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Himalayas: Mountain range in Asia
The Himalayas, or Himalaya, are a mountain range in Asia separating the plains of the Indian subcontinent from the Tibetan Plateau. The range has some of the planet's highest peaks, including the highest, Mount Everest. Over 100 peaks exceeding 7,200 m (23,600 ft) in elevation lie in the Himalayas. By contrast, the highest peak outside Asia is 6,961 m (22,838 ft) tall.

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Himalayan tragedy: Uttarakhand toll tops 50, 5 killed in north Bengal

The murderous rain hammering the lower Himalayas in Uttarakhand and north Bengal claimed more lives on Wednesday, taking the number of deaths caused by landslides and rising river levels in Uttarakhand..
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Continuing to disrespect the Himalayas’ complex hydrology will bring worse disasters upon us


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Snow in high Himalayas, Delhi temp falls to 19°C

Delhiites have started getting the pre-winter feel with a nip appearing in the late-night and early-morning air. The night temperature on Thursday dropped below 20 degrees Celsius for the first time..
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7 Indian Inc leaders cycle across Himalayas to deliver message on climate change


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Eye on tourism, Ladakh to host first Himalayan film festival


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No rain in Delhi for next 6-7 days: IMD

There is no chance of rain in Delhi in the next 6-7 days, as the monsoon has moved towards the foothills of the Himalayas, IMD said.
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Hot winds from Pakistan, absence of weather system that brings rains behind high temperature in Himalayan areas

Drass in Ladakh, which is one of the coldest places in the country and where the temperature drops to below minus 20 degrees celsius, had recorded 22.6 degrees celsius. Several parts of north India are..
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ITBP performs Yoga at 18,000ft icy heights of Ladakh

The ITBP personnel performed Yoga amid snowfall at Himalaya to mark the 7th International Yoga day.Similar to the previous years, the ITBP personnel performed Yoga on different high altitude border..
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Rare sightings of Himalayan peaks: Boy, prof bust claims


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Oil PSUs to redevelop Badrinath as ‘spiritual smart town’ with Rs 100 cr investment

Five state-run oil and gas majors will redevelop the Himalayan pilgrimage of Badrinath in Uttarakhand as a ‘spiritual smart hill town, at an initial investment of nearly Rs 100 crore, a move that is..
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China's plans for Himalayan super dam stoke worries in India

China is planning a mega dam in Tibet able to produce triple the electricity generated by the Three Gorges- the world's largest power station- stoking fears among environmentalists. The structure will..
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China aggressively building new villages in disputed borderlands in Himalayas: Report


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Mercury likely to soar by 5 degrees in northwest India: IMD

The department said that two western disturbances are prevailing the weather condition which may bring rain and thunderstorms to the western Himalayas
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India: Rescuers find 11 more bodies after flooding caused by Himalayan glacier break

Eleven more bodies have been found by rescuers searching ravines and valleys in northern India after the sudden collapse of a Himalayan glacier caused massive flooding.
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Cong realises Nehru's blunder of 'gifting' land to China: BJP

The BJP took a dig at Rahul Gandhi on Friday for his allegation that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has ceded Indian territory to China, saying it was an acknowledgment of the realisation in the Congress..
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Uttarakhand dam disaster: What caused India's deadly flood?

uttarakhand dam disaster: what caused india's deadly flood?
Dozens of people have died and many are still missing after a devastating flood in the Himalayan area of Chamoli in Uttarakhand, northern India.
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How Himalayan glaciers are melting

After a flash flood in the Indian state of Uttarakhand that killed dozens and washed away new dams and bridges, authorities are still looking for the exact event that caused the tragedy
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Govt overlooks glacier studies, claim experts

“We fail as scientists when the government overlooks our suggestions and assessments,” Pradeep Srivastava, senior scientist at Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology, who had led the 2017 study, told..
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Climate change behind Uttarakhand glacier burst, experts feel

The glacier burst at Uttarakhand is an outcome of climate change in the Himalayan region which is warming up faster than the other mountain regions, say experts.
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150 feared dead as glacier breaks and hits dam in northern India

150 feared dead as glacier breaks and hits dam in northern india
At least 150 people are feared dead in northern India after part of a Himalayan glacier broke off, sending a flood of water and debris into two hydroelectric dams.
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India counters China on red pandas; DNA finds Himalayan and Chinese sub-species exist here


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112 medicinal plants in Himalayas 'threatened', but conservation plans in place for just 5


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France lends support to India over Kashmir issue, says didn't let China play any games in UNSC

When it comes to the Himalayan regions, you should check our statements, we have been completely clear, adviser to French President Macron said.
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Cold wave conditions intensify in north India

Cold wave conditions intensified across north India on Tuesday due to "scattered to fairly widespread" snowfall in Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand. As a result cold and dry..
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Cold wave conditions likely in Delhi over next 4 days: IMD

NEW DELHI: Cold wave conditions are predicted in parts of Delhi over the next four days as the minimum temperature is expected to drop to three to four degrees Celsius, the India Meteorological..
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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh highlights China's "unprovoked aggression", "build-up" in Ladakh

The Defence Minister pointed out how "how power is being asserted not just in the Himalayas but across the Indo-Pacific."
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China helping rebel groups on Myanmar border: India

Indian officials say China is assisting rebel groups that have stepped up attacks on its border with Myanmar in recent months, opening another front in the conflict between two nations already engaged..
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Beijing takes its South China Sea strategy to the Himalayas


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India, Nepal share 'very strong' relationship: Foreign secretary Harsh Shringla

India shares a "very strong" relationship with Nepal and is keen to further strengthen the bilateral ties, foreign secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla said on Thursday as he began his two-day official..
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Himalayas poised for a series of big earthquakes, says study

The entire Himalayan arc is poised to produce a sequence of great earthquakes, and the next big quake — of the magnitude of 8 or above — may occur during our lifetimes, according to a study..
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LAC face-off: India scrambles to buy winter gear from US

India has bought high altitude warfare kits from the US on an urgent basis, a sign that the South Asian nation is preparing for an extended winter deployment after talks to ease tensions along its..
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From 5 months to 2, climate change cuts short hibernation period of Himalayan bears


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Daulat Beg Oldi: Indian road to strategic dominance along LAC in war against China nears completion

Daulat Beg Oldi Road is ready at the height of about 13 thousand to 16 thousand feet near the Line of Actual Control (LAC) from China on the Himalaya peaks. Amid all the obstacles, the Border Roads..
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After Rohtang, focus now on Shinku La tunnel amid tension in Himalayas


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Widespread heavy rainfall over Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala during next 3 days: IMD

According to the Indian Meteorological department, the monsoon trough lies to the north of its normal position. Western end of the Monsoon Trough is likely to remain close to foothills of Himalayas..
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India says China laying cables to bolster communications at border flashpoint

Two Indian officials said Chinese troops were laying a network of optical fibre cables near the Himalayan border with India, suggesting they were digging in for the long haul despite high-level talks..
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New info on turbulence parameters over Himalayas to prevent air traffic disasters in the region


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HAL's Light Utility Helicopter successfully completes hot and high-altitude trials in Himalayas

After completing its task, the helicopter landed at the highest helipads of Amar and Sonam.
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LUH completes hot and high altitude Trials in Himalayas

"A comprehensive test plan was executed at Leh — 3,300 metres above mean sea level (MAMSL) — in extreme temperatures which included envelope expansion, performance and flying qualities. LUH took..
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US happy to help in China-India border dispute, says Trump

The United States is ready to help resolve the dispute between India and China over the mountain border running through the western Himalayas, President Donald Trump said on Friday. Trump told..
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Megha Engineering awarded project to build high importance Zozila Tunnel connecting Kashmir, Ladakh

Megha Engineering and Infrastructure Limited (MEIL) has been awarded the contract to construct Zojilla Tunnel connecting Kashmir and Ladakh at an estimated cost of Rs 4509.50 crore. The prestigious..
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India, Nepal agree to speed up implementation of India-aided developmental projects

Senior diplomats of India and Nepal on Monday held a virtual meeting during which they comprehensively reviewed the progress made on various India-aided developmental projects in the Himalayan nation..
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Bordering China & Nepal, Uttarakhand boosts defence infra

Uttarakhand, wh- ich has a strategic location among the northern Himalayan states, shares a 350-km-long border with China and an almost 275-km-long border with Nepal.
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Sikkim reports three fresh Covid-19 cases

Sikkim on Tuesday reported three new Covid-19 cases, taking the Himalayan states tally to 913, an official of the Health department said. Director General (DG)-cum-Secretary, Health, Dr Pempa T Bhutia..
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LAC face-off: India to add 35,000 troops along China border as tensions simmer

India is preparing to position an additional 35,000 troops along its disputed Himalayan border with China as the possibility of an early resolution to the deadly tensions between the two neighbors..
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China cannot threaten countries and bully them in the Himalayas: Pompeo

“You can't go make claims for maritime regions that you have no lawful claim to. You can't threaten countries and bully them in the Himalayas. You can't engage in cover-ups and co-opt international..
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Monsoon trough likely to shift northwards in next 24 hours: IMD

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted the gradual shift of monsoon trough northwards along the foothills of Himalayas within the next 24 hours and isolated heavy falls over Kutch on..
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Northeast India likely to receive widespread rainfall in next 4-5 days: IMD

Northeast India is likely to receive widespread rainfall with isolated heavy to very heavy rains over the region in next four to five days as the eastern end of monsoon trough continues to run along..
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India reinforces flashpoint area as China holds ground: Sources

Indian fighter jets roared over the flashpoint Himalayan region on Wednesday as part of a show of strength following a violent clash between the two armies in Galwan valley in eastern Ladakh.Chinese..
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Mercury drops in parts of north India; monsoon to reach Delhi, UP in 2 days

Mercury dropped a few notches in parts of north India which also witnessed rainfall in some places, with the MeT Department stating that monsoon is likely to reach Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana and..
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