BUTWAL, Aug 26: Police arrested Krishna Gurung of Pokhara from Nawalpur for smuggling drugs last Friday. Gurung, a local of Lekhnath Municipality, used to smuggle drugs from Indian towns near Rupandehi border to Pokhara and other cities.
Siddha Pokhari has become a go-to-place for morning walk and exercise. If you happen to visit the pond during the early morning, you can witness locals jogging or jumping around the pond. According to the locals, more than five hundred people come daily to Siddha Pokhari for morning exercise.
Khadgawar is a village nestled on the lap of the Bardiya National Park. The village is blessed with natural beauty and is being transformed into a tourist hub these days. The village lies in Kohalpur Municipality Ward 13, and is around five kilometers far from the East West Highway. Locals of the area are working actively to promote the cultural and natural heritages of the village and to increase the influx of tourist in the village.
Nestled in Barahachhetra Municipality of eastern Sunsari district, Amaha Simsar has become a popular destination for internal tourists these days. The whole area of the Simsar (wetland) extends to 52 hectares.
Seven years back, Lakeside, the biggest tourist hub in Pokhara, was declared a ‘no-vehicle zone’ on Friday afternoons. The ban on vehicles was implemented from Hallan Chowk to Fishtail Gate which is about a 3-km stretch of Lakeside. However, the campaign was dropped after seven months as the locals refused to comply.
Nestled among the beautiful hills of Panchthar district, Miklajung has a great potential for becoming a tourist hub. Surrounding the area are rivulets running between the hills, forming a spectacular landscape. Fog dances in an interesting hide and seek among the hills, arising from the gorges and disappearing in the sky.
As the festival of colors Holi is just around the corner, shops at every nooks and corners of Kathmandu are adorned with various Holi items including different colors, water guns and water balloons. The influx of people at the market areas has also increased to shop for the festival.
Idea of the Book Bus was fascinating to five-year-old Pranav Pokhrael. His curiosity and excitement led him to occupy a seat opposite the Book Bus and read the ‘Alladin and the Wonderful Lamp’. He had come with his father to the ‘Innovation in Education Fair 2017’.
Hundreds of hitis or dhunge dharas (stone water spouts) are spread around the Kathmandu Valley. According to the research done by Dr Sandhya Khanal (Parajuli), lecturer at Central Department of Nepali History, Culture and Archaeology (NeHCA) at Tribhuvan University, there were 204 hitis in Kathmandu, 63 in Patan and 97 in Bhaktapur in 2073 BS.
CHITWAN: The inflow of tourists in Patihani, Chitwan has been on the rise in last few weeks. Situated near the main office of Chitwan National Park, Patihani offers a scenic view of different types of birds and endangered animals.
KATHMANDU, June 23: Chandragiri has become an attractive tourist destination within 11 months of the operation of Chandragiri cable car. One can see panoramic view of Kathmandu Valley and the surrounding mountains from Chandragiri hill.
BIRGUNJ, March 29: Birgunj sub-metropolitan city of Parsa district, the center of the six-month Madhes protests last year, has now been rejuvenated with enthusiasm and excitement generated by the upcoming local polls.
KATHMANDU, Dec 29: Poorly managed road expansion drives, unchecked vehicle emission and pipe laying work for the Melamchi Water Supply Project across Kathmandu Valley have posed a serious respiratory health hazard for Valley residents.
ITAHARI, Nov 15: Notorious Indian criminal Niranjan Hoji, who has been accused of involvement in various terrorist activities, acquired Nepali citizenship from Dharan in Sunsari district back in 2006. He was given the citizenship on the basis of descent, under the government's mobile citizenship certificate distribution campaign.
KATHMANDU, Sept 7: With a steady rise in the number of drugs abusers every year in Nepal, the number of people arrested on the charge of its smuggling is noticeably increasing of late in the country. The statics of the past six years (2011-2015) made available by the Nepal Police show that a total of 15,496 drugs smugglers were arrested in the country in this period.
Itahari, June 10: Prime Minister and Purbanchal University Chancellor, KP Sharma Oli, has asserted that the Gothgaun area – where the varsity's central office is located – will now be developed as a centre of Nepali education.
The PM made the comment during a felicitations programme held at Sundardulari Municipality Gothgaun Northern Central Office by the Purbanchal University on late Thursday evening.