Santosh Pokharel

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Pilot killed, passenger injured in paragliding tragedy in Pokhara

Published On: November 23, 2020 06:13 PM NPT By: Santosh Pokharel

POKHARA, Nov 23: A person died and another sustained injuries in a paragliding accident in Pokhara on Monday.

Cycling to Tilicho? (PHOTO FEATURE)

Published On: November 19, 2020 07:50 PM NPT By: Santosh Pokharel

POKHARA, Nov 19: Can one reach Tilicho Lake, one of the world’s highest-altitude lakes, on a bicycle? Many may not dare. But there are some adventure-lovers who have converted the dream into a rare feat.

Ghandruk closed, Manang open only for tourists with negative PCR reports

Published On: October 20, 2020 12:40 PM NPT By: Santosh Pokharel

POKHARA, Oct 20: Tourist destinations of the Annapurna area including Ghandruk have decided to not operate hotels for an indefinite period. Tourism entrepreneurs are worried of COVID-19 transmission if they allow tourists to enter the village. Uncertainty remains  regarding the operation of hotels in Ghandruk and Annapurna Base Camp (ABC).

Lakeside, Pokhara’s tourist business hub, is a silent town now

Published On: October 18, 2020 01:00 PM NPT By: Santosh Pokharel

POKHARA, Oct 18: Lakeside, the hub for businesses related to tourism in Pokhara, is yet to open, even while the main markets in the Mahendrapul, Chipledhunga, New Road, Sabhagriha Chowk and Prithvi Chowk areas are already open.

Popular tourist spot Ghandruk shut down indefinitely amid COVID-19 threats

Published On: October 16, 2020 03:46 PM NPT By: Santosh Pokharel

POKHARA, Oct 16:  Ghandruk Village, a popular tourist destination in Kaski district in the western hills of Nepal, has announced to suspend all its tourism related activities to contain further spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

State-owned trading company less likely to sell mountain goats this Dashain

Published On: October 7, 2020 08:48 AM NPT By: Santosh Pokharel

POKHARA, Oct 7: The state-owned Food Management and Trading Company (FMTC) is less likely to purchase and sell mountain goats this Dashain as farmers have tagged higher prices this year.

All study, no play bores children at school

Published On: October 4, 2020 07:45 AM NPT By: Santosh Pokharel

POKHARA, Oct 3: It had been six months since Sakshyam Pathak of Tahanu had not entered his school. He terribly missed his friends and teachers. Just recently, the school administration announced resumption of classes but it said the children cannot be involved in extracurricular activities. Pathak was happy to see his friends after so long, but restrictions on games and sports have put him a bit off.

IN PICS: Pokhara Airport welcomes first passenger flight after a hiatus of six months

Published On: September 21, 2020 05:18 PM NPT By: Santosh Pokharel

POKHARA, Sept 21: After a hiatus of six months due to the lockdown enforced by the government to curb the spread of COVID-19, Pokhara Airport received its first flight on Monday morning.

Baglung Flood: Death toll climbs to 12; 41 still missing

Published On: September 3, 2020 04:24 PM NPT By: Santosh Pokharel

POKHARA, Sept 3: The number of people killed after being swept by a massive flood in the Bhuji River in Baglung’s Dhorpatan Municipality has climbed to 12.

COVID-19 death toll in Gandaki Province rises to 10 as a man from Pokhara Metropolis succumbs to virus on Friday

Published On: August 28, 2020 03:40 PM NPT By: Santosh Pokharel

POKHARA, Aug 28: The COVID-19 death toll in Gandaki Province reached 10 on Friday as a 52-year-old man from Pokhara Metropolitan City-16 succumbed to the novel coronavirus disease earlier this afternoon.

Woman succumbs to COVID-19 in Pokhara

Published On: August 27, 2020 10:52 AM NPT By: Santosh Pokharel

POKHARA, Aug 27: In yet another case of COVID-19 related death, a woman died of COVID-19 infection in Pokhara on Thursday morning.

Two more succumb to COVID-19, Gandaki Province death tally climbs to seven

Published On: August 18, 2020 02:16 PM NPT By: Santosh Pokharel

POKHARA, Aug 18: Two persons succumbed to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on Tuesday.

Homestay operators in dilemma whether to welcome tourists as COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage

Published On: July 30, 2020 07:50 AM NPT By: Santosh Pokharel

POKHARA, July 30: Homestay service for tourists was an economic game changer for a lot of people in Pokhara as in many other parts of the country. But the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic that hit across the world badly affected this business that started booming only a few years ago.

Passengers stranded on different highways urge for help

Published On: July 21, 2020 06:15 PM NPT By: Santosh Pokharel

POKHARA, July 21: Incessant rains and landslides have brought vehicular movement to a halt along different highways across the country affecting hundreds of passengers. Stating that they have run out of food and water, the stranded passengers have urged for help.

PHOTOS: Fishing craze in Pokhara

Published On: July 8, 2020 10:05 AM NPT By: Santosh Pokharel

POKHARA, July 8: With the lockdown relaxed to some extent, people - mostly youths - have started to gather around Fewa Lake for fishing. Hallanchowk, Khapaudi and Pame, among other areas, look quite crowded by such people from morning to evening.

Pokhara hotels serving as quarantines for returnees from different countries

Published On: June 30, 2020 08:10 PM NPT By: Santosh Pokharel

POKHARA, June 30: A total of 86 Nepalis who returned recently from different countries have quarantined themselves in different hotels in Pokhara. They chose to stay in hotels instead of the government-run quarantine centers for better services. However, those unwilling or unable to bear such expenses have been staying at the 11 quarantines managed by Pokhara Metropolis. According to the Paschimanchal Hotel Association, these 86 people came from 12 different countries,  including the United Arab Emirates, the Maldives, Korea, Australia, Qatar, Malaysia and India.

One more succumbs to Covid-19 in Syangja

Published On: June 25, 2020 09:07 AM NPT By: Santosh Pokharel

POKHARA, June 25: One more person has died of Covid-19 infection in Syangja.

Elderly who traveled to Mustang from Bauddha tests positive for Covid-19

Published On: June 22, 2020 08:00 AM NPT By: Santosh Pokharel

POKHARA, June 22: An elderly man has tested positive for Covid-19 in Mustang. According to the Gandaki Province Health Directorate, an 83-year-old male from Gharapjhong Rural Municipality tested positive for the virus. Previously, this himalayan district had no record of the Covid-19 infection. However,  after this senior citizen tested positive for Covid-19, the virus has now spread to all 11 districts in the province.

Gandaki Province reports 58 new COVID-19 cases

Published On: June 20, 2020 09:13 AM NPT By: Santosh Pokharel

POKHARA, June 20: Seven different districts of Gandaki Province have reported 58 more cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) disease on Saturday morning.

Manang reports first COVID-19 case, 42 new cases in Gandaki

Published On: June 18, 2020 09:20 AM NPT By: Santosh Pokharel

POKHARA, June 18: Mountain district Manang has reported the first ever case of novel coronavirus disease on Thursday.