POKHARA, Oct 21: The Development Committee under Gandaki provincial assembly has directed the authorities concerned to ensure that the under-construction bridge connecting Pokhara Municipality ward no 14 and 15 is completed on time.

THE WEEK IN PICTURES

October 19, 2019 18:40 pm

The Week in Pictures for the week October 13-19, 2019.

POKHARA, Oct 16: The 68-room Temple Tree Resort has 95% booking for the month of October. The daily occupancy for the resort averages to 95%. With the onset of tourist season, the hotel does not have to bother about occupancy. It already has 70% pre-booking for November, and expects it to go up to 95% closer to the dates.

POKHARA , Oct 12: The Capital of Gandaki Province, Pokhara is planning to build an "auto village" in the city.  Disorganized vehicle and motorcycle workshops on both sides of the road right from the entry point of Pokhara and the roads inside the city have made the city look ugly, dirty, and malodorous. Pokhara Metropolis with a purpose to manage the "auto business" and workshops has prepared to make an auto village in the city.

If you are the one who loves adventure sports but does not have the time to do so. Then, the heralding festive season and the holidays you get might be the perfect time to tick your to do adventure sports list. And here My City has compiled five adventure sports activities which you can do in Pokhara:

Badminton team selected for 13th SAG

October 2, 2019 14:58 pm

KATHMANDU, Oct 2: Nepal Badminton Association has finalized the names of players for upcoming 13th South Asian Games (SAG) on Wednesday.

POKHARA, Oct 2: Tourism entrepreneurs of Pokhara are not much hopeful of business this season. But a mega event is under preparation to give a breather to them.

Having fun shopping for Dashain

September 30, 2019 18:25 pm

Customers busy choosing chyangra (Himalayan goat) for Dashain, at Lekhnath, Pokhara. The market has been flooded with sheep and goats for Dashain celebration. It costs Rs 25,000 to 35,000 per sheep/goat.

If you are visiting Mahendra and Chamero Cave, popular tourist destinations in Pokhara, you will be now able to enjoy free Wi-fi. In association with world link, Mahendra and Chamero Cave Tourism Development committee is providing the free Wi-fi for the tourists who visit the area.

PPL set to kick off from Nov 11

September 24, 2019 07:37 am

KATHMANDU, Sept 24: The second season of Nepal’s franchise T20 league Pokhara Premier League is set to be held in November, confirmed the organizing body Queens Event Management through a press release issued Monday.

THE WEEK IN PICTURES

September 21, 2019 18:40 pm

The Week in Pictures for the week September 15-21, 2019.

Potholes: Death traps of the tourist city

September 19, 2019 08:02 am

POKHARA, Sept 19: A local businessman in Pokhara, Om Prakash Pandey was returning home on Monday when he got stuck at Birauta roadside for hours. His car could not move ahead due the pool of water all over the road. After getting stranded there from early afternoon to late evening, he somehow managed to drive further. But there were too many potholes that made his drive too challenging.

POKHARA, Sept 18: Tourism entrepreneurs in Pokhara are worried about the spread of dengue in the city during the peak tourist season. The entrepreneurs' nightmare has turned into reality after some foreign tourists cancelled their Pokhara visit in view of the rising cases of dengue. Businesspersons have urged the government to take adequate measures against dengue to make the people feel safe. They have also asked the media not to leave the people panicked by 'misinforming about the disease'.

POKHARA, Sept 16: Entrepreneurs in Pokhara have said that the tourism business has not been able to grow due to poor management of airways and road mechanism.

POKHARA, Sept 15: A flight from Pokhara to Manang was operated last Friday in a bid to reconnect Humde Airport of Manang to the country’s air network. An aircraft of Summit Air, a private-sector airline company, had conducted the test flight.

After the car accident of Mantra’s members, the band announced that the injury is not critical. Mantra band’s lead guitarist, Praggya Lama and the vocalist Bhaskar Dewan got into a car accident during their trip in Pokhara on September 8.

POKHARA, Sept 3: Nepal Police Club has defeated New Diamond Academy in straight sets to secure the title of the National Women’s Volleyball Tournament held at New Adarsh Communal Development Society, in Lamachaur, Pokhara on Monday.

Dengue 'out of control' in Pokhara

September 1, 2019 05:30 am

POKHARA, Sep1: As many as 439 people have been affected by Dengue in Pokhara and more are in the counting, according to the public health office of Kaski.

THE WEEK IN PICTURES

August 31, 2019 18:40 pm

The Week in Pictures for the week August 25- August 31, 2019.

Below average rainfall in Pokhara

August 20, 2019 07:32 am

POKHARA, August 20: Pokhara otherwise known for frequent rainy weather has witnessed poor rainfall this year.

POKHARA, Aug 18: The tourist city of Pokhara has also come under the grip of dengue. In just two weeks, Pokhara has recorded 79 dengue cases. The disease which has already infected over 3,200 people in Sunsari district over the past three months was detected in Pokhara on August 1.

KATHMANDU, Aug 12: Nearly two years have passed since the provincial assemblies convened their first meetings but four of the seven provinces are still unable to fix their capitals and names.

KATHMANDU, Aug 10: Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) has recovered the bodies of two climbers and brought them down to Pokhara. The bodies were found between the south of Mt Annapurna I and Mt Himchuli, at an altitude of 5,500 meters.

Unmanaged wires hanging from the poles in Chipledhunga have affected the city’s beauty. These wires have made the tourist area look unappealing

Road division chief held with bribe

August 9, 2019 09:30 am

KASKI, August 9: Hari Kumar Pokharel, chief of Division Road Office Pokhara and division engineer, was arrested on Thursday evening while taking bribe.

Water sports have been a major tourist attraction for a long time in Nepal. Majority of tourists visit Pokhara, the major water sports destination in Nepal to enjoy their time in water-related sports. With an increase in tourists’ attention to sports, the local authorities are keen on the development of water sports. As a result, two lakes of Pokhara: Fewa Lake and Begnas Lake are being proposed as the venue for the same. In addition, few companies have been showing their interest in investing in water sports.

POKHARA, Aug 3: National Sports Council (NSC) has started initial preparations to organize the South Asian Games (SAG) in Pokhara Stadium to host women’s cricket at the tourist city.

POKHARA, July 30: Tourist destination Pokhara will be hosting the 'First Nepal Full Contact President Cup Karate Grand Championship' next month.

Indian riding event, BOBMC (Brotherhood of Bulleteers Motorcycling Consortium) RIDER MANIA is coming to Nepal for the first time in 2020.

Nature is attractive as well as destructive. This is the universal fact and often we all need to be close to nature to get away from our everyday tension and hectic lifestyle. And one such perfect destination that helps to get close to nature is Bhujikot situated in Tanahun, Gandaki Province.

POKHARA and MYAGDI, July 27: Last Wednesday, flooding in the Lachthawang and Dhurma rivers invited chaos in Gurja. Although, the rivers flowing from Gurja mountain of Dhaulagiri Rural Municipality saw unusual flooding, the disaster hardly caused any destruction in the area as the locals had made early preparations for the disaster and were expecting it.

POKHARA, July, 26: A man who fell into a ditch at a confluence of Davis Falls and Phusre river in Pokhara-17 while fishing was rescued after four days.

POKHARA, July 24: Minister for Youth and Sports Jagat Bahadur Bishwakarma has asked the public not to have any doubts on the organization of the 13th South Asian Games (SAG) as scheduled.

POKHARA, July 23: A teacher who has thrashed student for not completing homework in Pokhara, was arrested on Tuesday.

POKHARA, July 22: The First Pushpalal Memorial National Badminton Championship is taking place from July 23 to 29 in Pokhara. The championship is organized to mark the 41st memorial day of the founding leader of the Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Pushpa Lal Shrestha.

KASKI, July 22: Flood has again caused damages to the diversion that was constructed over Bijayapur to connect wards 14 and 26 of Pokhara metropolis – the main entrance to the Gandaki State capital Pokhara.

Nepali rock band, Robin And The New Revolution is coming up with their fourth studio album, ‘Muglan’ on July 24, Wednesday.

New bridge operated in Pokhara

July 13, 2019 11:37 am

KASKI, July 13: A bridge has been constructed over the Seti river at Narayanthan temple. It connects Ward number 3 and 11 of Pokhara Metropolitan City.

KASKI, July 8: Vehicular movement of loaded trucks entering to Pokhara and beyond has come to a standstill after the flood-swollen Bijayapur rivulet swept away the diversion on Sunday.

'Harmony: The Modern Songstresses of Pokhara', an organization of female singers based in Pokhara, is going to organize a concert entitled 'Taste of Harmony: Taradevi and Aruna Lama in Melodies'.

Pokhara eyes more Indian visitors

July 4, 2019 03:30 am

POKHARA, July 4: Tourism entrepreneurs of Pokhara have set a target of increasing the share of Indian arrivals in total tourist arrivals to the lake city to 50 percent over the next five years.

Pokhara targets tourism for revenue

June 26, 2019 05:00 am

POKHARA, June 25: Pokhara Metropolitan City has identified tourism as one of the major sources for revenue mobilization.

POKHARA, June 24: Shanti Pariyar, a health worker at the Department of Gynecology and Child Care of Fewa City Hospital, has accused her co-workers of caste-based discrimination at a press meet held on Sunday.

POKHARA, June 22: Annapurna Rural Municipality of Kaski has decided to charge each foreigner coming to the region Rs 100 in tourism tax.

Indian rock/metal band, Girish and The Chronicles are all set to play at Lord of the Drinks, Kalika Bhagwatisthan on July 6, Saturday. It’s the band’s first concert in Nepal.

Nepali rock band The Shadows 'Nepal' will perform in Pokhara on the special occasion of World Music Day. The gig is scheduled to be held at Rolling Stones Rock Bar, Lakeside on June 21, Friday.

THE WEEK IN PICTURES

June 8, 2019 18:40 pm

The week in pictures for the week June 2 – June 8.

POKHARA, June 2: The inauguration function for a newly-built hotel in Pokhara attended by Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli on Saturday has set an example how top leadership can suffer a dent in stature if they bend to undue political influence or are ill-advised.

PM Oli in Pokhara

June 1, 2019 12:12 pm

POKHARA, June 1: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has arrived in Pokhara today to participate in several programs.

POKHARA, May 27: Suspicious objects were found at three separate places in Pokhara this morning.