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Journalist Manik Banerjee, Lt Col Jamwal receive mountaineering awards

New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Veteran mountaineer and journalist Manik Banerjee has been awarded the lifetime achievement award by the Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF) in recognition of his contribution to mountaineering over four decades, an IMF release said on Sunday. Banerjee was presented the 'Nain Singh Kishen Singh Lifetime Achievement Award' for 2017 for the promotion of mountain...

4 days ago
Amarnath Yatra: NGT appoints panel for eco-protection

New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) The National Green Tribunal on Wednesday appointed a committee to look at environment protection during the annual Amarnath Yatra, a pilgrimage to a shrine in the Himalayas in Jammu and Kashmir. The committee will also look into the infrastructure for pilgrims at the Amarnath Shrine. Asking why extra shops and open toilets were not removed, the green cour...

6 days ago
A journey of 10k kms; 2 women, 8 states and mighty Himalayas

Title: Zanskar to Ziro - No Stilettos in the Himalayas; Author: Sohini Sen; Publisher: Niyogi Books; Pages: 436; Price: Rs 995 Travelogues are always interesting: A new place seen through another's eyes, sharing someone else's experiences and, in this case, following a two-women team's trips spread over 10,000 km. A journey to discover each other, as well as a tour to discover the world ...

9 days ago
'The House Next Door': Astutely mounted horror film

Film: The House Next Door; Director: Milind Rau; Cast: Siddharth, Andrea Jeremiah, Atul Kulkarni, Suresh, Anisha Angelina Victor and Prakash Belawadi; Rating: *** Based on a true story, director Milind Rau's horror film is produced in three languages: Tamil, Hindi and Telugu. Its Hindi version is titled The House Next Door. In Tamil, it is called Aval, meaning she and its Telugu edition ...

10 days ago
Modi greets people of Uttarakhand on foundation day

New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday wished the people of Uttarakhand on its Foundation Day. On Uttarakhand Foundation Day, my greetings to the people of the state which is moving ahead on the path of development, the Prime Minister said in a tweet. Uttarakhand, which is ruled by the Bharatiya Janata Party, was formed on November 9, 2000 as the 27th st...

11 days ago
India's international Cherry Blossom Festival begins in Meghalaya

Shillong, Nov 8 (IANS) The second India international Cherry Blossom Festival started here on Wednesday, even as the pink and white cherry blossoms are yet to bloom. A botanist ascribed the late blooming due to climate change besides Meghalaya receiving prolonged rainfall this year, though the flowers in the high-altitude Upper Shillong and Laitkor area have started blooming. Che...

11 days ago
Demonetisation may cost at least this vote in Himachal

Shimla, Nov 8 (IANS) Demonetisation may cost the BJP at least this one vote in Himachal Pradesh. Staying in the Great Himalayan National Park alone, octogenarian Chatri Devi is determined to vote against demonetisation as her three banknotes are no good. Her grudge is that could not replace her three old banknotes of Rs 500 each after last year's denomination. She is really upset...

17 days ago
India making strides in tunnel technology: Bhamre

New Delhi, Nov 2 (IANS) India is making rapid advancement in the construction of tunnels both for road and rail networks, Minister of State for Defence Subhash Bhamre said here on Thursday. He said the construction of Chenani-Nashri highway tunnel and Banihal-Qazikund rail tunnel in Jammu and Kashmir and a number of tunnels made by Delhi Metro proved India's technical prowess in this spe...

22 days ago
Prosperity of people should be objective of civil servants: PM

Mussoorie, Oct 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that civil servants' objective should be ensuring prosperity of people, and asked the new batch at the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration which trains new IAS and other services' officers to imbibe this value. Addressing over 360 Officer Trainees of the 92nd Foundation Course at LBSNAA on the second ...

26 days ago
ITBP has special affinity with Himalayas: Modi

New Delhi, Oct 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday greeted the Indo-Tibetan Border Police on its raising day, saying it has special affinity with the Himalayas and prowess at high altitude operations. Greetings to ITBP family on their Raising Day. The Force has distinguished itself through its bravery and humanitarian ethos, Modi said in a tweet. The ITBP stands out...

1 month ago
Modi targets Congress over Kedarnath redevelopment, party asks him to shed Italian glasses

Kedarnath/New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday attacked the Congress for rejecting his proposal in June 2013 when he was Chief Minister of Gujarat for redevelopment of Kedarnath shrine but the party hit back asking him to shed his arrogance and Italian glasses. Modi, who offered prayers at the Kedarnath Temple and laid the foundation stone for five infrastruct...

1 month ago
Modi says Congress in 2013 rejected his proposal to redevelop Kedarnath

Kedarnath, Oct 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on a visit to the revered shrine of Kedarnath, on Friday attacked the Congress party for rejecting his proposal in June 2013 when he was Chief Minister of Gujarat for redevelopment of the Uttarakhand shrine that was badly damaged in the massive flash floods. Addressing a public meeting after offering prayers at the Kedarnath temple, ...

1 month ago
JSW Group signs pact with Uttarakhan government to reconstruct Kedarnath

Mumbai, Oct 20 (IANS) The JSW Group, on Friday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Uttarakhand government to carry out the work of reconstruction and restoration of Kedarnath, which was devastated by flash floods in June 2013, a company statement said here. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has laid the foundation stone to mark the commencement of the reconstruction and restoratio...

1 month ago
'Future smart foods can promote nutrition security in the Himalayas'

Patna, Oct 18 (IANS) With climate change a reality and the latest Global Hunger Index revealing a horrific scenario for the world's mountain people in developing countries in South Asia, including India, promoting genetic plant diversity in the mountains can be one important step to battle food insecurity. Traditional plants provide sufficient nutrition and have adapted well to the mount...

1 month ago
Climate change drives snow leopards to edge, increases man-animal conflict

Leh, Oct 10 (IANS) In the highlands of Ladakh, as snow began to melt at the end of a long winter, a cold April night saw an unusual occurrence -- a single shan or snow leopard killing 49 goats and sheep in Meru village, about 70 km from here. Around the same time, some 100-odd km away in Rumbak, in the Hemis National Park -- the heart of the snow leopard's habitat -- 30-year-old Padma st...

3 months ago
Himachal sets up biodiversity committees in 366 panchayats

Shimla, Aug 20 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh has set up biodiversity management committees initially in 366 gram panchayats in biodiversity-rich Chamba, Kullu, Shimla, Sirmaur, Kinnaur and Lahaul-Spiti districts under a United Nations project, official sources said on Sunday. These committees have taken the initiative to document all biological diversity available in their respective areas, in...

3 months ago
No river, no us: B-Town bats to save rivers

Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Salman Khan, Rishi Kapoor and Anupam Kher are among Bollywood celebrities who have extended their support to Rally for Rivers campaign, urging fans and followers to help save the country's rivers. The campaign is aimed at saving rivers like Ganga, Krishna, Narmada and Kaveri, which are at the risk of depleting fast. The initiative has been started by spiritu...

3 months ago
Don't want to alienate elder people: Masaba on youth friendly brand

Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Masaba Gupta's designs are perhaps more relatable to the young crowd, given the edgy and quirky look. The designer agrees, but says she makes sure not to consider a certain age group in mind while making collections. We are a very youth friendly brand, but we don't want to alienate people who are elder; so we are constantly doing a range of silhouettes that women --...

3 months ago
Nepal appeals to India as brimming Koshi threatens floods

Kathmandu, Aug 12 (IANS) With the Koshi river, also called the 'sorrow of Bihar', flowing above the danger level and threatening dozens of human settlements with submergence, the Nepal government on Saturday requested India to open the gates of the Koshi barrage. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Krishna Bahadur Mahara called on Indian Ambassador to Nepal Manjeev Sin...

3 months ago
Nepal appeals to India as brimming Koshi threatens floods

Kathmandu, Aug 12 (IANS) With the Koshi river, also called the 'sorrow of Bihar', flowing above the danger level and threatening dozens of human settlements with submergence, the Nepal government on Saturday requested India to open the gates of the Koshi barrage. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Krishna Bahadur Mahara called on Indian Ambassador to Nepal Manjeev Sin...

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