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Arjun Vajpai conquers Kangchenjunga; youngest to summit six peaks over 8,000m 

But the real pinnacle, says the 24-year-old, would be when he achieves the “grand slam” of mountaineering — scaling all 14 mountains over 8,000 metres across the world. On May 20, the Noida-based mountaineer scaled the 8,586-metre Kangchenjunga at 8:05 am IST, but could not come down from the Advanced Base Camp till Thursday morning due to severe weather conditions. ... Read More »

New blood test to detect liver damage in minutes

The test developed by researchers from the University College London in the UK could address a huge need for early detection of liver disease. It distinguishes between samples taken from healthy individuals and those with varying degrees of liver damage, researchers said. The study, published in the journal Advanced Materials, describes the new method of detecting liver fibrosis, the first ... Read More »

Steve Smith returns to cricket with Canadian T20 league

Smith will be playing alongside other international stars such as Chris Gayle, Andre Russell and Shahid Afridi in the six-team tournament beginning June 28, organisers Cricket Canada said in a statement. The 28-year-old, who was suspended for 12 months in March for his role in the South African ball-tampering scandal in March this year, is allowed to play domestic tournaments ... Read More »

Harvey Weinstein expected to surrender, to be charged with rape

He is then expected to be taken to Manhattan Criminal Court to be arraigned on the charges. As part of a bail package negotiated in advance, Weinstein will put up USD one million in cash and agree to wearing a monitoring device. His travel will be restricted and will have to surrender his passport, the report said. Weinstein will be ... Read More »

Multiple women accuse Morgan Freeman of sexual harassment, actor apologise 

According to a media report, a total of 16 people spoke to the news outlet about the 80-year-old actor’s alleged acts which range from sexually charged verbal harassment to touching. While eight said they had experienced harassment or inappropriate behaviour, another eight said they witnessed Freeman’s alleged behaviour. “In all, 16 people spoke to the media about Freeman as part ... Read More »

PM Modi visits Viswa Bharati University in West Bengal

The PM arrived in his chopper at Panagarh in Bardhaman West district around 10am and left for the convocation venue soon after. He was greeted with a bouquet of flowers by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on his arrival. Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi and senior leaders of West Bengal BJP unit were also present at the helipad to welcome the Prime ... Read More »

Blast at Indian restaurant in Canada; 15 injured

Three persons suffered “critical blast injuries” and were rushed to a Toronto trauma centre, CBC news reported. The incident took place at ‘Bombay Bhel’ restaurant at around 10:30 PM (local time yesterday) in the area of Hurontario Street and Eglinton Avenue East, Peel paramedics said. Police are calling it “suspicious” incident, the report said. It was not immediately known as ... Read More »

PM Modi visits Shantiniketan in West Bengal

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Jharkhand on Friday. He will lay the foundation stone of various projects of Central and state governments, including Ranchi City Gas Distribution Project, All India Institute of Medical Sciences in Deoghar, development of Deoghar Airport and revival of Sindri Fertilizer Project.  He will also interact with the District Collectors of Aspirational Districts of Jharkhand, ... Read More »

Serena, Venus get French Open doubles wildcard

They have won 14 Grand Slam doubles as a team but since their last win together in Paris they have only featured on two further occasions at the tournament, losing in the first round in 2013 and the third round in 2016. Serena, a three-time singles champion at the French Open, will be playing in her first Grand Slam tournament ... Read More »