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Nepal to introduce new visa regime


August 25th, 2012 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 25 (IANS) Nepal is set to introduce a new visa regime in an attempt to discourage foreign criminals from using Nepal as a transit point to sneak into ... Read more...

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ID-card may reveal mystery of crashed AN-12 aircraft


August 1st, 2012 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
Manali (Himachal Pradesh), Aug 1 (IANS) A frayed identity card bearing the name Arjun Singh of Pune may reveal the 45-year-old mystery crash of an AN-12 aircraft of the Indian ... Read more...

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Come, ski down Himachal’s grassy slopes (Lifestyle Feature) (With Images)


June 24th, 2012 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
Manali (Himachal Pradesh), June 24 (IANS) You don't have to wait for the snow to ski in Himachal Pradesh. The turfed slopes of the picturesque Solang Valley in the western ... Read more...

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First Bangladeshi woman to climb Everest


May 19th, 2012 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 19 (IANS) A 31-year-old Bangladeshi accountant Saturday became the first woman from her country to climb Mount Everest, the world's highest mountain.Nishat Majumder, who began her adventure ... Read more...

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Assam mountaineer set to scale Mount Everest


March 23rd, 2012 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 23 (IANS) A mountaineer from Assam will be trying to scale the highest peak in the world - Mount Everest.The mountaineer, Pranay Bordoloi, will join a 12-member international ... Read more...

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National institute of mountaineering to be set up


October 25th, 2011 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) The government Tuesday cleared a proposal to set up a national institute of mountaineering and allied sports (NIMAS) in Dirang in Arunachal Pradesh at ... Read more...

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Two killed in Manali cloudburst, five missing (Lead)


July 21st, 2011 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Manali, July 21 (IANS) Two labourers were killed and 22 were injured after a cloudburst near this Himachal Pradesh town, an official said here Thursday. Five labourers are still ... Read more...

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Armed forces considering greater role for women officers: Antony


June 10th, 2011 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) India Friday said women will play a greater role in its armed forces, which are in the process of opening up more streams for them ... Read more...

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Father-daughter duo complete Trans-Greenland Ski Expedition


June 9th, 2011 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) A father-daughter duo of explorers from Delhi have completed the gruelling 600 km Trans-Greenland Ski Expedition as part of a 19-day adventure tour, their sponsor ... Read more...

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Indian Army engineers summit Mount Kamet


June 8th, 2011 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) A team from the Indian Army's Corps of Electronics and Mechanical Engineers (EME) has scaled the 7,756-metre Mount Kamet in the Gharwal Himalayas as ... Read more...

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IAF team to scale Mount Everest


April 13th, 2011 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) A 20-member Indian Air Force (IAF) mountaineering team, with 11 women officers among its members, will attempt to scale Mount Everest, the world's highest peak.The ... Read more...

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India’s youngest Everest hero sets himself loftier targets


April 6th, 2011 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 6 (IANS) Twelfth grader Arjun Vajpai, who became the "tallest" teen-ager in India last year when he climbed Mt Everest, has now set himself loftier goals: To climb ... Read more...

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Fresh snowfall drapes Manali in white


April 6th, 2011 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla/Manali, April 6 (IANS) Hills overlooking the picturesque resort of Manali in Himachal Pradesh were wrapped in a white blanket for the second consecutive day Wednesday with the Met ... Read more...

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Nepal government staff to begin Mt. Everest expedition


April 6th, 2011 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Apr. 6 (ANI): A team of 15 Nepali government employees is all set to start an expedition to scale Mt. Everest on Thursday.According to a Xinhua news agency report, the expedition ... Read more...

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Ski-mountaineering expedition held in Srinagar after 22 years


March 15th, 2011 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
Srinagar, Mar 15 (ANI): After 22 years, the Winter Games Association in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, organised a 20-day ski-mountaineering expedition.The expedition consisted of a five-member-team from Germany and five mountaineers ... Read more...

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Ski down grassy Himalayan slopes this summer


March 15th, 2011 - 10:30 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 15 (IANS) Snow or not, winter or summer, skiers can have fun gliding down slopes in Himachal Pradesh right through the year with the state government promoting grass ... Read more...

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Kashmiri kids take to skis like ducks to water in Gulmarg


February 7th, 2011 - 7:32 pm ICT by ANI
Gulmarg , Feb 7 (ANI) :A ski instructor in Gulmarg has said many children are taking up skiing.Naushad Ahmad said the sport is gaining recognition "Earlier, people used to come here only ... Read more...

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Ropeway opened in Himachal’s Solang Valley


January 23rd, 2011 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Manali, Jan 23 (IANS) To make snowy peaks of Himachal Pradesh more easily accessible to tourists, a multi-million ropeway-cum-ski project at the picturesque Solang Valley near here was inaugurated by Chief Minister ... Read more...

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Yoga in the snow? Mountaineer challenges Baba Ramdev


December 31st, 2010 - 10:40 am ICT by IANS
By Asit Srivastava Lucknow, Dec 31 (IANS) He's a mountaineer and a yoga instructor and claims to have performed yoga bare-bodied in Ladakh's snow-clad mountains at an altitude of over 14,000 ft. And ... Read more...

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Indian Army Chief VK Singh to be honoured in Nepal


December 21st, 2010 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Dec 21 (ANI): Indian Army Chief General VK Singh, who is in Kathmandu on a four-day official visit to Nepal, will be decorated with the honorary rank of General of the ... Read more...

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AR Rahman’s ‘127 Hours’ Music Is Life For Aron Ralston


December 10th, 2010 - 11:54 am ICT by Sampurn Wire
Made by Danny Boyle, the movie is expected to have high voltage music as 'Slumdog Millionaire', for which Rahman had scored the music, had earned many prestigious awards too. The film ... Read more...

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“Sarah Palin’s Alaska” Premieres On TLC


November 15th, 2010 - 7:00 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Nov 15, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Much anticipated show "Sarah Palin's Alaska" premiered on TLC last and the first episode received accolades of appreciation from its viewers. Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin ... Read more...

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19 times Everest summiter missing after avalanche in Nepal


October 25th, 2010 - 11:55 am ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Oct 25(ANI): Chhewang Nima, a Nepalese Sherpa famous in mountaineering circles for climbing Mount Everest 19 times, has gone missing after being struck by an avalanche while nearing the peak of ... Read more...

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Two army climbers buried under snow avalanche (Lead)


September 21st, 2010 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Two Indian Army officers of a mountaineering team were killed when a snow avalanche hit their camp during an expedition in Uttarakhand, an official said Tuesday. The officers, ... Read more...

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Adventure sports demonstrations to light up puja festival


September 17th, 2010 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 17 (IANS) To boost tourism, the West Bengal government has organised demonstrations of adventure sports like para mountaineering during the coming Durga puja festival in the city hub. "There will be ... Read more...

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Nepal backs Korean climber in summit dispute


August 27th, 2010 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Aug 27 (IANS) The government of Nepal Friday came out strongly in support of an embattled South Korean, whose claim to be the first woman to have tamed all ... Read more...

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IAF women mountaineering expedition to Mt. Saser Kangri flagged-off


August 16th, 2010 - 10:17 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug.16 (ANI): A six-member Indian Air Force (IAF) women mountaineeringwas flagged off here on Monday.The team led by Sqn Ldr Sunita Rani was flagged off by Air Officer-in-charge-Administration, Air ... Read more...

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Body of missing paragliding pilot recovered after a year in Himachal Pradesh


July 31st, 2010 - 8:36 pm ICT by ANI
By Akhilesh BhartiPalampur (Himachal Pradesh), July 31 (ANI): The dead body of a Russian paragliding pilot Alexey Ashurov, who had gone missing during a paragliding championship in October 2009, has been recovered ... Read more...

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Experienced Climber Dies In Fall At Mount Rainier


July 29th, 2010 - 7:59 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
July 29, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Lee Taylor happens to be a spokesperson for the Mount Rainier National Park. She has sorrowfully mentioned that a 52-year-old climber named Lee Adams ... Read more...

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Gill inaugurates ‘International Standard Sport Climbing Wall’


July 12th, 2010 - 10:10 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 12 (ANI): Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Minister Dr M S Gill inaugurated the first ever 'International Standard Sport Climbing Wall' of Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF) here ... Read more...

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Japanese mountaineer’s body recovered in Himachal


June 21st, 2010 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 21 (IANS) The body of a Japanese mountaineer, who died while coming down a mountain in Himachal Pradesh, has been recovered, an official said Monday. "The body of Japanese mountaineer Minoru ... Read more...

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Climate change ‘dangerous for alpine regions’


June 16th, 2010 - 4:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 16 (ANI): A new study has suggested that climate change can cause increasing and unpredictable hazard risks in mountainous regions.Researchers from University of Exeter and Austria said that the Alpine ... Read more...

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Three Indian Army mountaineers die after successful climb


June 9th, 2010 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) Three Indian Army mountaineers, members of an expedition to the Kumaon Himalayas, succumbed to freezing temperatures in an unseasonal heavy snowfall while returning to base after summitting ... Read more...

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Crystal Renn Not Deliberately Losing Her Curves


May 31st, 2010 - 6:01 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
May 31, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Crystal Renn is a reasonably prominent model renowned for her curvaceous body. However, the mouths of fashion commentators began to wag subsequent to her ... Read more...

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Indian Air Force mountaineering expedition to Mount Denali


May 28th, 2010 - 11:17 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 28 (ANI): A seven-member team led by the Indian Air Force (IAF) Wing Commander R.C. Tripathi is all set to take on the challenge of the next mountaineering expedition ... Read more...

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