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Santosh Pokharel



National and international food chains catching on in Pokhara

June 24, 2017 13:13 PM

For an average Nepali, Pokhara is an ideal place for holiday. Pokhara is always abuzz with the variety of national and international crowd that comes here to have a good time. However, Pokhara has also been the ultimate stop for national and international businesses. Businesses, especially eateries, are booming in the city gradually.

Lack of infrastructure keeps trekkers away from once-popular trails

June 22, 2017 01:00 AM

POKHARA, June 22: Until two years ago, Machhapuchhre Model Trek in Kaski district was a popular route for trekkers looking for camping trek. But the route, which offers the closest possible view of Mt Machhapuchhre, now wears a deserted look, as only a few trekkers walk this route. This is because the route does not have even basic infrastructure.

The interiors that attract

June 20, 2017 09:56 AM

These days, even more than the exterior aesthetic, visitors prefer staying at hotels with a comfortable and inviting interior. Keeping this in mind, hotels in Pokhara have started focusing on interior design.

Infrastructure key to send banks to local units: Governor Nepal

June 17, 2017 01:10 AM

POKHARA, June 17: Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) Governor Chiranjibi Nepal has said that commercial banks won't go to local units unless necessary infrastructure is set up there.

'Fake banknotes entering circulation from rural areas'

June 15, 2017 03:15 AM

POKHARA, June 14: Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) has suspected that fake banknotes are being circulated among people in rural areas as people in urban areas can easily identify such notes.

Fulbari Resort shut since Feb over workers' strike

June 15, 2017 01:15 AM

Workers say management turning a deaf ear to their demands.

Locals make 'fresh demands' to Upper Madi Hydropower Project

June 11, 2017 00:50 AM

POKHARA, June 11: Locals of Madi in Kaski district, where 25-MW Upper Madi Hydropower Project is located, have put forth a list of “fresh demands” to the Madi Power Pvt Ltd, the developer of the project. Officials claimed that such demands have created additional financial burden on the developer company. The project located at Madi ward number 6 and 7 came into operation in the last week of December.

Entrepreneur urge authorities to beautify Lakeside area

June 10, 2017 00:50 AM

POKHARA, June 10: Stating that haphazard parking, tangled telecommunications and electricity wires, narrow roads, and stray cattle were taking toll on Lakeside area of Pokhara, stakeholders have called on the newly elected mayor of Pokhara-Lekhnath Metropolitan City to get rid of the problems and develop Lakeside as the happening destination in the metropolis.

Pokhara to crack down on illegal Lakeside buildings

June 8, 2017 00:30 AM

POKHARA, June 8: Pokhara-Lekhnath Metropolis and Pokhara Valley Municipal Development Committee (PVMDC) are jointly preparing to crack down on illegal buildings and buildings constructed in violation of the building code.

China EXIM Bank approves loan for Pokhara Regional International Airport

June 5, 2017 09:20 AM

POKHARA, June 4: China’s Export and Import (EXIM) Bank has approved concessional loan for the Pokhara Regional International Airport.

Want to party till dawn? Lakeside is the place!

June 2, 2017 13:32 PM

Lakeside Pokhara goes to sleep late and wakes up even later. Late night parties are what make the place exciting. As night gets darker and winds get colder, Lakeside bustles with loud music and dance. Locals come here after a long day’s work to relieve stress, while tourists—including both domestic and foreign—who come to Pokhara for the view of the mountains and lakes also stay for its active nightlife. These late night party-goers are part of the reason why Lakeside is the place for best nightlife experiences in Pokhara.

Pokhara's new mayor gets into action on day one

May 29, 2017 08:18 AM

POKHARA, May 28: The largest one in terms of area among the four metropolises of the country, Pokhara - Lekhnath Metropolitan City on Sunday welcomed Man Bahadur GC as its new mayor amid a grand function. Right after taking oath from the Chief Election Officer and assuming office he announced that he would hike old age allowance by 10 percent. “This is my respect and care for the elderly people,” said the new mayor. “We are going to provide this additional amount through our internal resources,” he said on the occasion.

UML candidate GC elected mayor in Pokhara

May 26, 2017 09:50 AM

POKHARA, May 26 Man Bahadur GC of CPN-UML has been elected mayor of Pokhara-Lekhnath Municipality in Kaski district while UML's Manju Gurung became deputy-mayor with huge margin victories.

UML's GC extends lead in Pokhara

May 24, 2017 09:29 AM

POKHARA, May 24: CPN-UML Mayor candidate Man Bahadur GC widened his lead with Nepali Congress candidate Ramjee Kunwar in Pokhara-Lekhnath Metropolitan City.

Counting of votes halted indefinitely in Pokhara

May 21, 2017 16:42 PM

POKHARA, May 21: The counting of votes has remained halted since more than 24 hours of Pokhara-Lekhnath Metropolis as the ballot papers with different voting stamp was found on Saturday afternoon.

Five women mayor and deputy mayors to lead Syangja towns

May 20, 2017 07:22 AM

SYANGJA, May 19: There are five municipalities in Syangja district and all of these have women in leadership roles. Seema Chhetri from the CPN - UML has been elected mayor of Putalibazar Municipality while the remaining four municipalities have women as their deputy mayor. This has been taken as a huge leap in promoting women’s inclusion in leadership roles by the district’s residents and civil society leaders.

5 women emerge victorious in mayoral and deputy mayoral races in Syangja

May 19, 2017 13:14 PM

SYANGJA, May 19: Five female mayoral candidates have won races of mayor and deputy mayor of 5 Municipalities in Syangja district.

Manang drops consensus way

May 17, 2017 01:00 AM

POKHARA, May 17: Breaking with the tradition of electing their local representatives unopposed, voters in Manang district decided to go for a vote this time.

Slow counting leaves voters disappointed

May 17, 2017 00:30 AM

POKHARA, May 17: The delay in vote counting has disappointed the voters who are desperate to see their new representatives assume their offices.

An anxious wait for election results

May 16, 2017 07:14 AM

POKHARA, May 16: Nothing else but the topic of election has gripped people in Pokhara at every crossroad, grounds, public area. They voted on Sunday and have not taken rest since than, anxiously waiting to know who would win and be the mayor of Pokhara- Lekhanath Metropolitan City.