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Ang Rita Sherpa Guinness certificate for highest number of successful ascents on Mt Everest without using oxygen

Ang Rita Sherpa made the highest number of successful ascents on Mt Everest without using the supplemental oxygen

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KATHMANDU — Ang Rita Sherpa, one of the most popular mountaineer from Nepal, has been awarded with a Guinness World Record certificate on Monday for making the highest number of successful ascents on Mt Everest without using the supplemental oxygen.

Known as the ‘snow leopard’ in the mountaineering community, Sherpa received the award amid a program organised by Rukmangad Katwal Trust in the Capital.

Chief of Army Staff Rajendra Chhetri handed over the Guinness Certificates of World Record to Sherpa as he made it to the top of world for 10th time in 1996 without using the bottled oxygen.

Sherpa, who scaled scaled the world’s highest peak in 1983 without oxygen support, has received two Guinness World Records — first for the most climbs of Mt Everest without supplementary oxygen for 10 times and second the First winter climb of Mt Everest without supplementary oxygen in 1987.

According to a record maintained by the Department of Tourism,Ang Rita reached the summit of Mt Everest eight times via the Southeast ridge route.

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Indian truck driver held with 213 kg hashish and 2.250 kg opium

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KATHMANDU — The Narcotics Control Bureau has arrested an Indian truck driver with 213 kg hashish and 2.250 kg opium from Kalanki on Sunday.

NCB, acting on a tip-off, intercepted the Indian truck with registration number WB 23 B 5885 and assrested Meraz Alam, 25, of Bihar. The truck, which entered Nepal from India yesterday offloaded a consignment of maize in Hetauda of Makwanpur and headed to Dhading to load the hashish and opium provided by local racketeers, according to police.

The drugs were concealed in two false compartment made in cargo space of the truck.

Police said that, Alam allegedly used the truck to smuggle drugs to India for long time.

Meanwhile, the narco police had launched an investigation to ascertain the racketeer who supplied the hard drugs to Indian smugglers.

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