Santosh Pokharel

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13 killed, 12 injured in jeep accident in Syangja

Published On: May 13, 2022 12:32 PM NPT By: Santosh Pokharel

KATHMANDU, May 13: At least 13 people have been killed and 12 others injured in a jeep accident at Panchamul in Waling Municipality-4 of Syangja district.

Gandaki’s Game Changers: Tourism, Roads, Airport and Hydropower

Published On: May 8, 2022 07:00 AM NPT By: Santosh Pokharel

Gandaki Province counts on the recently-built international airport in Pokhara, under-construction roads connecting it to the country's both southern and northern neighbors, hydroelectricity projects in different parts of the province, and its immense tourism potential to embark on the journey to prosperity.

Landfill site relocation issue delays operation of Pokhara international airport

Published On: April 16, 2022 06:20 PM NPT By: Santosh Pokharel

Although the international airport is ready for operation if we consider the development of physical infrastructures, the operation of the airport is still uncertain as some of the critical issues related to this are not yet resolved.

Govt bodies indifferent to work while foreigners complete work on time

Published On: March 30, 2022 03:20 PM NPT By: Santosh Pokharel

POKHARA, March 30: The then Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli laid the foundation stone for the construction of the Pokhara Regional International Airport on April 13, 2016. The Chinese company China CAMCE, which took over the construction of the airport with the target of completing it by July 10, 2021, started the work one and a half years after the foundation stone was laid. In the meantime, the COVID-19 pandemic spread. However, the Chinese company continued to accelerate construction.

A dozen paragliding companies unable to resume operation

Published On: December 28, 2021 05:29 PM NPT By: Santosh Pokharel

POKHARA, Dec 28: About a dozen paragliding companies have not yet been able to operate their businesses.

A still Pokhara Stadium awaiting events (Photo Feature)

Published On: December 8, 2021 06:00 PM NPT By: Santosh Pokharel

POKHARA, Dec 8: Although no events are being held at the moment due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the stadium is ready to host matches and sports events of all sorts.

Study to find causes and prevention measures of large-scale landslide in Manang begins

Published On: November 29, 2021 05:35 PM NPT By: Santosh Pokharel

POKHARA, Nov 29: A study has started on a large-scale landslide in the Himalayan district of Manang that occurred in the mid June and July. The study will focus on the causes as well as prevention measures of such landslides in the future.

Pokhara hosts envoys from a dozen countries (with photos)

Published On: September 26, 2021 04:55 PM NPT By: Santosh Pokharel

POKHARA, Sept 26: A dozen foreign envoys and high ranking officials from different countries arrived in Pokhara today. They will be staying in Pokhara for two days to enjoy the various tourist attractions of the city during their stay. They will also be hiking in areas near the city.

Muktinath temple to be reopened from Sunday

Published On: September 23, 2021 12:22 PM NPT By: Santosh Pokharel

POKHARA, Sept 23: The Muktinath Temple located in Mustang that has been closed for the past six months due to the COVID-19 pandemic will be reopened from September 26, Sunday. Tourism entrepreneurs in Pokhara believe that tourism activities will increase after the reopening of the temple.

Annapurna base camp hotels to be reopened from mid-September

Published On: September 12, 2021 05:27 PM NPT By: Santosh Pokharel

POKHARA, Sept 12: The hotels in the Annapurna base camp area that have been closed for a long time due to the coronavirus infection, will be reopened from mid-September. Local business people are preparing to open the hotels in Ghandruk, the entrance to Annapurna Base Camp (ABC)) from September 17. ABC's hotels will be open from 20th September.

Six dead, Two missing in Parbat landslide

Published On: September 3, 2021 10:25 AM NPT By: Santosh Pokharel

POKHARA, Sept 3: Six persons died and two have gone missing after a landslide swept away their houses in various part of Parbat.

Five dead, one missing in Pokhara landslide

Published On: September 2, 2021 02:35 PM NPT By: Santosh Pokharel

POKHARA, Sept 1: Five persons died and one has gone missing after a landslide swept away their houses in Pokhara. The deceased have been identified as four men and a woman. According to Kaski Police, five others were injured.

Kuwaiti flag that was hoisted on Mt Amadablam sent back to Kuwait secretly

Published On: July 30, 2021 03:10 PM NPT By: Santosh Pokharel

KATHMANDU, July 30: The Kuwaiti flag, which was hoisted on Mt Amadablam without permission, has been secretly returned to Kuwait. The flag, which was kept at the International Mountain Museum in Pokhara, was sent back to Kuwait in May. The Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation had confiscated the flag that was hoisted on Mt Amadablam without permission.

Public transport entrepreneurs announce to resume long-distance transport service from Wednesday

Published On: July 12, 2021 03:32 PM NPT By: Santosh Pokharel

POKHARA, July 12: Long-distance public transport service was halted as soon as the local administration imposed a prohibitory order due to the second wave of COVID-19 in Nepal.

Delta variant confirmed in Gorkha and Syangja

Published On: July 11, 2021 01:29 PM NPT By: Santosh Pokharel

POKHARA, July 11: Delta variant of COVID-19 has been found in Syangja and Gorkha districts, according to the Gandaki Provincial Health Directorate.

Gandaki CM visits flood-hit Manang after four days of disaster (with photos)

Published On: June 17, 2021 05:00 PM NPT By: Santosh Pokharel

POKHARA, June 17: A team of government officials including Gandaki Province’s Chief Minister Krishna Chandra Nepali Pokharel reached Manang, which was ravaged by rain-triggered floods, on Thursday, four days after the disaster wreaked havoc in the mountain district.

NC’s Pokharel appointed new chief minister of Gandaki Province

Published On: June 12, 2021 07:47 PM NPT By: Santosh Pokharel

POKHARA, June 12: Parliamentary party leader of the Nepali Congress (NC) in Gandaki Province, Krishna Chandra Pokharel ‘Nepali’ has been appointed as the new chief minister of the province.

Gangster-turned politician Dipak Manange appointed Youth and Sports Minister!

Published On: April 29, 2021 04:38 PM NPT By: Santosh Pokharel

POKHARA, April 29: Chief Minister of Gandaki Province, Prithvi Subba Gurung expanded his cabinet on Thursday, appointing Rajib Gurung aka Dipak Manange as the Minister for Youth and Sports.

Missing Rastriya Janamorcha lawmaker Shahi found admitted to hospital for COVID-19 treatment

Published On: April 28, 2021 06:26 PM NPT By: Santosh Pokharel

A no-confidence motion filed at the Gandaki Provincial Assembly against Chief Minister Prithivi Subba Gurung has fallen in crisis after Shahi went out of contact. Voting scheduled for today has been put off until further notice.

No-confidence motion filed against Gandaki CM Gurung, NC’s Pokharel proposed as new CM

Published On: April 15, 2021 01:44 PM NPT By: Santosh Pokharel

POKHARA, April 15: Opposition parties have registered a no-confidence motion against the chief minister of Gandaki Province, Prithvi Subba Gurung.