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Sunday, May 26, 2013

SERCHAN HEADS FOR EVEREST SUMMIT TO RE-CLAIM OLDEST MAN TITLE ON HIGHEST POINT ON EARTH FROM JAPANESE Kathmandu, 26 May: Mt. Everest climber, Min Bahadur Sherchan, has headed towards the world's highest peak at 3:00 am this morning with an objective of bringing back his record of climb by a senior citizen, which was broken by a Japanese climber a few days ago, RSS reports from Solu.. Sherchan has headed towards Mt. Everest along with his five aides, said Liaison Officer of the Mt. Everest Base Camp, Wanchhu Sherpa.Sherpa said Sherchan (82) is at Camp-1 today. Sherchan was at the Mt. Everest Base Camp due to lack of expenses. The meeting of the Council of Ministers held on Thursday had decided to waiver royalty of Sherchan and to provide support of one million rupees. The Alpine Everest Guides Nepal has taken the responsibility of the expedition of Sherchan. Sherchan has started his journey to Mt. Everest today with a target to reach the Mt. Everest on May 29. 17 US TOURISTS ROBBED IN EAST NEPAL Kathmandu, 26 May: Some 17 American tourists were robbed here at Hangdeva VDC while returning from the district headquarters at 12 pm on Saturday night. They were taking rest at a shade at the time they were robbe, RSS reports from Taplejng.. Some cash and camera sets were looted by the robbers. Police have arrested four people in connection with the robbery. The arrestees are Roshan Limbu,13, Birhang Maden,16, Kumar Shrestha,13, Suresh Maden,14 and Prakash Maden 14, of Hangdeva VDC -3, said DSP Govinda Prasad Shresth. nnnn


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