India, China and Nepal are set to launch a joint conservation initiative for the Mount Kailash landscape. The conservation will be meant to tackle the issue of glacial melt, biodiversity conservation and, interestingly, also have a mandate for cultural conservation in the Himalayan region.

Shimla: Though summer is yet to set in officially, Shimla has recorded a sharp rise in maximum temperature, which shot eight to 10 degrees above normal.

Recognising the seriousness of the threat posed by climate change to the country in general and Himalayan states in particular, the Chief Ministers

Union Minister for Forests and Environment Jairam Ramesh today announced that the Centre would grant a

The Conclave of Chief Ministers of Hill States on

Chandigarh: At a time when the vulture population has all but disappeared

For a country, which gave the world perhaps the oldest medical care system, Ayurveda, boasts of a US $2 billion traditional medicine industry and has over 7 lakh registered traditional medicine practitioners, some alarming signals are emanating from the bio-diverse-rich Indian Himalayan region.

Surajkund is now dry and desolate and Damdama is going the same way. It