CIAA to probe Phewa Lake encroachment

August 9, 2017 After reports of increasing encroachment in Phewa Lake came out in mainstream media of late, the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority has launched an investigation into the case, report Nagarik and Republica. The anti-corruption constitutional body recently wrote a letter to the Phewa Lake Conservation and Management Office under Pokhara-Lekhanath Municipality asking for details about the encroachment, according to Nagarik anchor story. The Office has already responded to the letter with a report of initiatives take to conserve...

Telecom wants to use Dharahara for commercial purpose for 30 years after reconstruction

Kathmandu, August 9 Nepal Telecom says it wants to manage the historic Dharahara for commercial purpose for the first 30 years after its reconstruction. The nine-storey historic tower built by Prime Minister Bhimsen Thapa in early 19th century had collapsed during the magnitude-7.6 earthquake on April 25, 2015. The telecommunication company has proposed to rebuild the historic structure at an investment of Rs eight billion and operate it for commercial purpose for next 30 years so as to recover...

Open Judo for nat’l team

Aug 8, 2017- The eighth Ambika Bahadur Chhetri Memorial Open Judo Championships is set to from August 11 to 13 at the National Sports Council’s training hall in Satdobato. The tournament, which features competitions in eight weight categories in both men’s and women’s sections, will finalise a new batch of players for national team. Additionally, it also picks up a judoka — men’s U-90kg weight category — for an international tournament, organisers Nepal Judo Association (NJA) informed at a...

Number of five-star hotels in Nepal to double in next two years

Kathmandu, 7 August The number of five-star hotels in Nepal is likely to double in next two years as the investment in hospitality sector is promisingly increasing. Currently, there are 10 five-star hotels across the country and new hotels in the same number are being established within next couple of years. The Hotel Association of Nepal (HAN) says Rs 27.05 billion is being invested in these under-construction projects. Three of these hotels will be established in Kathmandu, one in...

Golden Gate, Prime triumph

Aug 7, 2017- Golden Gate ‘B’ and Prime College ‘D’ clinched the titles of NeBA President Cup 3×3 Nation-wide Basketball Championships at the National Sports Council covered hall on Sunday. Both the champions beat teams from their own colleges in the title clashes. Golden Gate ‘B’ defeated their ‘A’ Team 21-20 in the boys’ final, while Prime saw off their ‘D’ Team 13-1 in the girls’ finals. Rajiv Joshi of Golden Gate and Luniva Singh of Prime were declared...

Fewa lake shrank from 10 to 4.2 sq km in 46 yrs

POKHARA, Aug 4: It may surprise many  that land at famous Fewa Lake in Pokhara has been registered for years in the names of private individuals. It has been learnt that land around the lake, which is listed as a Ramsar wetland conservation area, has been registered as private property and the area of the lake also shrunk  from 10 square kilometers in 1961 to 4.20 square kilometers in 2008. Locals said  some individuals cunningly registered  land around the...

NMA Election: Zimba Zangbu Sherpa panel announced its candidancy

Kathmandu, August 1: A panel of Zimba Zangbu Sherpa announced its candidancy for the upcoming election of Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) on Monday. A panel announced the candidancy in the press meeting organized by the panel at Lainchaur. Sherpa, the managing director of Khumbi La Trekking and Mountaineering, is the immediate past president of NMA. The candidancy of the panel include Bhumilal Lama, Nimi Sherpa and Kul Bahadur Gurung for 1st Vice President, 2nd Vice President and General Secretary...

Gurung strong candidate for General Secretary of NMA Election

Kathmandu, July 31: Nepal Mountaineering association (NMA) has announced its election to be held on 5th August. As election is getting closer, candidates are becoming more ambitious. NMA is responsible for all the management activities essential for mountaineering. Among all the candidates, for the post of General Sectrary, Tourism Entrepreneur Kul Bahadur Gurung is prominent candidate among tourism promoters . Gurung is former Vice President of Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN). Gurung has led different tourism organization. He...

Road to famous tourist destination Panchpokhari disrupted

Melamchi, July 30: A road to Panchpokhari – the main tourism site of Sindhupalchowk district – has come to a halt due to landslide. The road from western Melamchi Bazaar to Bhotang via Tipeni was disrupted after rain-triggered landslide. Landslides that occurred along the Melamchi-Bhotang road section obstructed the vehicular movement when a fair is about to take place in the famous touristic hub of Langtang Himalayan region, Panchpakhari. The fair which normally takes place on the day of...

Som Nath Sapkota: Nepali tourism promoter and contributor

Kathmandu, July 26: There are various types of people living in the world. Some people even after leaving the mother countries contribute a lot in for the development and promotion of the country while some just stay put and focus on their own future. Som Nath Sapkota is the one who has been contributing for the nation even though he has been living abroad for more than a decade. Som Nath Sapkota was born in rural area of Baglung...

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