States  /  Published 09.07.21

Sikkim jab exception for family tourists

The Sikkim government on Thursday made a modification in its protocol for tourists wanting to visit the Himalayan state following feedback received from tourism stakeholders, making it easier for fami...
By Rajeev Ravidas in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 05.07.21

Plastic bag ban mostly in name only: Survey

A survey across 11 states and two Union territories across the Himalayan region in the country suggests that while most people were aware of the existence of plastic bag ban in their areas, most belie...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 02.03.21

Hills to host legislators for mountain summit

The Darjeeling hills are ready to host legislators from across Himalayan states and Union territories in India later this year for the Sustainable Mountain Development Summit. The Integrated Mountain...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

India  /  Published 07.02.21

Climate change is eating Himalayan glaciers

A part of the Nanda Devi glacier broke off in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district on Sunday, leading to massive floods, recalling a 2019 study that warned about the dangers of climate change and said...
By PTI in New Delhi

Jharkhand  /  Published 12.11.19

Winter trip to Himalayan height

Adventure enthusiasts can look forward to feel the Himalayan chill this winter.Tata Steel Adventure Foundation (TSAF) is gearing up to conduct the annual outdoor leadership programme in the Garhwal Hi...
By Our Correspondent in Jamshedpur


North East  /  Published 28.02.20

Push for research after bat call study

The study of the ultrasonic call characters of three species of bats in Meghalaya has drawn attention to the need to bat for thorough research into the rich fauna present in the Himalayan foothills.A ...
By Roopak Goswami in Guwahati

West Bengal  /  Published 12.11.19

In his father’s footsteps to the Himalayas

Mountaineers consider the Hillary Step the last hurdle before they make it to the summit. It is more than 50m from the summit.“Above all I think there is something special about Hillary Step, that i...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 23.12.18

We must be prepared for earthquakes

Its fist is raised, knuckle an inch away from the door. It could stay there and stay and stay. On the other hand... ‘It’ is the mother of all earthquakes. And the ‘door’ is our own central Him...
By Gopalkrishna Gandhi

Books  /  Published 24.01.20

‘Tibetanization’ of the Himalayas

Familiar are the patterns of India-China disputes over the borders in the Himalayas, as also the perceived threats emanating from troop build-up, infrastructure development and occasional intrusions b...
By Anindya Jyoti Majumdar

India  /  Published 21.08.19

Skeletons throw up Himalayan ancestry puzzle

Scientists have for the first time deduced through genetic evidence that mysterious human skeletons discovered decades ago around the shores of Roopkund lake in Uttarakhand represent distinct populati...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi


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