Kathmandu, May 20 (IANS) In a bid to prove to the world that "disability was not inability", Sudharshan Gautam, a Nepali-Canadian citizen, became the first amputee to climb Mount Everest without the help of prosthetic limbs, officials said Monday. "We received information that Gautam, who has no hands, climbed Mount Everest," Dipendra Paudel, an official at Nepal's mountain department under the ministry of tourism and civil aviation, told Xinhua. Gautam, whose age was not known, climbed the world's highest peak to spread the message that "disability is not inability".
Kathmandu, May 20 (IANS) A 58-year-old Chinese climber died Monday while attempting to climb the Lhotse peak, the world's fourth highest, officials said. Xiaoshi Li died in Sagarmatha region, after falling sick on his way to the 8,516 metre high Lhotse peak, Nivesh Karki, manager of the expedition organiser, Seven Summit Treks Pvt. Ltd., told Xinhua
Chicago, May 20 (IANS) A woman in her seventies takes the microphone to recite a short poem, which, she warned the men present, was on the hazards of flirting. "Cheda na karo ate jatein raston mein, pale pad gayi to mushkil hogi" (Do not flirt with every girl who crosses your path, if she falls for you, you will have a problem). It was a couplet which would have been greeted with cat calls and whistles among college students
Kathmandu, May 20 (IANS/EFE) Mexican David Liaño Gonzalez Sunday became the first climber to double summit on Mount Everest, the world's tallest mountain, in the same season, the climb's organizers said. Liaño Gonzalez reached the top of the world via both the north and south sides of Everest, Asian Trekking said
Kathmandu, May 19 (IANS) Nepal and India have decided to discuss cross-border crime to curb this menace on the 1,700-km border shared by the two countries, an official said here Sunday. "A secretary-level meeting is scheduled for June first week. Exact date will be fixed soon.
Siliguri (West Bengal), May 19 (IANS) Four suspected linkmen of Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) spy agency were arrested in West Bengal's Darjeeling district Sunday, police said. One of the nabbed was a retired Indian defence employee.
Jaipur, May 17 (IANS) Rajasthan Police Friday arrested a clerk posted in the Indian Army's south-west command here on charges of spying for Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) spy agency, an officer said.
Pune, May 17 (IANS) A team of mountaineers from Pune conquered the world's tallest peak Mt. Everest and Mt. Lhotse, the world's fourth highest, early Friday, an official said here.
New Delhi, May 17 (ANI): A special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court in New Delhi, granted bail to suspected Hizbul terrorist Liaqat Shah, who was arrested by the Delhi Police for allegedly conspiring to carry out terror attacks in the national capital.
Panaji, May 16 (IANS) Bogus ration cards, a fact which has been acknowledged by Goa's civil supplies ministry, are being used to acquire Aadhar cards in the state, a civil society group claimed Thursday. "Bogus ration cards are being used as identity proofs, especially in slum areas, to get Aadhar cards. This will reduce the social security number exercise to a farce," Yatish Naik, a spokesperson of the Pilerne Citizens Forum (PCF) told reporters here