Why Himalayan Karakoram Range glaciers are expanding, not melting mystery finally solved
Why Himalayan Karakoram Range glaciers are expanding, not melting mystery finally solved

A new research has resolved the " Karakoram anomaly ," where glaciers have remained stable and even increased in mass while many glaciers nearby have receded.

Nepal snowstorm toll climbs to 39

The death toll in one the most devastating snowstorm disasters to hit Nepal's Himalayan mountain range climbed to 39 after two more bodies, including that of an Indian, were found on Saturday.

Scientists find evidence of ancient Himalaya-like mountain
Scientists find evidence of ancient Himalaya-like mountain

Australian scientists have found evidence of an ancient Himalaya-like mountain range that they believe sustained the start of life on earth 600 million years ago.

Kedarnath pilgrims to get weather updates on phone

Drawing lessons from 2013 calamity at Kedarnath which caught thousands of pilgrims offguard, the state government has completed the digital mapping of Rudraprayag district which will help pilgrims heading for the Himalayan shrine to get weather updates on their mobile phone.

Three foreign mountaineers killed in Himalayas

 Two European climbers have been swept away by an avalanche while a veteran Japanese mountaineer fell to his death in a separate incident in the Himalayas, officials here said today.

New cricket match altitude record set on `roof of Africa`
New cricket match altitude record set on `roof of Africa`

A group of international cricketers on Friday set a new record for the highest-ever match with a lung busting effort at the top of Kilimanjaro.

Indian scientists find a `wonder herb` in the high Himalayas

In the high hostile peaks of the Himalayas where sustaining life is a challenge in itself, Indian scientists say they have found a "wonder herb" which can regulate the immune system, help adapt to the mountain environment and, above all, protect from radioactivity.

Top international cyclists to participate in Hero MTB Race

Top international cyclists will participate in South Asia`s Biggest 10th Hero MTB Himalaya (cycling) Race starting from here on September 27.

Efforts on to monitor Himalayan glaciers: Govt

The Minister of state for Science and Technology Jitendra Singh said that efforts are underway for the regular monitoring of the dynamics and climate studies of the Himalayan glaciers.

Pilgrim count at Amarnath cave crosses two lakh mark on Sunday

More than two lakh devotees have paid their obeisance at the holy Amarnath cave shrine in Jammu and Kashmir, reports said on Sunday.

India building world`s highest railway bridge

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

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.

Ladakh film fest - movie mania in nature`s lap

Imagine sitting beneath a star-studded sky, at an open air movie screening in the lap of nature and at an altitude of 11,00 feet in Jammu and Kashmir`s Leh region. Blissful, isn`t it?

Amarnath yatra: `Pratham puja` performed at Chandwari

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

Nepal promises major climbing reforms after killer avalanche

Three days after a deadly avalanche on the Mt Everest slopes claimed 13 lives, the Nepalese government Monday promised major reforms in the mountaineering sector and urged local Sherpa guides and other supporting staff to resume preparatory work ahead of the summer climbing season.