Kathmandu valley see Mount Everest as COVID-19 lockdown cuts pollution; pics go viral

“The reduction of vehicular emission due to the COVID-19 lockdown has cleaned the air over Nepal and northern India. So much so that the Himalaya is visible from Chandigarh, Kangchenjunga is visible from Siliguri. And for the first time in many years, Mt Everest can be seen again from Kathmandu Valley even though it is […]

China Mobile and Huawei establish world’s highest 5G site on Mount Everest

China Mobile and Huawei have jointly taken 5G connectivity to literally a new height by bringing the network to the summit of Mount Everest. The companies recently finished building the world’s highest 5G base station at an altitude of 6,500 meters. Together with the launch of the Gigabit optical fibre network at the attitude of […]

China Conducts First Airborne Gravity Survey to Determine Mount Everest’s Elevation

Chen Bin, chief of the airborne survey project, revealed Monday that this mission marks the first time China has completed such a survey, Xinhua reported. Airborne remote-sensing measurements will also provide additional information on the surveyed region’s topography. Data for the survey is expected to be completed some time early this month. Chen also noted […]

Sophia Danenberg: First Black woman to climb Everest sees increased equality

In 2006 on Mount Everest she didn’t feel particularly unusual: “The base camp is incredibly diverse and international, so it’s hardly possible to feel exotic.” However, she admits, she was already a bit “out of the ordinary” back then, “not only because of my brown skin color, but also because I was small – and a […]

Delhi’s COVID-19 tally rises to 1,31,219 with 613 fresh cases; toll mounts to 3,853

Delhi recorded 613 fresh COVID-19 cases on Monday, taking the national capital’s tally to over 1.31 lakh, while the death toll due to the disease mounted to 3,853, authorities said.

US: Coronavirus deaths take a long-expected turn for the worse

New York: A long-expected upturn in US coronavirus deaths has begun, driven by fatalities in states in the South and West, according to data on the pandemic. The number of deaths per day from the virus had been falling for months, and even remained down as states like Florida and Texas saw explosions in cases […]

Coronavirus death rate starts going UP again – with 802 deaths recorded on Friday – driven by Florida, Texas and other states where infections have exploded

Deaths were so high there because it was a new virus tearing through a densely populated area, and it quickly swept through vulnerable groups of people in nursing homes and other places, said Perry Halkitis, the dean of the Rutgers University School of Public Health in New Jersey.

Andhra Pradesh records 37 deaths, 1,935 COVID cases in a day

The death toll has mounted to 365 and the tally has crossed the 30,000-mark and reached 31,103, according to the bulletin issued by the Health Department. The tally doubled in just 13 days and nearly 10,000 cases were reported in the past six days. Also, 100 deaths were reported in the past five days.

Mira Bhayandar: Highest single-day spike with 171 new COVID-19 positive cases; 4 deaths

The youngest among Thursday’s positive cases was a 3-year-old girl from Ambedkar Nagar in Bhayandar (west) whose family members have also tested positive for the infection while the oldest was a 76-year-old man from Uttan Road Rai Village in Bhayandar (west). On Wednesday, the MLA of Mira Bhayandar, Geeta Jain and the Chief Fire officer […]

The Capricious Death of Daniel Lewis Lee

These misgivings were echoed by several of the victims’ family members. Nancy Mueller’s sister, Kimma Gurel, and niece, Monica Veillette, both oppose capital punishment for Lee. “It made no sense,” Gurel said of the disparate sentences between Lee and Kehoe, according to the Times. Veillette has similarly advocated for his sentence to be commuted. Nancy […]