Mount Everest

Everest climbers to help quake-affected on 50th anniversary

 Opting for relief work as against traditional celebrations to mark the 50th anniversary of the first successful Indian expedition to Mount Everest in 1965, the "living members" of the Indian team of mountaineers have decided to help the quake-affected people in Nepal.

May 04, 2015, 10:42 AM IST

Climbing firms call off Everest season after quake

 Mountaineering companies Sunday called off their spring expeditions to Mount Everest, marking the second year with virtually no summits after an quake-triggered avalanche killed 18 on the world`s highest peak.

May 04, 2015, 06:41 AM IST

Climbing firms call off Mount Everest season after earthquake

Mountaineering companies Sunday called off their spring expeditions to Mount Everest, marking the second year with virtually no summits after an quake-triggered avalanche killed 18 on the world`s highest peak.

May 04, 2015, 00:17 AM IST

Amid misery, Nepal earthquake's gift: Gushing water channels

Amid the widespread death and destruction that the devastating April 25 earthquake has spelt in Nepal, it has also given the nation a welcome gift: several underground water channels have suddenly opened up and water has started gushing out from them, media reported on Friday.

May 01, 2015, 12:39 PM IST

Kiren Rijiju condoles Kashmiri climber's death in Nepal

Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju on Thursday condoled the death of Kashmir-born mountaineer Renuka Fotedar at the base camp of Mount Everest after being caught in an avalanche triggered by an earthquake in Nepal last week.

Apr 30, 2015, 23:51 PM IST
Climbing to reopen on Mount Everest after earthquake, avalanche

Climbing to reopen on Mount Everest after earthquake, avalanche

 Climbing will reopen on Mount Everest next week after damage to routes caused by avalanches that were set off by a huge earthquake, one of which killed 18 climbers at base camp, senior officials said on Thursday.

Apr 30, 2015, 14:21 PM IST

Nepal quake: 15 Everest avalanche victims identified

Fifteen of the 19 people killed in avalanches near Mount Everest following massive earthquake on April 25 that devastated Nepal have been identified, Nepal`s tourism department said on Thursday.

Apr 30, 2015, 14:03 PM IST

New York-based Nepalese designer raises funds for quake victims

 New York-based Nepalese designer Prabal Gurung has launched a fundraiser to assist disaster relief efforts in Nepal. So far, he has managed to collect over $385,000, and he has secured support from Hollywood celebrity Kim Kardashian.

Apr 29, 2015, 16:20 PM IST

Quake-hit Nepal at high risk of landslides in coming weeks

The threat of landslides and mudslides remains high in the earthquake-hit Nepal in the coming weeks, and the risk is likely to increase when the monsoon rains arrive this summer, scientists have warned.

Apr 29, 2015, 14:51 PM IST

Morocco pledges $1 mn in relief to quake-ravaged Nepal

 Morocco has decided to provide $1 million in emergency assistance to the earthquake victims in Nepal, the foreign ministry said.

Apr 29, 2015, 14:45 PM IST

Key facts about the Nepal quake

A 7.8-magnitude quake struck Nepal at 0611 GMT on Saturday 25 April, 2015, flattening large parts of the capital Kathmandu and causing devastation across the impoverished Himalayan nation.

Apr 29, 2015, 14:44 PM IST

Avalanche-hit Nepal trekkers fight to get on rescue flights

 Trekkers stranded by an avalanche in Nepal, many of them from Israel, fought for food and for places on rescue helicopters after being denied shelter by locals in the aftermath of an earthquake that killed more than 5,000 people.

Apr 29, 2015, 14:43 PM IST

Nepal quake: When a man drank urine to stay alive for three days under rubble

In yet another gut-wrenching story tumbling out of Nepal earthquake rubble, a man is said to have drunk his urine to stay alive for more than eighty hours buried under a collapsed hotel.

Apr 29, 2015, 13:58 PM IST

Nepal tells foreign rescue teams not to come: UN

Nepal has told foreign search and rescue teams not to come because there are already enough in the earthquake-hit country, a senior UN official said Wednesday.

Apr 29, 2015, 13:43 PM IST

Riot police intervene as anger erupts among Nepal quake survivors

 Nepalese riot police struggled Wednesday to hold back thousands of residents trying to leave the earthquake-hit capital Kathmandu as anger mounted at the lack of buses being laid on by the authorities.

Apr 29, 2015, 10:57 AM IST

DNA: Nepal earthquake was equivalent to 20 hydrogen bomb explosions, says Expert

The power of Nepal earthquake was equivalent to 20 hydrogen bombs explosions according to a US Seismologist, Steve Jones.

Apr 28, 2015, 23:55 PM IST

Indian Army doctor saves lives on Mount Everest

For about 70 climbers on Mount Everest base camp, hit by the devastating earthquake in Nepal, Captain Ritesh Goel of the Indian Army was a life saver.

Apr 28, 2015, 19:06 PM IST

Nepal quake: Where an injured comatose man lies all alone

 Dilraj Giri lies comatose on a bed at a hospital. The other beds are all occupied by the injured, with worried attendants hurrying about them. But Giri lies all alone among beeping machines. One among many who were left badly injured and without families when an earthquake struck Nepal.

Apr 28, 2015, 14:05 PM IST

US announces fresh aid of USD 9 million for Nepal

The US has announced fresh aid of USD 9 million for quake-hit Nepal as it launched relief and rescue mission in the Himalayan nation, sending a disaster response team alongwith rescue dogs to search for survivors.

Apr 28, 2015, 13:23 PM IST

The day my world was reduced to rubble: Eyewitness

The main earthquake, which struck Nepal on Saturday morning with a magnitude of 7.9, did the maximum damage in the capital and other places, with the aftershocks adding their bit. Within minutes of the ground shaking, several building in the valley had collapsed, leading to a large number of casualties. Medical Engineer Avash KC, like thousands of other residents in the Kathmandu, lived through the worst hours of their lives in the first couple of days. Here`s his first-hand account as told to IANS.

Apr 28, 2015, 11:49 AM IST