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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.