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Buddha Amarnath yatra to commence from August 1

Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 14:43

Annual pilgrimage to Himalayan shrine of Buddha Amarnath in Mandi hills of Poonch district will begin from August 1 amid tight security.

Mumbai lawyer Pallavi Purkayastha`s killer sentenced to life

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 08:59

A Mumbai court on Monday pronounced the quantum of sentence in the Pallavi Purkayastha murder case and awarded life sentence to Sajjad A Mogal, the security guard of the building, who killed the woman lawyer.

Nepal warns using choppers above mountains

Last Updated: Sunday, July 06, 2014, 15:52

Nepal`s Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation has restricted the flying and takeoff of choppers above the base camp areas of all mountains in the Himalayan country, officials said on Sunday.

Pallavi Purkayastha murder case: Court to pronounce quantum of sentence Monday

Last Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014, 11:41

A Mumbai court will pronounce quantum of sentence in the Pallavi Purkayastha murder case on Monday, days after Sajjad A Mogal, the security watchman of the building where the woman lawyer stayed, was convicted in the case.

IIT Roorkee committed to rebuilding lives in Uttarakhand: Director

Last Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014, 12:59

A year has passed since Uttarakhand was ravaged by floods, but the Himalayan state still lies in shambles. Hoping to avoid future disasters, IIT Roorkee is studying the "dynamic behaviour" of the rivers, which have changed their course, to adopt suitable measures, says its director Pradipta Banerji.

Snow leopard, red panda get new conservation centre

Last Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014, 10:10

To reintroduce captive-bred endangered animals like red panda and snow leopard into the wild, the Darjeeling zoo has now started a new breeding conservation centre for wildlife.

How Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna delta formed

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 15:58

Researchers have presented a new understanding of how this mega-delta, the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna delta, came together over the past 10,000 years.

Great Himalayan National Park Conservation Area granted World Heritage site status

Last Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014, 20:29

The Great Himalayan National Park Conservation Area (GHNPCA), located in the Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh in northern India, has been granted the prestigious World Heritage site status by the UNESCO at its ongoing meeting in Doha, Qatar.

Uttarakhand`s governor visit to Kedarnath cancelled as chopper develops snag

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 17:50

Uttarakhand Governor Aziz Qureshi`s proposed visit to Kedarnath was cancelled on Tuesday as the helicopter which was to take him to the Himalayan shrine developed some technical problem.

Modi thanks guardian deities, Kings for Bhutan visit success

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 17:36

Happy over his successful Bhutan visit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has thanked the "blessings of our guardian deities, leadership of our Kings, good fortune of our people" for it.

PM Narendra Modi to go to Bhutan on June 15 for a 2-day visit

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 19:12

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will embark on a two-day visit from June 15 to Bhutan, his first destination abroad after assuming office.

Environment can go hand in hand with development: President

Last Updated: Monday, June 09, 2014, 17:46

Environment conservation can go hand in hand with development, and a transparent system will be put in place to ensure timely clearances to projects, President Pranab Mukherjee said Monday.