local govt officialsPosted on: Tuesday, May 15th, 2018 at 11:01 am
The elected local officials who had allocated budget in their party’s stronghold have halted projects in areas dominated by opposition. Such cases in Tulsipur and Ghorahi–two Sub Metropolitan Cities of Dang—have generated controversy.
Devendra Basnet : Center for Investigative Journalism- NepalRead More
Staff crunch dashes Humlas’ hopesPosted on: Tuesday, May 15th, 2018 at 10:55 am
Among the seven rural municipalities in Humla, five have Subba and Kharidar as their executive chief
Nawaraj Mahatara : Centre for Investigative Journalism-NepalRead More
Shifting rural municipality centre to one’s areaPosted on: Monday, April 30th, 2018 at 7:03 am
The comfortable majority given by people to a party for developing the village and serving the local residents is found to have been utterly misused. The Tilathi-Koiladi and Belhi-Chapena rural municipalities are the examples.
-Jitendra Kumar Jha: Centre for Investigative Journalism-NepalRead More
Lahan Municipality: Misuse of authority upon possession of majorityPosted on: Tuesday, April 24th, 2018 at 2:43 am
Middlemen occupy government property
I’ll evict them immediately, says mayor
Middlemen have laid siege to the government property situated at the main chowks of the tourist city of Pokhara. The powerful local government has been unable to preserve the national property.
-Yuvaraj Shrestha: Centre for Investigative Journalism-NepalRead More
People’s representatives enticed by vehicles, payPosted on: Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018 at 8:40 am
Katahari Rural Municipality in Morang has fixed salary for people’s representatives and staffers and purchased vehicles. The law bars the local federal unit from doing so
-Kamal Rimal, Biratnagar: Centre for Investigative Journalism-NepalRead More
Contractors’ election leaves projects in limboPosted on: Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018 at 8:34 am
Contractors elected mayors and rural municipality chiefs in Province 7 have drawn flak for not completing projects on time
-Nimendra Shahi, Bajura: Centre for Investigative JournalismRead More
How open spaces in Kathmandu Valley are shrinking?Posted on: Friday, January 19th, 2018 at 10:22 am
A building spree continues in the public open spaces of Kathmandu. Elected local representatives have not woken up to the continued encroachment of spaces that are essential refuge for the general public in times of disaster such as earthquake.
Makar Shrestha: Centre for Investigative Journalism-NepalRead More
Happening now: Judging without legal knowledgePosted on: Saturday, January 13th, 2018 at 6:24 am
Even as the government brought the concept of forming judicial committee, it has failed to deliver necessary legal orientation or consultation to these committees.
-Devendra Basnet, Dang : Centre for Investigative Journalism-NepalRead More