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

CPN (Unified Socialist) candidate Dhanraj Acharya has maintained his lead in the mayoral race for Pokhara Metropolitan City. As many as 107,962 votes have been counted so far in the metropolis.

POKHARA, May 22: The ruling coalition candidate Dhanraj Acharya continues to lead the vote count for the post of Mayor of Pokhara Metropolitan City. Acharya of the CPN (Unified Socialist) has received 40,434 votes.

KATHMANDU, May 20: Dhanraj Acharya continues to lead the race for the post of mayor of the metropolis. CPN (Unified Socialist) candidate Acharya, who is a common candidate of the ruling alliance, has maintained a difference of 3,270 votes with his closest rival, CPN-UML candidate Krishna Thapa.

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.

KATHMANDU, May 18: CPN (Unified Socialist) candidate Dhanraj Acharya is leading the mayoral race in Pokhara Metropolitan City. So far, Acharya has received 12,945 votes while his closest rival Krishna Bahadur Thapa from the CPN-UML has received 11,150 votes.

KATHMANDU, May 17: CPN (Unified Socialist) candidate Dhanraj Acharya is leading the mayoral race in Pokhara Metropolitan City. So far, Acharya has received 9,395 votes while his closest rival Krishna Bahadur Thapa from the CPN-UML has received 8,040 votes.

KATHMANDU, May 16: CPN (Unified Socialist) candidate Dhanraj Acharya is in the lead in the mayoral race of Pokhara Metropolitan City. So far, Acharya has received 5,137 votes while his closest rival Krishna Bahadur Thapa from the CPN-UML has received 4,545 votes.

POKHARA, May 15: With the vote counting currently underway across the country, Kaski is expected to have mixed results. In one of the five municipalities of Kaski, the coalition of CPN (Unified Socialist) has taken the lead in Pokhara Metropolitan City, while the Nepali Congress (NC) candidates are leading in Machhapuchchhre Rural Municipality, Annapurna Rural Municipality and Madi Rural Municipality.

POKHARA, May 10: Gandaki Chief Minister Krishna Chandra Nepali Pokhrel has appealed to all the people of the Province to participate in the election for the election worthy candidates without being influenced by anything and adhering fully to the election code of conduct.

Addressing an election assembly in Pokhara on Monday, Oli shared that the UML is sure to emerge victorious in the federal and provincial elections and that the people should favor the party in the local level elections as well. Or else, the municipality will not move toward development, Oli said.

POKHARA, April 25: The CPN-UML leader Krishna Thapa has resigned from his post as Gandaki Provincial Assembly member after receiving the ticket for the mayoral candidate of Pokhara Metropolitan City.

KATHMANDU, April 25: The CPN (Unified Socialist) has finalized the names of the four deputy chiefs of the metropolis, including the mayor of Pokhara metropolis.

KATHMANDU, April 16: Buddha Air, a private sector airline, plans to expand its air network to, New Delhi, Dehradun and other destinations of neighboring country India.

KATHMANDU, April 7: The 17th Phewa New Year Festival is being held with the slogan "Tourism, Culture and Food" in Pokhara.

POKHARA, March 31: The Pokhara Metropolitan City has fixed the benchmark of the nine lakes in the Pokhara Valley. This issue had been lingering for long because of disputes over it.

GANDAKI, March 28: President Bidya Devi Bhandari inaugurated the first national conference of the judicial committees of the local governments amidst a program at the Pokhara City Hall today. The inauguration took place digitally.

GANDAKI, March 28: President Bidya Devi Bhandari arrived in Pokhara to inaugurate the first national conference of the judicial committees of the local governments across the country. The Head-of-State landed here on a Nepal Army (NA) helicopter.

JANAKPURDHAM, March 24: The Janakpurdham-Pokhara flight, which was carried out three days a week, will be regular from Thursday. The Janakpur-Pokhara daily flight is being operated due to increasing passenger pressure. Earlier, flights were operated three days a week on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

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.

UML Chairman KP Oli in Pokhara

March 7, 2022 16:03 pm

POKHARA, March 7: Chairman of the main opposition party CPN-UML, KP Sharma Oli has arrived in Pokhara. Oli arrived in Pokhara from Kathmandu on Monday afternoon to participate in a party entry program organized by the UML Gandaki Province Committee.

KATHMANDU, Feb 22: The hail and rainfall that poured over the Pokhara Metropolitan City on Sunday caused damages worth Rs 110 million, according to the Agriculture and Livestock Development Division of Pokhara.

DHANUSHA, Feb 17: Jankpur and Pokhara are being connected with air flights soon. Both Janakpur and Pokhara are popular tourist destinations in the country.

POKHARA, Jan 31: Police have confiscated over a kilogram of gold from a youth, traveling from Kathmandu to Pokhara in a microbus. The youth has been identified as Ramesh Sunar, 25, of Pokhara Metropolis-15.

GANDAKI, Jan 27: Pokhara Metropolitan City office has shut its regular services except the most essential ones from today in view of the heightened risk of the coronavirus.

KATHMANDU, Jan 14: The number of people getting vaccinated against COVID-19 has increased in Pokhara with the government making it mandatory to have vaccination cards to avail public service starting January 21.

DAMAULI, Jan 12: The Gandaki provincial government has decided to tighten security at the major transits to the province in view of Omicron risks. As its part, the health protection and surveillance center at Aanbukhaireni Rural Municipality in Tanahun district will be equipped with required health equipment and necessary human resources.

KATHMANDU, Dec 29: An exhibition of the best photographs selected in the Nepal Photo Competition 2076 BS organized by the Photojournalist Club (PJ Club) in collaboration with Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) has started in the hall of NTB, Pokhara.

POKHARA, Dec 19: Newly-elected Joint General Secretary of the ruling Nepali Congress (NC) Jeevan Pariyar has said that the party's main focus will be on the upcoming local elections.

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.

Two killed in truck accident

December 10, 2021 15:30 pm

POKHARA, Dec 10: Two people were killed in a truck accident at Bijaypur of Pokhara Metropolitan City-26. According to Kaski Police, the driver and the co-driver were killed in the accident.

Gearing up to launch novel 'Rani'

December 6, 2021 12:43 pm

Pokhara-based entrepreneur, Suman Paudel, is preparing to launch himself as a writer with his novel 'Rani'.

KATHMANDU, Dec 2: Nepal launch of the Global Migration Film Festival (GMFF) 2021 was marked on December 1 in Pokhara with screening of a Nepali feature film Bulbul, a film that revolves around lives of a migrant’s family.

Fire guts five shops in lakeside

November 22, 2021 11:48 am

POKHARA, Nov 22: Five shops have been damaged in a fire that broke out in the tourist city of Pokhara this morning. The fire started from a shop at Foot track on the bank of Fewa Lake in the morning and burnt down five adjoining shops.

KASKI, Nov 21: The ward convention of CPN (Maoist Center) in Kaski district has concluded successfully. The convention was held in Pokhara Metropolitan City and 72 wards of Annapurna, Madi, Rupa and Machhapuchhre Rural Municipality on Saturday, according to district in-charge of the party, Raj Kaji Gurung.

POKHARA, Nov 17: The provincial government of Gandaki has urged the federal government for the second time to declare Pokhara as the tourism capital of the country. The provincial meeting held on November 12 requested the federal government to make the declaration.

KATHMANDU, Nov 13: Finance Minister Janardan Sharma has said that the manufacturing industry is a priority of the government. At an interaction organized by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Pokhara on Friday, he said that his goal is to build a productive economy in the country.

POKHARA, Nov 3: The tourism industry remains crippled by the effects of COVID-19 almost for the last two years. However, of late, the tourism sector which was hit hard by the pandemic has shown some progress, however small that might be. Nepal recorded the highest arrival of international tourists in October, following the surge of the pandemic in March 2020.

POKHARA, Oct 26: District Police Office, Kaski has arrested two youths on charge of their involvement in human trafficking and smuggling.

POKHARA, Oct 25: Paragliding has drawn the attention of domestic tourists in Pokhara with the impact of COVID-19 pandemic gradually subsiding in recent months.

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.

POKHARA, Sept 27: Foreign envoys and high ranking diplomats, who arrived in Pokhara on Sunday at the invitation of the Gandaki Province government were welcomed by a clear view of Mt Machhapuchhre and shining mountain ranges of the Annapurna today. The coincidence of the clear day along with their hike program was enough to bring a smile to their faces.

GANDAKI, Sept 27: Envoys from various 11 countries are taking part in the programs organized in Pokhara on the occasion of World Tourism Day this year.

POKHARA, Sept 26: A dozen foreign envoys and high ranking officials from different countries arrived in Pokhara today. They will be staying in Pokhara for two days to enjoy the various tourist attractions of the city during their stay. They will also be hiking in areas near the city.

POKHARA, Sept 21: Highground Adventures is in the final stages of launching their new ‘Superman Zipline’ to attract adventurous tourists, who love a touch of adrenaline in their life. According to Highground Adventures, the new sport is deemed more exciting and adventurous than the previous zipline.

POKHARA, August 24: A huge flood occurred on the road at Mahendrapul in Pokhara due to heavy rain on Sunday night. Not only a stretch of the road but also the sidewalks caved in due to the flood. People living in the area are worried as the roads and sidewalks have been washed away. Mahendrapul is one of the popular business areas of Pokhara.

POKHARA, August 21: The tourism industry has been severely affected by the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. The industry which was already suffering from the initial wave of the virus was crippled due the surge of the second wave of the COVID-19 infection.

POKHARA, August 14: The construction company that worked on the Siltation Dam for the conservation of Fewa Lake in Pokhara has announced plans to repair the infrastructure that was damaged a month ago. There was widespread criticism surrounding the construction company after the dam was destroyed over a month ago due to heavy rainfall and floods in the region.

POKHARA, August 9: The three-day campaign has set a target to vaccinate about 35,000 people living in the metropolis. The current vaccination drive is focused on school teachers and people above the age of 55. The increase of trust in vaccines and weak structure of vaccination centers has led huge crowds to gather outside vaccination centers.

POKHARA, August 8: The spread of COVID-19 has crippled Nepal’s tourism industry as the flow of international tourists to visit the Himalayan country has come to an almost halt. Although the flow of tourists looked promising in March and April, the following months have seen very few tourist arrivals.