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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

How avalanches are triggered in Himalayas revealed

Researchers have said that the amount of snow needed to trigger an avalanche in the Himalayans can be up to four times smaller than in the Alps.

Arunachal Pradesh

The state tucked in the lap of Himalayas, also known as the `Land of the Rising Sun` will go to the Lok Sabha polls on April 9.

Everest was born after Asia was squeezed like toothpaste

Researchers have claimed that Mt. Everest was born after Asia was squeezed like a tube of toothpaste.

`Eight lakh may die if magnitude 8 quake hits Himalaya region`

Over eight lakh people may die if an earthquake measuring 8 on the Richter scale occurs in the seismically-active Himalayan states from Jammu and Kashmir to Arunachal Pradesh, National Disaster Management Authority`s Vice Chairman M Shashidhar Reddy has warned.

`Yeti` may have lived in the Himalayas

A veteran broadcaster has claimed that a Yeti-like creature once lived in the Himalayan Mountains.

Last batch of Amarnath pilgrims to leave base camp

The last batch of Amarnath pilgrims to the holy cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas will start from the Nunwan base camp on Monday, subject to favourable weather conditions.

Shrinking glaciers won`t affect South Asia water availability: Study

Glacier systems that feed two key rivers in South Asia will badly retreat this century, but demands for water are still likely to be met, a study predicted on Sunday.

A trip to Leh is an experience, not just a holiday

One would imagine that Leh, the hottest holiday destination of the country this season, would be teeming with excited tourists.

Megafloods eroded steep Tsangpo gorge 2 mln years ago

The 2005 image shows a concentration of grains of zircon taken from sand deposits, where it occurs with other heavy minerals such as magnetite and ilmenite.

`Need to recast environmental policy in Himalayas`

Amid growing criticism about neglect to ecology in the Himalayan region in the backdrop of the recent flash flood havoc, senior Congress leader made a strong pitch for "reappraisal of the environmental policy in the Himalayas".