Santosh Pokharel

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Chinese, Koreans missing as avalanche hits trekking route

Published On: January 18, 2020 08:05 AM NPT By: Santosh Pokharel

POKHARA, Jan 18: Several Chinese and Korean nationals along with their guides have gone out of contact after an avalanche struck a popular trekking route in Annapurna region on Friday.

Chinese, South Koreans go missing as avalanche hits popular Annapurna trekking route

Published On: January 17, 2020 06:15 PM NPT By: Santosh Pokharel

POKHARA, Jan 17: Several Chinese and Korean nationals along with their guides have gone out of contact after an avalanche hit Annapurna trekking route on Friday.

Quadruplets born in Pokhara

Published On: January 17, 2020 07:55 AM NPT By: Santosh Pokharel

POKHARA, Jan 17: A woman gave birth to four babies at Manipal Teaching Hospital in Pokhara on Thursday.

Pokhara to build three tourism projects in PPP model

Published On: January 15, 2020 10:45 AM NPT By: Santosh Pokharel

POKHARA, Jan 15: Pokhara Metropolitan City (PMC) has unveiled plan to build three tourism infrastructure projects under Public Private Partnership (PPP) model.

Pokhara Airport serving 2,000 passengers a day

Published On: January 14, 2020 09:00 AM NPT By: Santosh Pokharel

POKHARA, Jan 14: Pokhara Airport has been serving an average of 2,000 passengers on a daily basis. About a quarter of total passengers are foreigners.

Food, gold adulteration rampant in Syangja

Published On: December 29, 2019 09:31 AM NPT By: Santosh Pokharel

POKHARA, Dec 29: In a recent market monitoring, district administration of Syangja has found that there has been serious contamination in drinking water and adulteration in mustard oil, gold, and silver.

Land acquisition decision for Pokhara int’l airport draws flak

Published On: December 14, 2019 10:39 AM NPT By: Santosh Pokharel

POKHARA, Dec 14: After making progress in the construction of Pokhara Regional International Airport, authorities are now grappling with the locals' protests over land acquisition, which is set to create some roadblocks for the project if not delay it.

Manang, Mustang witness heavy snowfall today (with photos)

Published On: December 13, 2019 05:00 PM NPT By: Santosh Pokharel

POKHARA, Mustang, Dec 12: Mountainous districts Manang and Mustang have witnessed heavy snowfall on Friday.

‘SAG will help Visit Nepal 2020’

Published On: December 10, 2019 07:56 AM NPT By: Santosh Pokharel

POKHARA, Dec 10: Hotel and restaurant operators of Pokhara are hopeful that the ongoing 13th South Asian Games (SAG) 2019 will contribute to increase tourist footfalls in the lake city.

South Asian Games a shot in the arm for Pokhara tourism

Published On: November 30, 2019 09:25 AM NPT By: Santosh Pokharel

POKHARA, Nov 30: Lakeside, the tourist district of Pokhara, is warming up for 13th South Asian Games (SAG) which begins from Sunday.

Election fervor grips Kaski-2

Published On: November 27, 2019 07:46 AM NPT By: Santosh Pokharel

POKHARA, Nov 27: The by-election fervor is at its peak in Kaski-2 with candidates busying themselves in the eleventh-hour door-to-door campaign. The election is scheduled for Saturday.

India’s new map upon Oli’s prior consent: Deuba

Published On: November 23, 2019 05:20 PM NPT By: Santosh Pokharel

POKHARA, Nov 23: President of the main opposition party Nepali Congress Sher Bahadur Deuba has claimed that India unveiled the new political map placing Nepali territories inside Indian borders after receiving a green signal from Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli.

NC President Deuba lashes out at PM Oli over Kalapani issue

Published On: November 22, 2019 04:22 PM NPT By: Santosh Pokharel

POKHARA, Nov 22: Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba on Friday said that Prime Minister KP Oli’s nationalism has turned lampasarbad (inertia).

Last minute flight cancelations distress travelers

Published On: November 5, 2019 10:15 AM NPT By: Santosh Pokharel

POKHARA, Nov 5: At 5:30 pm on Saturday, two airplanes of Buddha and Yeti Airlines were readying to fly to Kathmandu from Pokhara. Passengers were on board the aircraft that were already two hours behind schedule.

Rescue center established at ABC

Published On: November 3, 2019 09:16 AM NPT By: Santosh Pokharel

POKHARA, Nov 3: Aiming at enhancing the security of climbers and trekkers, Nepal Annapurna ICT Rescue Center has been established at Annapurna Base Camp (ABC).

Fewer foreign trekkers this season: Entrepreneurs

Published On: October 27, 2019 10:00 AM NPT By: Santosh Pokharel

POKHARA, Oct 27: Tourism entrepreneurs of Pokhara say that they are disappointed by foreign tourist footfalls this season.

One dies after being buried by lump of snow along Annapurna Trekking Route

Published On: October 23, 2019 06:31 PM NPT By: Santosh Pokharel

POKHARA, Oct 23: One person has died after being buried by the lump of snow along the Annapurna Trekking Route on Wednesday. Two others have sustained injuries during the incident.

Rajani KC to contest by-polls from Sajha Party in Kaski-2

Published On: October 23, 2019 04:16 PM NPT By: Santosh Pokharel

POKHARA, Oct 23: Sajha Party has decided to nominate its central committee member Rajani KC in the upcoming by-elections for the vacant seat of House of Representatives from Kaski constituency-2.

Only a handful hotels in Pokhara have good occupancy

Published On: October 16, 2019 11:18 AM NPT By: Santosh Pokharel

POKHARA, Oct 16: The 68-room Temple Tree Resort has 95% booking for the month of October. The daily occupancy for the resort averages to 95%. With the onset of tourist season, the hotel does not have to bother about occupancy. It already has 70% pre-booking for November, and expects it to go up to 95% closer to the dates.

Pokhara Airport profits Rs 50m in FY2018/19

Published On: October 1, 2019 08:13 AM NPT By: Santosh Pokharel

POKHARA, Oct 1: As the inflow of tourists is increasing and more flights are being added to Pokhara Airport, its profit is increasing every year. The airport earned about Rs 90 million in the Fiscal Year 2018/19. The airport’s expenses for the fiscal year were Rs 40 million, putting its net profits at Rs 50 million.