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2,224 pilgrims leave for Amarnath from Jammu

Escorted by the CRPF and police, the batch comprising of 1,522 males, 467 females, and 235 sadhus and sadhvis left in a convoy of 85 vehicles for Baltal and Pahalgam base-camps this morning, officials said.

 

Bhutan protests to China over border road dispute

Bhutan's ambassador to New Delhi, Vetsop Namgyel, said his government had called on China's People's Liberation Army to stop building the road in the district of Sikkim at a point where the Bhutan, Indian and Chinese borders meet.

Militants planning to target Amarnath yatra: Intel reports

Militants planning to target Amarnath yatra: Intel reports

Replying to questions on security, the Special DG said, "All security arrangements have been made in view of the threat perception."

30,000 paramilitary to guard Amarnath yatra routes

he security personnel will be deployed along the two routes during the pilgrimage to the high-altitude shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva.
 

Himalayan sediments made 2004 tsunami more severe: Study

Himalayan sediments made 2004 tsunami more severe: Study

The research team sampled sediment and rocks from the tectonic plate that feeds the Sumatra subduction zone for the first time.

These amazing hills bring you close to nature

These amazing hills bring you close to nature

Located in one of the remotest areas of Himachal Pradesh, Chitkul lies in Kinnaur district at a height of 11,320 feet above sea level.

Himalayan hard rocks may affect millions, elevate flood risk

Himalayan hard rocks may affect millions, elevate flood risk

The findings could help researchers improve flood risk maps for the Ganga Plain, a low-lying region covering parts of India, Nepal and Pakistan - one of Earth's most densely populated areas.

India vs Australia: Picturesque Dharamsala floors Aussies; visitors take first team PHOTO of the tour

India vs Australia: Picturesque Dharamsala floors Aussies; visitors take first team PHOTO of the tour

The venue will witness one of the most intense rivalries in world cricket when the two teams slug out in a five-day Test match, starting Saturday.

India vs Australia, 4th Test: Pacers counting on 'true pitch'; Dale Steyn emerges as unlikely catalyst

India vs Australia, 4th Test: Pacers counting on 'true pitch'; Dale Steyn emerges as unlikely catalyst

Days ahead of the Test, reports emerged that the HPCA Stadium pitch has a smattering of grass, akin to those in England. But, the true nature of the pitch will only be known in the morning of Day 1.

Ganga – This VIDEO of the divine river will make your jaw drop! WATCH

Ganga – This VIDEO of the divine river will make your jaw drop! WATCH

Here’s a video featuring the incredibly gorgeous journey of the river Ganga.

Shravan 2017: The place where Lord Shiva and Parvati got married

Shravan 2017: The place where Lord Shiva and Parvati got married

Located in Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand at the confluence of the Mandakini and Songanga rivers, the Triyuginarayan Temple is one of the holiest places of worship in India. 

Himalayan glaciers retreating, but no abnormal trend documented, says govt

Himalayan glaciers retreating, but no abnormal trend documented, says govt

The glaciers in the eastern and central Himalayas are retreating "continuously", while some in the western part of the mountain range are reportedly advancing.

Kullu celebrates Holi for 40 days to preserve 400-year-old tradition

Kullu celebrates Holi for 40 days to preserve 400-year-old tradition

The pre-Holi festival of Basant begins in Kullu with the procession of the palanquin of Local deity Raghunath. This is a festival to preserve over 400-year-old tradition.

'109 glacial lakes formed in Himachal in two years'

'109 glacial lakes formed in Himachal in two years'

Highly fragile moraine-dammed lakes, an increasing phenomenon in the Himalayas, increased from 596 to 705 in barely two years in Himachal Pradesh, raising the spectre of glacial lake outburst floods, warns a state government study.

Himalayas can be saved only by involving people: Rawat

 Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat today said the mission to save the Himalayas can achieve its objective only when people who depend on the mountains for their livelihood are involved in the exercise.

Why Lord Hanuman carries a mountain on his arm! Here's why

Why Lord Hanuman carries a mountain on his arm! Here's why

Find out why Lord Hanuman carries a mountain on his arm!

Amarnath yatra registers 1.31 lakh dip in 2016

The annual Amarnath Yatra has witnessed a drastic fall of 1.31 lakh pilgrims this year even as over 2.20 lakh devotees have paid obeisance at the cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas.

Chhari Mubarak joins Amarnath Yatra

Amid curfew, the holy mace of Lord Shiva, 'Chhari Mubarak', today joined the annual Amarnath yatra, marking the concluding phase of the 48-day pilgrimage to 3,880 metre cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas.

Amazing video: An avalanche 20,000 feet above sea level in Himalayas, filmed by our own ITBP men

Amazing video: An avalanche 20,000 feet above sea level in Himalayas, filmed by our own ITBP men

Ask a mountaineer what he thinks about an avalanche and the only word he is likely to utter is – death.

Google's kids' map app lets them explore Himalayas in 3D

Google's kids' map app lets them explore Himalayas in 3D

Technology giant Google has released a new application specially designed for children to let them explore the Himalayas using maps, 3D imagery and gameplay.