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Bodies of two mountain climbers found


July 16th, 2012 - 11:45 am ICT by IANS
Rome, July 16 (IANS/EFE) Two mountain climbers, one Spanish and the other Polish, were found frozen to death on the Dome du Gouter mountain at an altitude of 4,400 meters ... Read more...

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Bodies of soldiers killed in Kashmir avalanche recovered


July 9th, 2012 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 9 (IANS) Bodies of two army soldiers buried in an avalanche in north Kashmir January were Monday recovered from the melting snow, police said.A senior police officer said ... Read more...

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Siachen avalanche: Two more bodies found


June 5th, 2012 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 5 (IANS) The bodies of two more Pakistani soldiers were found Tuesday in the Siachen glacier's Gayari area, taking the number of bodies recovered after the devastating April ... Read more...

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140 buried in Siachen avalanche dead: Pakistan


May 29th, 2012 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 29 (IANS) Pakistan Tuesday declared dead the 140 people who remained buried in an avalanche since last month in the Siachen region.All those killed have been declared "martyrs" ... Read more...

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Nepal flood toll reaches 26


May 9th, 2012 - 2:51 am ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 9 (IANS) The toll in the Nepal's Seti river floods triggered by an avalanche in the Annapurna range has risen to 26 with police recovering more bodies Tuesday.According ... Read more...

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Indian position on Siachen unchanged: Antony


May 8th, 2012 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) There has been no change in India's position on the withdrawal of forces from Siachen, the world's highest and coldest battlefield, and talks are scheduled ... Read more...

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Death toll in Nepal flood rises to 19


May 7th, 2012 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 7 (IANS) The death toll in the floods in the Seti River in western Nepal triggered by an avalanche in the Annapurna range has risen to 19 with ... Read more...

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Compensation announced for Nepalese flood victims


May 6th, 2012 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 6 (IANS) The families of those killed in the devastating flood in Nepal will get a relief package of $1,500 each, Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai announced Sunday.According to ... Read more...

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Nine dead in Nepal road accident


May 6th, 2012 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 6 (IANS) At least nine people were killed in a road accident Sunday in Nepal's Kaski district where an avalanche-triggered flood has created havoc since Saturday, local media ... Read more...

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Nepal flood toll rises to 15, many missing (Lead)


May 6th, 2012 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 6 (IANS) At least 15 people have been killed and dozens of others are still missing in Nepal following an avalanche in the country' Annapurna range which triggered ... Read more...

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Nepal flood toll reaches 15: Reports


May 6th, 2012 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 6 (IANS) As many as 15 people have been killed and many are still missing following an avalanche in Nepal's Annapurna range which triggered a massive flood in ... Read more...

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13 killed, dozens missing in Nepal flood (Lead)


May 5th, 2012 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 5 (IANS) At least 13 people died and dozens of others, including three Russians, went missing after an avalanche in Nepal's Annapurna range triggered a massive flood in ... Read more...

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Eight killed in Nepal flood


May 5th, 2012 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 5 (IANS) At least eight people were killed and dozens of others were missing after an avalanche in Nepal's Annapurna range triggered a massive flood in the Seti ... Read more...

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India has toughened its Siachen stand: Kayani


May 4th, 2012 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 4 (IANS) India has toughened its stance on Siachen, the world's highest battleground, said Pakistan Army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani.Kayani made the remark to media personnel after ... Read more...

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Can Siachen be an ‘ice breaker’ for India and Pakistan? (Comment)


April 29th, 2012 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari is taking a huge risk in trying to hype up public opinion, within Pakistan and on an international level, in favour of resolving the Siachen ... Read more...

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Little to gain from Siachen, daily to Pakistan and India


April 19th, 2012 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 19 (IANS) There is little to gain by hanging on to miles of high-altitude ice in Siachen, said a Pakistani daily that wanted Islamabad and New Delhi to ... Read more...

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Demilitarise Siachen, says Nawaz Sharif


April 18th, 2012 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 18 (IANS) Pakistan and India must immediately pull out their troops from Siachen, said Pakistan's main opposition leader and former prime minister Nawaz Sharif.Nawaz Sharif, who heads ... Read more...

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US, Chinese teams head to Pakistan avalanche site


April 15th, 2012 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 15 (IANS) Experts from the US, Norway and China will arrive in Pakistan Sunday to help search for 138 soldiers and civilians trapped in an avalanche a week ... Read more...

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Siachen avalanche buries 130 Pakistani soldiers


April 7th, 2012 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 7 (IANS) Over 130 Pakistani soldiers are feared buried in an avalanche that occurred in the Siachen Glacier in the Himalayas where thousands of Pakistani and Indian troops ... Read more...

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One killed, two missing in Kashmir avalanche


March 20th, 2012 - 12:08 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, March 20 (IANS) One person has been killed and two are missing in an avalanche in Jammu and Kashmir's Bandipora district, officials said Tuesday.They were among five people trapped ... Read more...

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Avalanches in northeastern Afghanistan kill 44


March 7th, 2012 - 4:48 am ICT by BNO News
FAYZABAD, Afghanistan (BNO NEWS) -- More than 40 people have been killed and others are missing after heavy snowfall caused two avalanches in a remote region in northeastern Afghanistan on late Monday, ... Read more...

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37 killed in avalanche in Afghanistan


March 6th, 2012 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, March 6 (IANS) At least 37 people, including women and children, were killed and 20 houses were destroyed as an avalanche hit a village in Afghanistan, said head of ... Read more...

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Operation to rescue 10 civilians trapped in Kashmir avalanche


February 26th, 2012 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Feb 26 (IANS) Authorities in Jammu and Kashmir Sunday morning began an operation to rescue 10 civilians believed to be trapped in an avalanche in the north Kashmir Sonamarg ... Read more...

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LOC fencing extensively damaged by heavy snowfall, says commander


February 25th, 2012 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Feb 25 (IANS) The Indian Army Saturday said the fencing along the Line of Control (LoC) was severely damaged in heavy snowfall this year as it also paid ... Read more...

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Little hope for avalanche-hit Dutch prince


February 24th, 2012 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 24 (IANS) Dutch Prince Johan Friso, who was injured in an avalanche last week, is in a coma and may never regain consciousness, doctors treating him in Austria ... Read more...

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Nine civilians rescued alive from Sonamarg avalanche


February 24th, 2012 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Feb 24 (IANS) Nine people trapped in an avalanche Thursday in north Kashmir's Sonamarg hill station were rescued alive in a joint rescue operation Friday by the army, the ... Read more...

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Antony condoles soldiers’ deaths in Kashmir avalanche


February 23rd, 2012 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony Thursday expressed "profound grief" at the loss of "precious" lives of army personnel in two separate avalanches that hit Sonamarg and ... Read more...

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Omar condoles death of soldiers


February 23rd, 2012 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Feb 23 (IANS) Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Thursday condoled the death of 11 soldiers killed in two avalanches in Jammu and Kashmir.In a tweet Thursday, he first said: "Heartfelt ... Read more...

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Kashmir to blast stream’s way blocked by avalanche


February 18th, 2012 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Feb 18 (IANS) The state government Saturday decided to seek the army's help to survey and subsequently blast through a Kashmir stream blocked by an avalanche that resulted in ... Read more...

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Flash flood warning in north Kashmir


February 17th, 2012 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Feb 17 (IANS) A flood alert was issued Friday in Jammu and Kashmir's Ganderbal district following warnings of an avalanche that could block the flow of Sindh river.An official ... Read more...

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Four killed in Afghanistan avalanche


February 5th, 2012 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Feb 5 (IANS) At least four people were killed and six injured after an avalanche hit some villages in Afghanistan's Badakhshan province, Xinhua reported Sunday.The incident occurred Saturday in ... Read more...

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Five soldiers buried in Kashmir avalanche


January 24th, 2012 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Jan 24 (IANS) Five soldiers and two troopers were buried under an avalanche in north Kashmir's Kupwara district Tuesday morning, an official said."An avalanche struck one of our posts ... Read more...

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Mercury up in Himachal, more snow in store


January 22nd, 2012 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 22 (IANS) The minimum temperature in Himachal Pradesh rose marginally Sunday as there was no major snow or rain in the past 24 hours, the Met office said.Due ... Read more...

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Five killed in Himachal avalanche


January 19th, 2012 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 19 (IANS) Five people were killed Thursday when an avalanche hit the interiors of Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh, an official said.The incident took place in Jungra panchayat, ... Read more...

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Snow closes Srinagar-Jammu highway for third day


January 8th, 2012 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Jan 8 (IANS) An avalanche on the Srinagar-Jammu highway saw the crucial road link remain closed for traffic for the third consecutive day Sunday as the Border Roads Organisation ... Read more...

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