Risk of west Nepal quake still high: Researchers
Risk of west Nepal quake still high: Researchers

Large quakes in Nepal this year only partially relieved stress on a major Himalayan fault line, and chances for a big tremor are as high as before, researchers said Thursday.

Nepal plunges into turmoil as politicians scuffle over constitution
Nepal plunges into turmoil as politicians scuffle over constitution

Nepal plunged deeper into crisis on Friday after feuding politicians, throwing microphones and shoes, failed to meet a deadline to table a new constitution, seen as a key step to stability in the Himalayan buffer state wedged between Asian powers China and India.Opposition party lawmakers stormed the well of parliament late on Thursday to prevent the ruling coalition from pushing ahead with a vote to salvage the draft of a charter marred by political rivalries."Political leaders must explain to people why they failed to fulfil their commitment," said Subas Nemwang, chairman of the Constituent Assembly tasked with preparing the charter. 

JD(U) for separate ministry to preserve the Himalayas

Stressing that hydropower projects in the Himalayan region will damage the fragile environment of the hills, JD(U) on Sunday demanded a separate ministry and a policy for the Himalayas.

Nepal vows new rules after worst trekking disaster

Nepal on Tuesday said it will introduce new rules, improve weather forecasts and better monitor the movement of trekkers after the Himalayan country's worst hiking disaster left dozens dead last week.

Nepal warns using choppers above mountains

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.

IIT Roorkee committed to rebuilding lives in Uttarakhand: Director

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.

Modi thanks guardian deities, Kings for Bhutan visit success

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

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

Bihar XI, Indian Army enter semi-finals

Hosts Bihar XI and Indian Army, Kolkata stormed into the semi-finals of the All India Jananayak Karpoori Thakur football tournament after getting the better of Himalayan, Sikkim and George Telegraph, Kolkata, respectively here at the Moinul Haq stadium today.

LS polls: Jayalalithaa targets Dayanidhi Maran over 2G scam

Taking on former Telecom Minister Dayanidhi Maran of DMK over corruption allegation, AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa on Saturday charged him with laying the "basis for the Himalayan" 2G spectrum scam and raked up the Aircel-Maxis deal in which he and his brother Kalanidhi are accused.

Tibet courts dealt "heavy blow" to separatists in 2013: Report

Tibetan courts dealt a "heavy blow" last year to anti-China separatist movement in the remote Himalayan region, handling 20 cases involving national security, but the fight remains "grave", a report said on Monday.

Govt forms team to locate missing trekkers

Uttarakhand government has formed a team to try to locate bodies of the eight trekkers, who went missing following turbulent weather in upper Himalayan reaches 10 months ago, official sources said on Wednesday.

Nepal court delays `Himalayan Viagra` verdict

A court in Nepal postponed its verdict on 36 men charged with murdering a group
of farmers in a battle over a prized plant dubbed the
"Himalayan Viagra" due to its aphrodisiac qualities.

Chill returns as icy winds sweep through Delhi

After a brief spell of warm weather, icy winds blowing from the snow-capped mountains in Himalayan region brought back the chill in the air in the capital though the minimum temperature was above normal.

First batch of Amarnath pilgrims leave Jammu

The first batch of nearly 1,300 pilgrims Wednesday morning left for the Himalayan cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir from here.

PM bats for preserving Himalayan biodiversity

Manmohan Singh has stressed on conserving the endemic fauna of Himalayas.

`Won`t resign over `one mistake` in climate change report`

The UN IPCC panel on Climate Change (IPCC) chairman, Dr RK Pachauri, today said that he would not resign over what he called "one mistake" reported in the IPCC report.

Himalayan glaciers grew 9,000 years ago

A new study by the US scientists has pieced together the chain of events surrounding the unexpected glacial growth in the Southeast Himalayas 9,000 years ago, when the rest of Asia was heating up.