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Wednesday, 29 May 2013 18:35

Nepal honours Everest climbers

Nepal celebrated the 60th anniversary of the conquest of Mount Everest on Wednesday by honouring climbers who followed in the footsteps of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay.
Sri Lanka's tourist arrivals rose 14.7 percent in April this year compared to the same period last year, the data released today by the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) …
Sri Lanka Ministry of Wildlife says that technical equipment including CCTV cameras will be introduced to the wildlife parks to monitor the visitors' behavior.
Prying eyes of technology reveal the tracks of an elephant deep inside the Siruvani forests in Palakkad, giving it no place to hide. With the Forest Department deploying information technology, …
The oldest person to climb Mount Everest said Sunday that he won't make any further attempts to scale the world's highest peak - even though his new record may soon …
The 2013 edition of SAARC International Film Festival in Sri Lanka has selected Iranian filmmaker Abbas Rafei to attend this year’s jury panel.
Saturday, 25 May 2013 17:26

Five mountaineers killed on Kanchenjunga

Five mountaineers who went missing on Monday were confirmed dead on Kanchenjunga Mountain in eastern Nepal, officials said on Friday.
Friday, 24 May 2013 16:55

White Bengal tiger enigma solved

A change in a single amino acid (A477V) in one pigmentation-related gene (SLC45A2) causes some tigers to have white fur with dark or sepia brown stripes, scientists from Peking University, …
The heat and dry weather over two years has led to major wetlands around Mysore drying up, triggering a rapid disappearance of the bird population.
Five climbers, including the first Hungarian to scale Mount Everest, are missing and feared dead on Nepal’s treacherous Kangchenjunga Mountain, tourism officials said Thursday.
The Wildlife Resources Conservation Ministry of Sri Lanka has commenced construction work on erecting a 46 kilometer long electric fence to contain wild elephants from invading rural villages.
The joint Mount Everest Expedition and Sanitation Campaign of army personnel from Nepal and India has collected over 2,000 kg of garbage from around base camp and the routes to …
Friday, 17 May 2013 15:03

Sighs in Sandstone

After the gap of last week when more pressing issues had compelled us to write about the senseless cutting of trees on Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan Marg that runs between …
Friday, 17 May 2013 15:03

The Persian hand

Out of all the works on display, at the exhibition of Iranian artworks at the Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath, the carpet designs in black and white are the most fascinating.
Friday, 17 May 2013 15:03

Mount Everest is melting

Researchers led by an Indian origin have found abundant evidence showing decline of snow and ice in Mount Everest region.
A Sri Lankan company is planning to build the largest mall in the post-war country, in an effort to cash in on a booming tourist industry, it said in a …
The stormy weather brought by the tropical cyclone in the southeast Bay of Bengal has claimed three lives and left over 2,800 people affected in Sri Lanka, an official said.
Sri Lanka's tourist arrivals rose 7.7 percent to 98,155 in March 2013 with strong growth from key Western markets and China, but arrivals from India plunged, official data shows.
The International Union for Conservation of Nature will hold World Crocodile Conference in Sri Lanka from May 20 - 23 at Goldi Sands Hotel in Negombo.
German Scholar, Ulrich Marzolph, in a session on Iran-India Common Heritage in Tehran called the Neseri Era as the golden age of lithography in Iran. The first officially published lithograph …