Santosh Pokharel

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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.

Death toll in Parbat landslide climbs to eight, one still missing

Published On: June 14, 2020 03:10 PM NPT By: Santosh Pokharel

POKHARA, June 14: The number of people losing their lives in a landslide in Durlung, Parbat reached eight on Sunday afternoon.

COVID-19 tally in Gandaki jumps to 75

Published On: June 6, 2020 09:56 AM NPT By: Santosh Pokharel

POKHARA, June 6: The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Gandaki Province has reached 75 as 16 new cases were confirmed earlier on Saturday morning.

COVID-19 tally in Gandaki Province climbs to 37 with first five cases reported in Parbat

Published On: June 2, 2020 07:29 AM NPT By: Santosh Pokharel

POKHARA, June 2: Parbat district has reported its first case of novel coronavirus disease. Five persons from the district were diagnosed with this viral infection.

Bodies of South Korean trekker and Nepali guide recovered from Annapurna region

Published On: May 1, 2020 01:17 PM NPT By: Santosh Pokharel

POKHARA, May 1: Bodies of a South Korean trekker and a Nepali guide have been recovered on Friday morning from the Annapurna region, police said. They were missing after an avalanche hit the region in January

Pokhara is empty, but amazingly beautiful  (with photos)

Published On: April 15, 2020 08:00 PM NPT By: Santosh Pokharel

POKHARA, April 15:  The three-week-long restriction order enforced by the government has been extended for 12 more days, until April 27.

Local government delivers medicines for chronic patients at their doorstep

Published On: April 14, 2020 09:16 AM NPT By: Santosh Pokharel

POKHARA, April 14: Rewati Subedi, who suffers from high blood pressure and diabetes, was extremely worried over the ongoing lockdown imposed by the government to prevent the novel coronavirus from spreading. The medicines which she needed to take daily were running out of stock and all of a sudden everyone were told to follow the stay-home order. However, now she is relieved thanks to the initiation taken by the local government.

Officials kept mum about machine that could test 140 samples daily

Published On: April 7, 2020 03:05 AM NPT By: Santosh Pokharel

POKHARA, April 7: It has come to the fore that officials at Pokhara Hospital and Research Center kept mum over an efficient machine at the hospital which is capable of testing 140 samples for the coronavirus disease (Covid-19). It has been speculated that they acted ignorant over the machine in order to avoid possible hassles on their way if it was revealed that 'the machine is in working condition'.