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40-km long roads in 57 years: Meet Maharashtra's Mountain Man

Rajaram Bhapkar, an 84-year-old, at Gundegaon village has cut through 7 hills in 57 years to make 40-km roads. From Ahmednagar district in Maharashtra comes the story of another ‘Mountain......

PHOTOS: First women soldiers from US army's toughest school

For 120 days, they underwent gruelling training in swamps, across mountains and woods. They spent sleepless nights as they undertook challenging hikes and faced rigorous combat training. After all......

Indonesian plane carrying 54 people crashes in Papua

A man walks into the entrance of Trigana Air's office in Jakarta, Indonesia. Villagers in Indonesia's remote and mountainous eastern Papua region reported that an aircraft had crashed, a Trigana......

NASA probe finds second mountain range in Pluto's heart

The peaks in the second mountain range are estimated to be 1-1.5 kilometres high. Photograph: NASA/JHUAPL/SWRI National Aeronautics and Space Administration New Horizons spacecraft has......

FIRST PHOTOS: A whole new world on Pluto

The mind-blowing dwarf planet has ice mountains and water A close-up image of a region near Pluto’s equator reveals a range of youthful mountains.Photograph: NASA It has been relegated to a......

Ishita Khanna is transforming lives in Spiti, the eco-friendly way

Ishita Khanna’s passion for mountains and the environment took her to scenic Spiti in Himachal Pradesh. At a time when climate change is threatening livelihoods across the world, Ishita is......

Apple readies HealthKit rollout

Apple Inc has been discussing how its "HealthKit" service will work with health providers at Mount Sinai, the Cleveland Clinic and Johns Hopkins as well as with Allscripts, a competitor to......

Mittal denies any bid to buy mountain in Britain

Indian steel tycoon Lakshmi N Mittal on Monday rubbished media reports here suggesting that he had bid for an iconic mountain range in Britain. The 2,850-foot high Blencathra mountain in the......

China starts bullet train service in most rugged terrain

China has launched bullet train services along a mountainous route touted as the most challenging high speed rail project that the country has ever built.  Please click NEXT to read......

Review: Manjhi The Mountain Man is watchable for Nawaz. And Nawaz alone.

Manjhi The Mountain Man carries much promise but it is flimsily executed, feels Sukanya Verma. There’s a wondrous quality to grand gestures, hyperboles holding true and against-all-odds......

PIX: Urvashi Rautela, Nawazuddin Siddiqui watch Manjhi The Mountain Man

Check out the star arrivals. Bollywood actors turned up at the second special screening of Ketan Mehta's Manjhi The Mountain Man at Lightbox preview theatre in Santa Cruz, a western......

Want the perfect movie holiday? Click here!

The best of India and the Middle East, now at the Dharamsala Film Festival. Mountains. Movies. And a possible glimpse of the Dalai Lama. Yes, one can have it all at the Dharamsala International......

Blatter's ship finally runs aground

- History is not likely to be so kind to the 79-year-old Swiss, who only recently compared himself to a mountain goat that keeps "going and going and going and cannot be stopped." Instead, his name......

Look who is eager to see how Kohli shapes up as leader...

‘Kohli is hungry for wins but has to deal with a mountain of expectations’ There are a lot of expectations from Virat Kohli. Photograph: PTI Eager to see how Virat Kohli shapes up as a......

Here is how Formula One drivers enjoy their 'summer break'

Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton gets inked. Photograph: Twitter While Formula One rivals head to the sea or mountains at the start of the August break, Max Verstappen has some driving lessons on......

Froome poised to win Tour after Quintana attack

Chris Froome of Great Britain and Team Sky receives the King of the Mountains polka dot jersey on the podium following the twentieth stage of the 2015 Tour de France. Photograph: Doug......

Tour de France: Froome demolishes rivals on first mountain test

Race leader's yellow jersey, Team Sky rider, Britain's Chris Froome, celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the 167-km (103.7 miles) 10th stage of the 102nd Tour de France cycling race......
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1 dead, 3 wounded in shooting at Northern Arizona University

An overnight confrontation between two groups of students escalated into gunfire Friday when a freshman at Northern Arizona University killed one... ...
Why are migrants in the arctic, on bikes? Path leads to Europe

STORSKOG, Norway: Pelted by hailstones and buffeted by an icy wind, Yasser Arslanuk, a 55-year-old Syrian engineer, his wife and two young sons... ...
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BEIRUT/ANKARA Islamic State fighters have seized villages close to the northern city of Aleppo from rival insurgents, a monitoring group said on... ...
Why it's hard to track the rain

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Heritage bridge near Kallar demolished

Comment · print · T T T+· T- The masonry Kallar Bridge (on the road from Mettupalayam to Ooty) constructed in 1894 was razed down to... ...

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