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. Best known for her portrayal of self-destructive magazine editor Patsy on TV's Absolutely Fabulous, the comedienne has been visiting veterans in the foothills of the Himalayas. Her father was a Gurkha officer and she is an activist who helped fight for newly won U.K. settlement rights for Gurkhas. Lumley reportedly learned of Mattikhan...

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. Under the program supported by donor communities, HIV-affected persons will be provided quality health services in the hospitals. Speaking at a workshop organized by NANGAN's regional branch in Pokhara in western Nepal on Tuesday, program...

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. The man was shot dead in the resort town of Pokhara, about 200 km (125 miles) west of the capital Kathmandu, during a pro-democracy rally, Yogesh Bhattarai, a senior leader of the Communist Party of Nepal (UML), told...

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. They said the incident took place in the resort town of Pokhara, 200 km (125 miles) west of the capital Kathmandu. "One person has received a bullet injury in his right leg," a doctor at Phewa City Hospital told Reuters. Dozens of Nepalis were...

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. Two police officers and a civilian were hurt in a shooting in the town of Mahendranagar, the largest in the district of Kanchenpur, a rebel stronghold 650 km (400 miles) west of the capital, Kathmandu. "Eight police officers were on their way to...

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. Authorities in Kathmandu lost contact with the 21-member climbing team on Wednesday after the avalanche tore through the base camp of the 6,981-meter (22,903-feet) Kang Guru peak. The team was at the base camp when the avalanche struck, Bikram Neupane, chief of the Himalayan Rescue Association...

Word of the Day
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.