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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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Hot winds from Pakistan, absence of weather system that brings rains behind high temperature in Himalayan areasDrass 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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Climate change behind Uttarakhand glacier burst, experts feelThe 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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France lends support to India over Kashmir issue, says didn't let China play any games in UNSCWhen 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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India, Nepal agree to speed up implementation of India-aided developmental projectsSenior 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..
Bordering China & Nepal, Uttarakhand boosts defence infraUttarakhand, 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.
Sikkim reports three fresh Covid-19 casesSikkim 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..
LAC face-off: India to add 35,000 troops along China border as tensions simmerIndia 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..
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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India reinforces flashpoint area as China holds ground: SourcesIndian 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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