DHAN BASNET

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With India missing archery, others eye gold

Published On: November 25, 2019 10:38 AM NPT By: DHAN BASNET

POKHARA, Nov 25: As archery’s gold favorite India misses the South Asian Games (SAG) due to suspension, the chances of five other countries for gold has apparently increased.

Int'l flights to operate from Pokhara by April 2021

Published On: November 10, 2019 10:15 AM NPT By: DHAN BASNET

POKHARA, Nov 10: The Pokhara Regional International Airport is likely to be completed within the next one and half years. Flight operations are planned to begin in April, 2021.

Silwal asks event committees to collect gate money for sports infrastructures

Published On: October 26, 2019 10:00 AM NPT By: DHAN BASNET

POKHARA, Oct 26: National Sports Council (NSC) Member Secretary Ramesh Kumar Silwal has asked the event committees of the upcoming 13th South Asian Games (SAG), scheduled to be held in Kathmandu and Pokhara from December 1 to 10, to sell tickets for some of the events and utilize the gate money in developing sports infrastructures.

APF wins Int’l Mountain Cross Country Race

Published On: October 17, 2019 11:27 AM NPT By: DHAN BASNET

POKHARA, Oct 17: Departmental team Armed Police Force (APF) Club has won the Nepal Pokhara International Mountain Cross Country Competition on Wednesday.

Preparations for second PPL begins

Published On: October 12, 2019 10:40 AM NPT By: DHAN BASNET

POKHARA, Oct 12: As the second edition of the franchise cricket tournament Pokhara Premier League (PPL) comes close—scheduled to start from November 12 in Pokhara—the preparation of the ground has started.

Marathon targets bringing in Chinese tourists to Pokhara

Published On: October 2, 2019 09:21 AM NPT By: DHAN BASNET

POKHARA, Oct 2: Tourism entrepreneurs of Pokhara are not much hopeful of business this season. But a mega event is under preparation to give a breather to them.

King’s presence still in Mustang

Published On: September 21, 2019 01:12 PM NPT By: DHAN BASNET

It’s already been a decade since the monarchy’s end in Nepal. Regardless of that fact, people in Mustang still have the king.

Pokhara Stadium to have shooting range

Published On: August 29, 2019 10:49 AM NPT By: DHAN BASNET

POKHARA, Aug 29: The meeting of Western Region Sports Development Committee headed by the committee’s President Sampanna Shrestha has decided to build the shooting range inside the Pokhara Stadium for the Ninth National Games as a team of technical experts selected the place for the purpose.

Budget constraints become major concern for organizing SAG on time

Published On: August 15, 2019 07:16 AM NPT By: DHAN BASNET

POKHARA, Aug 15: The preparation for 13th South Asian Games (SAG) is facing hindrances and problems due to budgets constraints in Pokhara.

Pokhara preparing to host SAG women’s cricket

Published On: August 3, 2019 08:17 AM NPT By: DHAN BASNET

POKHARA, Aug 3: National Sports Council (NSC) has started initial preparations to organize the South Asian Games (SAG) in Pokhara Stadium to host women’s cricket at the tourist city.

Pokhara targets tourism for revenue

Published On: June 26, 2019 05:00 AM NPT By: DHAN BASNET

POKHARA, June 25: Pokhara Metropolitan City has identified tourism as one of the major sources for revenue mobilization.

Annapurna Rural Municipality to charge foreign tourists Rs 100

Published On: June 22, 2019 08:28 AM NPT By: DHAN BASNET

POKHARA, June 22: Annapurna Rural Municipality of Kaski has decided to charge each foreigner coming to the region Rs 100 in tourism tax.

Construction of Pokhara tennis court to resume this week

Published On: June 14, 2019 12:11 PM NPT By: DHAN BASNET

POKHARA, June 14: The construction works of Pokhara Stadium’s tennis court, which was stalled due to lack of budget, is set to resume this week after a hiatus of seven months.

Machhapuchchhre Community Homestay back in business after 10 years

Published On: June 6, 2019 08:21 AM NPT By: DHAN BASNET

POKHARA, June 6: Tourists visiting Machhapuchchhre Community Organic Home Stay in Machhapuchchhre Rural Municipality in Kaski district are in for a treat. They get to consume organic vegetables grown in backyard of the homestay and meat from animals grown by the local people. There is no dearth of buyers for vegetables and meat, which were initially produced for visitors of the homestay, produced by the locals.

Bhat wins Annapurna Marathon

Published On: June 4, 2019 11:11 AM NPT By: DHAN BASNET

POKHARA, June 3: Nepal Army Club’s athlete Khagendra Bhat won the second edition of Annapurna Marathon held in Pokhara on Monday.

Pokhara Ground ill-prepared for upcoming South Asian Games

Published On: May 28, 2019 08:56 AM NPT By: DHAN BASNET

POKHARA, May 28: The work of readying sports infrastructure for the upcoming 13th South Asian Games (SAG) is in a sorry state, with only six months remaining for the mega event to be held in Kathmandu and Pokhara. Even the budget has not been allocated for reconstructing a major facility for the games.

‘Tour de Lumbini’ organized to promote internal tourism

Published On: May 19, 2019 08:48 AM NPT By: DHAN BASNET

POKHARA, May 19: Cycle City Pokhara and Cycling Association Kaski organized a two-day cycling event from Pokhara to Lumbini with the objective of promoting internal tourism in the country. The event began from Pokhara on Friday and concluded in Lumbini on Saturday, on the auspicious day of Buddha Jayanti.

Japan’s Odakura, Korea’s Park win Asian Cup Triathlon C’ship

Published On: April 28, 2019 11:24 AM NPT By: DHAN BASNET

POKHARA, April 28: Japan’s Makoto Odakura has won the first Asian Cup Triathlon Championship held in Pokhara on Saturday. He completed the 20 km cycling, 750 meters swimming and 5 km race in 54 minutes and 17 seconds to win the title.

Players arrive for Triathlon Asian Cup and South Asian Championship

Published On: April 26, 2019 10:06 AM NPT By: DHAN BASNET

POKHARA, April 26: The participating players of Triathlon’s Asian Cup and South Asian Championship arrived on Thursday to take part in the competition which will start in Pokhara on Saturday.

Gandaki Province to host Ninth National Games

Published On: April 25, 2019 12:34 PM NPT By: DHAN BASNET

POKHARA, April 25: Gandaki Province is set to host the Ninth National Games after a hiatus of 37 years. It had hosted the second edition of the games back in 1982. National games will complete its 40 years during the event in Gandaki.