himalayas

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...

Posted in Environment |

Sweet water dreams come true for parched Barmer


August 30th, 2012 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Barmer (Rajasthan), Aug 30 (IANS) Dreams of tasting sweet water have finally come true for residents of the parched Thar region, along the India-Pakistan border, in Rajasthan.The area's residents ... Read more...

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Sonia attacks BJP, says debate issues in parliament (Lead)


August 30th, 2012 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Barmer (Rajasthan), Aug 30 (IANS) UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi Thursday took head-on BJP's threat of taking the coal blocks allocation issue to the streets.She lashed out at the party ... Read more...

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Improve facilities, extend Amarnath yatra period: BJP


August 14th, 2012 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Tuesday demanded in the Rajya Sabha that the central government extend the time limit for the Amarnath Yatra and ... Read more...

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Rohtang Pass reopens for traffic


August 6th, 2012 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Manali, Aug 6 (IANS) Rohtang Pass, the crucial high altitude road link between Manali and Keylong in Himachal Pradesh, has been re-opened for traffic after remaining closed for two days ... Read more...

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Dalai Lama visits religious sites in Srinagar, prays for peace


July 18th, 2012 - 12:28 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 17 (IANS) Buddhist spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, who is on a six-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir, Tuesday visited religious places of different faiths in Srinagar and ... Read more...

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Manisha’s spiritual birthday (Movie Snippets)


July 5th, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 5 (IANS) Actress Manisha Koirala, who will turn 42 Aug 16, plans to take a break from her work so that she can have a spiritual birthday ... Read more...

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Amarnath yatra pilgrims could be sensors for earthquakes (Science Feature)


June 29th, 2012 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
Pilgrims who trek to the Amarnath cave shrine in Jammu and Kashmir and the horses that carry them could be used as sensors of an impending earthquake.Geologists foresee a major earthquake ... Read more...

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Chandigarh’s Sukhna Lake hits rock bottom (Letter from Chandigarh) (With Images)


June 11th, 2012 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 11 (IANS) Chandigarh's famous Sukhna Lake, the most-visited tourist spot in the 'City Beautiful', is gasping for breath and attention.Built in 1958, huge areas of the lake's ... Read more...

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For the perfect trekking experience at Himachal national park (Letter from Kullu)


June 11th, 2012 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
Kullu (Himachal Pradesh), June 11 (IANS) If you are a professional trekker and want to test your nerves in the rugged and inhospitable terrain of the trans-Himalayas, the Great Himalayan ... Read more...

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Upset over panel report, GJM threatens to renew agitation (Lead)


June 9th, 2012 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata/Darjeeling, June 9 (IANS) The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) Saturday threatened to launch another protest campaign to press for its demand for a separate Gorkhaland.It is upset that a committee ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

India-born professor donates sustainability award money


May 11th, 2012 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 11 (IANS) India-born professor Kamal Bawa has donated the entire prize money of one million Norwegian Kronor (about Rs.10 million) from the world's first major international sustainability ... Read more...

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Left Front blames Mamata government for Terai-Dooars violence


April 26th, 2012 - 2:39 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) West Bengal's opposition Left Front (LF) Wednesday blamed the recent unrest in the Terai-Dooars region in the state's northern part to the "undue haste" of ... Read more...

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‘Himalayan Meltdown’ wins at Worldfest film festival


April 23rd, 2012 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) "Himalayan Meltdown", a documentary on the shrinking glaciers of the Himalayas and their effects on the lives and livelihoods of Asians, has been honoured with ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

100 Pakistani troops buried in Siachen avalanche (Lead)


April 7th, 2012 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 7 (IANS) At least 100 Pakistani soldiers were buried Saturday in an avalanche in Kashmir's Siachen region, the Pakistani army said.The avalanche hit a military camp near ... 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...

Posted in World |

Assam mountaineer set to scale Mount Everest


March 23rd, 2012 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 23 (IANS) A mountaineer from Assam will be trying to scale the highest peak in the world - Mount Everest.The mountaineer, Pranay Bordoloi, will join a 12-member international ... Read more...

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‘Pornographic’ sculptures in Shanghai hotel


March 22nd, 2012 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 22 (IANS) Sculptures in a Shanghai hotel that were covered up after being branded pornographic will be back on display in July, a media report said.Currently, the garden ... Read more...

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Collection of classical Indian, Asian art creates record


March 21st, 2012 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) The Doris Wiener Collection, a collection of Indian classical and South East Asian art auctioned by Christie's in New York, has raised nearly $12.8 million ... Read more...

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Diverting avalanches! More tech marvels unfold in Rohtang


March 15th, 2012 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
Manali (Himachal Pradesh), March 15 (IANS) It will not only provide all-weather connectivity but also protect from calamities. The engineering marvel that is the Rohtang tunnel, being built under ... Read more...

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Annual Hindu pilgrimage of Amarnath to start June 25


February 26th, 2012 - 1:05 am ICT by IANS
Jammu, Feb 25 (IANS) The annual Hindu pilgrimage to the Amarnath cave shrine of Lord Shiva, in the south Kashmir Himalayas, will commence on June 25 this year.It will ... Read more...

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Solang Valley, India’s newest destination for adventure sports(With Image)


February 18th, 2012 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Manali, Feb 18 (IANS) Winter sports is no longer confined to the breathtaking locales of Jammu and Kashmir. Solang Valley in Himachal Pradesh is fast turning into a popular destination ... Read more...

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BCCI to scout for bowling talent in Himachal


February 15th, 2012 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 15 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will be looking out for raw bowling talent in Himachal Pradesh for domestic matches, an official said ... Read more...

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Prince Harry to support injured servicemen


February 13th, 2012 - 3:10 am ICT by IANS
London, Feb 13 (IANS) Prince Harry is to support a group of injured servicemen as they attempt to climb the world's highest peak, the Mount Everest."Walking With The Wounded has ... Read more...

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Night temperatures rise in Punjab and Haryana


February 10th, 2012 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Feb 10 (IANS) Night temperatures across Haryana and Punjab rose marginally Friday affording some relief to the people. In Chandigarh though, the minimum temperature was still two degrees below ... 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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Dalai Lama’s abode gets more snow


January 19th, 2012 - 3:30 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 feet of snow.The Dhauladhar ranges of ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

15 die due to severe cold in Andhra (Lead)


January 17th, 2012 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Jan 17 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh is in the grip of the most severe cold wave in its recorded history which has claimed 15 lives during the last two ... Read more...

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Cold wave claims 15 lives in Andhra Pradesh


January 17th, 2012 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Jan 17 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh is in the grip of the most severe cold wave in its recorded history which during the last two days has claimed 15 ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Snowfall drapes Dharamsala, Shimla in white


January 7th, 2012 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla/Dharamsala, Jan 7 (IANS) If snowfall played truant with you in Himachal Pradesh on Christmas and New Year's Eve, then head to Dharamsala this weekend. The hill resort has got ... Read more...

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Wanderlust: On the road to self-discovery


January 2nd, 2012 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 2 (IANS) It's 10 a.m. and an eatery at the New Delhi Railway Station is bursting at seams with travellers. Nishant Sinha, 23, is slurping his morning ... Read more...

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Kashmir had record 12 million tourists


December 31st, 2011 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Dec 31 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir ended 2011 Saturday with the visit of a record number of nearly 12 million tourists and pilgrims to the state, a number ... Read more...

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Rajya Sabha condemns Russian move to ban Gita


December 20th, 2011 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha Tuesday condemned the move in a Russian court to ban the Bhagavad Gita as an extremist text, and the ... Read more...

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Kashmir must ban construction in marshes, high slopes: Quake expert


December 15th, 2011 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Dec 15 (IANS) A scientist who worked with US geophysicist Roger Bilham on a new report predicting a mega temblor in the Kashmir Himalayas says quake preparedness is a ... Read more...

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Road trip, Sonu Niigaam’s New Year resolution (Movie snippets)


December 14th, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) With New Year just round the corner, singer Sonu Niigaam says his resolution will be to undertake an adventurous road trip."I have to go for ... Read more...

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