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Santosh Neupane

Neupane is associated with Nagarik, a Nepali National Daily, since April 2009. He reports and writes on telecommunication, trade and consumer rights issues. He is well known for investigation journalism and feature writing.
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Gold price starts to rise after brief stability during Dashain

Published On: October 25, 2018 05:30 AM NPT By: Santosh Neupane

KATHMANDU, Oct 25:  Gold price has started to rise after a stable price of Rs 60,000 tola (11.333 gram) for over a week during the Dashain festival.

Govt, cement producers differ on quality parameters

Published On: September 11, 2018 04:45 AM NPT By: Santosh Neupane

KATHMANDU, Sept 11: Nepal is importing Indian cement worth more than a billion rupees annually due to lack of grading for locally produced cement. Despite this, the government is failing to fix quality parameters for grading.

Bhairahawa SEZ attracting investors in droves

Published On: May 17, 2018 08:32 AM NPT By: Santosh Neupane

KATHMANDU, May 17: With the signs of improvement in industrial environment of the country, the attraction to set up new industries in Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in Bhairahawa is growing in recent months. Smooth supply of electricity, incentives and facilities offered by the government, and stable political environment have encouraged businesspeople to open industrial enterprises in SEZ.

Ncell says data consumption up 130 percent in 2017

Published On: March 6, 2018 08:41 AM NPT By: Santosh Neupane

KATHMANDU, March 6: Ncell - the first private telecommunication service provider of the country -- has seen an influx in data use by 130 percent.

Import of cement falls, clinker rises

Published On: March 1, 2018 08:08 AM NPT By: Santosh Neupane

KATHMANDU, Mar 1: Import of cement has been on a decreasing trend, at a time when talks about the country becoming self-reliant on cement are going on. Cement imports decreased by about 24 percent in the first half of the current fiscal year.

Cement, steel rod prices go up after elections

Published On: December 29, 2017 02:00 AM NPT By: Santosh Neupane

KATHMANDU, Dec 29: Cement producers have increased the price of cement by at least Rs 100 per sack (50 kg), citing a rise in demand for cement after the parliamentary and provincial elections.

Government to help local bodies to establish industrial villages

Published On: December 8, 2017 07:43 AM NPT By: Santosh Neupane

KATHMANDU, Dec 8: The government has said that it would help the local bodies to build industrial villages in their respective areas.

Chinese team arriving today to study two railway lines

Published On: November 6, 2017 05:30 AM NPT By: Santosh Neupane

KATHMANDU, Nov 6: A high-level Chinese delegation is arriving in Kathmandu on Monday to conduct preliminary study for the development of railway network in Nepal.

NT claims voice market share of 62%

Published On: September 23, 2017 08:53 AM NPT By: Santosh Neupane

KATHMANDU, Sept 22: Nepal Telecom (NT) has claimed that 62 of 100 voice users in Nepal are its subscribers.

NT claims voice market share of 62%

Published On: September 23, 2017 03:14 AM NPT By: Santosh Neupane

KATHMANDU, Sept 23: Nepal Telecom (NT) has claimed that 62 of 100 voice users in Nepal are its subscribers.

Minister Dev wants to sack CAAN chief: Nepal likely to lose 6 billion

Published On: September 15, 2017 06:41 AM NPT By: Santosh Neupane

KATHMANDU, Sept 15: The government has sought clarifications from Sanjeev Gautam, director general of the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN), with a view to remove him from his post, and this has helped a Spanish company, whose contract for upgrading the Tribhuvan International Airport was terminated, in a case it filed against CAAN.

Ncell says data consumption jumped by 2.5 times in Q2

Published On: September 14, 2017 08:40 AM NPT By: Santosh Neupane

KATHMANDU, Sept 14: Data consumption of Ncell, a privately owned telecom operator, reached 6.8 million GB in second quarter of 2017.

Ncell says data consumption jumped by 2.5 times in Q2

Published On: September 14, 2017 12:45 AM NPT By: Santosh Neupane

KATHMANDU, Sept 14: Data consumption of Ncell, a privately owned telecom operator, reached 6.8 million GB in second quarter of 2017.

Railway track almost ready, indecision will likely delay rails

Published On: September 13, 2017 08:44 AM NPT By: Santosh Neupane

KATHMANDU, Sept 12: The construction of 35 kilometers of railway track from Jayanagar of India to Kurtha of Dhanusha in Nepal is about to be completed. However, the track is likely to remain useless if quick decisions are not taken to import railway engines and carriages.

Polls expenditure ceiling criticized as impractical

Published On: May 10, 2017 08:12 AM NPT By: Santosh Neupane

POKHARA, May 9: The Election Commission (EC) has set ceilings on expenditures that candidates competing in local elections at various levels can make. According the directive, mayoral and deputy mayoral candidates of a metropolitan city have been given the maximum budget ceiling of Rs 750,000.

Ncell granted go-ahead to offer 4G service

Published On: May 5, 2017 08:37 AM NPT By: Santosh Neupane

KATHMANDU, May 5: Nepal Telecommunications Authority(NTA) has granted go-ahead to Ncell, the largest private ICT service provider company  in the country, for offering 4G service following mounting pressure from various stakeholders on Wednesday.

PM says local polls will give momentum to economic growth

Published On: April 10, 2017 01:30 PM NPT By: Santosh Neupane

KATHMANDU, April 10: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal said that the upcoming local polls will remove the hurdles that are visible at the local level in the absence of elected body.

Indian FM Jaitley says Nepal will get exchange facilities for demonetized Indian notes

Published On: March 3, 2017 01:09 PM NPT By: Santosh Neupane

KATHMANDU, March 3: Indian Minister for Finance Arun Jaitley said that Nepal would get exchange facilities for the demonetized Indian currency notes of 1,000 and 500 denominations that are being legally held in Nepal.

Work to build infrastructure for cement factories yet to gain pace

Published On: February 22, 2017 10:30 PM NPT By: Santosh Neupane

KATHMANDU, Feb 22: The government has made a commitment to build necessary infrastructures to facilitate cement industries having their own clinker plant. The pace of building such infrastructures has remained disappointingly slow.

Number of 4G users crossed 40,000

Published On: January 21, 2017 09:57 AM NPT By: Santosh Neupane

KATHMANDU, Jan 21: The number of Nepal Telecom (NT) subscribers activating the company’s newly-installed fourth generation mobile phone technology system (4G) crossed 40,000 in the first 15 days. NT started offering 4G services for GSM postpaid subscribers on January 1.