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Santosh Pokharel

Roads stealing charm of trekking in Annapurna region

October 17, 2016 07:37 AM

POKHARA, Oct 16: Earlier it would take three weeks for tourists to trek through the Annapurna Circuit. After the introduction of transportation facilities, one week of trekking suffices. Length of Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) has shortened.

Pokhara transporters add buses for Dashain

October 5, 2016 00:10 AM

POKHARA, Oct 5: Bus operators in Pokhara have added more buses in view of the Dashain-time passenger rush.

Indo-Pak tensions affect Nepal's tourism sector

October 3, 2016 00:40 AM

POKHARA, Oct 3: Nepal's tourism sector has started bearing the brunt of Indo-Pak tensions as international tourists have started cancelling their bookings to Nepal citing safety concerns.

Dearth of tourists steals Pokhara's tourism day fanfare

September 27, 2016 00:50 AM

POKHARA, Sept 27: There is little excitement in Pokhara, one of the top tourist destinations in the country, while the world is celebrating 37th tourism day.

Flooded roads in tourist town claim 4 lives so far

September 20, 2016 07:42 AM

POKHARA, Sept 19: Downtown Pokhara is getting a dangerous place that can claim life! And the threat is flash floods on its street.

3 killed in 3 weeks in Pokhara flash floods

September 19, 2016 00:10 AM

POKHARA, Sept 19: A flash flood in Pokhara downtown triggered by heavy rainfall since Saturday evening has killed one person while another has gone missing. With this, the death toll from flash floods in Pokhara in the past three weeks has reached three.

Kidney scourge devastates a family

September 12, 2016 01:00 AM

POKHARA, Sept 12: Tilochan Sharma, 62, was a happy man until 13 years ago. He used to work in Mumbai, India and his family back home in Parbat district was doing quite well.

4 kids buried to death in Kaski landslide

September 8, 2016 08:34 AM

POKHARA, Sept 8: Four persons were killed and two others were injured when a landslide swept away a house at Lekhnath-4, Kharanifhant on Wednesday.

Pokhara faces shortage of professional guides

September 8, 2016 01:40 AM

POKHARA, Sept 8: Pokhara started welcoming tourists in 1970. Nearly half century down the line, Pokhara is among the nation's topmost tourist destinations.

Govt's plan to bar Nepalis from using tourist vehicles draws flak

September 6, 2016 08:01 AM

POKHARA, Sept 5: The government's preparation to limit 'tourist vehicle service' only to foreigners has saddened tourism entrepreneurs in Pokhara.

Four killed in Syangja landslide

September 4, 2016 10:02 AM

POKHARA, Sept 4: Four people died after a landslide buried a house at Kebare-7 in Syangja district in the wee hours of Sunday morning.

Developing Pokhara into sports city?

September 3, 2016 02:30 AM

POKHARA, Sept 3: Many recognize Pokhara as a city of tourists. But the identity of Pokhara is not just limited to tourism as sports activities including two big football tournaments -- Aaha Rara Gold Cup and Pokhara Cup -- and various other sports meets organized round the year also give recognition to the beautiful city.

Tourists continue to enter Upper Mustang without necessary permit

September 3, 2016 00:00 AM

POKHARA, Sept 3: Chinese national Wu Xialong was detained from Lomanthang, Upper Mustang last month for being in the area without obtaining necessary permit from the authorities.

Tourists in Upper Mustang without permit

September 1, 2016 23:00 PM

POKHARA, Sept 1: Chinese national Wu Xialong was detained from Lomanthang, Upper Mustang last month for being in the area without obtaining permit from the authorities. He was handed over to immigration officials in Pokhara for further action.

Syndicates rule roost in Pokhara

August 22, 2016 00:30 AM

POKHARA, Aug 22: From the cost of a boat ride in Phewa Lake and the charge for paragliding to the price of items on a restuarant menu and transport fares, syndicates have had a stranglehold on business in the tourist town of Pokhara since a long time.

Pokhara under grip of transport syndicate

August 19, 2016 02:00 AM

POKHARA, Aug 19: Ujyalo Transport Entrepreneurs' Association planned to introduce luxurious and well-facilitated buses in Pokhara. The company, however, could not start its services due to obstruction from local transport associations and the inability of the local administration to intervene.

Pokhara BFIs tighten realty lending

August 16, 2016 01:30 AM

POKHARA, Aug 16: Amid skyrocketing land and housing prices, bank and financial institutions in Pokhara have started tightening loan flow to realty sector fearing further risks.

IRO Pokhara adds 13,500 new taxpayers

August 12, 2016 03:20 AM

POKHARA, Aug 12: More than 13,500 new taxpayers registered with the Inland Revenue Office, Pokhara, in Fiscal Year 2015/16.

Whereabouts of youths missing in Fewa Lake still unknown

August 9, 2016 18:12 PM

POKHARA, Aug 9: The whereabouts of the two youths missing in Fewa Lake since Monday afternoon is still unknown. The search for them was underway till this evening.

Two youths missing as boat capsizes in Fewa Lake

August 8, 2016 22:05 PM

POKHARA, Aug 9: Two youths went missing after a boat capsized in Fewa Lake on Monday. Six othrs were rescued. The missing youths Pratik Shrestha, 19, and Elan KC, 21, both from Kathmandu, were not wearing life jacket.