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  Snowstorm blows away roofs of 11 houses in U'khand.
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A snowstorm today hit the Goripar area in Dharchula subdivision of Pithoragarh district, blowing off the roofs of 11 houses and forcing evacuation of over 50 people.

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  Geologist blames encroachment on dried river for Uttarakhand tragedy.
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It's not only global warming, but also the encroachment of humans on shrinking river valleys which is leading to disasters in India. This was stated by Dr Dhruv Sen Singh from the Centre of Advanced Study in Geology, University of Lucknow, who presented a research paper based on the Uttarakhand flood tragedy. He said: "The valley and channels of rivers are shrinking and vacated land is...

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  Ispat Foundation, Pragya distribute relief in Bandipora
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Continuing its humanitarian response for relief and rehabilitation of flood affected families, Ispat Bharti Foundation in collaboration with Pragya- NGO on Wednesday distributed sleeping bags and mattresses to 100 flood affected families in Banyari village area of Bandipora district in northern Kashmir.

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  DIET Leh organizes orientation programme for primary teachers
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As a part of the winter training to Government School teachers, the 1st phase of twenty days orientation programme for primary teachers started from today at District Institute for Education & Training (DIET) Leh.

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  Promoting Kashmir: Come one, Come all
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From the peaks of Afarwat to the lakes of Ladakh, from Silent Tarsar to roaring Aharabal, Kashmir has witnessed enormous inflow of tourists from the last couple of years. Despite the tumultuous 2008 and 2010, Kashmir has always been premier tourist destination for tourists. With the appearance of thousands of travel agencies the inflow has increased manifold. Tourism industry being the...

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  TCS-Udaan providing free employability Training to unemployed youth of Ladakh.
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A Kolkota based private firm, Tata Consultancy services (TCS) under their project TCS-Udaan is providing free Employability Training to the unemployed graduates in Arts, Science and Commerce, BBA, BBM, BMS, B. Pham in Kolkata for unemployed youths of J&K including that of Leh and Kargil as a gesture to extend their help to the unemployed youth of flood affected areas of J&K.

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  Gadkari declares Rs 1300 crore to construct Chardham yatra routes.
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Haridwar: The Centre on Monday announced a financial assistance of Rs 1300 crore to construct 890 Km of roads for Uttarakhand's famous Chardham yatra.

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India, Nepal, International
Latest news and events from the Himalayan regions in different countries, from the issues affecting the lives of the Himalayan communities, to international debates on climate and geo-politics.
Scientists’ role in dealing with climate change crucial: Experts
Uttarkashi admn to educate people on eco-sensitive zone
Kenilworth sisters inspired by Himalayan adventures to set up wool company.
International Flower Fest coming up in Spring in Sikkim.
Sikkim ranked Best State in Panchayati Raj Institutions
Heavy snowfall leaves Muktinath void of devotees.
Increasing power import of Hydropower rich Bhutan is a concern for India.
Remittance income grows marginal 0.8pc
Nepal cuts Mount Everest climbing rates
Nepal in new bid to finally settle Mount Everest height
Is this the happiest country on earth?-FORGET Disneyland, put Bhutan on your travel bucket list if you want to visit the happiest place on earth.
Talks with Bhutan for coordinated operation.
Mountains, makeshift cinemas: Bhutan's battle to make movies
Bhutan crew films Sikkim's first organic festival.
Mountains: vital for human survival
Films / Documentaries
  Take a closer look at the Himalayas and its peoples through the practiced lenses of renowned filmmakers.  
God Lives In The Himalayas
By: Sanjay Srinivas (2009)
The story is set up in the foothills of the Himalayas. The story revolves around a young boy named Siddharth. Due to some misfortune both his parents are killed during a religious ceremony.

Himalayaeui Sonyowa (Himalaya - where the wind dwells)
By: Amitava Sengupta (under production)
This movie primarily focuses on the life of an old religious Buddhist who has left his homeland and settled in a new land to earn a living.
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  Delve into the natural, cultural and experiential richness of the Himalayas, through publications on topics varying from Buddhist Architecture to mountaineers` travelogues.  
Dark Road Top Darjeeling
By: Deanna Raybourn (October 2010)
This novel is set up in the exotic foothills of Himalayas and the marks the beginning of an arch villain. This novel is expected to be the finest works of Deanna Raybourn. It is one of the most awaited books of this year. Some anticipate it to be similar to the very famous novel twilight.

Buddhist Architecture
By: Le Huu Phuoc (2010)
This book methodically examines the genesis of Buddhist architecture in Asia. It lays a special emphasis on the architecture during the third century-twelfth century. The author examines the impact of Buddhist architecture upon the Islamic, Christian, and Hindu architecture.
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Natural Disasters in the Himalayas
INDIA    Uttarakhand: Rs 846 crore loss, says initial assessment
PAKISTAN   Avalanche buries 100 Pakistani soldiers
CHINA    7,844 dead or missing in China in 2010
NEPAL    Flood obstructs Hetauda-Kathmandu road section
Publication in New Publications
DMS-HIMALAYA - (Disaster Management System – Himalaya)
By Gargi Banerji, Sejuti Basu, Dr. Mary Ipe
In June 2013, high-intensity rain and cloudbursts in the Indian State of Uttarakhand in the Himalayas triggered a series of hydrologic and geologic disasters, including glacial lake outbursts, landslides and flash floods, affecting more than 2,036,000 people and leading to one of the worst catastrophes of the decade.
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Map Title in New
Details:Himalayas are a young and dynamic mountain system that is perpetually evolving and changing- increas
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A Hermit In The
by Paul Brunton
in Experiences of Modern day Himalaya Aficionados
A magnificent blend of travelogue and spiritual learning, the book follows the author on his journey to Mount Kailash through the Himalayan...
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Himalayan Artifacts
in Database – Cultural
The Arts & Crafts database is a compilation of various Himalayan arts & crafts and their distinctive features. The database describes the artifacts, their utility, raw materials and their importance in present-day Himalayan society...
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