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Delhi's minimum temperature drops to 3.6 degree Celsius

29 Dec 2020

Delhi's minimum temperature drops to 3.6 degree Celsius

Delhi reeled under a cold wave on Tuesday as icy winds sweeping through the city brought the minimum temperature down to 3.6 degree Celsius, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

At 3.9 degree Celsius, Delhi records season's lowest minimum temperature

19 Dec 2020

At 3.9 degree Celsius, Delhi records season's lowest minimum temperature

Icy cold conditions prevailed in the national capital this morning, as the minimum temperature dipped to 3.9 degree Celsius, the lowest this season so far.

After 'ganja' comment, Kangana hits back at Uddhav Thackeray

26 Oct 2020

After 'ganja' comment, Kangana hits back at Uddhav Thackeray

During his Dussehra speech on Sunday, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, in a veiled attack on actor Kangana Ranaut, said that she has not only slandered Mumbai, its police but also Maharashtra's sons.

Indian sets world record for creating ring with 7,800 diamonds

25 Oct 2020

Indian sets world record for creating ring with 7,800 diamonds

An Indian jeweler has set the Guinness World Record for creating a ring with the most number of diamonds.

Don't want India-China military standoff in Ladakh to escalate: US

24 Oct 2020

Don't want India-China military standoff in Ladakh to escalate: US

Ahead of the crucial India-US 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue, senior officials of the Trump administration said the United States is closely watching the India-China military standoff in Ladakh, adding they do not want the situation to escalate.

Biden soft on China, bad for India: Trump Jr.

19 Oct 2020

Biden soft on China, bad for India: Trump Jr.

Donald Trump Jr., the son of US President Donald Trump, thinks Democratic challenger Joe Biden will be soft toward China and effectively, not good for India.

60,000 PLA soldiers deployed: Mike Pompeo, amid Indo-China tensions

10 Oct 2020

60,000 PLA soldiers deployed: Mike Pompeo, amid Indo-China tensions

China has deployed over 60,000 soldiers on India's Northern border, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in interviews after returning from Tokyo where he met counterparts from Japan, Australia, and India.

Galwan-clash cost five soldiers, claims China; India says number higher

25 Sep 2020

Galwan-clash cost five soldiers, claims China; India says number higher

For the first time since the bloody June episode in Galwan Valley, China admitted its casualties, saying that five of its soldiers died. However, India is convinced the death toll is higher, with government sources telling News18 that China's count must be multiplied by three.

Spanish-mountaineer names peak after former Uttarkashi DM for saving him

18 Aug 2020

Spanish-mountaineer names peak after former Uttarkashi DM for saving him

Ashish Chauhan, former District Magistrate of Uttarkashi, will soon have a peak in Spain named after him, all thanks to something he did way back in 2018.

Karan Bajaj, the yogi who sold his start-up for $300mn

08 Aug 2020

Karan Bajaj, the yogi who sold his start-up for $300mn

Successful entrepreneurs are hailed for how they hold onto their idea and make it big in the market.

Bihar floods: Heavy rainfall predicted till August 1, relief unlikely

28 Jul 2020

Bihar floods: Heavy rainfall predicted till August 1, relief unlikely

The Patna Meteorological Centre has predicted heavy rainfall till August 1 in Bihar, confirming that the state won't get relief from the floods anytime soon.

While LAC simmers with tensions, LoC being watched too

02 Jul 2020

While LAC simmers with tensions, LoC being watched too

Already engaged with an eyeball-to-eyeball conflict with China along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), the Indian armed forces have not lost sight of the Line of Control (LoC) from where Pakistan regularly launches attacks.

On Hydroxychloroquine, Trump ditches threatening tone, says 'Modi was great'

08 Apr 2020

On Hydroxychloroquine, Trump ditches threatening tone, says 'Modi was great'

Hours after he threatened India with retaliation if Hydroxychloroquine, a drug considered important in the battle against coronavirus, is not exported, United States President Donald Trump took a softer tone saying that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was "great".

Rishikesh: Things to do in the adventure capital of India

18 Mar 2020

Rishikesh: Things to do in the adventure capital of India

Set in the foothills of the Himalayas, Rishikesh has no dearth of both spiritual centers and adventure sports.

Top five Indian cities to travel on low budget

17 Feb 2020

Top five Indian cities to travel on low budget

Has the travel bug bitten you recently?

Planning a trip to Bhutan? Note these five things

05 Aug 2019

Planning a trip to Bhutan? Note these five things

Nestled in the Himalayas, the scenic kingdom of Bhutan is a tiny hub of history, culture, and spellbinding natural beauty.

Watch: Soldiers need hammer to break open eggs at Siachen

09 Jun 2019

Watch: Soldiers need hammer to break open eggs at Siachen

"Siachen me hamare jawan ladh rahe hai" might have been misused to support many a straw man argument, but it trivializes the harsh lives of Indian Army soldiers at the Siachen glacier.

Not Yeti but a bear: Nepal dismisses Indian Army's claims

02 May 2019

Not Yeti but a bear: Nepal dismisses Indian Army's claims

With a lot of pride, earlier this week the Indian Army declared that its expedition team sighted footprints of a Yeti in the icy heights of Himalayas. With its tweet, the Army brought back conversations to the mythical ape-like creature.

Indian Army says expedition team saw 'Yeti' footprints, shares evidence

30 Apr 2019

Indian Army says expedition team saw 'Yeti' footprints, shares evidence

On Monday, Indian Army tweeted an expedition team came across footprints of Yeti, a mythical apelike beast, in the icy heights of Himalayas and also shared pictures for proof.

Trump signs bill on Tibet into law despite China protest

20 Dec 2018

Trump signs bill on Tibet into law despite China protest

US President Donald Trump has signed a bipartisan bill on Tibet into law that could enrage China, paving the way to impose a visa ban on Chinese officials who deny American citizens, government officials and journalists access to the sensitive Himalayan region, the homeland of the exiled Dalai Lama.

China's Himalayas are source of a first-class $300 bottle wine

12 Nov 2018

China's Himalayas are source of a first-class $300 bottle wine

A $300 bottle of wine sold in the US and Europe is made in the unlikeliest of places: at the foot of the Himalayas in China, where farmers sing traditional songs while picking grapes.

Himalayan Viagra, costlier than gold, is in danger

24 Oct 2018

Himalayan Viagra, costlier than gold, is in danger

Nicknamed 'Himalayan Viagra', an expensive caterpillar fungus, which is more valuable than gold, is becoming harder to find due to climate change, say researchers.

Sachin Tendulkar goes to Bhutan, plays cricket in mountains!

23 Oct 2018

Sachin Tendulkar goes to Bhutan, plays cricket in mountains!

Former Indian legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar picked up the bat once again and played cricket.

2.74L pilgrims paid obeisance at Amarnath cave shrine till date

08 Aug 2018

2.74L pilgrims paid obeisance at Amarnath cave shrine till date

As many as 2.74 lakh pilgrims have paid obeisance at Amarnath cave shrine in South Kashmir Himalayas till date this year, an official said.

First batch of Kailash Manasarovar Yatra with 60 pilgrims flagged-off

11 Jun 2018

First batch of Kailash Manasarovar Yatra with 60 pilgrims flagged-off

The first batch of Kailash Manasarovar Yatra-2018 was flagged off today in Delhi by Union Minister of State for External Affairs VK Singh.

Global warming: Are we ignoring farmers in the Himalayas?

03 Aug 2017

Global warming: Are we ignoring farmers in the Himalayas?

Climate change has been manifesting itself through many ways including changing weather patterns.

Missing Taiwanese trekker found alive after 47 days in Himalayas

27 Apr 2017

Missing Taiwanese trekker found alive after 47 days in Himalayas

Liang Sheng Yuehm, a 21-year-old Taiwanese trekker has been rescued, 47 days after he and his girlfriend went missing in the Himalayas.