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India building world`s highest railway bridge

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 12:09

Indian engineers are toiling in the Himalayas to build the world`s highest railway bridge which is expected to be 35 metres taller than the Eiffel Tower when completed by 2016.

15th batch of devotees leaves for Amarnath shrine

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 11:08

Amid tight security, the 15th batch of 2,249 pilgrims Friday left for the Amarnath cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas from the Jammu base camp.

10th batch of 2,160 devotees leave for Amarnath from Jammu

Last Updated: Sunday, July 06, 2014, 12:02

The 10th batch of 2,160 pilgrims on Sunday left for the Amarnath cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas from Jammu base camp amid tight security.

9th batch of 2,489 devotees leaves for Amarnath from Jammu

Last Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014, 11:14

A ninth batch of 2,489 pilgrims Saturday left amidst tight security from the base camp here for the Amarnath cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas.

Second batch of 742 pilgrims leave for Amarnath from Jammu

Last Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014, 13:24

The second batch comprising 742 pilgrims on Saturday left Jammu base camp for onward journey to the holy cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir Himalayas amid tight security.

Amarnath yatra: `Pratham puja` performed at Chandwari

Last Updated: Friday, June 13, 2014, 22:22

Ahead of the commencement of the annual Amarnath yatra later this month, Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board today performed `pratham puja` at Chandwari along the traditional 45-km track to the 3,880-metre high holy cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas.

Global sea level rise: World at threat

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 04, 2014, 19:53

A glacier is a persistent body of dense ice that is constantly moving under its own weight. It forms where the accumulation of snow exceeds its melting and sublimation over many years, often centuries.

Gavin O`Connor to direct `Massacre in the Himalayas`

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 04, 2014, 09:46

`Warrior` filmmaker Gavin O`Connor has been tapped to helm `Massacre in the Himalayas`. Based on Freddie Wilkinson`s story on `Men`s Journal`, it tells the true story of international mountain climbers who were attacked by a group of terrorists while trying to conquer the K2 summit in Pakistan, reportedly.

Water level in Ganga, Brahmaputra to increase till 2050: Study

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 03, 2014, 18:59

A new study has revealed that water supply in rivers like Ganga, Brahmaputra and Indus will increase in the coming decades.

Water supply in Ganga, Brahmaputra will increase: Research

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 03, 2014, 00:55

Despite the retreating of glaciers in Himalayas, water supply in rivers like Ganga, Brahmaputra and Indus will increase in the coming decades, a new study said.

Bengal woman mountaineer, two sherpas missing on Kanchenjunga

Last Updated: Thursday, May 22, 2014, 12:10

Renowned mountaineer Chhanda Gayen and two of her accompanying sherpas have gone missing while on an expedition in the Himalayas on Tuesday.

New snake species from the Himalayas discovered

Last Updated: Saturday, May 17, 2014, 10:25

Chinese scientists have discovered a new species of brownish pit viper in the largest scientific study since the 1970s on wildlife at Mount Everest.