Santosh Pokharel

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Four killed in Syangja landslide

Published On: September 4, 2016 10:02 AM NPT By: Santosh Pokharel

POKHARA, Sept 4: Four people died after a landslide buried a house at Kebare-7 in Syangja district in the wee hours of Sunday morning.

Developing Pokhara into sports city?

Published On: September 3, 2016 02:30 AM NPT By: Santosh Pokharel

POKHARA, Sept 3: Many recognize Pokhara as a city of tourists. But the identity of Pokhara is not just limited to tourism as sports activities including two big football tournaments -- Aaha Rara Gold Cup and Pokhara Cup -- and various other sports meets organized round the year also give recognition to the beautiful city.

Tourists continue to enter Upper Mustang without necessary permit

Published On: September 3, 2016 12:00 AM NPT By: Santosh Pokharel

POKHARA, Sept 3: Chinese national Wu Xialong was detained from Lomanthang, Upper Mustang last month for being in the area without obtaining necessary permit from the authorities.

Syndicates rule roost in Pokhara

Published On: August 22, 2016 12:30 AM NPT By: Santosh Pokharel

POKHARA, Aug 22: From the cost of a boat ride in Phewa Lake and the charge for paragliding to the price of items on a restuarant menu and transport fares, syndicates have had a stranglehold on business in the tourist town of Pokhara since a long time.

Pokhara under grip of transport syndicate

Published On: August 19, 2016 02:00 AM NPT By: Santosh Pokharel

POKHARA, Aug 19: Ujyalo Transport Entrepreneurs' Association planned to introduce luxurious and well-facilitated buses in Pokhara. The company, however, could not start its services due to obstruction from local transport associations and the inability of the local administration to intervene.

Pokhara BFIs tighten realty lending

Published On: August 16, 2016 01:30 AM NPT By: Santosh Pokharel

POKHARA, Aug 16: Amid skyrocketing land and housing prices, bank and financial institutions in Pokhara have started tightening loan flow to realty sector fearing further risks.

IRO Pokhara adds 13,500 new taxpayers

Published On: August 12, 2016 03:20 AM NPT By: Santosh Pokharel

POKHARA, Aug 12: More than 13,500 new taxpayers registered with the Inland Revenue Office, Pokhara, in Fiscal Year 2015/16.

Whereabouts of youths missing in Fewa Lake still unknown

Published On: August 9, 2016 06:12 PM NPT By: Santosh Pokharel

POKHARA, Aug 9: The whereabouts of the two youths missing in Fewa Lake since Monday afternoon is still unknown. The search for them was underway till this evening.

Two youths missing as boat capsizes in Fewa Lake

Published On: August 8, 2016 10:05 PM NPT By: Santosh Pokharel

POKHARA, Aug 9: Two youths went missing after a boat capsized in Fewa Lake on Monday. Six othrs were rescued. The missing youths Pratik Shrestha, 19, and Elan KC, 21, both from Kathmandu, were not wearing life jacket.

Sunuwar is first to conduct tandem flight from Mt Elbrus

Published On: July 30, 2016 03:00 AM NPT By: Santosh Pokharel

POKHARA, July 30: Nepali paragliding pilot Sanobabu Sunuwar has become the first person to conduct tandem flight from the summit of Mt Elbrus (5642 meters) - the tallest peak in Europe. He achieved the feat on Wednesday morning.

NAC losing market in Pokhara and surrounding destinations

Published On: July 26, 2016 02:20 AM NPT By: Santosh Pokharel

POKHARA, July 26: Pokhara has always remained a lucrative destination for private airlines. They operate about a dozen flights to the lake city on a daily basis. But the same route has failed to attract Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC).

Romanian tourist missing in Annapurna Region found dead

Published On: July 25, 2016 10:14 AM NPT By: Santosh Pokharel

POKHARA, July 25: A Romanian tourist, Adina Monica Popescu, 26, who was missing since July 16 in Annapurna Region, has been found dead on a river bank.

Romanian trekker goes missing in Annapurna circuit

Published On: July 25, 2016 07:00 AM NPT By: Santosh Pokharel

POKHARA, JULY 25: A Romanian tourist, Adina Monica Popescu, 26, has gone missing from July 16 in Annapurna Region Trekking. She was trekking along Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) route alone.

3 die in road accidents

Published On: July 20, 2016 08:30 PM NPT By: Santosh Pokharel

POKHARA, July 20: Three persons were killed in three separate accidents along Prithivi Highway in Tanahun district.

Hill supporting Kaligandaki ‘A’ dam gives way

Published On: July 20, 2016 08:28 AM NPT By: Santosh Pokharel

POKHARA, July 19: Parts of the hill supporting dam of the 144 MW Kaliandaki ‘A’ Hydropower Project in Syangja district have started eroding due to continuous floods in the river, according to officials of the project.

One flight a day rule enforced for paragliding pilots

Published On: July 13, 2016 02:40 AM NPT By: Santosh Pokharel

POKHARA, July 13: Blue Sky Paragliding Ltd, one of the oldest paragliding operators in Pokhara, has four pilots. But the company is not allowed to operate more than four flights a day because of a new provision enforced by Nepal Air Sports Association (NAA).

Endangered species spotted at Bhimthang Valley, Manang

Published On: July 4, 2016 02:50 AM NPT By: Santosh Pokharel

POKHARA, July 4: Researchers of National Trust for Nature Conservation (NTNC) have spotted some endangered species at Bhimthang Valley in Thochhe VDC of Manang district.

Haphazard urbanization hits paddy production

Published On: June 29, 2016 08:50 AM NPT By: Santosh Pokharel

POKHARA, June 28: Asar 15 that falls on 29 June this year is celebrated as ‘paddy day’ every year. For an agricultural country like ours, it sounds like a matter of high significance.

Father dies before seeing his son become doctor

Published On: June 21, 2016 10:21 PM NPT By: Santosh Pokharel

POKHARA, June 21: “He dreamt of his son becoming a good doctor one day. But now, he will not be around to see it happen,” said Ram Krishna Thapa, a relative of Amrit Bahadur Thapa.

Govt, CAAN seal deal on construction of int’l airport in Pokhara

Published On: June 5, 2016 04:27 PM NPT By: Santosh Pokharel

POKHARA, June 5: The Ministry for Finance and the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) on Sunday signed an agreement on loan for the construction of a regional international airport in the lake city.