KATHMANDU, July 7: Exactly ten years ago on July 7, the then popular messaging tool 'Yahoo messenger' had helped establish a relationship between Dikshya Risal of Bhaisepati, Kathmandu, and Sumit Gupta of Uttar Pradesh, India. Long after the messenger became defunct, the relationship created through its medium still stands tall today. The couple is celebrating their 10th anniversary on Friday.

Whoever has ventured into the wilderness of the Himalayas must have heard the constant jingling of bells throughout their journey. Besides the towering peaks, misty weather and steep terrain, the first thing everyone notices during a trek to the Everest Base Camp is the sound of the bells hanging around the necks of mules and yaks that they come across throughout the way.

He attended Democratic President Barack Obama’s final State of the Union address as a special guest of a congressman. He learned to bike and rollerblade, took martial arts and gymnastics classes and spent his summer playing soccer and swimming in a lake at a day camp in the Boston suburbs.

DARCHULA, Aug 18: Smuggling of animal parts and precious herbs through Tinkar border draws headlines every year. Sparse human settlement and absence of government security agencies in the area give smugglers unrestrained opportunity to carry out illegal activities across the border with India.