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Himalayas: Mountain range in Asia
The Himalayas, or Himalaya, is a mountain range in Asia separating the plains of the Indian subcontinent from the Tibetan Plateau. The range has many of Earth's highest peaks, including the highest, Mount Everest (Nepal/China). The Himalayas include over fifty mountains exceeding 7,200 m (23,600 ft) in elevation, including ten of the fourteen 8,000-metre peaks. By contrast, the highest peak outside Asia is 6,961 m (22,838 ft) tall.

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Glaciers in Sikkim melting faster than other parts of Himalayan region: Study


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Nepal closes Mount Everest for climbers because of coronavirus fears

Nepal has closed all of its Himalayan peaks including Mount Everest this climbing season because of fears of the coronavirus outbreak, a government minister said on Friday.
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India lifts some internet restrictions in Kashmir, opening access to social media

India lifted some restrictions on internet access in Kashmir on Wednesday, including allowing access to social media websites for the first time since the restive Himalayan region was locked down and..
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India refuses entry to British lawmaker critical of Kashmir policy

A British lawmaker, who chairs an all-party group on Kashmir, has been denied entry to India after she criticized the government's decision to strip the disputed Himalayan region of its constitutional..
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India to woo businesses to Kashmir in planned investment summit

India plans to offer around 6,000 acres (2,400 hectares) of land in Kashmir as part of a business summit planned for April or May to help the Himalayan region after withdrawing its special rights and..
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Nepal confirms first case of new coronavirus

A Nepali student home from China tested positive for the new coronavirus, an official in Kathmandu said on Friday, making it the first confirmed case in the Himalayan nation.
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Four South Korean trekkers among seven missing in Nepal avalanche

Seven trekkers, including four South Koreans, went missing in Nepal's northwest Himalayan region after an avalanche hit their trail, local police and hiking officials said on Saturday.
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Solo woman traveller? How states are ensuring your safety

When Anubha Yadav travelled from Jaipur to Almora in Uttarakhand last month, she was mesmerised by the snow-clad Himalayan peaks. “I wanted to go further up the mountains, but I was travelling alone..
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Bhutan’s $250 foreign fee may hit Indians

Bhutan could soon be out of reach for Indian tourists on a budget. The Himalayan kingdom proposes to extend to regional tourists the mandatory “minimum daily package” of $250 . Short-hop tourists,..
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Nepal seeks review of Gurkha recruitment deal with Britain

Nepal wants to review a military deal allowing its citizens to be enlisted in the British army, before a planned recruitment of Nepali women in the Brigade of Gurkhas for the first time in two..
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Strong winds, rains lash Delhi-NCR, bring respite from 'severe' air quality

IMD predicted that the chilly wind will continue in the National Capital Region because of heavy snowfall in the Himalayan region.
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The Runaway Husbands

In a pink-walled room of a government office at the foot of the Himalayas, Indian women spend their days cancelling the passports of runaway husbands.
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Kashmir shutdown caused losses of more than $1 billion, trade body says

Economic losses in Kashmir have run well over a billion dollars since India revoked its autonomy and statehood in August, the main trade body in the Himalayan region said, adding that it planned to sue..
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Ladakh to have a new regional centre to study Himalayan ecology and conserve its fragile ecosystem


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India partially restores mobile phone lines in Kashmir

India restored some mobile phone services in contested Kashmir on Monday, two months after imposing a communications clampdown on the Himalayan region.
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Nepal pushes to end dependency on India with China rail, tunnel deals

Chinese President Xi Jinping wound up two days of meetings in Nepal on Sunday with separate deals for a rail link to Tibet and a tunnel, an official said, as the Himalayan nation seeks to end an Indian..
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At least five injured in grenade attack in Kashmir's Srinagar amid India clampdown

At least five people were injured in a grenade attack in India-controlled Kashmir's main city of Srinagar on Saturday, police said, the second such attack since India stripped the Himalayan region of..
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China's Xi lands in India amid scattered Tibetan protests

Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in southern India on Friday for talks with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to try to halt a slide in ties over the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir amid..
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Explainer: Scenic Kashmir at the heart of India-Pakistani animosity

The Muslim-majority Himalayan region of Kashmir has been at the heart of more than 70 years of animosity since the partition of the British colony of India into the separate countries of Muslim..
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India and Nepal open South Asia’s first cross-border oil pipeline

India and Nepal officially opened South Asia's first cross-border oil pipeline on Tuesday, a project seen as part of New Delhi's efforts to increase its influence in the Himalayan nation where China is..
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LUH chopper clears weather tests at Himalayas


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'Ram Setu an engineering marvel of ancient India’

“Is there any disagreement that our engineers built the Ram Setu? No one from America, Britain or Germany came to build it,” Pokhriyal claimed while delivering his convocation address in IIT..
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'Climate change to hit 150 Himalayan fish species'

An internal study of the Wildlife Institute of India reveals climate change will adversely affect around 150 native fish species of the Himalayan states, including Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu..
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Key hospitals in Indian Kashmir treat more than 150 tear gas, pellet injuries

At least 152 people have suffered injuries from tear gas and pellets in disputed Kashmir since Indian security forces this month launched a sweeping crackdown, data from the Himalayan region's two main..
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137 Himalayan peaks now open for trekking

The move was approved by the Union home ministry following a petition by the tourism ministry, which has sought newer avenues to increase tourist footfalls in the country. At present, access to certain..
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Mansarovar Yatra halted in Uttarakhand due to rain

A total of 56 pilgrims were headed to Mansarovar on this route. As per the officials, six of eight pilgrims, who left the Yatra, have blamed bad roads in the upper Himalayan region. The pilgrims were..
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Govt taking steps to stop river waters flowing into Pakistan: Minister

Union water resources minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat has said the government has begun the process of stopping the waters from the Himalayan rivers flowing into Pakistan without violating Indus..
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India opens up for foreigners 137 Himalayan peaks, including Kanchenjunga

The government has opened for foreigners 137 Himalayan peaks, including the mighty Kanchenjunga located at a height of 8,589 metre, for mountaineering expeditions and trekking in a major boost to..
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India, Bhutan agree to explore new areas of bilateral cooperation

Moving beyond the hydropower sector, India and Bhutan on Saturday agreed to explore new areas of bilateral cooperation including healthcare, education, science, and technology during Prime Minister..
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Honour for India to be part of Bhutan's development: PM Narendra Modi

He said India will continue to extend cooperation to Bhutan in its five-year plans according to the needs of the Himalayan nation
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'His gesture is deeply touching': PM Modi thanks Bhutanese counterpart Tshering for welcoming him at airport

This is PM Modi's second visit to the Himalayan nation and first since his re-election as Prime Minister.
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Thousands protest in Britain for Kashmir outside Indian High Commission

Thousands of people, many waving Pakistani and Kashmiri flags, protested outside the Indian High Commission in London on Thursday in support of the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir.
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India's Modi trumpets Kashmir, Muslim marriage moves in Independence Day speech

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered an Independence Day speech on Thursday that spotlighted a decision to remove the special rights of the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir among the bold..
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Sikh leader in Kashmir raps India's revoking of region’s autonomy

India’s move to revoke the autonomy of Kashmir has increased anti-India sentiment in the Himalayan region and will backfire, said the president of the largest Sikh group in Jammu and Kashmir state.
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Pakistan asks U.N. Security Council to meet over India moves in Kashmir

Pakistan on Tuesday asked the United Nations Security Council to meet over India's decision to revoke the special status of Jammu and Kashmir, the Himalayan region that has long been a flashpoint in..
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Sporadic protests as Indian Kashmir seethes under clampdown

Thousands of Indian security forces kept a lid on protests in disputed Kashmir on Wednesday, helped by the continued suspension of telephone and internet services after the Himalayan region's special..
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India's Ladakh Buddhist enclave jubilant at new status but China angered

The Buddhist enclave of Ladakh cheered India's move to hive it off from Jammu and Kashmir state, a change that could spur tourism and help New Delhi counter China's influence in the contested western..
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Second day of telecoms blackout in Kashmir after India scraps special status

A communications blackout in disputed Kashmir entered a second day on Tuesday, after India snapped television, telephone and internet links to deter protests over its scrapping of special..
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U.N. chief urges restraint by India, Pakistan over Kashmir

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged India and Pakistan to exercise restraint, his spokesman said on Monday, after India revoked the special status of Kashmir, the Himalayan region..
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Protests across Pakistan over India's 'illegal' move in contested Kashmir

Protests were held across Pakistan on Monday as the government said it strongly condemned India's constitutional changes in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir claimed by both countries.
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India scraps special status for Kashmir in step Pakistan calls illegal

India on Monday revoked the special status of Kashmir, the Himalayan region that has long been a flashpoint in ties with neighboring Pakistan, as it moves to fully integrate its only Muslim-majority..
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India introduces resolution to end Kashmir's special status

India's Hindu nationalist-led government introduced a measure in parliament on Monday to revoke the special constitutional status of Jammu and Kashmir, the most far-reaching move on the disputed..
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'Neighbourhood First' policy: PM Modi will be on two day official visit to Bhutan on 17-18 August

The visit will reflect the importance New Delhi attaches to its ties with the Himalayan nation and would reiterate the government's emphasis on its 'Neighbourhood First' policy
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Himalayan states seek 'Green Bonus' at Mussoorie conclave

A 'Green Bonus' essentially refers to compensation because development-related activities cannot be carried out in ecosensitive areas
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Himalayan states demand green bonus, separate ministry

Himalayan states on Sunday came together at a conclave to demand a separate ministry to deal with problems endemic to them and a green bonus in recognition of their contribution to environmental..
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Narendra Modi to visit Bhutan: Inclusive gestures from New Delhi key to keeping Himalayan kingdom from China's embrace


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PM Modi to visit Bhutan in August

The visit will reflect the importance New Delhi attaches to its ties with the Himalayan nation and would reiterate the government's emphasis on its 'Neighbourhood First' policy. The two countries share..
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Finally, it rains in Delhi but still 61.5% less in July

"The monsoon trough has shifted slightly southwards from the foothills of the Himalayas. Now, it runs from Punjab, Haryana, west Uttar Pradesh...all the way up to Nagaland," Kuldeep Srivastava, senior..
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Soon, tourists visiting Uttarakhand may have to pay ‘green tax’

Whether it is pilgrims going on Char Dham Yatra, adventure sports lovers or those planning gala wedding events with the Himalayas as the backdrop — everyone may soon have to mandatorily pay a..
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