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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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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..
Reuters - Published

Everest: Top Sherpas slam Nepal's plan to clean rubbish from mountain

The government wants to collect 35,000kg of waste - including bodies - from six Himalayan peaks.
BBC News - Published

Videos for Himalayas


Around 200 trapped climbers rescued in Nepal avalanche [Video]Around 200 trapped climbers rescued in Nepal avalanche

Around 200 people, including tourists, guides, helpers, and others who were trapped after an avalanche hit Nepal's Annapurna region were rescued and brought to a safer place, officials said on Sunday...

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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..
Reuters - Published

Seattle Asian Art Museum to Reopen After $56 Million Renovation

The project, which took two years to complete, will allow the museum to showcase more of its collection of art from China, Korea, Japan, India, the Himalayas and Southeast Asia.
NYTimes.com - Published

Visit Nepal's yeti: How mythical creature divided Himalayan nation

An idea to bring more tourists to Nepal has ended in a row over what a yeti actually looks like.
BBC News - Published

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.
Reuters - Published

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.
Reuters - Published

Plant life 'expanding over the Himalayas'

Vegetation is expanding at high altitudes across the Himalayas - including the Everest region.
BBC News - Published

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..
IndiaTimes - Published

‘Many lives have been lost’: five-month internet blackout plunges Kashmir into crisis

‘many lives have been lost’: five-month internet blackout plunges kashmir into crisis
For many in Kashmir, it has been more than 150 days of agony. The internet blackout which was imposed on the disputed Himalayan region by the Indian government in August is now the longest on record,..
WorldNews - Published

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,..
IndiaTimes - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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.
DNA - Published

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.
Reuters - Published

Breathtaking view of Himalayas from winding highway

Take in the breathtaking view of the Himalayas from the Manali-Leh Highway.
USATODAY.com - Published

Can India really go green?

Since the COP21 climate conference in Paris in 2015, India has wanted to emerge as a major player in the fight against climate change and is betting on a transition to clean energy. The country is..
France 24 - Published

Occupied Kashmir shutdown caused losses of more than $1 billion, says trade body

occupied kashmir shutdown caused losses of more than $1 billion, says trade body
Economic losses in occupied Kashmir have run well over a billion dollars since India revoked its autonomy in August, the main trade body in the Himalayan region said, adding that it planned to sue the..
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Ladakh to have a new regional centre to study Himalayan ecology and conserve its fragile ecosystem


IndiaTimes - Published

MOVIE REVIEW: Abominable

movie review: abominable
by Graham Pierrepoint - ABOMINABLE IMDb Dir: Jill Culton Starring Chloe Bennet, Albert Tsai, Tenzing Norgay Trainor, Eddie Izzard, Sarah Paulson, Tsai Chin, Michelle Wong 5 STARS (out of 5) 2019..
One News Page Staff - Published

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.
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

The Himalayan village that confiscates single-use plastics

Lachung, an idyllic mountain village in India's Sikkim state, has banned single-use plastics and showcases eco-friendly alternatives.
BBC News - Published

Pakistan warns of Kashmir bloodbath, India silent

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has denounced terrorism but avoided any mention of India's crackdown in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir. Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan denounced..
USATODAY.com - Published

Moving mountains: Life amid climate change in the Himalayas

moving mountains: life amid climate change in the himalayas
The Himalayan living dream has been throbbing in the veins of many. From lines of pine trees that adorn the hills to the soft snow flakes that shroud the mountains, there is no dearth of a kind of..
WorldNews - Published

Everest Base Camp Trek Difficulties

If you are speculating to explore world highest peak in Nepal and enthusiastic to take a closer look at Buddhist Monasteries, ethnic Sherpa settlements with their unique cultures and traditions, and..
WorldNews - Published

Pakistan PM Imran Khan warns of war with India over crackdown in Kashmir

pakistan pm imran khan warns of war with india over crackdown in kashmir
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan warned in blunt terms on Tuesday of possible war between Pakistan and India over what he called a brutal Indian crackdown in the disputed Himalayan region of..
WorldNews - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

Kashmir dispute and India’s Himalayan war games jeopardise prospects for Modi-Xi summit

kashmir dispute and india’s himalayan war games jeopardise prospects for modi-xi summit
Indian and Chinese soldiers came face to face this week in a tense confrontation at their disputed Himalayan border, barely a month before a scheduled “informal summit” between President Xi Jinping..
WorldNews - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

LUH chopper clears weather tests at Himalayas


IndiaTimes - Published

500 protests in Kashmir, many injured in lockdown

500 protests in kashmir, many injured in lockdown
At least 500 incidents of protest have broken out in Jammu and Kashmir since New Delhi revoked its autonomy more than three weeks ago, a senior government source said on Wednesday, as authorities..
WorldNews - Published

'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..
IndiaTimes - Published

'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..
IndiaTimes - Published

The Indian Government Insists All Is Well in Kashmir. But the Communications Shutdown Continues

the indian government insists all is well in kashmir. but the communications shutdown continues
As I write this piece for TIME, I’m standing furtively amid a clump of tall, itchy weeds behind an office in the outskirts of Jammu, a city in northern India. Dozens of mosquitoes are landing on my..
WorldNews - Published

Exclusive report: lockdown in Kashmir

Since a decision by the Indian government to revoke Kashmir's autonomy on August 5, the people of this mainly Muslim state have been cut off from the rest of the world. Curfews have been in effect day..
France 24 - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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..
IndiaTimes - Published

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..
IndiaTimes - Published

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..
IndiaTimes - Published

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..
IndiaTimes - Published

The Mystery of the Himalaya’s Skeleton Lake Just Got Weirder

Every summer, hundreds of ancient bones emerge from the ice. A new genetic study helps explain how they got there.
NYTimes.com - Published

Pakistan decries cross-border fire as Kashmir security eases

pakistan decries cross-border fire as kashmir security eases
SRINAGAR, India (AP) - Pakistan said Indian troops fired across the Line of Control in the disputed Kashmir region, killing two civilians and wounding another, as some security restrictions were lifted..
WorldNews - Published

4,000 detained by India in Kashmir since autonomy stripped: Govt. source

4,000 detained by india in kashmir since autonomy stripped: govt. source
Thousands of people have been detained in Indian-controlled Kashmir over fears of outbreaks of unrest after the New Delhi government revoked the Muslim-majority Himalayan region’s autonomy. An Indian..
WorldNews - Published

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..
DNA - Published

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
DNA - Published

'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.
DNA - Published

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.
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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