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Mapping of the Ladakh region finds its fault lines are tectonically active: study
India

Mapping of the Ladakh region finds its fault lines are tectonically active: study

The findings can have major implications in terms of earthquake study, prediction and understanding the seismic structure of the mountain chains.

Some of the world's oldest Alpine plants are in China's Hengduan mountain ranges, study finds
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Some of the world's oldest Alpine plants are in China's Hengduan mountain ranges, study finds

Some plants that originated in the Hengduan mountains were found to be 30 million years old, older than any known Alpine flora.

For Himalayan trekkers, a lost summer: Amid coronavirus crisis, mountains' solace too is forfeit
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For Himalayan trekkers, a lost summer: Amid coronavirus crisis, mountains' solace too is forfeit

From our #SummerWithout series | 'Once, I introspected over why one leaves behind urban comforts to trek along these routes in the biting cold. I realise now as I miss out on 2020’s climb that the answer is quite simple: The mountains are addictive, as is journeying through them.'

As water crisis hits Hindu Kush Himalayan region, better planning and management are need of the hour
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As water crisis hits Hindu Kush Himalayan region, better planning and management are need of the hour

Cities and towns in the Hindu Kush Himalayan region, initially designed for much smaller populations – if designed at all – now have to deal with the inflow of much larger numbers, and that too of people in distress. Managing water sources becomes far more difficult in such circumstances.

Himalayan towns like Darjeeling, Mussoorie and Kathmandu are going to fast run dry
India

Himalayan towns like Darjeeling, Mussoorie and Kathmandu are going to fast run dry

India has no system to count its climate migrants but ranks fifth among countries most vulnerable to impacts of climate change.

Mahakali: An account of women's lives along the river basin as men migrate in search of work
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Mahakali: An account of women's lives along the river basin as men migrate in search of work

Men are conspicuously absent from the villages and towns on the banks of the Mahakali – the transboundary river that marks the western border of Nepal with India.

Amazon fires in Brazil are causing glaciers in South America's Andes to melt even faster
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Amazon fires in Brazil are causing glaciers in South America's Andes to melt even faster

The Amazon rainforest burns every year, but the past few months saw the numbers increase by more than 70 percent.

At the IUCN conference, experts highlight issues of rapidly melting glaciers in the Himalayas, resultant food and water shortages
Life

At the IUCN conference, experts highlight issues of rapidly melting glaciers in the Himalayas, resultant food and water shortages

A recent report on the Hindu Kush Himalayas region found that increasing global warming was decimating its glaciers, and extremes in floods and droughts through much of the upcoming century may destroy the food production base of the region.

Himalayan glaciers are wasting away, threatening mountain communities
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Himalayan glaciers are wasting away, threatening mountain communities

Himalayan glaciers have been shrinking since the 1960s, due to rising temperatures and decreasing precipitation.

Game of Thrones stars Emilia Clarke, Rose Leslie visit India; share posts on Instagram: See Photos
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Game of Thrones stars Emilia Clarke, Rose Leslie visit India; share posts on Instagram: See Photos

Emilia Clarke and Rose Leslie are currently in India for a holiday in the Himalayas. However, it seems Kit Harington has given the holiday a miss.

Amarnath Yatra resumes services after day-long suspension; fresh batch of pilgrims leave from Jammu via Baltal base camp
India

Amarnath Yatra resumes services after day-long suspension; fresh batch of pilgrims leave from Jammu via Baltal base camp

After remaining suspended on Monday due to law and order reasons, the Amarnath Yatra resumes as pilgrims were allowed to move on Tuesday

Amarnath yatra suspended as precautionary measure after separatists' strike on death anniversary of Burhan Wani
India

Amarnath yatra suspended as precautionary measure after separatists' strike on death anniversary of Burhan Wani

The Amarnath yatra was suspended as a precautionary measure following a strike called by separatists in the Kashmir valley to mark the third death anniversary of former Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani, officials said.

Amarnath Yatra 2019: Pilgrimage kicks off amid tight security; second batch of pilgrims leaves for Pahalgam
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Amarnath Yatra 2019: Pilgrimage kicks off amid tight security; second batch of pilgrims leaves for Pahalgam

Multi-tier security arrangements have been made for the smooth and successful conduct of the Amarnath Yatra.

Amarnath Yatra: Jammu and Kashmir DGP reviews security, makes arrangements for smooth traffic management on Srinagar-Jammu highway
India

Amarnath Yatra: Jammu and Kashmir DGP reviews security, makes arrangements for smooth traffic management on Srinagar-Jammu highway

Director General of Jammu and Kashmir Police Dilbag Singh on Sunday took stock of security arrangements on the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway for the Amarnath Yatra

Seven climbers who died on Nanda Devi peak were roped together when avalanche struck, says official
India

Seven climbers who died on Nanda Devi peak were roped together when avalanche struck, says official

The eight climbers were part of a 12-member expedition to the Nanda Devi peak, but four Britons were rescued after breaking away.

Bhutan's plans for Sankosh dam highlights questions about country's pursuit of hydropower
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Bhutan's plans for Sankosh dam highlights questions about country's pursuit of hydropower

While India and Bhutan embark on a new hydropower venture with the Sankosh dam, many issues remain unaddressed, related to the two countries, tribals, wildlife and monetary risk.

International Yoga Day: From soldiers in Siachen to 2 Army Dog Unit, country joins prime minister in exercise
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International Yoga Day: From soldiers in Siachen to 2 Army Dog Unit, country joins prime minister in exercise

The International Yoga Day is India's gift to the world. A brainchild of Narendra Modi-led dispensation, India pushed for the event on the global platform and as a result, the United Nations recognised it as an international event to be celebrated on 21 June.

Notices to 15 websites for fraudulently using Jim Corbett tiger reserve’s name to dupe tourists
India

Notices to 15 websites for fraudulently using Jim Corbett tiger reserve’s name to dupe tourists

Authorities at Corbett tiger reserve have sent notices to 15 websites for fraudulently using its name to accept bookings from people for wildlife tourism and other facilities