himalayan region

Need joint efforts to save Himalayas: Eco-activists


September 9th, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) Concerned over the threat to natural resources in the Himalayas, environmentalist here Sunday said there was an urgent need to preserve its ecology and the ... Read more...

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Monsoon active again in Himachal


September 3rd, 2012 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 3 (IANS) After a few days of lull, the southwest monsoon has once again got activated in Himachal Pradesh with some areas in the state experiencing heavy ... Read more...

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Heavy rain to continue in Himachal


August 26th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 26 (IANS) Heavy rainfall will continue across Himachal Pradesh in the next 24 hours, a weather official said Sunday evening."There will be no respite from the incessant rain ... Read more...

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PM, Sonia assure Uttarakhand all help (Lead)


August 7th, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi Tuesday expressed concern over the conditions in natural disaster-hit Uttarakhand and assured central assistance to ... Read more...

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Deploy choppers to rescue people in Uttarakhand: PM


August 7th, 2012 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday directed the defence ministry to deploy helicopters to rescue people stranded in remote areas of Uttarakhand following flash floods ... Read more...

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Swaraj asks Shinde to evacuate pilgrims from Uttarakhand


August 7th, 2012 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) BJP leader Sushma Swaraj Tuesday urged Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde to take emergency measures to evacuate pilgrims stranded in Uttrakashi following flash floods in Uttarakhand.Swaraj ... Read more...

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Tibet virtually again out of bounds, say exiles


June 9th, 2012 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, June 9 (IANS) Tibet is virtually again out of bounds for overseas visitors and the Chinese have stepped up major crackdowns against suspected dissidents in Tibet after two self-immolations ... Read more...

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Double tourist inflow, Sahay urges northeastern states


April 10th, 2012 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 10 (IANS) Union Tourism Minister Subodh Kant Sahay on Tuesday asked the northeastern states to step up their efforts to bring in more foreign and domestic tourists to ... Read more...

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Another hot day in Delhi, mercury may dip Friday (Lead)


February 22nd, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Delhi residents sweated it out Wednesday as the maximum temperature was recorded five notches above average at 30.1 degrees Celsius making it the hottest Feb ... Read more...

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Himachal’s Keylong shivers at minus 12.6 degrees


January 27th, 2012 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 27 (IANS) The cold wave Friday continued in Himachal Pradesh with Keylong, headquarters of Lahaul and Spiti district, being the coldest at a minimum of minus 12.6 degrees ... Read more...

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More snow in Dalai Lama’s abode (Lead)


January 19th, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 19 (IANS) McLeodganj, the abode of the Dalai Lama in Himachal Pradesh, was covered in white again Thursday, with more than one foot of snow. Lower areas like ... Read more...

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Himachal has break in snowfall, but more in store (Lead)


January 17th, 2012 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 17 (IANS) After two consecutive days of snowfall and rain Himachal Pradesh Tuesday got some relief, but the cold continued to grip the hills, said an official.The meteorological ... Read more...

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Cold wave grip continues on Himachal (Lead)


January 12th, 2012 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 12 (IANS) The cold wave Thursday continued to grip the entire Himachal Pradesh with Keylong, headquarters of Lahaul and Spiti district, being the coldest with a minimum ... Read more...

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Fresh snow in Shimla, Manali


January 12th, 2012 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 12 (IANS) Fresh snow in Himachal Pradesh's tourist resorts of Shimla and Manali Thursday resulted in cold wave conditions continuing in the state. The Met office said ... Read more...

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Shimla gets more snow


January 11th, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 11 (IANS) Fresh snowfall Wednesday evening turned Shimla hill station more picturesque."Only Shimla and its nearby areas experienced snowfall. But it was a light one and was ... Read more...

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Himachal in line for more snow (Lead)


January 10th, 2012 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 10 (IANS) Days after moderate to heavy snowfall across the hills of Himachal Pradesh, the state saw a bright, sunny day Tuesday.State capital Shimla, which saw 0.8 cm ... Read more...

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Cold, clear day ahead for Delhi


January 9th, 2012 - 12:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) After nearly a week of cloudy skies, a clear day has been forecast in Delhi. The minimum temperature Monday morning settled a notch above average ... Read more...

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Himachal braces for rain, snow


January 2nd, 2012 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 2 (IANS) The hills of Himachal Pradesh are likely to experience rain and snowfall this week, the weather office here said Monday."There are chances of rain and ... Read more...

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Feeling cold in the plains? Head to the hills!


December 25th, 2011 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Dec 25 (IANS) If the plains of northern India are shivering and dense fog is playing havoc with road, rail and air traffic, then trudge to the hills!Ironically, ... Read more...

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HPPCL hydro projects quake resistant, says minister


December 20th, 2011 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) State-run Himachal Pradesh Power Corporation Limited (HPPCL) has said its ongoing hydropower projects are quake resistant, not affecting the fragile hill ecology, according to Minister ... Read more...

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World’s tallest peaks most vulnerable to climate change


December 4th, 2011 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
Pretoria, Dec 4 (IANS) The Himalayan region which is home to the world's tallest peaks, including Mount Everest, is particularly vulnerable as rising temperatures disturb the balance of snow, ice ... Read more...

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Experts rule out fresh killer quake in Nepal, Sikkim


September 19th, 2011 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Sep 19 (IANS) There is no further danger of another immediate major trembler, seismological experts in Nepal said Monday, after a quake killed 39 people in Nepal and India ... Read more...

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No signs of monsoon’s early withdrawal


September 9th, 2011 - 11:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) The current meteorological conditions suggest that the monsoon is not likely to recede during the second week of September as per the normal ... Read more...

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Rising sea level greatest climate change threat: Pachauri


September 6th, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kathamandu, Sep 6 (IANS) The rise of the sea level would be the greatest threat to the world in the days to come unless efforts are made to contain and ... Read more...

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Tibetan plateau facing environmental degradation: Report


September 5th, 2011 - 10:39 am ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Sep 5 (IANS) The Tibetan plateau is staring at ecological destruction due to extensive mineral extraction, deforestation and unscientific construction of highways and railways by the Chinese in the ... Read more...

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Bill introduced to include Bhoti language


August 6th, 2011 - 12:55 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Tarun Vijay Friday introduced a private members bill in the Rajya Sabha seeking amendment to the constitution for inclusion ... Read more...

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65 percent Himalayan glaciers melting: Scientist


July 19th, 2011 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) In a startling comparison between the state of glaciers in the Himalayan ranges in the last 50 years, glaciologists say nearly 65 percent glaciers are ... Read more...

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Another hot day in Delhi (Lead)


April 6th, 2011 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) It was yet another hot day in the national capital as the mercury level touched 35 degrees Celsius Wednesday. The Met Office has, however, said ... Read more...

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Nepal government staff to begin Mt. Everest expedition


April 6th, 2011 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Apr. 6 (ANI): A team of 15 Nepali government employees is all set to start an expedition to scale Mt. Everest on Thursday.According to a Xinhua news agency report, the expedition ... Read more...

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Himalayan rally of another kind


April 6th, 2011 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
By Dinesh PantPithoragarh (Uttarakhand), Apr 6 (ANI): The entire Himalayan region is in the throes of a transformation, ostensibly towards 'development'. "Development towards what and for whom?" is the moot question, in ... Read more...

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Warm day for Delhi, cool breeze likely


April 6th, 2011 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) It was a warm day in the national capital Wednesday. However, cool breeze will bring relief to Delhiites towards the evening, the met department predicted.The ... Read more...

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Indian reactors are safe, says scientist


March 12th, 2011 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 12 (IANS) Japan's killer earhtquake that caused a nuclear reactor to shut down and a radiation scare are unlikely to negatively impact India's ambitious nuclear power programme, says ... Read more...

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Fresh snowfall engulfs Manali, tourists rejoice


February 13th, 2011 - 8:11 pm ICT by ANI
Manali, Feb 13(ANI): Enhancing the pristine scenic beauty of the Himalayan region, fresh snowfall engulfed the mountains in Himachal Pradesh's Manali district on Sunday.Major tourist spots near Manali, such as Rohtang Pass, ... Read more...

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Uttarakhand Police maintain strict vigil over Tibetan refugees post Karmapa Lama controversy


February 6th, 2011 - 6:20 pm ICT by ANI
Dehradun, Feb 6 (ANI): Post the money laundering case featuring Tibetan leader Karmapa Lama, the police authorities in Uttarakhand's Dehradun city are maintaining strict vigil on the credentials of the Tibetans-in-exile in ... Read more...

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Karmapa issue already under investigation: Antony


January 31st, 2011 - 6:25 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 31 (ANI): Defence Minister A K Antony on Monday said the Karmapa Lama issue is already under investigation, and added that the concerned agencies are investigating the case in ... Read more...

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