Wednesday, 26 January, 2022
TopicMount Everest

Topic: Mount Everest

Remembering Major H.P.S Ahluwalia — mountaineer, army man, social worker… a fighter forever

The 85-year-old, who passed away Friday, was part of India's first successful expedition to the Everest, but was wheelchair-bound soon after, following injuring received during 1965 India-Pak war.

Shehroze Kashif in Guinness Records is the pride of Pakistan—youngest to scale Everest, K2

The 19-year-old from Lahore was also the youngest Pakistani to scale Everest on 6 May this year.

Naga couple set to trek to Everest Base Camp to raise funds for orphanage library

Snippets from the vibrant Northeast that capture politics, culture, society and more in the eight states.

17 climbers at Mt Everest base camp test Covid positive, raise fears of an outbreak

More climbers have displayed Covid-like symptoms, but Nepal govt says it hasn't been notified about the situation. Climbers say symptoms can be mistaken for altitude sickness.

Why winter ascent of Mt K2 by missing Pakistani, 2 others is such a hazardous climb

One in every four climbers that have attempted to scale K2 lost their lives. In fact, more people have been in outer space than on the peak of this deadly mountain.

Nepal investigating claim two Indian mountaineers ‘faked’ Everest summit

Narender Singh Yadav and Seema Rani Goswami were part of a 15-member international team managed by the Seven Summit Treks in Nepal in 2016.

Mt Everest ‘grows’ by 86 cm — how and why mountain heights are recalculated

Nepal and China jointly measured the height of Mt Everest after the 2015 earthquake in the Himalayan nation prompted worries of a reduction in height.

Nepal, China in ‘new era’ of strategic ties, vow to strengthen trans-Himalayan connectivity

Kathmandu stressed that it will unequivocally stand for the ‘One China’ policy, while Beijing said it will defend Nepal’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. 

Mount Everest grows by 86 cm, now measures 8,848.86 meters tall, Nepal & China say

According to the measurement done by India in 1954, the height of Mt Everest was last recorded as 8,848m. Nepal decided to measure the height amid debates that it may have changed.

China & Nepal deserve credit for figuring out Mt Everest has ‘grown’, but does it really matter?

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File photo of Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow | Photo: Andrey Rudakov | Bloomberg

How Vladimir Putin keeps everyone guessing

Over the years, Putin has always had the upper hand tactically vis-à-vis the West because he’s had what’s called escalation dominance. But experts say he may have gone a big step too far.
AU Small Finance Bank Managing Director and Chief Executive Sanjay Agarwal. | Photo by special arrangement

MSME sector requires hand-holding, Budget measures needed: AU Small Finance Bank MD & CEO

The sector has faced continued distress since the Covid-19 pandemic struck in March 2020. Govt data says about 9% of MSMEs shut down due to the pandemic.


The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.