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More than 150 climbers scale Mt Everest on a single day today

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KATHMANDU — Over 150 mountainers made it to the world’s world’s highest peak, Mt Everest, successfully on a single day on Thursday, the ninth day after climbers were allowed to climb the mountain after the closure of around two years due to various reasons.

Gyanendra Kumar Shrestha, chief of the mountaineering section of the Department of Tourism, said that the climbers including a team of military from the United Arab Emirates, scaled the highest peak successfully today.

He said that other many mountaineers on the expedition are on their way.

Although the expedition to the highest peak of the world opened on May 11, the expedition came to a halt for two days (Tuesday and Wednesday) due to bad weather.

In the six days after the expedition opened, 88 mountaineers including foreigners scaled Mt Everest so far, the department said.

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PM congratulates Nepali national cricket team

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KATHMANDU— Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has congratulated Nepali national cricket team for being able to clinch the International T20 series.

PM Oli in a tweet extended best wishes and congratulations saying he was very happy to know Nepal’s win over the UAE by 14 runs in the third match of the series.

Winning T20 series is another landmark success for Nepali cricket, he said, adding, “It is big achievement for Nepal’s cricket. I would like to heartily congratulate entire members of Nepali cricket squad”.

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