Refusing to relent on its order to ban commercial activities at the picturesque tourist spot Rohtang Pass in Himachal Pradesh, the National Green Tribunal on Monday refused to permit paragliding in the eco-sensitive area, and warned penal action against violators. A bench headed by NGT chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar directed the paragliding association to prepare a plan to ensure pollution-less adventure-related activities in the area.
Nepal's tourism hub Pokhara, some 200 km west of the capital Kathmandu, is trying to help revive the Himalayan nation's tourism industry, which has been severely affected by the April 25 killer earthquake. For two days, tourists and locals alike were treated to a once- in-lifetime spectacle over the sky during the first Himalayan Air Festival.
Westpac Rescue Helicopter responded to an ambulance callout at 2:23pm on Saturday after a 40-year-old man was injured when his chute hit an air pocket and he fell approximately six metres. The man crashed in a paddock and landed heavily on his feet, before rolling onto his back.
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