Santosh Pokharel

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Gandaki province giving Rs 400m to 827 farms in grants

Published On: May 20, 2019 09:00 AM NPT By: Santosh Pokharel

POKHARA, May 20: Gandaki Province is set to distribute Rs 400 million in grants to develop exemplary models of agricultural farms and animal husbandry, and provide employment opportunities to the youth.

Italian trekker succumbs to altitude sickness

Published On: May 11, 2019 07:43 AM NPT By: Santosh Pokharel

POKHARA, May 11: A 68-year-old Italian trekker has died from high altitude sickness at 6,346 meter Saribung peak. Two guides in the team have fallen sick.

Gandaki Province receives 30 proposals for cable car projects

Published On: May 7, 2019 08:35 AM NPT By: Santosh Pokharel

POKHARA, May 7: The provincial government of Gandaki has received as many as 30 applications from companies interested to establish cable car service in different districts of the province.

Fewa Lake conservation affected due to lack of coordination between local and province governments

Published On: May 5, 2019 08:10 AM NPT By: Santosh Pokharel

POKHARA, May 5: Pokhara Metropolis allocated Rs 70 million this fiscal year to construct check dams at Harpan area of Fewa Lake as a measure to conserve the lake.

Gandaki province doling out Rs 300 million to homestays on ad hoc basis

Published On: May 2, 2019 10:15 AM NPT By: Santosh Pokharel

POKHARA, May 2: The provincial government of Gandaki is distributing nearly Rs 300 million to homestays on ad hoc basis.

Malaysian stuck at 7,500 m on Annapurna-1 rescued after 3 days

Published On: April 26, 2019 05:30 AM NPT By: Santosh Pokharel

POKHARA, April 26: Wui Kin Chin, a Malaysian climber, who was stuck on Mt Annapurna 1 for the last three days, has finally been rescued on Thursday.

Army wins four golds in paragliding

Published On: April 23, 2019 09:08 AM NPT By: Santosh Pokharel

POKHARA, April 23: Departmental team Tribhuvan Army Club continued its ascendency in the ongoing Eighth National Games, winning four gold medals in paragliding event held in Pokhara on Monday.

Mountain Glory Forest Resort and Spa in Pokhara eyes affluent tourists

Published On: April 19, 2019 07:30 AM NPT By: Santosh Pokharel

POKHARA, April 19: Dense Nirmal Pokhari forest on the top, Seti River flowing beneath, and chirping of birds all around make the whole ambience magnificent. Machhapuchchhre and Annapurna in the distance give a spectacular view when the sky is clear. For an outsider who reaches Mountain Glory Forest Resort and Spa, a luxury hotel built near Nirmal Pokhari jungle, it is almost a different world.

Patients treated under open sky as docs’ strike drags on

Published On: April 11, 2019 07:48 AM NPT By: Santosh Pokharel

POKHARA, April 11: The agitation by doctors against the civil service adjustment bill has impacted badly on patients across the country, including in Kaski and Baglung. With OPD services halted, patients in the two districts have waited it out under the open sky . Some doctors are attending to them amid all the chaos.

Pokhara hoteliers worried as room occupancy falls

Published On: April 2, 2019 07:26 AM NPT By: Santosh Pokharel

POKHARA, April 2: The second best tourist season of Nepal, March-April, is in full swing at the moment. However, Pokhara hoteliers say room occupancy is not as per the expectations this season.

164 foreigners deported in 11 months

Published On: March 27, 2019 07:38 AM NPT By: Santosh Pokharel

POKHARA, March 27: The government has deported 164 foreigners from the country during the past 11 months of 2075 BS. The foreigners were facing charges of involvement in various crimes and were deported between mid-April 2018 and mid-March by the Department of Immigration after they completed their punishments.

Private sector authorized to supervise paragliding flights in Pokhara

Published On: March 19, 2019 08:51 AM NPT By: Santosh Pokharel

POKHARA, March 19: Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has authorized Nepal Airsports Association (NAA) to regulate and supervise paragliding flights in Pokhara.

Pokhara to ban paragliding companies not paying renewal fees

Published On: March 18, 2019 09:12 AM NPT By: Santosh Pokharel

POKHARA, March 18: Pokhara Metropolitan City has decided to charge a monthly fine of Rs 5,000 against paragliding companies who have not paid the business and renewal fees.

Not a single farm animal that died during Mustang snowfall was insured

Published On: March 14, 2019 09:25 AM NPT By: Santosh Pokharel

POKHARA, March 14: It has been revealed that not a single animal which perished during a heavy snowfall in Mustang few days ago was insured.

Local authority unaware of ongoing paragliding tournament in Pokhara

Published On: March 6, 2019 09:49 AM NPT By: Santosh Pokharel

POKHARA, March 6: A paragliding tournament is being organized in Pokhara. However, neither is the organizer of the event disclosed, nor does the regulatory authority have any information about it.

Solo paragliding banned after two die in three days

Published On: March 6, 2019 05:00 AM NPT By: Santosh Pokharel

POKHARA, March 6: A Russian national died in a paragliding accident on Tuesday in the tourist-hub of Pokhara. He is the second person to die in a paragliding accident in three days.

2 foreigners injured in paragliding crash in Pokhara

Published On: March 4, 2019 04:40 PM NPT By: Santosh Pokharel

POKHARA, March 4: Two foreigners have sustained injuries in a paragliding crash in touristic city Pokhara on Monday.

Call for regulating paragliding industry in Pokhara

Published On: March 4, 2019 08:38 AM NPT By: Santosh Pokharel

POKHARA, March 4: A Romanian pilot Ebe Chis Jer on Sunday succumbed to paragliding accident in Pokhara. The solo pilot had plunged into Fewa Lake after he lost control over the flight.

Romanian citizen killed in Pokhara paragliding crash

Published On: March 3, 2019 12:26 PM NPT By: Santosh Pokharel

POKHARA, March 3: A Romanian citizen died after a glider met with an accident in Pokhara on Sunday afternoon.

Adhikari praised for dedication, leadership

Published On: February 28, 2019 07:45 AM NPT By: Santosh Pokharel

POKHARA, Feb 28: Residents of Kaski district remember Tourism Minister Rabindra Adhikari for his warm and cheerful personality. Following his untimely demise in a helicopter crash on Wednesday, locals said he will always be remembered as a much-loved leader who touched the heart of youths and the older generation alike.