DAMAULI (TANAHUN), May 15: The High Court, Pokhara, has issued an order for a recount of votes in Byas Municipality of Tanahun district.

KATHMANDU, April 22: A study committee formed by the government has recommended that the builder of the Nijgadh International Airport, planned for construction in Bara, be entrusted to operate the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu. Additionally, it has proposed that the operation of the airports in Pokhara and Bhairahawa be given to the same company.

KATHMANDU, April 18: Statistics show that 16,500 paragliding flights were conducted within one year in Pokhara.

KATHMANDU, April 18: Eight Chinese nationals sustained injuries in a collision between a microbus and a Scorpio vehicle in Pokhara, Kaski.

KATHMANDU, April 10: Leaders from around the world have gathered in Nepal to organize the International Conference on Agrobiodiversity 2024. The conference commenced on April 9 and will continue until April 12 in Pokhara, Gandaki Province of Nepal. This event aims to facilitate the exchange of innovative traditional and scientific knowledge to advance agroecological practices, agro biodiverse planting materials, and climate-smart business and finance models that enhance nature and nutrition.

Tourists increasing in Pokhara

April 8, 2024 14:45 pm

POKHARA, April 8: The number of tourists has increased in the touristic capital city Pokhara. As the eve of the Nepali New Year is near, the number of domestic and foreign tourists visiting the lake city has been increasing. With this, the tourism business and other activities in Pokhara have started regaining momentum. Seeing the progress in the city's tourist movement, tourism entrepreneurs are optimistic.

KATHMANDU, April 4: The Fewa New Year Festival, 2081 BS is to take place in Pokhara, Kaski from April 11 with the slogan 'tourism, culture and food'.

Two injured in Pokhara bus accident

March 30, 2024 12:09 pm

POKHARA, March 30: Two people were injured in a bus accident at Lekhnath Archale in Pokhara.

POKHARA, March 23: Pokhara has become embroiled in controversy of late, facing criticism for various actions such as painting houses green and cutting down forests to deal with monkey issues.

POKHARA, March 19: A massive fire broke out in Pokhara's Kahun Danda on Monday evening.

A Laudable Step, but Not Enough

March 18, 2024 07:30 am

Pokhara has long been recognized as a gem in Nepal's tourism crown. Its stunning landscapes, beautiful lakes, and vibrant culture have drawn visitors from different parts of the world. Thus, the official declaration of Pokhara as the tourism capital of Nepal on Sunday comes as validation of its undeniable allure.

KATHMANDU, March 17: Starting from this evening, businesses including discos, dohori venues, and live music venues in Pokhara will remain open all night.

KATHMANDU, March 17: The political landscape remains tense after Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal's unexpected shift in alliances. The repercussions of this change are still seen in the capital, with the aftershocks being felt even by Prime Minister Dahal himself during his appearances on various platforms.

POKHARA, March 17: Pokhara has been officially declared as the tourism capital of Nepal. Despite being recognized as a tourism hub for quite some time, the formal declaration of Pokhara as the country’s tourism capital took place during a special ceremony on Sunday.

KASKI, March 15: Pokhara is to be declared as the tourism capital of the country. Pokhara will be declared the tourism capital on March 17 in the presence of Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal.

POKHARA, March 13: Businessmen in Pokhara have raised concerns regarding the tourism sector’s inability to generate expected income despite an increase in commercial competition and hotel facilities. With about 700 touristic hotels and around 40,000 beds, Pokhhara’s hospitality industry faces strong competition. Although some hotels are still under construction, the overall number of rooms is expected to rise further, intensifying the competition.

KATHMANDU, Feb 25: Police have arrested two people on the charge of illegal VoIP call bypass.

KATHMANDU, Feb 19: A Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) team of Nepal Police has reached Pokhara to investigate the Suryadarshan Saving and Credit Cooperative fraud case.

KATHMANDU, Feb 3: Balloon Nepal, the only company in Nepal offering hot air balloon flights, has recently been authorized to ascend up to 9,000 feet above the ground level.

POKHARA, Jan 31: An engineer lost his life on Tuesday after falling from the lift of a house under construction at Lakeside in Pokhara.

POKHARA, Jan 30: The ward chairman of Pokhara-19, Lamachaur, Pushpendra Pandey, has issued a notice to the ward's residents advising them to cut trees around their houses.

GANDAKI, Jan 20: Anyone visiting Pokhara cannot remain unaffected, seeing the bewitching mountains surrounding the valley. The shadow of Machhapuchhre peak in Phewa Lake further mesmerizes the tourists.

POKHARA, Jan 14: The Gandaki Province government has studied the feasibility of declaring Pokhara as the country’s tourism capital. A study committee formed by the provincial government while submitting its report also suggested declaring Pokhara as the tourism capital by mid-February.

POKHARA, Jan 13: A study committee formed by the Gandaki provincial government has recommended declaring Pokhara as the tourism capital of Nepal in mid-February. The Gandaki provincial government had formed the study committee in November to study the feasibility of designating Pokhara as the tourism capital.

POKHARA, Jan 10: Paragliding flights in Pokhara have now become affordable for an average middle-class family of Nepal after the end of the syndicate system. The fees have taken a nosedive due to competition in the market after the end of a one-door system for fixing the rate of paragliding flights.

GANDAKI, Dec 26: An international Safal Pokhara Marathon Championship carrying a prize amount of Rs 1.85 million is going to be organized from February 17, 2024 at Pokhara of Kaski.

POKHARA, Dec 26: Two pedestrians died in a car collision in Pokhara Metropolitan City Ward No. 5 Prasyang of Kaski.

KATHMANDU, Dec 25: A meeting between the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) and the Nepal Airsports Association (NAA) is set to reconvene on Thursday with the aim of reaching an agreement for the resumption of paragliding services in Pokhara.

GANDAKI, Dec 24: The Gupteshwar Mahadev Cave in Chhorepatan, Pokhara, has earned 54.2 million rupees in one year. The historic, religious and tourist site is a popular site among tourists visiting Pokhara.

POKHARA, December 20: Jagdamba Motors, the official distributor of TVS in Nepal, is conducting the TVS iQube exchange extravaganza at City Square Banquet, New Road in Pokhara from December 18 to December 22.

KATHMANDU, Dec 17: Tourism entrepreneurs of Pokhara and Bhairahawa have urged the government to immediately operate international flights from Pokhara Regional International Airport (PRIA) and Gautam Buddha International Airport (GBIA).

Pokhara hosting eighth Mountain Festival

November 30, 2023 21:00 pm

ANNAPURNA (KASKI), Nov 30: Nepal Mountaineering Association will be hosting the eighth Mountain Festival at the Ratopairhe-based International Mountain Museum in Pokhara. The event is set to be held on December 8-12 on the occasion of the International Mountain Day.

KATHMANDU, Nov 26: An 18-year-old boy from Rupa Rural Municipality was apprehended on Saturday night for attempting to break into a gold shop in Pokhara. The incident occurred around midnight when the teenager was caught in the act of cutting the lock of the shutters at Syangja Jewelers and Gold and Silver shop in New Road-9, Pokhara.

POKHARA, Nov 25: A total of seven Murrah buffalo bulls of advanced breed gifted by India were brought to Pokhara on Friday night.

KATHMANDU, Nov 24: The ‘War Horse’ Pokhara International Cross Country Race Competition is going to be held on November 25 between Chinese and Nepali athletes. The purpose of this competition is to maintain Nepal's active and harmonious international relations through sports. About 100 Chinese players and officials landed at Pokhara Regional International Airport on a Himalaya Air flight on November 23 for the competition.

POKHARA, Nov 22: A woman staying at a hotel in Nagdhunga, Pokhara, has been found dead. According to the District Police Office, Kaski, Suku BK, 38, who had been working at Shila Restaurant in Nagdhunga for the past two years, and was a permanent resident of Bhimad, Tanahun, was found dead.

KASKI, Nov 19: The Nepal-China International Mountain Cross-country Championship is set to take place in Pokhara on November 25. Ten teams each from Nepal and China will compete in the team events of the Championship with the theme, 'Race for Common Prosperity'.

BARDIYA, Nov 3: A promotional campaign to lure tourists into visiting Pokhara from the eastern districts of the country has been launched in partnership with the Hotel Association, Pokhara, and Pokhara Metropolitan City.

UN Secretary-General lands in Pokhara

October 30, 2023 15:48 pm

GANDAKI, Oct 30: Visiting United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres arrived in Pokhara this afternoon. He landed at the old airport in Pokhara via a Nepali Army special flight. He is presently on a four-day official trip to Nepal, beginning Sunday.

Paragliding flights resume in Pokhara

October 16, 2023 10:45 am

POKHARA, Oct 16: After a nine-month hiatus, paragliding enthusiasts in Pokhara are celebrating the return of their favorite adventure activity. On Sunday, paragliding flights recommenced, taking off from Toripani in Pokhara Metropolitan City-18 Sarangkot.

POKHARA, Oct 14: The local residents of Prithvi Chowk in Pokhara organized a candlelight vigil to pay tribute to the Nepali students who tragically lost their lives in Israel.

KATHMANDU, Oct 2: A flight originally destined for Pokhara had to abort its journey and return to Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) due to communication equipment issues at Pokhara Regional International Airport.

GANDAKI, Sept 26: The Pokhara-based Manipal Teaching Hospital remained tense on Monday after a 57-year-old patient died in course of treatment at the hospital.

POKHARA, Sept 18: Yeti Airlines, a privately-owned airline, has initiated night flights on the Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu route in response to increasing demand from air passengers. The airline successfully conducted its inaugural night flight on this route on Sunday night.

POKHARA, Sept 16: After a hiatus of nearly three and a half months due to the monsoon rains, the thrilling spectacle of hot air balloon flights has made a triumphant return in Pokhara. These gravity-defying adventures have long been a favorite among tourists seeking a unique experience in this picturesque corner of Nepal.

KATHMANDU, Sept 10: Two electric vehicle (EV) charging stations have come into operation, one each at the Kalika Fuel Centre in Pokhara and the APF Welfare Service Centre in Pokhara.

GANDAKI, Sept 2: The shrinking habitation of vultures in Pokhara has emerged as cause for concern, for it is leading to the extinction of the birds known as nature's scavengers.

KATHMANDU, Aug 28: Bhutan's Druk Air is gearing up to introduce direct flights between the Paro International Airport in Bhutan and the Pokhara Regional International Airport (PRIA) in Nepal.

POKHARA, Aug 23: Journalist Roshni Chettri from Pokhara has committed self-immolation. The 25-year-old Chettri committed suicide by sprinkling petrol on her body at her residence at Jalpa Road, Pokhara.

KATHMANDU, Aug 21: Pokhara's hot air balloon rides are all set to recommence on September 1 following a three-month hiatus due to the monsoon season.