Latest Pokhara Stories

2009-08-03 14:57:30

The Nepalese tourist spot Mattikhan Hill in Pokhara has been renamed Mattikhan Lumley View in honor of British actress Joanna Lumley and her father James.

2008-07-30 09:01:27

Nepal launches HIV-friendly hospital program KATHMANDU, July 30 (Xinhua) -- The National Network against HIV/ AIDS, Nepal (NANGAN), has selected three hospitals to launch HIV- friendly Hospital program, The Rising Nepal reported on Wednesday.

2006-04-08 05:34:10

By Y.P. Rajesh and Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepali troops opened fire on Saturday on activists protesting against King Gyanendra's rule, killing one man, a political party said, as tight security elsewhere prevented big demonstrations in the troubled nation.

2006-01-26 04:27:14

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepali police shot and wounded a protester on Thursday during a nationwide strike against municipal elections and King Gyanendra's refusal to restore multi-party democracy, doctors and witnesses said.

2006-01-05 08:21:19

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nine people including four civilians were wounded as Nepal's anti-monarchy Maoist rebels launched a string of attacks on Thursday, days after they ended a four-month truce, officials and witnesses said.

2005-10-23 03:07:23

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Rescue workers are searching for seven French and 11 Nepali climbers who went missing four days ago after an avalanche in western Nepal, rescue officials said on Sunday.

Word of the Day
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.