Soldier Cremated With State Honours, 3-Month-Old Daughter Lights Pyre
Saturday, January 18, 2020, 7:52 AM
The last rites of Army soldier Ranjit Singh Salaria, who was among the five troopers killed after being hit by an avalanche in Jammu and Kashmir, were performed with military honours at his native village in Punjab on Friday. Heart-rending scenes were witnessed at the cremation ground as the funeral pyre of the 26-year-old soldier was lit by his three-month-old daughter, Pari.
Mission to recover bodies in Nanda Devi peak to take 10 days or more
Wednesday, June 5, 2019, 7:57 PM
Indian authorities will likely take atleast 10-days to recover the bodies of a group of climbers feared killed in an avalanche high in the Himalayas, government and police officials said. The eight-climbers four from Britain, two from US, and one each from Australia and India were reported missing last Friday after they failed to return to their base camp near Nanda Devi, India's second-highest-mountain.