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Chinese double amputee to climb Everest after ban revoked

A Chinese climber who lost both legs to frostbite on Everest four decades ago is hoping to finally reach the summit after Nepal's top court overruled a controversial government ban on blind and double amputee climbers.Xia Boyu is the first double amputee to ... Business Standard, 2 weeks ago
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Saga of a Kargil Braveheart

Noted military historian John Keegan once wrote, “Soldiers, when committed to a task, can’t compromise. It’s unrelenting devotion to the standards of duty and courage, absolute loyalty to others, not letting the task go until its been ...
 DNA2 weeks ago
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163 Army personnel died in Siachen in last 10 yrs: Centre

The Army lost 163 personnel deployed at the Siachen Glacier, the world's highest battlefield, during the last 10 years, according to details provided by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.Six officers were among the army personnel who lost their lives while guarding the glacier which is at an altitude of above 20,000 ft.Sitharaman gave year-wise details on the deaths in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha.The Siachen Glacier in the Karakorum range is known as the highest militarised ...
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China winning the 'battle against smog'; life expectancy could rise by 2 years: US study

China appears to be "winning" its war on air pollution, making so much progress that life expectancy could rise by more than two years, according to a US university study. The Chinese government has been waging a battle to clear its skies of smog that has cut ...
 DNA1 month ago
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Wildlife Photographer of the Year People's Choice winner revealed

A heart-warming image of a gentle moment between a gorilla and a rescuer who saved her from being slaughtered is the winner of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year People’s Choice Award beating nearly 50,000 images to win the much respected prize. Canadian photographer Jo-Anne McArthur’s shot, called ‘Pikin and Appolinaire’ emerged as the favourite.    Jo-Anne’s image was chosen from a shortlist of 24, selected by the Natural History Museum ...
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Pyeongchang on track to be coldest Olympics in decades

Plunging to minus 20 degrees Celsius, the temperatures have put Pyeongchang on track to be the coldest Olympics in decades Sporting and digital equipment appears no match for the biting cold either IMAGE: Short Track Speed Skater John-Henry Krueger of the United States checks his skates during training ahead of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games. Photograph: Harry How/Getty Images Even for cold weather warriors hardened by years of winter sports training, the icy chill of South ...
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Rescued French climber likely to face amputation

French climber Elisabeth Revol, who was rescued from Pakistan's Nanga Parbat nicknamed "Killer Mountain", with the help of an elite climbing team from Poland is likely to face an amputation.Doctor had suggested that her toes could be amputated because of ...
 Business Standard2 months ago
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French climber rescued from Pak's 'Killer Mountain'

A French climber stranded on top of Pakistan's Nanga Parbat, nicknamed "Killer Mountain", was rescued with the help of an elite climbing team from Poland. According to the Deutsche Welle, Elisabeth Revol and Tomasz Mackiewicz were climbing Nanga Parbat, when ...
 catchnews.com2 months ago
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