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Members of a Chinese surveying team head for the summit of Mount Everest. (AP File Photo )

Nepal to turn Everest trash into art to highlight mountain’s garbage blight

Reuters, Kathmandu
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2021 10:34 AM IST
Used oxygen bottles, torn tents, ropes, broken ladders, cans and plastic wrappers discarded by climbers and trekkers litter the 8,848.86 metre (29,032 feet) tall peak and the surrounding areas.
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Whether it is a football match or a rifle firing competition, an encounter with terrorists or battle on the LOC, soldiers will do anything to win
Whether it is a football match or a rifle firing competition, an encounter with terrorists or battle on the LOC, soldiers will do anything to win

What I learnt from the Army: Lieutenant General Satish Dua (retired)

By Satish Dua | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON DEC 13, 2020 08:09 AM IST
In an exclusive story penned for HT Brunch, the former Lieutenant General says that if we don’t work together, we won’t win. If we don’t win, we die...
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Credit for the Defender’s good dynamics goes to the air suspension
Credit for the Defender’s good dynamics goes to the air suspension

Sunday Drive by Hormazd Sorabjee: At home everywhere

By Hormazd Sorabjee | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON DEC 13, 2020 07:56 AM IST
The Defender is equally at home doing 150kph on the highway as it is doing 15kph in bumper-to-bumper city traffic
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Mountaineers based in Delhi-NCR, such as Sangeeta S Bahl, have been using the pandemic period to train themselves at home.
Mountaineers based in Delhi-NCR, such as Sangeeta S Bahl, have been using the pandemic period to train themselves at home.

International Mountain Day: Mountaineers make the most of pandemic pause

By Ruchika Garg | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2020 05:36 PM IST
On International Mountain Day, November 11, mountaineers based out of Delhi-NCR share how they set a routine to stay fit and inspired during Covid-19.
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Mumbai Police’s tweet prompted various replies.(Twitter/@MumbaiPolice)
Mumbai Police’s tweet prompted various replies.(Twitter/@MumbaiPolice)

‘Only Mount Everest can get high’: Mumbai Police shares witty anti-drugs post

By Trisha Sengupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2020 12:25 AM IST
Mumbai Police often takes to Twitter to share witty advisory posts.
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The movement of tectonic plates can lift it up ever so gradually, while earthquakes can bring it down.(AP)
The movement of tectonic plates can lift it up ever so gradually, while earthquakes can bring it down.(AP)

Explained: Why did height of Mount Everest change?

By Associated Press | Posted by Kunal Gaurav | Beijing
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2020 06:49 PM IST
China and Nepal agreed this week on a new standard height for Mount Everest, the rugged Himalayan peak that straddles their border.
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Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Nepalese counterpart Bidya Devi Bhandari announced the new height of the tallest mountain in the world through an exchange of letters.(AP file photo)
Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Nepalese counterpart Bidya Devi Bhandari announced the new height of the tallest mountain in the world through an exchange of letters.(AP file photo)

Mount Everest ‘grows’ as China, Nepal agree on new height

By Sutirtho Patranobis and Jamie Mullick | Hindustan Times, Beijing/New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2020 06:50 AM IST
Nepal until now had recognised the height of the mountain as 8,848m as measured by the Survey of India in 1954.
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In this May 27 photo, members of a Chinese surveying team head for the summit of Mount Everest, also known locally as Mt. Qomolangma.(AP file)
In this May 27 photo, members of a Chinese surveying team head for the summit of Mount Everest, also known locally as Mt. Qomolangma.(AP file)

It’s 8,848.86 metres: China, Nepal jointly announce new height for Mount Everest

By Sutirtho Patranobis , edited by Vinod Janardhanan | Hindustan Times, Beijing
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2020 03:59 PM IST
Nepal until now had recognised the height of the mountain as 8,848 metres as measured by the Survey of India in 1954.
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Milind Soman makes jaws drop as he nails a headstand in the backdrop of Mount Everest(Instagram/milindrunning)
Milind Soman makes jaws drop as he nails a headstand in the backdrop of Mount Everest(Instagram/milindrunning)

Wait, what? Milind Soman makes jaws drop as he nails a headstand in the backdrop of Mount Everest

By Zarafshan Shiraz | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2020 04:07 PM IST
Watch: Milind Soman sets travel and fitness goals soaring higher this Friday as he gives fans and fitness enthusiasts a glimpse of his intense workout session in the backdrop of a sunset with mountains ‘Makalu, Lhotse and Everest on the horizon’
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As Milind Soman goes trekking on Sandakphu, here are 3 attractions of West Bengal’s highest peak(Instagram/milindrunning)
As Milind Soman goes trekking on Sandakphu, here are 3 attractions of West Bengal’s highest peak(Instagram/milindrunning)

Travel Thursday: As Milind Soman goes trekking on Sandakphu, here are 3 attractions of West Bengal’s highest peak

By Zarafshan Shiraz | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 01:20 PM IST
While Sandakphu might not be a famous tourist destination, it is the highest point of the Singalila Ridge in Darjeeling and Milind Soman’s trek on West Bengal’s highest peak got us curious to check out these 3 attractions on our next trip to the West Bengal-Nepal border
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The Himalayas are commonly called the ‘Third Pole’ — the first and second being the North and South ones — because of the scale of the ice there.(Pixabay)
The Himalayas are commonly called the ‘Third Pole’ — the first and second being the North and South ones — because of the scale of the ice there.(Pixabay)

Climate scientists turn Mount Everest into a lab

By Bloomberg | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2020 07:41 PM IST
For two months, 34 scientists (along with sherpas and aides) turned the top of the world into a scientific laboratory.
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Mouth Everest(Unsplash)
Mouth Everest(Unsplash)

Here’s how Mount Everest summit success rates doubled over last 30 years

By Press Trust of India | Posted by: Alfea Jamal | New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2020 02:25 PM IST
The success rate of summiting Mount Everest, the world’s tallest peak, has doubled in the last three decades, while the death rate for climbers has hovered unchanged at around 1 per cent since 1990, according to a study.
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Pooja Batra posted a picture with a red bearded dragon.
Pooja Batra posted a picture with a red bearded dragon.

Pooja Batra leaves fans shocked as she poses with a red bearded dragon: ‘O my God, this so scary’. See pic

By HT Entertainment Desk | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2020 11:55 AM IST
Pooja Batra has shared a daring picture with a red bearded dragon placed on her chest, which saw many of fans getting shocked at the audacity. See it here.
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This car towers over all other cars on the road
This car towers over all other cars on the road

Sunday Drive by Hormazd Sorabjee: Is Mercedes GLS really the S-class of SUVs as it claims?

By Hormazd Sorabjee | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON JUL 12, 2020 08:06 AM IST
The ideal SUV melds the status, comfort, and luxury of a sedan without compromising its core attributes
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BJP president JP Nadda said that Congress should stop insulting India forces repeatedly.(ANI file photo)
BJP president JP Nadda said that Congress should stop insulting India forces repeatedly.(ANI file photo)

News updates from Hindustan Times: BJP chief JP Nadda hits out at Manmohan Singh for his remarks on Ladakh face-off and all the latest news

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Deelhi
UPDATED ON JUN 22, 2020 01:21 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
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Agrawal is India’s oldest woman to climb Mount Everest.(REUTERS)
Agrawal is India’s oldest woman to climb Mount Everest.(REUTERS)

Everest scaling Premlata Agrawal’s Padma Shri Award stolen in Jamshedpur

By Debashish Sarkar | Edited by Sparshita Saxena | Hindustan Times, Jamshedpur
UPDATED ON JUN 16, 2020 01:16 PM IST
Her husband filed a complaint with the police, a copy of which is with the HT, alleging that the thieves also stole Rs 20,000, 15 silver coins and two computer hard discs.
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Mount Everest, the world highest peak, and other peaks of the Himalayan range are seen through an aircraft window during a mountain flight from Kathmandu, Nepal.(REUTERS/File Picture)
Mount Everest, the world highest peak, and other peaks of the Himalayan range are seen through an aircraft window during a mountain flight from Kathmandu, Nepal.(REUTERS/File Picture)

China’s survey team summits Mt Everest to remeasure its height

By Press Trust of India | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Beijing
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2020 05:49 PM IST
According to China’s measurement the height of Mount Everest is 8844.43 meters which is four meters less than Nepal’s calculations, the state media reported.
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FILE PHOTO: Mount Everest, the world highest peak, and other peaks of the Himalayan range are seen through an aircraft window during a mountain flight from Kathmandu, Nepal January 15, 2020.(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Mount Everest, the world highest peak, and other peaks of the Himalayan range are seen through an aircraft window during a mountain flight from Kathmandu, Nepal January 15, 2020.(REUTERS)

Netizens in India, Nepal troll Beijing after ‘fake’ claims on Mount Everest

By Asian News International | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 10, 2020 03:40 PM IST
“#backoffchina Stop Spreading false new Mt.Everst is located in nepal not in china,” said a Twitter user from Nepal.
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Former professional rugby player and quadriplegic, Ed Jackson, is seen as he attempts to climb the height of Mount Everest up his staircase at home to raise money for Wings for Life - a spinal cord research foundation, in Bath, Britain, in this handout image taken on April 24, 2020. Wings for Life/Handout via REUTERS(REUTERS)
Former professional rugby player and quadriplegic, Ed Jackson, is seen as he attempts to climb the height of Mount Everest up his staircase at home to raise money for Wings for Life - a spinal cord research foundation, in Bath, Britain, in this handout image taken on April 24, 2020. Wings for Life/Handout via REUTERS(REUTERS)

Quadriplegic ex-rugby player raises money by climbing ‘Everest’ upstairs

By Reuters | BATH, England
UPDATED ON APR 26, 2020 12:26 PM IST
Quadriplegic former professional rugby player Ed Jackson has scaled the height of Mount Everest by hauling himself up and down the stairs of his parents’ house and raised more than 41,000 pounds ($50,647.30) for charity.
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Thousands of trekkers visit Nepal every year for its stunning views of the Himalayas and routes lined with picturesque villages.(AP)
Thousands of trekkers visit Nepal every year for its stunning views of the Himalayas and routes lined with picturesque villages.(AP)

Body of guide of missing Koreans found in Himalayas

By Agence France-Presse | Kathmandu
PUBLISHED ON APR 25, 2020 12:35 PM IST
A wall of snow hit the trekkers at about 3,230 metres (10,600 feet) near the Annapurna base camp in Nepal on January 17. But avalanches and more snowfall since have made it too dangerous to launch a proper hunt.
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Mount Everest attracts hundreds of mountaineers from all over the world each spring, when a window of good weather opens up between late April and the end of May.(AP)
Mount Everest attracts hundreds of mountaineers from all over the world each spring, when a window of good weather opens up between late April and the end of May.(AP)

China shuts down Mount Everest over coronavirus

By Agence France-Presse | Kathmandu
UPDATED ON MAR 12, 2020 03:52 PM IST
The Nepal side remains open for now although some expedition operators have seen cancellations and climbers have been asked to submit a 14-day travel history and medical reports.
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Haryana budget session to begin on February 17

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON JAN 31, 2020 10:45 PM IST
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Paro a big tourist attraction is a pretty town built around a river(Rupali Dean)
Paro a big tourist attraction is a pretty town built around a river(Rupali Dean)

Travel: The Bhutan experience

By Rupali Dean | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2020 11:58 PM IST
Wanted: A whole new vocabulary to describe the beauty, culture and cuisine of this Buddhist kingdom nestled in the Himalayas
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The glorious Boudhanath Stupa makes for a serene sight from one of the rooftop cafés that surround it(Sunetra Choudhury)
The glorious Boudhanath Stupa makes for a serene sight from one of the rooftop cafés that surround it(Sunetra Choudhury)

Travel: A world between the known and the new

By Sunetra Choudhury | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2019 11:01 PM IST
Kathmandu seems like any Indian city, but it takes only 24 hours to know it’s a brand new experience at a bargain rate
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Representational Image(Unsplash)

Trash to treasure: Everest garbage given new lease of life

By Agence France-Presse | Kathmandu
UPDATED ON OCT 22, 2019 04:21 PM IST
In homes across the Nepali capital upcycled items, from pots to lamps, crafted from Everest waste products are slowly making their way as authorities and businesses look for fresh ways to tackle the damage caused by decades of commercial mountaineering.
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In this Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, photo, a security officer passes by surveillance cameras near a display for the 70th anniversary of the Founding of the People's Republic of China in Beijing. Patriotic banners, elaborate flower displays and tightened security are all on tap as the Chinese capital prepares to mark the 70th anniversary of Communist Party rule on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019.(AP)
In this Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, photo, a security officer passes by surveillance cameras near a display for the 70th anniversary of the Founding of the People's Republic of China in Beijing. Patriotic banners, elaborate flower displays and tightened security are all on tap as the Chinese capital prepares to mark the 70th anniversary of Communist Party rule on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019.(AP)

China screens patriotic movies to whip up nationalistic fervor

By Shirley Zhao | Bloomberg
UPDATED ON SEP 30, 2019 02:29 PM IST
China has historically used movies to instil ideology and patriotism, the goal of latest releases is to reinforce nationalism, Chinese pride and aid President Xi Jinping’s drive to bring the party, and the country, in line.
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A famous mountaineer, Tabei is also the first woman to climb all seven summits by reaching the highest peak on every continent.(Photo: Screengrab/ Google)
A famous mountaineer, Tabei is also the first woman to climb all seven summits by reaching the highest peak on every continent.(Photo: Screengrab/ Google)

Google Doodle celebrates Junko Tabei’s 80th birthday

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2019 03:32 AM IST
A famous mountaineer, Tabei is also the first woman to climb all seven summits by reaching the highest peak on every continent. Google marked her 80th birth anniversary by dedicating a doodle to Tabei.
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The 21-year-old Amgoth Tukaram scaled Mount Elbrus, the highest peak in the European continent and the most prominent peak in the world(Amgoth Tukaram/Facebook)
The 21-year-old Amgoth Tukaram scaled Mount Elbrus, the highest peak in the European continent and the most prominent peak in the world(Amgoth Tukaram/Facebook)

21-year-old Amgoth Tukaram conquers Europe’s highest peak Mount Elbrus

By Asian News International | Hyderabad
UPDATED ON JUL 29, 2019 08:21 AM IST
Tukaram, a native of Tekkelapally Tanda village of Yacharam Mandal in Ranga Reddy District, started his journey on July 20 and scaled the Mount Elbrus on July 27.
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The grant came six months after he submitted a request to then chief minister Manohar Parrikar. At the time, the GFP was an ally of the Bharatiya Janata Party-led coalition government in the state.(REUTERS)
The grant came six months after he submitted a request to then chief minister Manohar Parrikar. At the time, the GFP was an ally of the Bharatiya Janata Party-led coalition government in the state.(REUTERS)

Row over Goa leader’s son getting Rs 23.55L to scale Mount Everest

By Gerard de Souza | Hindustan Times, Panaji
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2019 04:04 AM IST
In December 2017, the government sanctioned an amount of Rs 23.55 lakh to Rahul Prabhudesai, a mountaineer attempting to scale Mount Everest in the 2018 spring-summer mountaineering season.
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A sign shows the way to Everest Base Camp high in the Khumbu Glacier.(AFP File)
A sign shows the way to Everest Base Camp high in the Khumbu Glacier.(AFP File)

Row over Goa leader’s son getting Rs 23.55L to scale Mount Everest

By Gerard de Souza | Hindustan Times, Panaji
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2019 07:55 AM IST
In December 2017, the Goa government sanctioned an amount of Rs 23.55 lakh to Rahul Prabhudesai, son of a Goa Forward Party leader and a mountaineer, attempting to scale Mount Everest in the 2018 spring-summer mountaineering season.
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