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Santosh Pokharel

Unruly parking rampant at Pokhara bus stops

August 3, 2017 12:54 PM

POKHARA: The bus stops meant for passengers to get on and off vehicles aren’t being used in the approved manner now-a-days in Pokhara. The local bus stops are slowly turning into a place for parking private vehicles.

Construction of international airport in Pokhara starts, finally

August 3, 2017 02:15 AM

POKHARA, August  2: Construction work of Pokhara Regional International Airport formally kick-started from Wednesday, 15 months since the foundation stone for the regional airport was laid.

Hookah culture: An age-old modern trend

July 17, 2017 13:16 PM

The increasing popularity of hookah, also popularly known as Shisha, among teenagers could be disturbing to some. But, one cannot ignore the fact that many reasons for the recent fad of hookah bars or lounges have been attributed to acceptance by nonsmokers and search for new forms of socializing.

BFIs heading toward the capital city

July 17, 2017 02:15 AM

POKAHRA, July 16: At a time when the government is gradually decentralizing its functions under the federal structure, banks and financial institutes (BFIs) in Pokhara are setting up their head offices in Kathmandu.

Tatopani border closure has its toll on Pokhara tourism

July 9, 2017 05:30 AM

POKHARA, July 8: The tourist city of Pokhara has lost most of the Indian tourists bound for Kailash Mansarovar in Tibet along with the closure of Tatopani border point following the 2015 earthquakes. Most of the Indian pilgrims who traveled to Kailash Mansarovar via Araniko Highway used to visit Pokhara along the way.

Arabian guests, new attraction for Pokhara's hospitality industry

July 4, 2017 01:30 AM

POKHARA, July 4: A few months ago, a different type of restaurant opened in Lakeside of Pokhara. It was later known that the restaurant, Koyla Lounge, had landed here after doing brisk business in China and Dubai. And its target in Pokhara was the same - Arabian people. Even though it offers other cuisines, its specialty is Arabian cuisines.

National, international food chains flourishing n Pokhara

June 30, 2017 17:20 PM

POKHARA, June 30: Pokhara has emerged as an ultimate holiday destination for Nepali is well as foreign travelers of late. The Lake City is always abuzz with national and domestic tourists alike. The local business has been flourishing with the influx of tourists coming to bask in the scenic beauty of Pokhara.

Manang brimming with tourists even in off-season

June 29, 2017 00:40 AM

POKHARA, June 29: Monsoon is considered an off-season for trekking. Until few years ago, hotels in Manang along the popular Annapurna Circuit trek used to get very less clients during monsoon. With low tourist traffic, hoteliers also used to engage in farming and other household works.

Snow leopards threaten yak farming in Mustang

June 28, 2017 01:10 AM

POKHARA, June 28: Mahesh Serchan recently lost his 15 yaks in a single day leopard. The wild beast had hunted his cattle even earlier. But this was the first time he lost so many cattle in a go. It has left the local of Kowang village of Thasang Village Municipality completely devastated. “How would I recover now? They were my most valuable assets,” he lamented. “Snow leopard has victimized us repeatedly,” he added.

National and international food chains catching on in Pokhara

June 24, 2017 13:13 PM

For an average Nepali, Pokhara is an ideal place for holiday. Pokhara is always abuzz with the variety of national and international crowd that comes here to have a good time. However, Pokhara has also been the ultimate stop for national and international businesses. Businesses, especially eateries, are booming in the city gradually.

Lack of infrastructure keeps trekkers away from once-popular trails

June 22, 2017 01:00 AM

POKHARA, June 22: Until two years ago, Machhapuchhre Model Trek in Kaski district was a popular route for trekkers looking for camping trek. But the route, which offers the closest possible view of Mt Machhapuchhre, now wears a deserted look, as only a few trekkers walk this route. This is because the route does not have even basic infrastructure.

The interiors that attract

June 20, 2017 09:56 AM

These days, even more than the exterior aesthetic, visitors prefer staying at hotels with a comfortable and inviting interior. Keeping this in mind, hotels in Pokhara have started focusing on interior design.

Infrastructure key to send banks to local units: Governor Nepal

June 17, 2017 01:10 AM

POKHARA, June 17: Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) Governor Chiranjibi Nepal has said that commercial banks won't go to local units unless necessary infrastructure is set up there.

'Fake banknotes entering circulation from rural areas'

June 15, 2017 03:15 AM

POKHARA, June 14: Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) has suspected that fake banknotes are being circulated among people in rural areas as people in urban areas can easily identify such notes.

Fulbari Resort shut since Feb over workers' strike

June 15, 2017 01:15 AM

Workers say management turning a deaf ear to their demands.

Locals make 'fresh demands' to Upper Madi Hydropower Project

June 11, 2017 00:50 AM

POKHARA, June 11: Locals of Madi in Kaski district, where 25-MW Upper Madi Hydropower Project is located, have put forth a list of “fresh demands” to the Madi Power Pvt Ltd, the developer of the project. Officials claimed that such demands have created additional financial burden on the developer company. The project located at Madi ward number 6 and 7 came into operation in the last week of December.

Entrepreneur urge authorities to beautify Lakeside area

June 10, 2017 00:50 AM

POKHARA, June 10: Stating that haphazard parking, tangled telecommunications and electricity wires, narrow roads, and stray cattle were taking toll on Lakeside area of Pokhara, stakeholders have called on the newly elected mayor of Pokhara-Lekhnath Metropolitan City to get rid of the problems and develop Lakeside as the happening destination in the metropolis.

Pokhara to crack down on illegal Lakeside buildings

June 8, 2017 00:30 AM

POKHARA, June 8: Pokhara-Lekhnath Metropolis and Pokhara Valley Municipal Development Committee (PVMDC) are jointly preparing to crack down on illegal buildings and buildings constructed in violation of the building code.

China EXIM Bank approves loan for Pokhara Regional International Airport

June 5, 2017 09:20 AM

POKHARA, June 4: China’s Export and Import (EXIM) Bank has approved concessional loan for the Pokhara Regional International Airport.

Want to party till dawn? Lakeside is the place!

June 2, 2017 13:32 PM

Lakeside Pokhara goes to sleep late and wakes up even later. Late night parties are what make the place exciting. As night gets darker and winds get colder, Lakeside bustles with loud music and dance. Locals come here after a long day’s work to relieve stress, while tourists—including both domestic and foreign—who come to Pokhara for the view of the mountains and lakes also stay for its active nightlife. These late night party-goers are part of the reason why Lakeside is the place for best nightlife experiences in Pokhara.