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How avalanches are triggered in Himalayas revealed

Last Updated: Saturday, April 05, 2014, 11:58

Researchers have said that the amount of snow needed to trigger an avalanche in the Himalayans can be up to four times smaller than in the Alps.

Arunachal Pradesh

Last Updated: Friday, March 28, 2014, 17:30

The state tucked in the lap of Himalayas, also known as the `Land of the Rising Sun` will go to the Lok Sabha polls on April 9.

Everest was born after Asia was squeezed like toothpaste

Last Updated: Monday, March 24, 2014, 10:57

Researchers have claimed that Mt. Everest was born after Asia was squeezed like a tube of toothpaste.

Portals of Kedarnath, Yamunotri closed for winter

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 05, 2013, 16:10

Portals of Kedarnath and Yamunotri, the two major chardham pilgrimage centres in Garhwal Himalayas, were closed to visitors on Tuesday for winters during which they become snowbound and inaccessible.

Bhairavnath temple near Kedarnath closed for winter

Last Updated: Saturday, November 02, 2013, 17:11

The sacred portals of Bhairavnath temple near Kedarnath in Garhwal Himalayas were closed on Saturday for winter amid chanting of vedic hymns and a mild snowfall.

`Eight lakh may die if magnitude 8 quake hits Himalaya region`

Last Updated: Sunday, October 06, 2013, 11:10

Over eight lakh people may die if an earthquake measuring 8 on the Richter scale occurs in the seismically-active Himalayan states from Jammu and Kashmir to Arunachal Pradesh, National Disaster Management Authority`s Vice Chairman M Shashidhar Reddy has warned.

`Yeti` may have lived in the Himalayas

Last Updated: Thursday, September 12, 2013, 12:16

A veteran broadcaster has claimed that a Yeti-like creature once lived in the Himalayan Mountains.

Last batch of Amarnath pilgrims to leave base camp

Last Updated: Sunday, August 18, 2013, 17:58

The last batch of Amarnath pilgrims to the holy cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas will start from the Nunwan base camp on Monday, subject to favourable weather conditions.

Another batch of pilgrims leave for Amarnath

Last Updated: Friday, August 09, 2013, 15:39

A fresh batch of 105 pilgrims today left for the cave shrine of Amarnath in South Kashmir Himalayas.

Amarnath pilgrim die due to heart attack

Last Updated: Friday, August 02, 2013, 15:17

A pilgrim has died due to heart attack enroute cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir Himalayas taking the death toll to 13.

A trip to Leh is an experience, not just a holiday

Last Updated: Friday, July 26, 2013, 09:54

One would imagine that Leh, the hottest holiday destination of the country this season, would be teeming with excited tourists.

Megafloods eroded steep Tsangpo gorge 2 mln years ago

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 19:56

The 2005 image shows a concentration of grains of zircon taken from sand deposits, where it occurs with other heavy minerals such as magnetite and ilmenite.