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Mount Everest's new height is 8,848.86 metres, say Nepal and China

Nepal and China on Tuesday jointly announced that the revised height of the world's highest peak Mount Everest was 8,848.86 metres, about 86 centimetres more than the previous measurement done by......

15 outstanding women honoured with Nari Shakti Puraskar

A lady mason, a centenarian athlete, Jharkhand's lady Tarzan and a "mushroom mahila" were among the 15 women awarded the Nari Shakti Puraskar by President Ram Nath Kovind for their contribution in......

India ready to be 'Sherpa' to help Nepal scale mountain of success: Modi

India is ready to be the 'Sherpa' to help Nepal scale the mountain of success, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday, hailing the Himalayan nation's successful journey from bullets to......

Missing Indian dies after climbing Mount Everest

  A 27-year-old Indian climber, who went missing on Mount Everest, has died after he fell some 200 metres on his return after conquering the world’s tallest peak, the fifth fatality on......

Nepali woman scales Mount Everest with anti-trafficking message

  She believed if she raised a slogan from the world’s highest peak she would be heard. Her message: ‘Fight Against Human Trafficking’. Kanchhi Maya Tamang, a trafficking......

How brands are wagging the digital tail

Traditional brands are taking the digital route to engage with their customers; hoping to win friends and loyalists in the process Be it unknown tales of heroism, cross-border love stories, or just......

Lax security led to card-skimming frauds: RBI

The recent instances of illegal debit card-skimming leading to money theft from other bank accounts can be attributed to non-practice of authentication processes in the jurisdiction where the money......

Builders start raising home prices again

DLF, the country's largest property developer, will soon conduct a poll among property brokers to decide the pricing and number of apartments to be offered in the second phase of its Capital......

Want to climb Mt Everest? Keep Rs 2 mn ready

Those who think climbing Mt Everest is all about grit and stamina, they are mistaken. Scaling the world's highest peak also involves a lot of money running into as much as Rs 20 lakhs (Rs 2......

Olympics: A showcase of China's prosperity

China's monumental showcase, the Olympics, begins on the auspicious Chinese "eighth of the eighth" - August 8, 2008, at 8 pm. Since it won the Olympic bid in 2001, it has pulled out all the stops......

What the Slumdog kids have been up to

Six months after Slumdog Millionaire swept the 81st Annual Academy Awards, the cast is still reeling under its huge success. Dev Patel has gone on to bag an M Night Shymalan project while......

Nadodigal's special heroine

Abhinaya is a beautiful teenager. When one looks at her, one wouldn't know that she is a special child, a differently-abled one. Though unable to hear and speak, Abhinaya emotes well. She is one......

When Ganguly took off shirt at Lord's

IMAGE: Sourav Ganguly celebrates India's win in the 2002 NatWest Series final against England at Lord's, July 13, 2002. Photograph: PTI   On July 13, 2002 India scripted one of its memorable......

Mountaineer Yadav's Everest summit climb fake

...Won't get Tenzing Norgay award: Ministry sources IMAGE: Narender Singh Yadav’s name had been withdrawn from the 2020 Tenzing Norgay Award list. Photograph: Mountaineer Narender......

'I am happy to be part of one of India's greatest wins'

'As I was walking out to bat after Tendulkar's wicket, I could see people leaving the stands.' 'From that situation to win the game, it is something I will cherish forever.' IMAGE: A jubilant......

Indian Army officer guns for Paris cycling glory

The Paris-Brest-Paris is France's oldest long-distance cycling event that began in 1891. The event starts from Paris, the cyclists go up till Brest and then come back, covering a total of 1200kms.......

This Indian Navyman ran the toughest marathon on earth

Not everyone completes the Badwater Marathon, Breeze Sharma did so, the fastest Indian ever.Rediff.com's Laxmi Negi spoke to the Indian Navyman to find out how he did it. Not every man survives a......
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