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LS polls: Jayalalithaa targets Dayanidhi Maran over 2G scam

Last Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014, 21:52

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.

Uttarakhand govt taking steps for smooth Char Dham yatra

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 11:56

With just a fortnight to go for the start of the annual Char Dham pilgrimage, Uttarakhand government is giving final touches to preparations for the yatra route to ensure a smooth and trouble-free journey for the devotees en route to the four Himalayan shrines.

Uttarakhand CM orders deployment of SDRF perosnnel on Char Dham route

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 19:17

In a bid to put a fool-proof security system into place before the Char Dham yatra begins in May, Uttarakhand CM Harish Rawat has ordered substantial deployment of SDRF personnel in danger zones.

Himachal voters want green justice

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 18, 2014, 22:11

Voters of the remote but picturesque Lahaul and Spiti valleys of Himachal Pradesh want justice for the environment. They say upcoming projects in the state, mainly in the hydropower sector, are not only threatening to displace them but will also affect the ecology.

Cabinet approves plan to sustain Himalayan ecosystem

Last Updated: Friday, February 28, 2014, 23:09

The union cabinet Friday approved a mission aimed at developing capacity to assess the "health status" of the Himalayan ecosystem, and facilitate policy-formulation for development of the mountainous region.

Portals of Badrinath shrine to reopen on May 5

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 04, 2014, 17:50

The sacred portals of Badrinath shrine will be thrown open for devotees in the wee hours on May 5, after a five-month winter break.

MOU for lab-to-land approach

Last Updated: Thursday, January 23, 2014, 23:12

The GBP Institute for Himalayan Environment and Development (GBPIHED), an autonomous institute under Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF), has initiated implementation of lab-to-land approach by signing an MoU with the Central Himalayan Environment Association (CHEA).

Seven rare Himalayan Griffon vultures killed by train

Last Updated: Friday, January 17, 2014, 17:28

Seven rare breed of Himalayan Griffon vulture were killed and four others seriously injured by a goods train in Assam`s Kamrup district today, forest officials said.

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

Last Updated: Monday, January 13, 2014, 18:39

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.

No failure on part of MeT in Uttarakhand calamity: Govt

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 17, 2013, 20:44

There was no failure on the part of the MeT department as it had issued warning of heavy to very heavy rains in Uttarakhand, just before the disaster, government has said.

Himalayan flowers shed light on climate change

Last Updated: Monday, December 02, 2013, 16:02

Himalayan flowers have evolved to attract bees as pollinators, scientists have found for the first time.

Sikkim revives dying mountain springs, lakes

Last Updated: Sunday, November 10, 2013, 16:46

Sikkim government has given a fresh lease of life to dying mountain springs and lakes for ensuring water security in the Himalayan region.