himalayan himalayan  /ˌhɪ mə ˈleɪ ən/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) of or relating to the Himalayas

News

  1. Monsoon Floods Kill Nearly 600 in India

    Flash floods and landslides triggered by a monsoon in northern India have killed nearly 600 people and left tens of thousands stranded or missing. Forecasters said Saturday that heavy rainfall is expected to continue for days. Rescuers have been working to save more than 50,000 people stranded in the Himalayan state of Uttarakhand, where raging waters have swept away entire villages. Rescue ...
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Voice of America

  2. India's Flood Of Woes

    The north Indian state of Uttarakhand, blessed with nature’s bounty- it has the Himalayas and some of India’s mightiest rivers run through it- was the scene of nature’s fury this week as flash floods and landslides caused a devastation that is being dubbed as a ‘Himalayan tsunami’. Amid the torrential monsoon rain, rivers overflowed, destroying homes and trapping thousands of people in the ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Forbes

  3. Uttarakhand toll may be in thousands, rescue efforts stepped up

    DEHRADUN/SHIMLA: The Himalayan tragedy continued to unfold today with fears that thousands of pilgrims staying in 90 rest houses in Uttarakhand may have been washed away in flash floods even as rescue operations were today stepped up with additional IAF choppers pressed into service to evacuate stranded people in Kedarnath area.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: INDOlink

Quotes

  1. "Our ancient Himalayas are under environmental threat. If the Himalayan glaciers recede, the flow of water in our sacred rivers will go down. Some of our coastal areas could be submerged. Our monsoon pattern may change. We need long term solutions...
    on Aug 14, 2008 By: Manmohan Singh Source: Mangalorean.com

  2. "The difficult terrain makes this one of the most challenging relief operations ever undertaken," Annan said. "The pitiless Himalayan winter is almost upon us and growing more and more severe every week. We must sustain our efforts to keep...
    on Nov 28, 2005 By: Kofi Annan Source: RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

  3. "The health of the Himalayan glaciers is poor, but according to the paper the doomsday prediction of the IPCC and Al Gore is also not correct," Ramesh said, referring to former US vice president and climate campaigner Al Gore.
    on Nov 10, 2009 By: Jairam Ramesh Source: AFP

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