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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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.

Man flees Teku hospital on ‘fear of being quarantined’

Published On: March 6, 2020 08:02 AM NPT By: Ashim Neupane

KATHMANDU, March 6: A man who returned from South Korea last week visited the Shukraraj Tropical and Infectious Diseases Hospital on Tuesday, fearing that he had been infected with the COVID-19. Although the 32-year-old was not showing any flu-like symptoms, he was desperate.

CCTV cameras a boon for tackling hit-and-runs

Published On: February 15, 2020 08:48 AM NPT By: Ashim Neupane

KATHMANDU, Feb 15: On December 24, 2019, a motorcycle was hit by a tipper truck at Gurjudhara along the Tribhuvan Highway. The accident killed bike rider Arjun Bahadur KC on the spot, while his son, who was pillion-riding, was severely injured. There were no traffic police along the highway and the truck was able to flee the scene.

Gyawali is Nepal’s new top cop

Published On: February 12, 2020 08:52 AM NPT By: Ashim Neupane

KATHMANDU, Feb 12: The government has appointed Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Thakur Prasad Gyawali as the new chief of Nepal Police.

No screening for passengers arriving TIA on a Beijing flight Monday

Published On: February 4, 2020 10:15 AM NPT By: Ashim Neupane

KATHMANDU, Feb 4: Although the government has set up a health desk at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) to prevent possible entry of the coronavirus into Nepal, the passengers of an aircraft which landed in Kathmandu from China on Monday were not screened before leaving the airport.

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.