Himalayas

  • Ramdev takes students to Gangotri despite alert, stranded due to heavy rains July 16, 2014

    Dehradun: Heavy rains are wreaking havoc in Uttarakhand. Thousands have been stranded in Gangotri including Yoga guru Ramdev. The Yoga guru has been stuck at the higher reaches with around 400 students. He had reportedly gone ahead with the programme despite an alert issued by the Met department of Uttarakhand. The...
  • Set up a dedicated body for protection of Himalayas: BJP June 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Pressing for immediate steps to protect Himalayas especially after the Uttarakhand flash floods, BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi on Tuesday mooted setting up a dedicated, central body which would oversee development and ecological conservation works in the mountains. "The Himalayas are not a different entity for Uttarakhand, J&K,...
  • Himalaya Darshan programme to be launched in Uttarakhand from October May 24, 2014

    Uttarakhand government will launch Himalaya Darshan programme by air from October 1 this year to promote tourism in the hill state. Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Friday asked the tourism and civil aviation departments to prepare a detailed roadmap for the successful conduct of the ambitious programme, saying Uttarakhand is reputed...
  • Prayers on as search continues for Bengal mountaineer Chhanda Gayen May 23, 2014

    Kolkata: Its been more than three days since mountaineer Chhanda Gayen from West Bengal went missing along with 2 sherpas after being hit by an avalanche in the Kanchenjunga range of the Himalayas. While her anxious relatives wait for information, there has been little progress in the search and for...
  • Incredible Himalayas campaign launched today in Delhi September 27, 2013

    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 aims to...
  • Composite policy needed for Himalayan regions, says Vijay Bahuguna August 31, 2013

    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, Bahuguna...
  • Amarnath yatra resumes, 255 pilgrims head for cave shrine August 17, 2013

    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 on...
  • News briefs: IPSC squash tournament begins in Indore August 9, 2013

    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 July 24, 2013

    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 sources...
  • Parts of Indian Himalayan region vulnerable to major quakes July 18, 2013

    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 June 30, 2013

    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 June 29, 2013

    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' April 5, 2013

    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 Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson on Friday warned as he asked parties and organisations to hold dialogue to deal with the issue....
  • Himalaya: Mountains of Life is a visual treat March 4, 2013

    The coffee table book by Kamal Bawa and Sandesh Kadur 'Himalaya: Mountains of Life' takes you on a unique journey to the magical world of Himalayas. There's no shortage of literature about the lofty peaks of Himalayas; its most beautiful treks and scenic sights but there's little written and known...
  • AP: Himalaya helps build jail inmates' herb farming skills February 19, 2013

    Ananthapur: Prisoners in Ananthapur in Andhra Pradesh are getting a second chance in life. Through a unique rehabilitation program started by the pharmaceutical company Himalaya, the inmates are now turning to herb farming. Shiva Shankar Reddy, a prisoner, has to supervise the tilling of the land so that the new...
  • Lake atop Himalayas could burst, cause devastation: study February 11, 2013

    Bangalore: A satellite-based study has indicated that a huge glacial lake has formed atop the Himalayas in Sikkim with a "very high" potential for it to burst and create devastation downstream. Analysis of satellite data has revealed that the lake has formed at the snout of South Lhonak glacier, that...
  • Scientists predict high earthquakes in the Himalayas December 30, 2012

    Singapore: Scientists have warned of more earthquakes - of the magnitude 8 to 8.5 - in the Himalayas, especially in areas with their surface yet to be broken by a temblor. A research team led by Nanyang Technological University (NTU) has discovered that massive earthquakes in the range of 8...
  • Andhra jail inmates grow herbs for drug major December 5, 2012

    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 November 19, 2012

    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 November 19, 2012

    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...
  • Amarnath Yatra crosses 2 lakh pilgrim mark July 6, 2012

    Jammu: The number of pilgrims who have paid obeisance at the Amarnath shrine this year has crossed the two lakh mark. "As many as 2,10,524 pilgrims have paid obeisance at the Ice Lingam of Lord Shiva at Amarnath shrine in South Kashmir Himalayas till last night," officials associated with the Yatra...
  • Video: C Krishna shared his joy on Indo-Nepal Award May 16, 2012

    Chinni Krishna, the script-writer who shot to fame with Indra, has been recognized with a Indo-Nepal unity award for penning films set in the backdrop of the Himalayas, the majestic mountain ranges that occupy a significant place in the Indian culture. Lets here what Chinni Krishna says on his achievement. ...
  • A Himalayan trail on foreign shores February 16, 2012

    Ravi Prasad Age: 51 Designation: Executive Chairman, Himalaya Drug Company The Challenge: Take the company’s range of therapeutic and personal care products to overseas markets How He Did It: He targeted doctors through articles in peer-reviewed journals and allowed customers to sample the products in supermarkets The Next Goal: Double the company’s revenues riding on...
  • India, China, Nepal agree on Kailash landscape December 19, 2010

    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 Kailash...
  • 10,000 kids prevent littering in the Himalayas October 29, 2010

    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...
  • Massive decline in butterflies in Himalayas June 10, 2010

    Shimla: The lofty western Himalayas are being slowly robbed of their butterflies, with at least 50 percent of the species showing a massive decline in less than a decade due to human interference. Studies conducted by the high altitude zoology field station of the Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) based...
  • Himalayan plunder: global warming melts mountains December 21, 2009

    The impact of global warming is clear and present on the Himalayas: glaciers are melting; the snow cover is getting thinner, and it is not that cold anymore. Even the monks and people can feel the heat. ...
  • Citizens for earth: Global warming a threat to Himalayas December 13, 2009

    CNN-IBN finds out how global warming is a threat to Himalayan glaciers. ...
  • Two-third Himalayan glaciers facing meltdown December 1, 2009

    New Delhi: Glaciers - the ice factories of the planet that store fresh water for billions - are disappearing fast. CNN-IBN decided to trek up to the mouth of the Gangotri glacier with a team of scientists to separate the truth from the hype. ...
  • Watch: Testing cars at the Raid De Himalaya 2009 November 7, 2009

    New Delhi: This week, the Overdrive team goes to Batal, on the other side of the Rohtang Pass. The team signs up as a marshall to put man and machine through a grueling test, namely, the Raid De Himalaya 2009 rally. ...