Himalayas

  • Incredible Himalayas campaign launched today in Delhi 27-09-2013 05:22 PM

    To promote the virgin peaks of Himalayas and attract both domestic and international tourists during lean summer season, Ministry of Tourism on Friday launched a new campaign in New Delhi. Tourism Minister K Chiranjeevi launched the campaign - '777 days of Incredible Indian Himalayas' on World Tourism Day. The campaign...
  • Composite policy needed for Himalayan regions, says Vijay Bahuguna 31-08-2013 01:55 PM

    Uttarakhand Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna has underlined the need for formulating a composite policy for all Himalayan regions and constitution of a 'Himalayan States Development Authority' to strike a balance between socio-economic growth and fragile ecology. Inaugurating a seminar 'Resurgent Uttarakhand' at the India Habitat Centre in New Delhi yesterday,...
  • Amarnath yatra resumes, 255 pilgrims head for cave shrine 17-08-2013 01:42 PM

    The Amarnath yatra resumed on Saturday with a batch of 255 pilgrims leaving from Jammu to the cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas after remaining suspended for the last two days. The yatra was suspended due to bad weather conditions from Jammu on August 15. As many as 255 pilgrims...
  • News briefs: IPSC squash tournament begins in Indore 09-08-2013 11:33 PM

    The All India IPSC squash championship began on Friday. The three-day championship is being hosted by The Daly College at squash courts. About 10 teams will be participating in the competition, including the host. The other colleges participating in the competition are Mayo College, Welham Boys Dehradun, Delhi Public School...
  • Manoj Kumar to undergo a gall bladder surgery 24-07-2013 10:31 AM

    Mumbai: Veteran Bollywood actor Manoj Kumar will undergo a surgery tomorrow at a suburban hospital here. The 75-year-old actor, who was admitted to Kokilaben Hospital in suburban Andheri two days ago, will undergo gall bladder surgery coinciding with his birthday. "He is undergoing gall bladder surgery at 8 am," hospital...
  • Parts of Indian Himalayan region vulnerable to major quakes 18-07-2013 02:50 PM

    Hyderabad: Parts of the Indian Himalayan region are facing the risk of major earthquakes in the future, according to a study conducted by city-based National Geophysical Research Institute (NGRI). "The conclusion was reached following seismic imaging (similar to human body imaging) of the Kumaon-Garhwal region in Uttarakhand for the purpose...
  • CJ highlights dangers of development work in Himalayas 30-06-2013 04:47 PM

    CJ Mallika Bhanot of Ganga Avhaan speaks about the dangers of development work carried out in the Himalayan region and the need to maintain a balance. ...
  • Nature's fury made worse by human greed: Virbhadra on Uttarakhand 29-06-2013 01:39 PM

    Speaking on the Uttarakhand tragedy, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh said nature's fury was made worse by human greed. He said the tragedy in Uttarakhand is a natural disaster but rampant construction and digging of tunnels in the heart of the Himalayas may have been one of the causes....
  • 'Melting of Arctic ice to affect India, China' 05-04-2013 11:29 PM

    New Delhi: Himalayan nations, including India and China, will be affected in a big way by the melting of the ice in Arctic and the glaciers in Himalayas, Iceland President "lafur Ragnar Grmsson on Friday warned as he asked parties and organisations to hold dialogue to deal with the issue....
  • Andhra jail inmates grow herbs for drug major 05-12-2012 10:06 AM

    Hyderabad: Inmates lodged in Andhra's open prisons are going herbal. With a view to rehabilitate prisoners, authorities have roped in inmates in the cultivation of herbal plants required for ayurvedic medicines. The Department of Prisons has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with ayurvedic major Himalaya Drug Company to utilise...
  • Delhi building fire: 1 dead, 38 fire engines battle the blaze 19-11-2012 12:25 PM

    New Delhi: One person has been killed in the fire in the Himalaya House, a commercial building in central Delhi's Connaught Place area on Monday. The fire broke out at about 6.20 this morning on the 5th and 6th floors. The building houses several commercial offices. All points leading to...
  • Delhi: Himalaya House fire, 38 fire engines battle the blaze 19-11-2012 08:27 AM

    New Delhi: A major fire broke out at Himalaya House on KG Marg in central Delhi on Monday morning. The fire broke out on the fifth and the sixth floors of the building, officials said. Delhi Fire Services Director AK Sharma said that the fire broke out after some initial...
  • India, China, Nepal agree on Kailash landscape 19-12-2010 11:30 PM

    Kathmandu: India, China and Nepal have agreed on a landmark plan for the conservation and sustainable development of the landscape of sacred mountain Kailash, which spreads across the three countries. Representatives from China, India, and Nepal have endorsed a draft Regional Cooperation Framework for conservation and sustainable development of the...
  • 10,000 kids prevent littering in the Himalayas 29-10-2010 11:14 AM

    Shimla: They may be young, but don't get caught littering in front of them. Over 10,000 schoolchildren are virtually on the prowl in the hills of Himachal Pradesh, ready to teach a lesson or two on non-biodegradable waste. These children, designated as "eco-monitors", keep an eye on areas around their...
  • Himalayan plunder: global warming melts mountains 21-12-2009 02:54 AM

    Snow-capped ranges may turn into barren spots in a few decades. ...
  • Citizens for earth: Global warming a threat to Himalayas 13-12-2009 07:15 PM

    CNN-IBN finds out how global warming is a threat to Himalayan glaciers. ...
  • Two-third Himalayan glaciers facing meltdown 30-11-2009 11:57 PM

    India's ice factories are disappearing fast. ...
  • Watch: Testing cars at the Raid De Himalaya 2009 07-11-2009 07:05 PM

    This week, the Overdrive team goes to Batal, near Rohtang Pass. ...
  • 30 Minutes: Global warming and Himalayas 28-10-2009 03:03 AM

    Experts say Himalayas will be very vulnerable to climate change. ...
  • Global warming threatening earth's ice factories 06-06-2009 02:09 AM

    The Earth's biggest catastrophe awaits on the Himalayas. ...