Yatra to Badrinath resumes

 Yatra to Badrinath was resumed today after a gap of five days with breached stretches along the highway to the Himalayan temple repaired while 80 pilgrims stranded in Ghanghariya on their way back from the Sikh shrine of Hemkund Sahib were rescued by choppers.

900 pilgrims evacuated in Uttarakhand, Chardham yatra not suspended, says Rawat

900 persons were on Friday evacuated by choppers from Kedar valley, Hemkund Sahib and Badrinath areas with nearly half a dozen roads and bridges in Chamoli and Rudraprayag districts damaged by first monsoon showers and yatra to the Himalayan shrines severely affected for the second consecutive day.

One in four Sherpas involved in accidents: Study

One in four Sherpas are caught with occupational health problems while on their tough job to guide mountaineers up and down the dangerous peaks of Mount Everest and the surrounding Himalayan peaks, according to a new study.

Rawat asks Swaraj to bat for Uttarakhand's special status

Drawing attention to the limited resources at the disposal of?Himalayan states, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Friday requested Union Minister Sushma Swaraj to take up with the Centre the issue of maintaining the state's special category status which helped it get generous help from the Centre in the past.

66 medical camps to be set up enroute Amarnath yatra

Over five dozen medical camps would be set up by various agencies along the twin routes leading to the 3,880 metre high holy cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir Himalayas during the annual yatra scheduled to start in July.

Five more aftershocks hit Nepal as toll in fresh quake tops 100

 Five aftershocks jolted Nepal today, triggering panic among the people as the death toll in the powerful 7.3-magnitude earthquake that struck the Himalayan nation two days ago climbed to over 100.

Bad weather disrupts links with avalanche-hit Nepal village

Bad weather has cut links with a remote village in Nepal where dozens of villagers and trekkers are believed to be buried under an avalanche set off by last month`s devastating earthquake, officials said on Tuesday.

Nature seems to be against us: Rain hampers Nepal rescue teams

Rescue teams toiled in pouring rain on Thursday in the debris left by last week`s devastating earthquake in Nepal, but officials said the chances of finding any more survivors was bleak as the death toll neared 5,500.

Strong possibility of a major earthquake to hit the Himalayas in 5 yrs: Study

There's a serious possibility of a stronger earthquake to hit the Himalayas in the coming 5 years, suggests a Study.

Govt launches national disaster helpline 1078

India on Monday launched a national disaster helpline 1078 as it intensified relief and rescue operations in earthquake-hit Nepal by deploying more aircraft and military helicopters which have brought back over 5,400 people from the Himalayan nation.

Nepal earthquake: Zee Media exclusive report from Lukla airstrip base

Zee Media reporter Sai Manish reports exclusively from Lukla airstrip base.

Asian countries search for citizens stranded by Nepal quake

Asian countries were scrambling on Sunday to locate thousands of their nationals stranded in Nepal after a huge earthquake devastated the Himalayan nation, severing communications and transport links. 

Proposal send to ADB to fund project to track char dham yatra pilgrims: Govt

Uttarakhand government has sent a proposal to the Asian Development Bank requesting it to fund a project introducing radio frequency identification technology to track pilgrims in case of a crisis on char dham yatra route.

Heavy rainfall likely in Himachal Pradesh

The hills of Himachal Pradesh are likely to get heavy rainfall over the weekend, said the Met Office on Thursday.

Witness the beauty of incredibly gorgeous India
Witness the beauty of incredibly gorgeous India

India is endowed with all forms of landscapes. Blessed with the Himalayas, the Gangetic plains, the Mangroves, the Islands, the plateaus and the backwaters, India is undoubtedly one of the finest and must-visit tourist destinations.

Exiled Tibet leader compares China to North Korea, South Africa

The leader of Tibet's exiled government on Thursday compared China to the regimes of North Korea and apartheid South Africa when it came to Beijing's iron-fisted control over Tibetans.

Comets are like deep-fried ice cream: Indian-origin scientist
Comets are like deep-fried ice cream: Indian-origin scientist

Using an icebox-like instrument nicknamed Himalaya, an Indian-origin researcher-led team has revealed that fluffy ice on the surface of a comet would crystallise and harden as the comet heads toward the Sun and warms up.

Uttarakhand Governor takes stock of reconstruction work at Kedarnath

Uttarakhand Governor K K Paul on Saturday visited Kedarnath to review the reconstruction work underway at the Himalayan shrine.

'Char Dham Yatra' concludes as Badrinath temple doors closed

Doors of the famous Badrinath temple in Garhwal Himalayas on Thursday closed for winters, concluding the Charm Dham Yatra.

Purohits in Uttarakhand to get pension

The Uttarakhand government has decided to grant a pension of Rs 800 per month to purohits living in the hills to stop their migration to the plains in search of livelihood, a senior official said here on Saturday.