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.
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.
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, 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, 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.
POKHARA, July 30: Nepali paragliding pilot Sanobabu Sunuwar has become the first person to conduct tandem flight from the summit of Mt Elbrus (5642 meters) - the tallest peak in Europe. He achieved the feat on Wednesday morning.
POKHARA, July 26: Pokhara has always remained a lucrative destination for private airlines. They operate about a dozen flights to the lake city on a daily basis. But the same route has failed to attract Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC).
POKHARA, JULY 25: A Romanian tourist, Adina Monica Popescu, 26, has gone missing from July 16 in Annapurna Region Trekking. She was trekking along Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) route alone.
POKHARA, July 19: Parts of the hill supporting dam of the 144 MW Kaliandaki ‘A’ Hydropower Project in Syangja district have started eroding due to continuous floods in the river, according to officials of the project.
POKHARA, July 13: Blue Sky Paragliding Ltd, one of the oldest paragliding operators in Pokhara, has four pilots. But the company is not allowed to operate more than four flights a day because of a new provision enforced by Nepal Air Sports Association (NAA).