SANDESH SHRESTHA

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Gandaki Province: UML obstructs discussion on budget

Published On: July 8, 2022 05:10 PM NPT By: SANDESH SHRESTHA

POKHARA, July 8: Today’s meeting of the Gandaki Provincial Assembly has been postponed due to UML's obstruction. The meeting to discuss the budget was blocked after the main opposition UML tried to obstruct the discussion on budget, expressing dissatisfaction.

Deliberation on budget resumes in Gandaki Province

Published On: July 6, 2022 12:03 PM NPT By: SANDESH SHRESTHA

POKHARA, July 6: The discussion and deliberation on the annual budget has started in the Gandaki Provincial Assembly after the budget dispute was resolved. Discussions on the budget, which was halted after a dispute between the ruling parties over the budget, began on Monday.

SC orders not to implement decision to reduce demarcation standards of Pokhara lakes

Published On: June 29, 2022 07:45 PM NPT By: SANDESH SHRESTHA

POKHARA, June 29:  The Supreme Court (SC) has ordered the Pokhara Metropolitan City (PMC) not to immediately implement the decision to reduce the demarcation standards of the lakes in Pokhara, including Phewa Tal. The SC has issued an interim order not to immediately implement the decision of the PMC to reduce the standards.

No survivors found, collection of dead bodies from the crash site begins

Published On: May 30, 2022 10:21 AM NPT By: SANDESH SHRESTHA

POKHARA, May 30: The wreckage of the 9N-AET twin-engine aircraft of Tara Air that crashed at Thasang-2 Sanosware in Mustang has been found. According to Inda Singh of Dana, Myagdi, who reached the crash site, the plane was found in a completely damaged condition.

Dhanraj secures victory as mayor of Pokhara Metropolis even as 5,000 votes are yet to be counted

Published On: May 24, 2022 10:34 AM NPT By: SANDESH SHRESTHA

POKHARA, May 24: CPN (Unified Socialist) candidate Dhanraj Acharya has secured victory as Mayor of Pokhara Metropolitan City.

Dhanraj close to winning mayorship of Pokhara metropolis

Published On: May 23, 2022 10:01 AM NPT By: SANDESH SHRESTHA

POKHARA, May 23: Dhanraj Acharya of CPN (Unified Socialist) is close to winning the post of Mayor of Pokhara Metropolitan City.

Pokhara: Dhanraj leading mayoral race with 19,615 votes

Published On: May 19, 2022 11:03 AM NPT By: SANDESH SHRESTHA

KATHMANDU, May 19: Dhanraj Acharya has been continuously leading in the race for the post of mayor of Pokhara Metropolitan City. Acharya, a CPN (Unified Socialist) leader who is a common candidate of the five-party ruling alliance, is 2,103 votes ahead of his closest rival, CPN-UML candidate Krishna Thapa.

Everyone is silent even when the country’s foreign relations and economy are collapsing: Oli

Published On: March 8, 2022 01:00 PM NPT By: SANDESH SHRESTHA

KATHMANDU, March 8: Chairman of the main opposition party CPN-UML and former Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said that everyone has remained silent even as the country’s foreign relations and economy are collapsing.

Ruling parties do not have courage to break the alliance and contest election alone: Chairman Oli

Published On: February 26, 2022 09:36 AM NPT By: SANDESH SHRESTHA

POKHARA, Feb 26: CPN-UML Chairperson KP Sharma Oli has claimed that the parties affiliated to the ruling alliance will be ruined if it is broken.

'A' division league to be held outside Kathmandu for the first time

Published On: December 16, 2021 01:50 PM NPT By: SANDESH SHRESTHA

POKHARA, Dec 16: The Martyr's Memorial 'A' Division League Football Tournament will be held outside Kathmandu for the first time in the history of the game. After 67 years of the league, the tournament is set to be held in Pokhara.

Civil society leaders urge everyone not to light fireworks and crackers

Published On: October 21, 2021 02:05 PM NPT By: SANDESH SHRESTHA

POKHARA, Oct 21: Civil society leaders have demanded not to light fireworks and crackers during the festival of Tihar. Stating that there is a risk and negative impact on the environment, the civic leaders have urged the District Administration Office, Kaski, to take necessary action to stop the use of fireworks and crackers.

Boat service in Fewa Lake comes into operation but no tourists to take the ride

Published On: July 22, 2021 10:47 AM NPT By: SANDESH SHRESTHA

KATHMANDU, July 22: Boat service has been brought into operation in Fewa Lake, a famous tourist area of ​​Nepal. The boat service, which was closed since the third week of April, resumed operations on Saturday. Masks have been made mandatory for tourists while boarding the boat and only four people are offered the ride at a time.

Power-sharing deal among coalition partners finalized two weeks after formation of new govt

Published On: June 26, 2021 02:53 PM NPT By: SANDESH SHRESTHA

KATHMANDU, June 26: The power-sharing deal among the coalition partners in the Gandaki Provincial government has been finalized two weeks after the formation of a new government led by Nepali Congress (NC) leader Krishna Chandra Nepali Pokharel. The official announcement of the allocation of ministerial portfolios, however, has not been made public yet.

Gandaki CM Gurung to seek trust vote on Thursday

Published On: June 8, 2021 06:49 PM NPT By: SANDESH SHRESTHA

POKHARA, June 8: Chief Minister (CM) of Gandaki Province, Prithvi Subba Gurung, has announced to seek a trust vote from the Gandaki Province Assembly on June 10.

Gurung reappointed as Gandaki Province chief minister

Published On: May 12, 2021 06:23 PM NPT By: SANDESH SHRESTHA

POKHARA, May 12: Prithvi Subba Gurung has again been appointed as the chief minister of Gandaki Province.

Ruling party lawmakers obstruct Gandaki Province Assembly meeting demanding PCR tests

Published On: April 27, 2021 03:05 PM NPT By: SANDESH SHRESTHA

KATHMANDU, April 27: Though a special session of the Gandaki Province Assembly was summoned following the registration of a no-confidence motion against Chief Minister Prithvi Subba Gurung, lawmakers of the ruling CPN-UML obstructed a meeting of the assembly on Tuesday afternoon, demanding that they be tested for COVID-19 without delay.

COVID-19 vaccination campaign kicks off in Gandaki Province (with photos)

Published On: January 27, 2021 12:56 PM NPT By: SANDESH SHRESTHA

POKHARA, Jan 27: Receiving a shot of India’s ‘Covishield’ vaccine, Dr Budhi Bahadur Thapa, Vice-chancellor at Pokhara Institute of Health Sciences, kicked off COVID-19 vaccination campaign in Gandaki Province today.

Oli is preparing to impose a state of emergency if Supreme Court overturns govt's decision to dissolve House: Gurung

Published On: December 28, 2020 04:50 PM NPT By: SANDESH SHRESTHA

POKHARA, Dec 28: Leader of the rival Dahal-Nepal faction of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP), Dev Gurung, on Monday claimed that the government is making preparations to impose a state of emergency in the country if the Supreme Court does not issue a verdict in favor of the government after hearings on the writ petitions filed against the dissolution of the House of Representatives (HoR).

Shrinking Fewa Lake to be declared 'Fewa Wetland Conservation Area'

Published On: December 12, 2020 07:50 PM NPT By: SANDESH SHRESTHA

POKHARA, Dec 12: Fewa Lake, which has lost a huge portion of its precious land to illegal constructions around, may soon be declared a conservation area. The stakeholders have planned to declare it 'Fewa Wetland Conservation Area' and restrict commercial activities in the periphery. The government, locals and other parties have come together for the cause.

Gandaki Province condemns ‘illegitimate’ bridge inauguration by NC leader Poudel

Published On: December 4, 2020 11:40 AM NPT By: SANDESH SHRESTHA

The provincial government termed the move a forceful act guided by vested political interest