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.

GANDAKI, July 29: Pokhara Chamber of Commerce and Industries has drawn the attention of Gandaki province government to prioritize anti-COVID vaccination to the businesspersons.

KATHMANDU, July 28: Tourism entrepreneurs have demanded 5,000 doses of vaccines for tourism workers and business people.

Lakeside hotels resume operations

July 26, 2021 16:26 pm

POKHARA, July 26: Large-scale hotels in Pokhara have started to resume the services that have been shut down since the outbreak of the second wave of COVID-19 in April. Hotel entrepreneurs say that they are forced to operate their hotels in order to keep them in business even if there are not enough guests.

POKHARA, May 4: The District Administration Office (DAO) of Kaski has enforced a prohibitory order of 10 days in the district starting from Tuesday.

POKHARA, April 27: The District Administration Office (DAO) of Kaski has decided to enforce a week-long prohibitory order from Wednesday. The number of infections in Pokhara has been increasing day by day. Over 40 cases of the coronavirus infection were found in the week of mid-April which has now increased to over 150 cases.

POKHARA, April 21: At a time when the tourism business was about to boom following almost a year, the government has again imposed strict rules and regulations regarding the operation of hotels and restaurants in the country.

POKHARA, March 27: As the air quality deteriorates across the nation, the lake city Pokhara, too, has been blanketed with a thick toxic haze.

POKHARA, March 16: A Nepal Army man died on Monday in Pokhara after he met with an accident during paragliding training.

POKHARA, Feb 16: A demarcation committee has prepared a report stating that the new area of Fewa Lake is 5.72 square kilometers (11,255 ropanis).

POKHARA, Feb 4: The nationwide general strike announced by the Dahal-Nepal faction of the Nepal Communist Party reported a significant impact in Pokhara, the provincial capital of Gandaki Province.

POKHARA, Jan 25: The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has directed to track the paragliding activities in the sky of Pokhara with GPS. According to CAAN, the new decision was taken in view of the increasing instances of accidents after pilots often flew away from the designated area due to lack of any mechanism in place to track their movement in the sky.

POKHARA, Jan 15: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Bhanubhakta Dhakal has said he would take initiatives to solve the problems faced by the tourism sector at the earliest.

POKHARA, Jan 12: Nepal Red Cross Society, Kaski chapter has started construction of a blood transfusion center with state-of-the-art facilities. The total cost of the center is estimated to be around Rs 80 million.

POKHARA, Jan 10: In a bid to uplift the tourism industry hard hit by the pandemic, Pokhara is offering a discount of up to 50 percent to tourists flying in its sky.

POKHARA, Jan 1: A massive forest fire has been reported in the lower belt of Mt Machhapuchchhre in Pokhara on Friday.

COVID-19 ruins Christmas hype in Pokhara

December 25, 2020 12:22 pm

POKHARA, Dec 25: It has been almost a year since the COVID-19 pandemic affected the tourism sector. Had there been no pandemic, there would have been a lot of tourists in Pokhara at this time of the year. Although the time is end of the season, the city would still see the flow of tourists. But this year, it has become hard to spot international tourists in Pokhara due to COVID-19.

POKHARA, Dec 16: As COVID-19 has hit the tourism industry hard, hotel entrepreneurs of Pokhara have decided to provide as much as 50 percent off on room rates for domestic tourists.

POKHARA, Dec 12: The newly-launched bungee jump spot in Kushma, which has also been claimed as the world’s second-highest spot of this kind, is flooded with domestic tourists as the country is gradually but cautiously trying to resume all tourism-related businesses in recent days.

‘Canyoning is fun’ (PHOTO FEATURE)

December 5, 2020 19:45 pm

KATHMANDU, Dec 5: Established in 2014, Pokhara Canyoning has been one of the popular destinations in the tourist city of Pokhara for those who love to make some adventures.

POKHARA, Nov 27: Police have arrested a 39-year-old man from Pokhara on charge of raping his own daughter.

POKHARA, Nov 23: A person died and another sustained injuries in a paragliding accident in Pokhara on Monday.

Cycling to Tilicho? (PHOTO FEATURE)

November 19, 2020 19:50 pm

POKHARA, Nov 19: Can one reach Tilicho Lake, one of the world’s highest-altitude lakes, on a bicycle? Many may not dare. But there are some adventure-lovers who have converted the dream into a rare feat.

POKHARA, Nov 14: Pokhara Ultralight Private Limited has resumed ultralight in Pokhara after a hiatus of  eight months.

POKHARA, Nov 9: Nepal’s tallest idol of Lord Shiva that is under-construction in Pokhara has reported 45 percent progress. The statue is being erected at Pumdikot, Pokhara Metropolitan City-24.

POKHARA, Oct 18: Lakeside, the hub for businesses related to tourism in Pokhara, is yet to open, even while the main markets in the Mahendrapul, Chipledhunga, New Road, Sabhagriha Chowk and Prithvi Chowk areas are already open.

POKHARA, Oct 16:  Ghandruk Village, a popular tourist destination in Kaski district in the western hills of Nepal, has announced to suspend all its tourism related activities to contain further spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

POKHARA: Oct 15: Pokhara Metropolitan City has suspended all its services except for the most essential ones after an employee tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

POKHARA, Oct 12: Canyoning activities in Pokhara that were suspended since the nationwide lockdown in March have resumed after a hiatus of seven months.

KATHMANDU, Oct 9: The global pandemic of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has adversely affected all business- and service-related sectors. Since Nepal went into a nationwide lockdown in March earlier this year, the tourism sector is yet to see a revival although restrictions imposed on the hospitality sector are yet to be lifted.

POKHARA, Oct 5: Youths in Pokhara staged a demonstration on Monday to express their solidarity with Dr Govinda KC.

POKHARA, Sept 21: After a hiatus of six months due to the lockdown enforced by the government to curb the spread of COVID-19, Pokhara Airport received its first flight on Monday morning.

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KATHMANDU, Sep  11: Two persons in Kaski district have been arrested on the charge of spreading rumors and misinformation about COVID-19 PCR test report through social media.

KATHMANDU, Sept 6: After witnessing a sharp spike in the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Pokhara, the metropolis has sealed off three of its wards in a bid to curb further spread of the virus.

Woman succumbs to COVID-19 in Pokhara

August 27, 2020 10:52 am

POKHARA, Aug 27: In yet another case of COVID-19 related death, a woman died of COVID-19 infection in Pokhara on Thursday morning.

PHOTOS: Third day of lockdown in Kaski

August 21, 2020 16:05 pm

POKHARA, Aug 21: The District Administration Office (DAO), Kaski, has imposed prohibitory orders in the district since Wednesday in view of novel coronavirus spread.

POKHARA, Aug 18: Two persons succumbed to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on Tuesday.

POKHARA, July 23: Traffic police personnel in Pokhara have been spreading awareness among the people against the global pandemic of novel coronavirus.

POKHARA, July 10: At least nine people died and several others were injured in landslides triggered by incessant rainfall that buried houses in Kaski and Lamjung districts on Thursday night.

POKHARA, June 30: A total of 86 Nepalis who returned recently from different countries have quarantined themselves in different hotels in Pokhara. They chose to stay in hotels instead of the government-run quarantine centers for better services. However, those unwilling or unable to bear such expenses have been staying at the 11 quarantines managed by Pokhara Metropolis. According to the Paschimanchal Hotel Association, these 86 people came from 12 different countries,  including the United Arab Emirates, the Maldives, Korea, Australia, Qatar, Malaysia and India.

POKHARA, June 11: A group of independent youths has demanded the resignation of the Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, staging a demonstration in Pokhara on Thursday.

POKHARA, April 15:  The three-week-long restriction order enforced by the government has been extended for 12 more days, until April 27.

KATHMANDU, March 26: A chartered plane of Buddha air is flying to Pokhara to rescue 47 French nationals, sources said.

KASKI, March 14: Minister for Industry, Commerce and Supply, Lekhraj Bhatta, has warned of action to the hoarders.

POKHARA, March 13: Manang Marshyangdi Club has advanced into the final of the ongoing 18th Aaha Rara Gold Cup with a 3-2 win over the departmental team Tribhuvan Army Club in Pokhara on Thursday.