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Santosh Pokharel



Transport syndicate threatens to halt service

April 18, 2018 03:30 AM

POKHARA, April 18: While the government is mulling stringent measures to uproot transport syndicates, the cartels are not ready to give up easily.

‘Tourists go missing as they ignore regulations’

April 8, 2018 03:00 AM

POKHARA, April 8: In mid-March, a Korean tourist Ji Ae went missing while she was on her way back to Pokhara after Annapurna Base Camp trek. After eight hours of the ‘disappearance’, a search team rescued her. She had lost her way as she had chosen to tread on an uncommon route during the return.

'No-vehicle zone" for peace hub

March 20, 2018 10:05 AM

Seven years back, Lakeside, the biggest tourist hub in Pokhara, was declared a ‘no-vehicle zone’ on Friday afternoons. The ban on vehicles was implemented from Hallan Chowk to Fishtail Gate which is about a 3-km stretch of Lakeside. However, the campaign was dropped after seven months as the locals refused to comply.

Trekking route explored in Pokhara’s periphery

March 20, 2018 07:54 AM

POKHARA, March 20: Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal (TAAN) Western Regional Association has introduced a new trekking route from the popular Fewa Lake for tourists willing to experience the beautiful view of Annapurna mountain range, paragliding flights from Sarangkot and the local lifestyle of the villagers.

Jalalawad college in mourning

March 13, 2018 06:00 AM

POKHARA, March 13: The US-Bangla aircraft crash in Kathmandu has left the Jalalabad Ragib-Rabeya Medical College of Bangladesh in mourning as 13 of its Nepali students were on board the ill-fated plane. The Nepali students were returning home after their final exams, according to a local of Biratnagar, Ranjit Singh, who is also perusing the MBBS course at the college.

Adventure tourism activities in the Annapurna Conservation Area yet to be recognized

March 9, 2018 07:49 AM

POKHARA, March 9: The Annapurna Conservation Area (ACA) is primarily known for trekking -- a popular adventure activity for tourists.

Provincial Assembly members busy searching for rented rooms

February 26, 2018 03:30 AM

POKHARA, Feb 25: As it is a compulsion for the provincial assembly members to attend each meeting of the newly formed provincial assembly, many members have started searching for rented rooms and houses for accommodation.

Provincial Assembly members busy searching for rented rooms

February 25, 2018 01:29 AM

POKHARA, Feb 24: As it is a compulsion for the provincial assembly members to attend each meetings of the newly formed provincial assembly, many members have started searching for rented rooms and houses for accommodation.

Gurung and Adhikari confirmed as chief minister, speaker of Province 4

February 12, 2018 06:00 AM

POKHARA, Feb 12: Prithivi Subba Gurung of CPN-UML has been confirmed to shoulder the role of chief minister of Province 4. Likewise, Netra Nath Adhikari of CPN (Maoist Center) has been proposed for the role of speaker of the provincial parliament.

Gurung duo battle for chief minister

February 7, 2018 02:52 AM

KATHMANDU, Feb 6: Two standing committee members of the CPN-UML-- Prithivi Subba Gurung and Kiran Gurung-are lobbying to get chief ministerial position of Province 4. Both the leaders are busy convincing top leaders to get the top post.

Aaha-Rara prize money increased

January 10, 2018 11:12 AM

POKHARA, Jan 10: The prize money of the 16th edition of the Aaha-Rara Gold Cup, one of the most popular football tournaments in Nepal, has been increased.

Increasing cold in mountain districts bursts water pipes

January 10, 2018 08:42 AM

POKHARA, Jan 10: Even though the hilly districts like Manang and Mustang are still waiting for seasonal snowfall that is imperative for the growth of crops in their fields, dipping temperature has certainly begun to worry them.

Frozen Manang (photo feature)

January 9, 2018 15:52 PM

MANANG, Jan 9: The water has turned into rocky ice due to drop in temperature in the district. The pipeline of water has broken while flowing water turned into solid ice. The rivers in the district turned into icy surface.

Lack of snowfall in mountain districts worries residents

January 8, 2018 07:40 AM

POKHARA, Jan 8: While increasing cold has massively affected several parts of the country and even claimed some lives in Madhes, hilly districts have experienced just the adverse.

Tourist arrival breaks the record of 2012

January 2, 2018 08:57 AM

POKHARA, Jan 2: The country has seen a record arrival of foreign tourists in 2017 since 2012, according to the statistics of Nepal Tourism Board (NTB).

APF, TAC win national volleyball titles

December 31, 2017 09:10 AM

POKHARA, Dec 31: The departmental teams Armed Police Force (APF) and Tribhuvan Army Club (TAC) have won the 21st Women’s and 31st Men’s National Volleyball Tournament under the National Sports Council (NSC) Championship on Saturday.

Solar boats can be operated in Fewa Lake: Experts

December 31, 2017 08:10 AM

POKHARA, Dec 31: Instead of depending on the muscular force to row boats, boat entrepreneurs in Fewa Lake of Kaski district can harness solar energy to operate their boats in a more convenient manner without harming the surrounding environment, according to experts who concluded their feasibility experiments on Thursday.

Departmental sides into volleyball semis

December 29, 2017 09:22 AM

POKHARA, Dec 29: The semifinal line-ups of the ongoing 21st Women’s and 31st Men’s National Volleyball Tournament under the National Sports Council (NSC) Championship has been completed on Thursday.

Pokhara Street Festival begins (photo feature)

December 28, 2017 19:44 PM

POKHARA, Dec 28: To promote domestic tourism, 19th Pokhara Street Festival has begun from Thursday. Restaurant and Bar Association Nepal (REBAN) Pokhara is organizing the festival for the past 18 years to promote Pokhara as a New Year destination for both Nepali and foreign tourists.

Pokhara likely to be capital of Province 4

December 26, 2017 04:30 AM

POKHARA, Dec 26: Pokhara has been undisputedly accepted as the capital of Province 4 by all of the 11 districts. Experts claim that Pokhara became the choice because there are no other cities in the province that are as well developed and accessible.