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Survey team from China summits Mt Everest to remeasure its height

According to China's measurement, the height of Mount Everest is 8844.43 meters which is four meters less than Nepal's calculations.
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China Telecom, Huawei set up 5G base station on Mount Everest

The base stations at 5,800 metres and 6,500 metres above sea level are temporary base stations to provide signal coverage over the climbing route to the summit.
Asif Ghafoor

Why Gen Twitter says ‘no issue’ on being replaced as Pakistan’s DG ISPR by Gen Iftikhar

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.
Mountaineer and RSS functionary Vipin Chaudhary at Mount Everest and Mount Aconcagua | By special arrangement

RSS man holds ‘shakha’ on Everest, flies pro-CAA banner on highest peak outside Asia

Mountaineer Vipin Chaudhary says he has already climbed 4 of the ‘7 summits’ of the world, and will scale the others also to spread the message of Hindutva.
A glacier system of the Great Himalayan Range. | Commons

Hindu Kush turning greener as plants now grow in once snow-covered Himalayan region

The research, published in Global Change Biology, notes a significant increase in subnival vegetation across Hindu Kush Himalayan region, most likely due to global warming.
A view of the Mount Everest. | Commons

How the ‘world’s highest dumpster’ was cleaned and 10 tonnes of trash repurposed

Products made out of this trash, like drinking glasses and light-fittings, are being used in hotels, restaurants and homes in Kathmandu.
DGP Manoj Yadava in a meeting with senior police officers from Gurugram, Rohtak and Rewari

Getting a Haryana police job is tougher than climbing Mount Everest

Last week, the Nepal government initiated an inquiry against three Haryana climbers after allegations that they had “faked” their climb.
Mount Everest Climber- Parth Upadhyay | By special arrangement

At one point I thought I would die, says Mumbai man who survived Everest ‘traffic jam’

ThePrint speaks to Parth Upadhyay, 24, of Maharashtra, one of the climbers photographed in last month's viral photo of the Everest 'traffic jam'.
Himalayas

Liquor bottles & food cans among 11,000 kg of trash found on Mt Everest

A 14-member sherpa team that undertook the cleaning mission collected nearly 6,000 kg of trash on way to Base Camp and over 5,000 kg between Base Camp and Camp 4.
Sandeep Adhwaryu | The Times of India

Opposition has BJP’s ‘Frankenstein’ to take on Modi and Everest’s ‘traffic jam’

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

On Camera

A woman in a marketplace deserted due to lockdown in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh | Photo: ANI

India isn’t facing up to the true financial cost of Covid

Truth is currently as scarce as capital in India. The govt doesn’t have the appetite for large-scale socialisation of private losses, lest the opposition accuse PM Modi of cronyism.

Defence

A file photo of Pangong Lake in Ladakh | Visharad Saxena | Special arrangement

India, China generals meet today as ‘PLA keeps up Pangong incursions, blocks army at Depsang’

The fresh round of dialogue comes as India and China have hit a stalemate in military talks with regard to disengagement at multiple flashpoints in Ladakh.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi redefined secularism with Ram Mandir as Hindu voters were fed up of Sonia-Left version

Assumptions that Indian secularism died with Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan are bunk. It is enshrined in the Constitution, and is worth preserving.