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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.

New taxi permits a shot in the arm to car dealers

July 8, 2017 00:00 AM

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

July 5, 2017 00:20 AM

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

July 4, 2017 00:30 AM

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

July 3, 2017 15:17 PM

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

July 2, 2017 00:20 AM

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

June 22, 2017 00:30 AM

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

June 19, 2017 01:50 AM

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

June 17, 2017 01:00 AM

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

June 17, 2017 00:30 AM

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.

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

June 16, 2017 19:00 PM

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

Loyalty schemes helping businesses retain customers

June 11, 2017 00:10 AM

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.

NT installing 160 BTS in rural areas

June 10, 2017 01:20 AM

KATHMANDU, June 10: Nepal Telecom (NT) is rapidly installing base transceiver station (BTS) towers in different rural parts of the country with the aim of providing quality telecommunications services to people there.

I will encourage Moroccans to invest in Nepal

June 8, 2017 00:00 AM

Morocco has appointed Mohamed Maliki as its ambassador to Nepal. Maliki, who is based in New Delhi, is in Kathmandu to present his credentials to President Bidhya Devi Bhandari. Ashim Neupane of Republica talked to Maliki on different issues including the possibility of fostering bilateral trade, among others. Excerpts:

NOC reluctant to cut fuel prices

June 5, 2017 00:20 AM

KATHMANDU, June 5: Despite making profit in liquefied petroleum (LP) gas after nearly 18 months, the Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) has said that was not bringing down price in the domestic market anytime soon.

NDL doubling Jeevan Jal production from Sunday

June 3, 2017 00:00 AM

KATHMANDU, June 3: Nepal Drugs Ltd (NDL) is planning to double production of Oral Rehydration Salt (ORS) from Sunday.

Work on Chobhar-based fruit, flower market resuming soon

May 25, 2017 00:20 AM

KATHMANDU, May 25: Construction work on the Central Fruit and Flower Market in Chobhar, which was affected by Ring Road widening project, is resuming within few days.

Jeevan Jal hits market today

May 22, 2017 01:10 AM

KATHMANDU, May 22: After a hiatus of eight years, Nepal Drugs Limited (NDL) is resuming the supply of its product Jeevan Jal - the popular oral rehydration salts (ORS) -- in the domestic market from Monday.

Lithuania can invest in Nepal's tourism, agri sectors

May 17, 2017 01:40 AM

Republic of Lithuania, a northern European country, officially inaugurated its Honorary Consulate in Nepal on Tuesday. Shovakar Hari Neupane, a Kathmandu-based businessman, has been appointed as Lithuania's Honorary Consular in Nepal. Lithuanian ambassador to Nepal, Laimonas Talat-Kelpsa, who is based in New Delhi, is in Kathmandu for the inauguration of the consular office. Ashim Neupane of Republica talked to Talat-Kelpsa on the sidelines of the inauguration ceremony to know about bilateral trade between Nepal and Lithuania, among other issues. Excerpts:

NTB to operate shuttle bus service on Election Day

May 12, 2017 18:10 PM

KATHMANDU, May 12: Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) will arrange the airport shuttle bus service for tourists on the day of local level elections.

Nepal Drug Ltd resumes operations after a hiatus of eight years

May 8, 2017 09:00 AM

KATHMANDU, May 7: Nepal Drugs Ltd (NDL) resumed operation on Sunday after a hiatus of nearly eight years by producing Jeevan Jal -- an oral rehydration salts brand.