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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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Scientists pinpoint cause of past sea level rises


July 12th, 2012 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 12 (IANS) Scientists have identified what actually triggered the rapid rise of sea levels in the past, using climate and ice sheet models.The process, named 'saddle-collapse', was found ... Read more...

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No delay in June 25 start of Amarnath pilgrimage


June 12th, 2012 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
Jammu, June 11 (IANS) Despite unseasonal snowfall hampering the clearance of the 37-km route to the Amarnath cave shrine in Jammu and Kashmir, the pilgrimage will start on the ... Read more...

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Home ministry reviews situation ahead of Amarnath Yatra


June 11th, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) With snowfall affecting the preparations for the Amarnath Yatra, the union home ministry Monday said it was aware of the concerns for the timely ... Read more...

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Freak summer worries Kashmir farmers, fruit growers


June 9th, 2012 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 9 (IANS) The unexpected fall in temperatures Saturday followed by rains in the plains and fresh snowfall in the hills is causing serious concern among farmers and fruit ... Read more...

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Snowfall on Amarnath track hits clearance operation


June 8th, 2012 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 8 (IANS) Track clearance operation to the Amarnath cave shrine is facing problems due to fresh snowfall along the 37-km route in south Kashmir.Jammu and Kashmir Governor ... Read more...

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Heat, power cuts and politics in Jammu (Letter from Jammu)


June 6th, 2012 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, June 6 (IANS) A severe heat wave coupled with unbridled power cuts has raised tempers in the Jammu region and led to resentment against the Omar Abdullah government's ... Read more...

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Himachal average temperature rises by over 5 degrees


June 5th, 2012 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 5 (IANS) The average maximum temperature in Himachal Pradesh has increased by 5.2 degrees Celsius during the past four decades, while average rainfall has remained unchanged, Chief Minister ... Read more...

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Fresh snow in Himachal


April 11th, 2012 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 11 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh's higher reaches Wednesday got a fresh spell of snow, plummeting temperatures by several notches."The high hills in Lahaul and Spiti, Kinnaur, Kullu and Chamba ... Read more...

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Disappearing ice altering ecosystem subtly


April 9th, 2012 - 12:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 9 (IANS) Shrinking sea ice, snow and glaciers, especially in high-latitude regions where water is frozen for sometime, the cryosphere, is affecting the ecosystem in hidden ways.Scientists have ... Read more...

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US offers help in Pakistan avalanche rescue


April 9th, 2012 - 6:40 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 9 (IANS) The US has offered help to Pakistan in searching 135 soldiers and civilians buried under snow following an avalanche in the country's Siachen region.The avalanche hit ... Read more...

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Curtains down on Gulmarg fest, Highway 61 steals the show


March 12th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Gulmarg (Jammu and Kashmir), March 12 (IANS) Snowfall and frequent power cuts tried to play spoil sport at the Gulmarg Winter Festival, but the event reached its crescendo thanks to ... Read more...

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Mumbai sees coldest March day in 43 years


March 10th, 2012 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 10 (IANS) Mumbai Saturday saw its coldest March day in 43 years, with the minimum temperature dipping to 12.7 degrees Celsius, weather officials said.The previous low for the ... Read more...

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Mild snowfall in Shimla, Manali


March 8th, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 8 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh's popular tourist destinations of Shimla and Manali received mild snow Thursday evening, surprising the merrymakers who had celebrated Holi, the festival of colours, earlier ... Read more...

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Himachal’s Keylong sees season’s heaviest snow


March 5th, 2012 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 5 (IANS) The remote Keylong town in Himachal Pradesh Monday experienced the season's heaviest snowfall, a weatherman here said.The headquarters of Lahaul and Spiti district, Keylong experienced 43 ... Read more...

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Cold kills 24 kids in Afghan province (Lead)


February 22nd, 2012 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Feb 22 (IANS) Twentyfour children have died over the past four days in Badakhshan province due to snowfall, chilly weather and cold-related diseases, an official said Wednesday."Continued freezing weather, ... Read more...

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Landslides block Srinagar-Jammu highway again


February 22nd, 2012 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Feb 22 (IANS) Landslides and shooting stones Wednesday blocked the Srinagar-Jammu highway even as the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) started road clearance operations early morning, an official said.According to ... Read more...

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Avalanche warning issued for Kashmir’s higher reaches


February 20th, 2012 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Feb 20 (IANS) With heavy rains and fresh snowfall likely to occur in the Kashmir Valley during the next two days, an avalanche warning was issued Monday evening for ... Read more...

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Mercury up but snow in store in Himachal


February 19th, 2012 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 19 (IANS) The hills of Himachal Pradesh Sunday saw a further rise in temperatures due to the prevailing dry conditions. The met office here has forecast chances of ... Read more...

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Students hack school website to skip class


February 18th, 2012 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 18 (IANS) A group of students hacked their school website so their parents could not find out a message assuring parents that it will remain open despite snowfall.The ... Read more...

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Himachal braces for more snow, rain


February 16th, 2012 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 16 (IANS) After two consecutive days of sunshine, Himachal Pradesh is likely to receive more rain and snow over the weekend, the Met Office here has forecast."There are ... Read more...

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Europe freeze extends India sojourn of migratory birds


February 16th, 2012 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Sultanpur (Haryana), Feb 16 (IANS) Migratory birds from Europe and Siberia landed at the Sultanpur National Park in September as usual, but are expected to stay around for longer this ... Read more...

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Sunny, but nippy day in Himachal


February 15th, 2012 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 15 (IANS) After three days of snow and rain, the hills of Himachal Pradesh Wednesday shone bright on a sunny but chilly day, an official said here."It was ... Read more...

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Fresh snowfall blocks Srinagar-Jammu highway again


February 15th, 2012 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Feb 15 (IANS) The Srinagar-Jammu highway, which was briefly opened a day earlier to clear stranded traffic, was again closed Wednesday due to fresh snowfall."It is snowing in Banihal ... Read more...

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17 labourers killed in Himachal accident


February 14th, 2012 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 14 (IANS) Seventeen labourers, most of them from Jharkhand and Bihar, were killed Tuesday when their vehicle skidded off an icy road and rolled down a 200-ft-deep gorge ... Read more...

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Head to Himachal hills for a white V-Day


February 12th, 2012 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 12 (IANS) Moderate snowfall in the hills of Himachal Pradesh Sunday cheered up members of the hospitality industry as they are expecting a spike in tourist footfalls, mainly ... Read more...

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Fresh snowfall likely in Kashmir


February 12th, 2012 - 12:04 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Feb 12 (IANS) Rain and snow has been forecast again across the Kashmir Valley Sunday and over the next two days, an official said.The fresh snow and rain is ... Read more...

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Age is no bar for adventure in Solang Valley


February 11th, 2012 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
Manali, Feb 11 (IANS) Winter sport is seen as an adventure for the young. Hemraj Thakur from Old Manali does not. The 55-year-old is out setting a new benchmark blazing ... 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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Srinagar-Jammu highway closed for second day


February 5th, 2012 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Feb 5 (IANS) The Srinagar-Jammu highway remained closed for the second day Sunday as fresh snowfall and shooting stones continued at vulnerable sectors of the road, an official said.Due ... Read more...

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Fresh snow in Himachal, cold wave unabated


February 4th, 2012 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 4 (IANS) The continuing cold wave again tightened its grip over Himachal Pradesh Saturday as the state's higher reaches had a fresh spell of snow.The weather office here ... Read more...

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China braces for big freeze


February 4th, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 4 (IANS) Temperatures in most parts of China will drop by up to 14 degrees Celsius in the next three days, further intensifying the cold front sweeping the ... Read more...

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More snow in Manali, Kalpa and higher reaches of Himachal


January 26th, 2012 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 26 (IANS) More snowfall in the picturesque tourist resorts of Manali and Kalpa and the higher reaches of Himachal Pradesh in the past 24 hours kept the temperatures ... Read more...

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Mild snowfall on R-Day in Kashmir


January 26th, 2012 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Jan 26 (IANS) A mild snowfall greeted Kashmiris here on the morning of India's 63rd Republic Day Thursday, with streets looking deserted amid heightened security.The weather office has forecast ... Read more...

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Mercury rises in Himachal but snow expected


January 24th, 2012 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 24 (IANS) The hills of Himachal Pradesh Tuesday saw a further rise in the maximum temperature with bright sunshine bathing them on the second consecutive day. But ... Read more...

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