Valley

  • J&K: 3 national highways leading to Kashmir Valley opened 2 days ago

    Srinagar: The life in flood-hit Kashmir region is limping back to normal as vehicular traffic to the Valley has been restored through three national highways facilitating the resumption of supplies at a massive scale. The national highways -- Mughal Road, Srinagar-Jammu and Kishtwar-Sinthan have been thrown open for traffic, a spokesman...
  • 'Positive attitude' is a must in life: Bachendri Pal 2 days ago

    In an interview to CNN-IBN, Bachendri Pal who in 1984 became the first Indian woman to summit Mt. Everest said that positive attitude and mental toughness were a must in life. "Today with technology, things have become easy. I am excited about my expedition to Kharta Valley," said Pal. ...
  • Fresh rains bring flood worries in J&K, could hamper rescue operations 5 days ago

    Srinagar: In bad news for the relief and rescue work in Jammu and Kashmir, fresh rains on Sunday have raised worries for floods in the already ravaged state. After a few clear days, rainfall accompanied by thunder and lightning lashed Srinagar and other parts of the Valley on Sunday. The river...
  • Bachendri Pal to lead women's expedition to Kharta Valley 6 days ago

    New Delhi: A seven-member Indian women's mountaineering expedition to Kharta Valley in Tibet will be led by the legendary Bachendri Pal. The trek will begin on Sunday and will continue till October 9. The contingent includes the first Indian woman to climb all the seven highest summits in seven continents Premlata...
  • 1,500 trucks stuck on way to Kashmir September 9, 2014

    Jammu: Nearly 1,500 trucks carrying essential supplies to Kashmir were on Tuesday stranded on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway as sections of the road were washed away in the flash floods, cutting off the Valley from the rest of the country. Officials said stretches of the over 300-km long highway have either...
  • J&K: Damage to become clear after roads are fixed September 9, 2014

    Srinagar: With no telecom or road connectivity between the Jammu region and the Kashmir Valley, the extend of damage due to the floods in Jammu and Kashmir will be known only after the communication lines are restored. Nearly 1,500 trucks carrying essential supplies to the Kashmir Valley are stranded at various...
  • Rajnath asks Omar to identify land for rehabilitation of Kashmiri migrants September 5, 2014

    New Delhi: In a major step towards bringing back Kashmiri Pandits to their homeland, the Home Minister on Friday asked Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah to identify land for their rehabilitation in the Valley. The Narendra Modi Government has committed itself to the return of some 62,000 Kashmiri Pandit...
  • Mystery of Death Valley's moving rocks solved August 29, 2014

    Death Valley (US): For years scientists have theorized about how large rocks some weighing hundreds of pounds zigzag across Racetrack Playa in Death Valley National Park, leaving long trails etched in the earth. Now two researchers at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego, have photographed...
  • Lokayukta police conducts raids at government official's houses July 25, 2014

    The Lokayukta police conducted raids at two houses of an official of Narmada Valley Development Authority at Barwani and Gwalior, and recovered assets worth over Rs 90 lakh that were disproportionate to his known sources of income. Acting on a tip-off, police conducted searches at the residences of agriculture development and...
  • Paleontologists find rare fossilised feces of dinosaurs in MP July 14, 2014

    Paleontologists have found about six crore-year-old rare fossilised feces of dinosaurs in Madhya Pradesh's Narmada valley which may unravel some facts about the food habits of this extinct animal, say experts. "We have recently found fossilised feces of dinosaurs along with its bones during excavation in Umarban area near famous tourist...
  • 'Harry Potter' actor found dead in Death Valley July 12, 2014

    Los Angeles: British actor David Legeno, who played a werewolf in the "Harry Potter" movies, has been found dead in Death Valley, United States police said. He apparently died of "heat-related issues," the local sheriff said, after the 50-year-old's body was found near Zabriskie Point, a famed movie-related panorama spot. Legeno played...
  • Second quake in a week hits Pithoragarh, valleys on alert July 7, 2014

    An earthquake measuring 4.5 on the Richter scale, the second in a week's time, hit Darma valley of the district last evening prompting authorities to sound a general alert in the valley and the adjoining Johar valley, District Disaster Management authorities said. The earthquake occurred at 8.18 PM on Sunday with...
  • Six bodies recovered from different water bodies in Kashmir June 30, 2014

    Srinagar: The bodies of six persons including a seven-year-old girl were fished out from different water bodies in the Kashmir Valley. Three of the deceased drowned while taking bath to beat the heat, and the other three were found dead mysteriously in the water bodies prompting police to start inquest...
  • A year after Uttarakhand tragedy, 44 skeleton remains found in Kedar valley June 18, 2014

    A year after a massive deluge hit Uttarakhand causing extensive damage to areas close to Kedarnath, authorities have so far recovered 44 skeletal remains of the victims from the valley since March this year. DIG GS Martolia who heads a Task Force constituted recently to carry out intensive combing operation in...
  • 44 skeletons found in flood-ravaged Kedar valley over last three months June 18, 2014

    A year after a massive deluge hit Uttarakhand causing extensive damage to areas close to Kedarnath, authorities have so far recovered 44 skeletal remains of the victims from the valley since March this year. DIG GS Martolia who heads a Task Force constituted recently to carry out intensive combing operation in...
  • Naxal commander involved in 2013 Jiram valley attack arrested June 12, 2014

    Three naxalites, including a senior level commander who was allegedly involved in last year's deadly Jiram valley attack have been arrested in insurgency-hit Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh, police said. The cadres were apprehended by a special team of Bijapur district police when they arrived at a weekly market of Bacheli in...
  • 'Silicon Valley' HBO's funny and sometimes painfully real mockumentary finds fans in tech June 1, 2014

    Palo Alto: When HBO rolled out a mockumentary poking fun at high tech this spring, Silicon Valley checked it out. Initially, its namesake geeks and nerds who spend their days coding, developing and hacking in a red hot tech economy weren't so sure it was funny: "Most startups are a soap...
  • Narmada valley inclusive development to be a challenge for Centre: Medha Patkar May 28, 2014

    Narmada Bachao Andolan leader Medha Patkar on Wednesday said ensuring "inclusive development" in the Narmada valley would be a major challenge before the new government at the Centre. "The new government has to ensure the rehabilitation of thousands of families with cultivable land and alternative livelihood and guarantee compliance on various...
  • Jharkhand electricity board fails to pay dues, DVC threatens to reduce power supply May 21, 2014

    The Damodar Valley Corporation on Tuesday threatened to reduce power supply to the Jharkhand electricity board due to non-payment of dues. In a press statement, the DVC said that it would reduce supply to the Jharkhand Urja Vikash Nigam Limited after it failed to clear dues amounting to around Rs 7,000...
  • Strike disrupts normal life in Kashmir Valley May 15, 2014

    Normal life was disrupted in the Kashmir Valley on Thursday due to a strike called by hardline Hurriyat Conference to protest against detention of youth and separatist leaders who campaigned for a boycott of the Lok Sabha elections. Shops, business establishments and educational institutions were shut, while government offices and banks...
  • 'Next decade to be the golden era of entrepreneurship in India' May 13, 2014

    Silicon Valley: Simply amazed by the quality and scale of startup companies being launched in India in the last few years, top Silicon Valley experts have said that next decade is going to be "golden era" of Indian entrepreneurship. "Culmination of cloud, internet bandwidth, big data and mobility, I think...
  • Kedarnath Yatra remains suspended for 2nd day due to snowfall, rain in the area May 12, 2014

    Pilgrimage to Kedarnath remained suspended for the second consecutive day on Monday due to snowfall at the Himalayan shrine and rain in the lower areas of Kedar valley. Chief Minister Harish Rawat said the yatra has been temporarily halted till improvement in weather due to safety reasons. The moment the weather...
  • Congress to observe 'martyrdom day' on May 25 to pay homage to the victims of Jiram valley Naxal attack May 8, 2014

    The main opposition Congress in Chhattisgarh has decided to observe 'martyrdom day' on May 25 to pay homage to the victims, including senior state party leaders, of Jiram valley Naxal attack. "The death anniversary of senior party leaders - Mahendra Karma, Nandkumar Patel, Uday Mudliyar and others - who were martyred...
  • Indian-origin tech mogul fired from company for kicking girlfriend April 28, 2014

    New York: Indian-origin Internet advertising mogul Gurbaksh Chahal, who escaped jail despite kicking his girlfriend 117 times, has been fired from his post of CEO and chairman by his company. The board of directors at RadiumOne, a Silicon Valley company that focuses on real-time advertising across web, mobile and Facebook, met...
  • J&K: Normal life paralysed as Hurriyat Conference calls for strike April 21, 2014

    Normal life in Kashmir Valley was disrupted on Monday due to a strike called by hardline Hurriyat Conference leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani against detention of separatist leaders and youth campaigning for a boycott of Lok Sabha elections. Schools, colleges, shops and other business establishments remained closed in most parts of...
  • Muse, Pharrell headline Coachella amid dust storm April 14, 2014

    Reuters: British rockers Muse and R&B singer Pharrell served up musical highlights at the Coachela Valley Music and Arts Festival on Saturday amid windy weather and cooler temperatures. Muse frontman Matt Bellamy delivered high-energy performances of the bands hits songs including "Hysteria," "Resistance," and "Magic," but a large portion of the...
  • Outkast goes back to 1990s hip hop at Coachella reunion April 13, 2014

    Reuters: Hip hop duo Outkast reunited for the first time in eight years a the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on Friday, and brought a taste of old school hip hop with them to the stage. Outkast, formed by Atlanta rappers Andre 3000 and Big Boi, kicked off the anticipated...
  • My writings reflect my lonely childhood: Ruskin Bond April 9, 2014

    Children are the recurrent theme in Ruskin Bond's books and the author reveals that his lonely childhood has a lot to do with the theme of his stories. Ruskin was just four-year-old when his British parents, Edith Clerke and Aubrey Bond separated and he was raised by his grandmother. "I have always...
  • Does Mozilla CEO's resignation expose Silicon Valley's intolerance? April 5, 2014

    San Francisco: Tech workers in Silicon Valley debated on Friday whether Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich got the comeuppance he deserved or was himself a victim of intolerance when he resigned under pressure this week amid outrage over his opposition to same-sex marriage. Some, especially a dating website that had urged its...