Another batch of 418 pilgrims leave Jammu for Amarnath

Amid tight security, a batch of 418 pilgrims on Saturday left for the cave shrine of Amarnath in the south Kashmir Himalayas.

Fresh batch of 2,556 pilgrims leave for Amarnath yatra

The fresh batch comprising 2,556 pilgrims on Saturday left from the base camp here to the holy cave shrine of Amarnath in South Kashmir Himalayas amid tight security.

Endangered Snow Leopard spotted for the first time in Kumaon Himalayas
Endangered Snow Leopard spotted for the first time in Kumaon Himalayas

The evasive snow leopard, one of the most endangered species on the planet has been spotted in Kumaon Himalayas.

Seventh batch of 2,614 pilgrims leave for Amarnath Yatra

The seventh batch comprising 2,614 pilgrims on Tuesday left from Bhagwati Nagarbase camp here to the cave shrine of Amarnath in South Kashmir Himalayas, a police official said.

NIDM expert blames slipshod planning for Darjeeling landslides

Ill-planned roads and neglect of indigenous erosion-control measures coupled with haphazard construction in hilly areas triggered the massive landslide in Darjeeling last week, an expert said on Monday.

Radhika Apte off to Himalayas for trekking
Radhika Apte off to Himalayas for trekking

Actress Radhika Apte, who was seen in ‘Badlapur’ with Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Varun Dhawan, has taken time off from the shooting of her upcoming British film ‘Bombairiya’ to visit the Himalayas for trekking.

'Snow clearance required to restore tracks leading to Amarnath yatra'

A major snow clearance operation is required to restore the twin tracks leading to the 3,880 metre high holy cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir Himalayas ahead of the annual 59-day yatra scheduled to commence next month.

Over 70 percent of Everest glacier's volume may be lost by 2100: Study
Over 70 percent of Everest glacier's volume may be lost by 2100: Study

Over 70 percent of the glacier volume in the Mount Everest region in the Himalayas could be lost in 85 years if greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise, a new paper suggests.

Mountaineering expeditions 'bit dangerous' now, says Nepal

Mountaineering expeditions now are "a bit dangerous" as the aftershocks continue and nobody knows for sure if there are any cracks inside the mountain slopes, the Nepal Mountaineering Association said on Sunday.

Nepal quake rekindles fears on Tehri dam, Jaitpur N-plant

The devastating quake in Nepal has revived the controversy in India over the Tehri dam in Uttarakhand that was commissioned in 2006-07 and a nuclear plant proposed to be set up at Jaitapur in Maharashtra.

#GoHomeIndianMedia trending in Nepal to protest earthquake coverage

The Indian media is facing flak for its coverage of the earthquake disaster in Nepal with complaints in the social media that it was treating the tragedy as a "public relations exercise" on behalf of the Indian government.

Restrict Amarnath yatra to 30 days: Geelani

Hardline Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani on Friday said the annual Amarnath yatra in south Kashmir Himalayas should be restricted to 30 days for "safety" of pilgrims and protection of environment.

High altitude lifts Bhutan`s World Cup hopes
High altitude lifts Bhutan`s World Cup hopes

Bhutan`s amateurs are hoping the dizzying altitude of their Himalayan home games will give them an edge as they look to extend their World Cup fairytale.

Two Jamshedpur mountaineers return to Everest base camp

Mountaineers Hemant Gupta and Payo Murmu, who were stuck up at 22,000 ft height of the Himalayas on way to the summit on Aril 25 when the quack struck in Nepal, today safely returned to the base camp.

Nepal earthquake triggers deadly avalanche at Mount Everest base camp

An avalanche triggered by a 7.8-magnitude earthquake in Nepal plowed through Mount Everest's base camp Saturday killing at least 18 people and injuring dozens more.

Nepal earthquake aftermath: Flights to Kathmandu hit

Flight services to Kathmandu were on Saturday cancelled or put on hold following the closure of airport there after a powerful earthquake rocked central part of the Himalayan country.

Rahul Gandhi offers prayers at Kedarnath shrine, says didn't ask for anything

After spending the whole night at Gaurikund, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi reached the revered ancient Kedarnath shrine in the lower Himalayas on Friday morning.

World Water Day: Hindu Kush turning warmer, say experts
World Water Day: Hindu Kush turning warmer, say experts

There are strong indications that the Hindu Kush, a mountain range extending west of the Himalayas, would be warmer and precipitation would increase, international water experts said on Sunday.

'Evidence of glacier retreat in Himalayas'

There is evidence of the retreat of glaciers in the eastern Himalayas but the river flows will not decline significantly in the coming decades, an international institute said on Monday.

DNA: Meet India's valiant soldiers who brave cold at -13 degree celsius

In this segment of DNA, watch how Indian soldiers brave the chilling and nail biting cold at -13 degree celsius in Chamoli.