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Nepal launches inquiry against Indian Everest climbers

Nepal launches inquiry against Indian Everest climbers

Kathmandu, Jun 12 (UNI) The Nepal Government has initiated an inquiry against three Indian climbers over allegations that they faked claims of summiting Mount Everest on 26 May.

Vikas Rana, Shobha Banwala and Ankush Kasana of Haryana, who returned to a grand welcome in each of their hometowns, have been asked to furnish “documentary proof” of reaching the peak of Mount Everest, said a report here.

The inquiry came after The Himalayan Times claimed the three had not even crossed Camp 3, the penultimate rest stop over 1,300 metres below the summit.

The newspaper claimed to have based its conclusions on several factors: None of the three could produce a photo clicked on the peak, the sherpas, who have to mandatorily accompany each climber, did not vouch for the claim, and Nepal’s Department of Tourism (DoT), the final arbiter, has still not given a certificate to the three.

According to the report, when the three were asked the names of their sherpas, they couldn’t recall them either. The trio claimed they and their four sherpas were the only people who climbed Everest on 26 May, the report added.

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Merkel calls for unity as Germany takes over EU council presidency

08 Jul 2020 | 8:35 PM

Brussels, Jul 8 (UNI) German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday appealed for unity and solidarity within the European Union(EU) to tackle the coronavirus pandemic as she presented her country's European Council presidency plans, Al Jazeera reported.

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TikTok being investigated in US over allegations  of violating children's privacy

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08 Jul 2020 | 8:25 PM

Washington, Jul 8 (UNI) The United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Department of Justice said on Wednesday that they are looking into allegations that popular app TikTok failed to live up to a 2019 agreement aimed at protecting children's privacy, Al Jazeera reported.

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Jadhav refused to file review petition against his conviction, claims Pakistan

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08 Jul 2020 | 7:57 PM

Islamabad, Jul 8 (UNI) Former Indian Naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav has refused to file an appeal in the Islamabad High Court against his conviction and subsequent death sentence by a military court despite authorities' making him the offer to do so, Pakistan officials claimed on Wednesday.

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Taliban commander among 20 killed in raid in eastern Afghanistan

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08 Jul 2020 | 7:42 PM

Kabul, Jul 8 (UNI) Afghan forces stormed militants' hideouts in Khogiani district of Afghanistan's eastern Nangarhar province killing 20 militants including a local Taliban commander Sangarmal on the spot, Defence Ministry said in a statement on Wednesday.

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Police arrest 3 active members of IS in Pakistan's Punjab

08 Jul 2020 | 6:57 PM

Islamabad, July 8 (UNI) The Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) of Pakistan police said that they have arrested three active members of the militant group Islamic State (IS) in the country's eastern Punjab province, Dawn News said on Wednesday.

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