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.

Six arrested for robbing Rs 5 million in broad daylight

Published On: January 27, 2020 08:44 AM NPT By: Ashim Neupane

KATHMANDU, Jan 27: Police on Sunday made public six persons arrested on the charge of robbing Rs 5 million of a man in Kathmandu last week.

Two suspected coronavirus cases admitted at Teku hospital

Published On: January 26, 2020 07:52 AM NPT By: Ashim Neupane

KATHMANDU, Jan 26: A day after the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) confirmed that a Nepali student returning from China had been diagnosed with the coronavirus, two more persons suspected to be infected with the same pathogen have been admitted at the Shukraraaj Tropical and Infectious Disease Hospital (STIDH), a government official said.

Search for missing trekkers to resume in March

Published On: January 24, 2020 07:51 AM NPT By: Ashim Neupane

KATHMANDU, Jan 24: The government suspended the search for the missing trekkers in the Annapurna region on Thursday citing renewed snowfall and difficulties in digging through the hardened avalanche debris. Officials said the search will resume possibly in March. The rescuers have already identified a gorge where the trekkers might be buried.

‘Army might stop search operation today’

Published On: January 23, 2020 07:36 AM NPT By: Ashim Neupane

KATHMANDU, Jan 23: Though the Nepal Army has started searching for the trekkers missing in the avalanche-hit area of Annapurna Rural Municipality, it might stop the operation from Thursday as rescue equipment has traced what are possibly bodies of the trekkers in a deep gorge, it has been learnt.

Chopper with high-tech device, drones combing avalanche area

Published On: January 22, 2020 08:35 AM NPT By: Ashim Neupane

Kathmandu, Jan 22: The government on Tuesday morning sent a helicopter equipped with a high-tech device to the Annapurna Base Camp area to detect the possible location of the trekkers, who are missing after a massive avalanche in the region last week.

Youth on the run after ejaculating on girl’s hair nabbed at last

Published On: January 15, 2020 11:51 AM NPT By: Ashim Neupane

KATHMANDU, Jan 15: After almost year-long investigations, police have finally arrested a man who was behind recording his own ‘sick sexual activity’ on a public bus in Kathmandu and uploading the video on social media. They  tracked him through his GPS activities over the last few months.

Pastor arrested for ‘raping’ a devotee multiple times

Published On: January 15, 2020 08:17 AM NPT By: Ashim Neupane

KATHMANDU, Jan 15: Police have arrested a pastor of a local church in Lalitpur for his alleged involvement in raping a female devotee several times in the last few months.

122 Chinese nationals deported

Published On: January 9, 2020 08:05 AM NPT By: Ashim Neupane

KATHMANDU, Jan 9: Three days after the District Administration Office (DAO) released 122 Chinese nationals, who were arrested earlier on the charge of being involved in suspicious activities including cyber crimes, the Department of Immigration (DoI) deported them to China on Wednesday evening.

20 books to read in 2020

Published On: January 1, 2020 04:00 PM NPT By: Ashim Neupane

2020 is here, and you might already have worked a list of resolutions for this year. We would like to supplement that list with our recommendations for reading this year. Here is a list of 20 books that should be on your reading list this year.

20 places in Nepal you should visit in 2020

Published On: January 1, 2020 01:00 PM NPT By: Ashim Neupane

It is heartening to know that the country has a lot to offer to the travelers who want to explore natural and cultural heritages. Be it natural beauty or cultural heritage, Nepal amazes you with its cultural and natural diversity and its scenic beauty. Here are 20 places you should try your best to visit in 2020.

New taxi permits a shot in the arm to car dealers

Published On: July 8, 2017 12:00 AM NPT By: Ashim Neupane

KATHMANDU, July 8: The business of automobile, which dropped significantly after Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) tightened provisions to issue bank loans for buying personal vehicles, is now expected to rise as the government has issued taxi permits to 1,500 earthquake-affected people.

Parliamentary panel instructs govt to complete road construction of Valley within three months

Published On: July 5, 2017 12:20 AM NPT By: Ashim Neupane

KATHMANDU, July 5: The development committee of parliament has instructed the concerned government authorities to construct the roads of the Kathmandu Valley at the earliest and expand the roads as per the set criteria.

NT still to select firm to procure fiber equipment

Published On: July 4, 2017 12:30 AM NPT By: Ashim Neupane

KATHMANDU, July 4: Nepal Telecom (NT) is yet to announce global tender for procuring fiber equipment even though it has already been more than nine months since Nepal Telecommunication Authority (NTA) - the telecom sector regulator - permitted the state-owned operator to lay down optical fiber along the Mid-Hills Highway.

Understanding Money Matters

Published On: July 3, 2017 03:17 PM NPT By: Ashim Neupane

Prakash Koirala is the founder and director of Finlit Nepal Pvt Ltd – an organization under Nepal Prosperity Institute, a think tank based in Kathmandu – which provides financial literacy to the school students and communities. Koirala, who founded Finlit back in 2015, has provided financial literacy training to more than 45,000 people of 43 districts.

Nepal to be connected with Chinese internet in August

Published On: July 2, 2017 12:20 AM NPT By: Ashim Neupane

KATHMANDU, July 2: The long-awaited Internet connection from China is expected to complete by the end of July as the work of laying optical fiber on the Chinese side, which was halted in early June, has resumed.

Trade deficit with India at record high

Published On: June 22, 2017 12:30 AM NPT By: Ashim Neupane

KATHMANDU, June 22: Nepal's trade deficit with India has hit a record high in the current fiscal year.

NOC draws flak for keeping huge profit margin

Published On: June 19, 2017 01:50 AM NPT By: Ashim Neupane

KATHMANDU, June 19: Consumer right activists have said that consumers are not benefiting from falling oil prices in the international market.

Petrol, diesel, kerosene prices down by Rs 1.5 per liter

Published On: June 17, 2017 01:00 AM NPT By: Ashim Neupane

KATHMANDU, June 17: Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) has reduced price of petrol, diesel and kerosene by Rs 1.5 per liter each.

Trade deficit widens to Rs 746 billion

Published On: June 17, 2017 12:30 AM NPT By: Ashim Neupane

KATHMANDU, June 17: Trade deficit of the country ballooned year-on-year by 35 percent to Rs 746.18 billion in the first 10 months of the current fiscal year.

Loyalty schemes helping businesses retain customers

Published On: June 11, 2017 12:10 AM NPT By: Ashim Neupane

KATHMANDU, June 11: Different offers introduced by business enterprises in the recent years under their loyalty programs have helped them expand their business and establish their brands. Such policies have also helped them turn occasional buyers into regular customers.