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.

Himalayan region to get special status: Rijiju

Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju has said the Centre is launching many big projects "which are in the conceptual stage" and the Himalayan region will get special status keeping in view its strategic locale.

Ancient buried canyon in Tibet unearthed

An ancient, deep canyon buried along the Yarlung Tsangpo river in south Tibet has been found.

Northeast's traditional environmental knowledge important: Expert

The traditional environmental knowledge from India's northeast and northern regions, particularly the Himalayas, integrated with modern science is important for battling climate change, suggested Nobel laureate Betsy Weatherhead here Thursday.

Glacial retreat will continue but can be checked: Scientist
Glacial retreat will continue but can be checked: Scientist

The glaciers in the Himalayas will continue to retreat for another 40-50 years and if this phenomenon is not checked, temperature will rise by at least four degrees Celsius by the end of this century.

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.