Ashim Neupane

Neupane is associated with Republica, English National Daily, since September 2016. He reports and writes on industry, telecommunication, market, trade, among other issues.
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Sun City Apartments family among 153 arriving by Qatar Airways flight

Published On: April 15, 2020 07:33 AM NPT By: Ashim Neupane

KATHMANDU, April 15: Two COVID-19 suspects, who tested positive for the virus on Tuesday, had arrived in Nepal via a Qatar Airways flight on March 18, according to Nepal Police. On Monday, three members of the same family – residing at Sun City Apartments at Pepsicola in Kathmandu – were taken to Patan Hospital after testing positive for the new coronavirus through the rapid diagnostic test (RDT) method.

3 in Sun City Apartments test COVID positive in RDT, samples being tested at Teku

Published On: April 14, 2020 08:20 AM NPT By: Ashim Neupane

KATHMANDU, April 14: After three members of a family residing in the Sun City Apartments in Kathmandu tested positive for the coronavirus through rapid diagnostic test (RDT) on Monday, the government is preparing to test the swab samples of the entire residents of the apartments from Tuesday.

Three suspected coronavirus patients admitted to Patan hospital, report awaited

Published On: April 13, 2020 09:53 PM NPT By: Ashim Neupane

KATHMANDU, April 13: Three suspected coronavirus patients have been admitted to Lagankhel-based Patan hospital on Monday.

'Nepal has just one ventilator for 114,000 people'

Published On: April 8, 2020 08:52 AM NPT By: Ashim Neupane

KATHMANDU, April 8: While the government on Monday extended the nationwide lockdown to a third week to prevent a possible outbreak of COVID-19, several stakeholders in the health sector say that Nepal will not be able to handle an outbreak as it has less than 300 working ventilators for the entire population.

Only 70 samples tested on an average per day after lockdown

Published On: April 5, 2020 09:35 AM NPT By: Ashim Neupane

KATHMANDU, April 5: Although the World Health Organization has been urging the countries across the globe to 'test, test, test' in order to control the possible outbreak of COVID-19, the government of Nepal has only tested around 850 suspects in the last 12 days since the lockdown was imposed on March 24.

Nepal in second stage of COVID-19 transmission

Published On: April 5, 2020 07:55 AM NPT By: Ashim Neupane

KATHMANDU, April 5: With the confirmation of the first locally transmitted COVID-19 case in Nepal, epidemiologists have warned that the case is a sign of possible outbreak of the deadly disease in the country. Alarmed by the latest report, they have urged the government to focus on “TEST” as recommended by the World Health Organisation to contain the disease.

Nepal reports first locally transmitted COVID-19 case, doctors warn of outbreak

Published On: April 4, 2020 11:00 PM NPT By: Ashim Neupane

KATHMANDU, April 4: Nepal has witnessed its first locally transmitted case of novel coronavirus on Saturday, more than two months after the country reported its first COVID-19 case on January 24.

Govt yet to trace all passengers on board three aircraft

Published On: April 1, 2020 11:09 AM NPT By: Ashim Neupane

KATHMANDU, April 1: Although the government has claimed that it has been able to track down more than 80 percent of the air passengers sharing flights into Nepal with COVID-19 positive individuals, the authorities on the ground say that tracing them has been difficult. Nepal Police have traced little more than 50 percent of the passengers till Tuesday evening.

Nepal Airlines aircraft meets with accident while landing at Nepalgunj airport, all on board safe

Published On: March 28, 2020 12:25 PM NPT By: Ashim Neupane

KATHMANDU, March 28: An aircraft of Nepal Airlines met with an accident while landing at Nepalgunj airport on Saturday.

Fourth COVID-19 case reported in Nepal

Published On: March 27, 2020 10:20 PM NPT By: Ashim Neupane

KATHMANDU, March 27: COVID-19 cases climbed to 4 in Nepal after a person from Dhangadhi tested positive for coronavirus today, the Ministry of Health confirmed.

Docs handling COVID-19 left unaware of man testing positive

Published On: March 26, 2020 06:05 AM NPT By: Ashim Neupane

KATHMANDU, March 26: Although a COVID-19 suspect tested positive for the virus on Tuesday evening, doctors at Shukraraj Tropical and Infectious Disease Hospital (STIDH) at Teku were not informed about this, putting the lives of the medical staff involved at risk.

Nepal confirms third COVID-19 case

Published On: March 25, 2020 11:55 PM NPT By: Ashim Neupane

KATHMANDU, March 25: Another individual has tested positive for coronavirus in Nepal, the National Public Health Laboratory (NPHL) under the Ministry of Health and Population confirmed today.

19-year-old Nepali student who returned from France tested positive for coronavirus

Published On: March 23, 2020 11:15 PM NPT By: Ashim Neupane

KATHMANDU, March 23: A Nepali student who recently returned to Nepal from France has tested positive for coronavirus, the Ministry of Health said today.

Despite restriction, Silk Air flight permitted to land at TIA, three individuals including a Dutch national sent to Kharipati quarantine

Published On: March 22, 2020 09:55 AM NPT By: Ashim Neupane

KATHMANDU, March 22: The government has sent three individuals including a Dutch national of Nepali origin to Kharipati-based quarantine facility on Saturday midnight who came to Kathmandu from Singapore on a Silk Air flight.

Police arrest youth producing misleading audio clip on COVID-19

Published On: March 22, 2020 08:21 AM NPT By: Ashim Neupane

KATHMANDU, March 22: After a few hours of a misleading audio clip on COVID-19 going viral on social networking sites, police have arrested the person who allegedly produced the clip on the charge of disseminating fake information and creating panic among the public.

PM Oli discharged from hospital

Published On: March 14, 2020 07:58 AM NPT By: Ashim Neupane

KATHMANDU, March 14: After  spending 12 days in hospital, Prime Minister KP Oli was discharged from Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH) at Maharajgunj  on Friday evening. He was  taken directly  to his official residence at Baluwatar.

Chand-led party's district member arrested for his involvement in detonating bomb at former minister Baskota's house

Published On: March 11, 2020 02:25 PM NPT By: Ashim Neupane

KATHMANDU, March 11: Police have arrested a district leader of Chand-led Communist Party of Nepal for his alleged involvement in detonating pressure cooker bomb at the newly-constructed house of former Minister for Communications and Information Technology Gokul Baskota this morning.

Absconding contractor Bhetwal surrenders to police

Published On: March 11, 2020 08:37 AM NPT By: Ashim Neupane

KATHMANDU, March 11: Absconding contractor Manoj Bhetwal, who was wanted by Nepal Police, has surrendered to the Metropolitan Police Range, Teku, on Tuesday. The police had put Bhetwal in their wanted list last month.

Police nab fraudster swindling foreign job aspirants out of more than Rs 25m

Published On: March 9, 2020 08:45 AM NPT By: Ashim Neupane

KATHMANDU, March 9: Police have arrested a fraudster for allegedly swindling some 60 persons out of more than Rs 25 million by showing them false  hopes of finding attractive jobs in two countries – Kuwait and Malta.

Rush to buy LPG cylinders upsets demand-supply balance

Published On: March 7, 2020 08:56 AM NPT By: Ashim Neupane

KATHMANDU, March 7: Though the Nepal Oil Corporation is importing liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) in normal fashion, Kathmandu Valley has started to see a distribution crisis as consumers are panicking and rushing to buy the cooking gas cylinders.