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Cleared to land

Kathmandu, Feb. 12 -- 2020 was a write-off for Nepal's tourism, and for Pokhara, the country's prime destination, it was catastrophic. But guess who have come to rescue the city from complete ruin: Ne... Read More


Incubating Pokhara's business ecosystem

Kathmandu, Feb. 12 -- Thanks to the year-round pleasant weather and its geography as a valley with lakes nestled below mountains, Pokhara has been synonymous with tourism. But in the last few years, ... Read More


"Pokhara will be a game changer"

Kathmandu, Feb. 12 -- At a time when most airlines around the world are folding, and Nepal's own carriers struggle to stay airborne, Buddha Air has not just survived the crisis but is expanding. It is... Read More


More anti-government rallies in Nepal

Kathmandu, Feb. 12 -- Protests against therecent government proposalrequiring women to havepermission from the male members of their familiesand local governmentsto travel abroadcontinuedon Friday wit... Read More


Organic Annapurna

Kathmandu, Feb. 12 -- Gandaki Urja, which built Nepal's biggest biogas plant in Pokhara has launched Annapurna Organic Fertiliser to boost farm productivity and reduce the country's chronic dependency... Read More


Revival of trout farms

Kathmandu, Feb. 12 -- One of the many downstream industries that tourism in Pokhara benefited were the vegetable, poultry, mushroom and trout farmers. During peak tourist seasons in spring and autumn,... Read More


Banking on Pokhara

Kathmandu, Feb. 12 -- After the Rastra Bank allowed an open policy to encourage financial institutions, Pokhara has also emerged as a banking centre. The early days brought Machapuchre Bank, six finan... Read More


Noodle central

Kathmandu, Feb. 12 -- When the history of how instant noodles started in Nepal is written, Pokhara will have a prominent mention. It was exactly 36 years ago on 5 February 1985 that Himshree Foods of ... Read More


Land of milk and money

Kathmandu, Feb. 12 -- Ganesh Bahadur Shrestha was a civil servant in his native Pokhara, and his mother made pustakari at home and the children packaged it for sale in the market. The milk sweets sol... Read More


History of female (im)mobility in Nepal

Kathmandu, Feb. 11 -- A proposal by Nepal's Immigration Department requiring consent from a guardian and local government for women under the age of 40 to travel abroad has sparked public fury, and is... Read More