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Radha Dhungana

Election fever heats up frozen Solukhumbu

November 13, 2017 08:26 AM

SOLUKHUMBU, Nov 13: With the upcoming parliamentary and provincial elections now less than two weeks away, the ruling Nepali Congress (NC) and the left alliance are in for a fierce competition in Solukhumbu district, home to the world’s highest mountain, Mt Everest (8,848 m).

Lukla sees more than 100 flights as tourist arrivals go up

October 15, 2017 12:19 PM

SOLUKHUMBU, Oct 15: With an increase in the number of tourists visiting Solukhumbu, number of flights operating at Khumbu Airport has increased. There are more than 100 flights operating from the airport every day.

Woman found dead

October 11, 2017 13:45 PM

SOLUKHUMBU, Oct 11: A 50-year-old woman has been found dead at Dudhkunda Municipality-1 on Wednesday.

Syangboche airport not in operation for 10 years

September 15, 2017 07:15 AM

SOLUKHUMBU, Sept 15: Syangboche Airport in Solukhumbu district, the highest-altitude airport of Nepal, has remained non-operational since the past one decade. Except for helicopters that started operating here recently to transport goods, no flights have operated here in the past 10 years.

Hydro projects pose high risk to human settlements

August 1, 2017 03:15 AM

SOLUKHUMBU, July 31: Locals of Nigale and Samle villages of Solukumbu remain quite tensed these days. Hydropower projects of upper Solu and lower Solu have taken away their peace of mind. As the ongoing projects have put their settlement at high risk of landslides, the villagers have demanded for their relocation to safer zones and due compensation.

MC victorious in Likhu Pike Rural Municipality

June 29, 2017 21:15 PM

SOLUKHUMBU, June 29: Dumbar Bahadur Basnet of CPN (Maoist Center) has been elected as the chairman of Likhu Pike Rural Municipality of Solukhumbu in the second phase of local elections.

UML district secretary defeated in race for Ward member

June 29, 2017 13:45 PM

Solukhumbu, June 29: A Secretary of CPN-UML District Committee has lost the election in  Solukhumbu district.

Passengers hit as bad weather grounds flights at Lukla

June 22, 2017 15:04 PM

SOLUKHUMBU, June 22: Bad weather has grounded regular flights at Lukla-based Tenzing Hillary Airport in the district.

Dead bodies of foreign citizen found; missing from 14 months

May 28, 2017 18:46 PM

SOLUKHUMBU, May 28: Two dead bodies of foreign citizens have been found on Sunday which was missing from 14 months during their Mount Everest expedition.

Co-pilot succumbs to injuries, air hostess airlifted to KTM

May 28, 2017 09:42 AM

SOLUKHUMBU, May 28: Summit Air Co-pilot Srijan Manandhar, who sustained serious injuries of Saturday's crash at Tenjing-Hilary Airport, Lukla, succumbed to injuries.

Summit Air crashes at Lukla Airport, captain dies (Update)

May 27, 2017 16:58 PM

SOLUKHUMBU, May 27: A Summit Cargo Air (Goma Air) plane has crashed at Tenzing Hillary Airport on Saturday afternoon.

SNP halts construction of hotel in Labuche

April 27, 2017 20:14 PM

SOLUKHUMBU, April 27: At a time when the flow of the tourist is increasing in the Khumbu region of the district, the Sagarmatha National Park (SNP) has halted the construction of a hotel in Labuche of the region since one year.

Man relinquishes US Green Card to contest local polls

April 24, 2017 01:00 AM

SOLUKHUMBU, April 24: A 72-year-old Nepali has relinquished his US Green Card to fight the upcoming local elections.

Increased number of permit seekers to scale Mt. Everest

April 18, 2017 20:20 PM

SOLUKHUMBU, April 18: The permit of permission seeker to scale the Mount Everest has increased this year. 365 mountaineers have already got the permit to climb the highest peak of the world.

Khumbu Hotels chock-a-block with tourists

April 13, 2017 02:01 AM

SOLUKHUMBU, April 11: Flooded with tourists this season, hotels at Gorakshep and Lobuche in the Khumbu region of Solukhumbu are finding it hard to manage rooms for the tourists visiting the district. As a result, tourists are facing a tough time finding accommodation.

Visitors to EBC swell

April 5, 2017 08:30 AM

SOLUKHUMBU, April 5: Although the climbing season is yet to begin, a substantial rise in the number of trekkers to the Everest Base Camp(EBC) has made it difficult for expedition companies to manage logistics to host the visitors.

Tingla folks obstruct key road protesting new local restructuring

March 25, 2017 00:40 AM

SOLUKHUMBU, March 25: Locals of Tingla VDC in Solukhumbu district have taken to the streets protesting against the restructuring of local units. Stating that their VDC was included in Necha Salyan Rural Municipality against their wishes, the locals blocked the roads in the area starting Friday.

Two elderly declared innocent after eight years in prison

February 25, 2017 10:04 AM

SOLUKHUMBU, Feb 25: Two elderly men jailed on the charge of murder were declared innocent by the Supreme Court on Thursday after serving eight years in prison.

Open defecation in Everest poses risk of health hazard

February 9, 2017 00:00 AM

SOLKHUMBU, Feb 9: Despite attempts to get rid of garbage dumped at Mount Everest, the ever growing open defecation in the once sacred mountain is posing serious threat to its cleanliness as well as possible outbreak of diseases in the lowlands.

Imja River bridge still uncertain

February 8, 2017 00:00 AM

SOLUKHUMBU, Feb 8: Work to build a suspension bridge over Imja River, which lies along the trekking trail to the Everest Base Camp, has not begun even though locals formed a consumers' group to facilitate the work two years ago.