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Ruskin Bond curates new poem to ‘lament’ environmental loss in Dehradun, Mussoorie(Instagram/ruskinbondofficial)

Ruskin Bond curates new poem to lament environmental loss in Dehradun, Mussoorie

By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON JUN 06, 2021 11:50 AM IST
  • Ruskin Bond’s new poem ‘Dirge of Dehradun’ laments the current environmental degradation in ‘the twin cities of happiness’ that is Dehradun and Mussoorie which were once picturesque towns in the foothills of the Himalayas but are now decaying. Read the emotional lines inside
The minimum temperature on Wednesday was 22°C, and the maximum temperature was 37°C..(Sanjeev Verma/Hindustan Times)
The minimum temperature on Wednesday was 22°C, and the maximum temperature was 37°C..(Sanjeev Verma/Hindustan Times)

News updates from HT: Isolated thunderstorms in Delhi likely today, says IMD

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 03, 2021 08:53 AM IST
  • Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
The image shows the Italian city Turin taken from the International Space Station,(Twitter/@astro_kimbrough)
The image shows the Italian city Turin taken from the International Space Station,(Twitter/@astro_kimbrough)

Astronauts share images of Himalayas and Italy taken from space. Seen them yet?

By Trisha Sengupta
PUBLISHED ON JUN 03, 2021 08:30 AM IST
Two astronauts, currently aboard the International Space Station, took to Twitter to share the images.
Citing Covid-linked safety concerns, a number of teams have called off their Everest expeditions and left.(File photo) Exclusive
Citing Covid-linked safety concerns, a number of teams have called off their Everest expeditions and left.(File photo)

How Covid-19 scaled Mt Everest

By Shail Desai
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2021 01:56 PM IST
Covid-19 on Mt Everest: Limited testing and violation of protocol have led to an ‘outbreak’ on the world’s highest peak
Saharanpur residents got a glimpse of the snow-clad Himalayas. (Dr Vivek Banerjee, Twitter/@rameshpandeyifs)
Saharanpur residents got a glimpse of the snow-clad Himalayas. (Dr Vivek Banerjee, Twitter/@rameshpandeyifs)

Himalayas visible from UP’s Saharanpur again, breathtaking pics are going viral

PUBLISHED ON MAY 21, 2021 03:54 PM IST
Last year, in the month of April amid the nationwide lockdown, Saharanpur residents got a glimpse of the Himalayas for the first time in over three decades.
Minimum temperatures are expected to fall in Delhi from January 11.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Minimum temperatures are expected to fall in Delhi from January 11.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)

Cold wave to be back in northwest India from January 22

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Zara Khan
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 05:26 PM IST
Minimum temperatures over northwest India are likely to fall gradually by 3 to 5 degrees Celsius during the next four or five days due to dry northwesterly winds bringing cold air from the Himalayas
Kajal Aggarwal married Gautam Kitchlu on October 30.
Kajal Aggarwal married Gautam Kitchlu on October 30.

Kajal Aggarwal shares throwback pics with husband Gautam Kitchlu from an ‘intense trek in the Himalayas’, see here

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Entertainment Desk
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2021 12:46 PM IST
Actor Kajal Aggarwal shared some throwback pictures from her recent visit to Himachal Pradesh with husband Gautam Kitchlu. See them here.
5 ‘workation’ destinations that became the new travel trend amid Covid-19(Instagram/shivya/abhiandnow)
5 ‘workation’ destinations that became the new travel trend amid Covid-19(Instagram/shivya/abhiandnow)

Yearender 2020: 5 ‘workation’ destinations that became the new travel trend amid Covid-19

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2020 02:47 PM IST
Yearender 2020: Even as Covid-19 turned our travel plans topsy turvy, we still hit the beach or mountains while attending mails and calls . That’s how work with leisure gave birth to the trend of ‘workation’ and here are 5 off-beat scenic destinations to explore while working in New Year 2021

Welcome to the world of herbal hydration with Kimayra’s natural range

UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2020 05:22 PM IST
Kimayra, as a brand, stands out for its belief in using premium natural ingredients to help you preserve your skin while restoring its natural beauty.
Salma Hayek’s orange juice recipe with ‘secret ingredient’ for youthful look(Instagram/salmahayek)
Salma Hayek’s orange juice recipe with ‘secret ingredient’ for youthful look(Instagram/salmahayek)

Salma Hayek shares orange juice recipe with ‘secret ingredient’ to add beauty to your morning | Watch tips

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2020 11:09 AM IST
Looking to give your morning a shot of energy? Search no further as Salma Hayek shows you how to do it by adding this ‘secret ingredient’ to your orange juice | Recipe and video inside
People warm themselves next to a bonfire on a cold winter evening, at Minto Road, in New Delhi on Monday.(Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
People warm themselves next to a bonfire on a cold winter evening, at Minto Road, in New Delhi on Monday.(Raj K Raj/HT Photo)

Gloves are on: Cold wave grips Delhi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2020 04:19 AM IST
Delhi logged a record cold spell of 18 days last year when maximum temperatures were significantly below normal continuously.
Scientists from IMD and Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology cautioned that the impact of climate crisis on the Himalayas will increase in the form of cloudbursts, extremely heavy rain, landslides, glacial lake outburst flood(AP File Photo / Representative image)
Scientists from IMD and Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology cautioned that the impact of climate crisis on the Himalayas will increase in the form of cloudbursts, extremely heavy rain, landslides, glacial lake outburst flood(AP File Photo / Representative image)

Centre to help study climate crisis impact on Himalayas

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2020 08:58 AM IST
IMD is likely to have 10 weather radars for the Himalayan region in India by next year and also an airborne lidar observation to measure glacier volume periodically.
Considering the size of Himalayas and its role in India’s hydrology, meteorology, disaster management, ecosystem and many other activities, the world has correctly recognised it as the ‘third pole of the world, Mohapatra said.(Getty Images)
Considering the size of Himalayas and its role in India’s hydrology, meteorology, disaster management, ecosystem and many other activities, the world has correctly recognised it as the ‘third pole of the world, Mohapatra said.(Getty Images)

India to establish regional climate centre for Himalayas, to benefit country, neighbours: IMD chief

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Deepali Sharma
PUBLISHED ON DEC 14, 2020 05:21 PM IST
Being a data sparse region, the relative observational network is limited as compared to the plain ranges of the country, IMD chief observed.

Apartments in Chester Hills in Solan are luxurious and refreshing homestays for Delhiites

UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2020 06:23 PM IST
Situated on the Punjab-Himachal Border, Solan lies on the bottom ranges of the Himalayas.
Nuns assisting villagers in the Himalayas.(Kungfununs.org)
Nuns assisting villagers in the Himalayas.(Kungfununs.org)

‘Kung Fu nuns’ deliver vital aid to villagers in pandemic-hit Himalayas

New Delhi | By Reuters | Posted by: Srimoyee Chowdhury
PUBLISHED ON DEC 10, 2020 06:56 PM IST
Besides hauling sacks of staples from rice and lentils to toiletries and face masks on their backs in the harsh mountain conditions, the nuns have been urging villagers to heed the threat posed by COVID-19.
A Kashmiri man shields his face from cold as he walks over a foot bridge through dense fog on a cold morning on the outskirts of Srinagar on Thursday.(AP)
A Kashmiri man shields his face from cold as he walks over a foot bridge through dense fog on a cold morning on the outskirts of Srinagar on Thursday.(AP)

Widespread snowfall likely in the hills due to western disturbances

New Delhi, Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON DEC 05, 2020 09:42 AM IST
The first western disturbance has already started impacting the region from Friday, bringing rain and snow mainly to Jammu and Kashmir
Check out these breathtaking pics as Cherry Blossoms paint Shillong pink(Twitter/NEAwareness)
Check out these breathtaking pics as Cherry Blossoms paint Shillong pink(Twitter/NEAwareness)

Forget Japan, Cherry Blossoms are blooming in Shillong and we can’t get over these breathtaking pictures

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 03:32 PM IST
As the India International Cherry Blossom Festival stands cancelled this year in Meghalaya, due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, citizens made sure that travel enthusiasts and nature lovers do not miss out on the beauty as the pretty flowers take over Shillong and paint the city pink with seasonal love
As Milind Soman goes trekking on Sandakphu, here are 3 attractions of West Bengal’s highest peak(Instagram/milindrunning)
As Milind Soman goes trekking on Sandakphu, here are 3 attractions of West Bengal’s highest peak(Instagram/milindrunning)

Travel Thursday: As Milind Soman goes trekking on Sandakphu, here are 3 attractions of West Bengal’s highest peak

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 01:20 PM IST
While Sandakphu might not be a famous tourist destination, it is the highest point of the Singalila Ridge in Darjeeling and Milind Soman’s trek on West Bengal’s highest peak got us curious to check out these 3 attractions on our next trip to the West Bengal-Nepal border
The Chamurthi horse is known to be a hardy animal that is very adaptable to high altitude journeys in snow-bound areas.(Sourced)
The Chamurthi horse is known to be a hardy animal that is very adaptable to high altitude journeys in snow-bound areas.(Sourced)

Chamurthi horses give Rampur Bushahr a miss as Lavi Fair is postponed

Hindustan Times, Shimla | By Navneet Rathore, Shimla
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2020 04:39 PM IST
A few animals brought to the fair initially were sold, the highest price tag being Rs 65,000
Nagarjuna with Saiyami Kher during the shoot of Wild Dog in the Himalayas.
Nagarjuna with Saiyami Kher during the shoot of Wild Dog in the Himalayas.

Nagarjuna completes shooting for Wild Dog with Himalayan schedule, see pics

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By Karthik Kumar
UPDATED ON NOV 06, 2020 03:52 PM IST
Akkineni Nagarjuna tweeted about completing the shoot of his film Wild Dog. The team has been shooting in the Himalayas for the last few weeks.
A sprinkling of stars is in order for these frontline workers who risk their lives to satiate our food cravings(Photo Imaging: Parth Garg)
A sprinkling of stars is in order for these frontline workers who risk their lives to satiate our food cravings(Photo Imaging: Parth Garg)

Humour: Happiness is on its way

Hindustan Times | By Rehana Munir
PUBLISHED ON OCT 18, 2020 07:07 AM IST
Food delivery agents are the unsung heroes perking up city life
Understanding past moisture source for rain and snowfall over the Himalayan glaciers can also help understand how climate change will impact them in the future, authors of the study said.(Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology/HT Photo)
Understanding past moisture source for rain and snowfall over the Himalayan glaciers can also help understand how climate change will impact them in the future, authors of the study said.(Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology/HT Photo)

Lake sediment study gives clues to glacier health and Indus valley civilisation

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi
UPDATED ON OCT 14, 2020 09:18 AM IST
The results, published in Nature journal last month, indicate that summer monsoon dominated precipitation 21% of the time, whereas the mid-latitude westerlies dominated precipitation 79% of the time and hence have been the main source of moisture during the last 1,100 years
Minister of Animal Husbandry and Pisciculture Rekha Arya during the launch of Bakraw and Uttarafish on Wednesday in Dehradun.(HT PHOTO.)
Minister of Animal Husbandry and Pisciculture Rekha Arya during the launch of Bakraw and Uttarafish on Wednesday in Dehradun.(HT PHOTO.)

Uttarakhand govt to home deliver ‘Pahadi mutton’, ‘Himalayan fish’ to boost economy of hilly areas

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 08, 2020 01:18 AM IST
The initiative named Bakraw for mutton of pahadi goats and Uttarafish for fish from hilly areas was launched by minister of animal husbandry and pisciculture Rekha Arya in Dehradun on Wednesday.
The fate of mutually-agreed non-escalation between India and China will depend on the Chinese side. China will try to sustain the standoff by all means possible.(Bloomberg)
The fate of mutually-agreed non-escalation between India and China will depend on the Chinese side. China will try to sustain the standoff by all means possible.(Bloomberg)

The internal drivers of China’s Ladakh offensive

By SD Muni
UPDATED ON OCT 03, 2020 05:56 AM IST
Xi is using the Ladakh standoff in his internal political campaign of silencing critics who are cautioning him against hostility towards India and other neighbours, while the principal challenge is to confront the US.
FilmmakerShyam Benegal feels people should not expect the film industry to become some kind of paragons of virtue
FilmmakerShyam Benegal feels people should not expect the film industry to become some kind of paragons of virtue

Shyam Benegal: Bollywood is not an ashram in the Himalayas

Hindustan Times | By Juhi Chakraborty
UPDATED ON OCT 01, 2020 01:25 PM IST
Veteran filmmaker Shyam Benegal says he does not get the vilification narrative that is being shared by many in the current scenario about the Hindi film industry.
View of Shaldhar geothermal spring in Garhwal Himalayas(Credit: Wadia Institute/HT Photo)
View of Shaldhar geothermal spring in Garhwal Himalayas(Credit: Wadia Institute/HT Photo)

Over 70 hot springs identified in Uttarakhand and HP for power generation

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Suparna Roy | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2020 04:51 PM IST
Several of these hot springs have the potential of producing electricity at a reduced production cost, say experts.
Richa Chadha and Ali Fazal were set to marry earlier this year but the wedding had to be postponed due to the pandemic.
Richa Chadha and Ali Fazal were set to marry earlier this year but the wedding had to be postponed due to the pandemic.

Ali Fazal shares a cosy pic with Richa Chadha, says ‘You got some of that genius, hope I can learn a little from that’

UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2020 04:41 PM IST
Ali Fazal has shared a cute picture with Richa Chadha with a message that speaks volumes about the respect he has for her. ‘Hope i can learn a little from that.. i try. And hope them all Plebs learn from it,’ he wrote.
After a gap of 124 years, a small and very rare species of orchid Liparis pygmaea has been again found in India, in alpine meadows of Uttarakhand Himalayas. (HT Photo)
After a gap of 124 years, a small and very rare species of orchid Liparis pygmaea has been again found in India, in alpine meadows of Uttarakhand Himalayas. (HT Photo)

Rare species of orchid found for first time in western Himalayas

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Neeraj Santoshi
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2020 07:54 PM IST
The specialist from Botanical Survey of India, Pune, identified the species after it was found by two officials of Uttarakhand forest department’s research wing during their Suptkund trek in Chamoli district at an altitude of 3800 metres in June this year.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled the width of the highway shall not exceed the 5.5 metres that the Union road transport and highways ministry specified in 2018 for under-construction roads in mountainous terrain.(HT Photo)
The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled the width of the highway shall not exceed the 5.5 metres that the Union road transport and highways ministry specified in 2018 for under-construction roads in mountainous terrain.(HT Photo)

New landslide zones activated on Char Dham road: Experts

By Suparna Roy
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2020 11:55 AM IST
They say heavy road construction without considering the fragility of the region has weakened the mountain areas, considering most of the work has been done on steep slopes
The study indicates that most of the lower altitude streams across the Himalayas would be rendered unsuitable for the existence of snow trout with the rise in temperatures.(File photo for representation)
The study indicates that most of the lower altitude streams across the Himalayas would be rendered unsuitable for the existence of snow trout with the rise in temperatures.(File photo for representation)

Climate change may cause 26% habitat loss for snow trout in Himalayan rivers: Study

Dharamshala | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Niyati Singh
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2020 02:59 PM IST
The study -- ‘Is There Always Space at The Top’-- was published in the ‘Ecological Indicators’, a journal of high international repute based at the Netherlands, on September 6.
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