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Santosh Pokharel



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.

Sunuwar is first to conduct tandem flight from Mt Elbrus

July 30, 2016 03:00 AM

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.

NAC losing market in Pokhara and surrounding destinations

July 26, 2016 02:20 AM

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).

Romanian tourist missing in Annapurna Region found dead

July 25, 2016 10:14 AM

POKHARA, July 25: A Romanian tourist, Adina Monica Popescu, 26, who was missing since July 16 in Annapurna Region, has been found dead on a river bank.

Romanian trekker goes missing in Annapurna circuit

July 25, 2016 07:00 AM

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.

3 die in road accidents

July 20, 2016 20:30 PM

POKHARA, July 20: Three persons were killed in three separate accidents along Prithivi Highway in Tanahun district.

Hill supporting Kaligandaki ‘A’ dam gives way

July 20, 2016 08:28 AM

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.

One flight a day rule enforced for paragliding pilots

July 13, 2016 02:40 AM

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).

Endangered species spotted at Bhimthang Valley, Manang

July 4, 2016 02:50 AM

POKHARA, July 4: Researchers of National Trust for Nature Conservation (NTNC) have spotted some endangered species at Bhimthang Valley in Thochhe VDC of Manang district.

Haphazard urbanization hits paddy production

June 29, 2016 08:50 AM

POKHARA, June 28: Asar 15 that falls on 29 June this year is celebrated as ‘paddy day’ every year. For an agricultural country like ours, it sounds like a matter of high significance.

Father dies before seeing his son become doctor

June 21, 2016 22:21 PM

POKHARA, June 21: “He dreamt of his son becoming a good doctor one day. But now, he will not be around to see it happen,” said Ram Krishna Thapa, a relative of Amrit Bahadur Thapa.