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In the past, the remoteness and high elevation of the Himalayas and Tibetan plateau was believed to protect the vast expanse of land from the chronic pollution that haunts the densely populated regions of China and South Asia. It was thought that the ...
Against a backdrop of scorched mountains, workers cut steel bars and prepare rock for crushing near a viaduct that crosses a dry river bed. In the distance, a truck kicks up ... Tension between the two South Asian neighbors has been escalating, with ...

Seven years later, India is again suffering from a drought, the states are still quarreling over the river and the song is getting another round of attention on India's social media and blogs.
But community activists, researchers and some drug company employees say the presence of more than 300 drug firms, combined with lax oversight and inadequate water treatment, has left lakes and rivers laced with antibiotics, making this a giant Petri ...
The city must take steps to conserve water," said Parineeta Dandekar of South Asia Network on dams, Rivers and People (SANDRP).
In the past, the remoteness and high elevation of the Himalayas and Tibetan plateau was believed to protect the vast expanse of land from the chronic pollution that haunts the densely populated regions of China and South Asia. It was thought that the ...

Even the National Water Framework Bill (NWFB) drafted by the Union Ministry of Water Resources, fails to bring in an adequate framework for dispute resolution, noted environmental economist Nilanjan Ghosh, who recommended a river basin authority ... go ...
Islamabad: Over five million acre-feet of wastewater finds its way into rivers each year, threatening the entire ecosystem, speakers said at a workshop on Wednesday.
However, even if India decides to increase its extraction of water from the western rivers, it will not be able to hit its full quota immediately, said Himanshu Thakkar, the coordinator of the South Asia Network on dams, Rivers and People - a network ...
The straits Times/Asia News Network -- India has said it may review the 56-year-old Indus Water Treaty with Pakistan, an agreement to share the waters of six cross-border rivers, following a terror attack on an Indian army camp in Kashmir recently.
Pakistani demonstrators in Lahore burning effigies of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj during a protest to show solidarity with those living in Indian- administered Kashmir on Sunday.
And myself and a friend - she's Latina, I'm South Asian - we went over there, and we wandered around the museum. It wasn't open yet, but, you know, it was striking, it's beautiful.
Tensions between the South Asian neighbours have escalated since. Indians politicians ... New Delhi is under obligation to let the waters of the western rivers flow, except for certain consumptive use, with Pakistan getting 80% of the water. Indus ...
... and its tributaries to depend on, the treaty is certainly a huge safeguard. Unlike India, which is home to two massive river systems - Indus and the Ganges, Pakistan's water lifeline comes with the control button in India. ... Geographically, South ...
... like it escaped from a video game. Anytime you're bored, you can take the free ferry that tootles along the Brisbane River all day, gliding under its many bridges, including Story Bridge and Kurilpa Bridge, named after the aboriginal word for ...
The Indus river flowing through Ladakh in J&K [image by Athar Parvaiz]. Athar Parvaiz ... Under the treaty, Pakistan received exclusive use of waters from the Indus and its westward flowing tributaries, the Jhelum and Chenab, while the Ravi, Beas and ...

Controlling the free-flowing waters of the several rivers that give Punjab ('Punj' meaning five, and 'aab' meaning river in Persian) its name, alongside the mighty Indus, before they enter Pakistan is another; presumably, making an entire nation ...
River expert and environmentalist Himanshu Thakkar of the South Asia Network on dams, Rivers and People (SANDRP) agrees with such an option.
During the same period, the British resisted discussing the possibility of partition in South Asia, only to hastily divide India and Pakistan in 1947.
The title itself is deliberate and the brackets both challenge the assumption that most women do not work (especially in South Asia) and to show the range of their personal and professional roles. Without knowing it was leading to a series, I had been ...
Under the club's supervising teacher at the time, Masaaki Mizushima, who is now retired, Ito climbed 1,953-meter Mt. Kasatori near the upper reaches of the Tamagawa river. While climbing Mt. Kasatori was extremely hard, Ito enjoyed the panorama from ...
For instance, governments and international organizations and researchers still aren't collecting basic statistics on a lot of major diseases in Africa.
The International River Symposium had a range of river and water related issues that are of concern to India and South-Asia - "Hindu Kush Himalayas: Role of Mountains in Water Security", "River Basin Planning and Strategic Management in Asia", ...
That is how the two countries reacted to a suggestion on joint river management from Cyril Radcliffe, the chairperson of the Punjab boundary commission tasked to divide the Punjab territory and water assets between the two south Asian neighbours.
Himanshu Thakkar from South Asia Network for dams Rivers and People, in an email to this writer, has made a number of suggestions about viable solutions.
Dhaka (AFP) - An overcrowded ferry capsized and sank in southern Bangladesh on Wednesday (Sept 21), leaving around 30 people missing after the latest in a long series of river accidents in the country. While some passengers managed to swim to shore, ...
Leading feminist Kamla Bhasin launched the South Asian edition of the One Billion Rising (OBR) 2017, a global campaign against violence against women and girls, in an event in Kathmandu on Monday.
Changing the flow of the rivers would have a major impact on surrounding wildlife and the repercussions haven't been fully studied, experts from the South Asia Network for dams, Rivers and People (SANDRP) say. In the case of the Panna National Park, ...
Much water has gone down the river. The mighty Himalayas are no more the forbidding mountains; its crags and peaks are no more insurmountable; its blizzards are no more daunting, and its tranquil air is no more without the foul smell of gunpowder ...
The history of floods and the nature of the river go back to August 15, 1950, when a severe earthquake altered the course and bed levels of many rivers, especially raising the bed level of Brahmaputra in upper Assam. Since the 1950s, according to some ...
The July 15-16 Asian Confluence River Festival - NADI 2016, held in Shillong, the capital of Meghalaya in North-East India, can truly be called a paradigm shifting event.
On Tuesday, Bangladeshis celebrated Eid al-Adha - known in South Asia as "bakri eid," or "goat eid," for the animals most commonly sacrificed as an offering to God - commemorating Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his own son.
... for South Asian nuclear disarmament appear dim. Assuming that nuclear weapons won't soon be eliminated from the subcontinent, what measures are available to India, Pakistan, outside nations, and international organizations that might reduce the ...
SANA, which is termed as Sindhis' home away from home, is the largest Sindhi diaspora organisation in the world, and is most appropriately termed by non-Sindhi community leaders - who have had the opportunity to attend the convention in the past - as ...
... in police firing on Monday night in tense Bengaluru, where curfew has been imposed in 16 sensitive localities after violent protests erupted in southern Karnataka over the Supreme Court's latest order to release more Cauvery river water to Tamil Nadu.
But exposure to western and south Asian theatres made her innovate new methods of lighting, colours, costume and group choreography.
A legendary South Asian dish has suddenly found itself in the midst of a war in India. Made up of layers of meat and rice and cooked with fragrant spices, the dish is the much-loved biryani.
Club members showed the senators a PowerPoint presentation that touched on their culture, purpose and yearlong plan, which involves coordinating events with East and South Asian cultural clubs. In the discussion that followed, many senators argued that ...
SAUNI, abbreviated in Gujarati from Saurashtra Narmada Avtaran Irrigation Yojna, plans to fill up 115 dams of the region with excess run-off water of the Sardar Sarovar Dam across the Narmada river. The dams will be fed through a network of pipelines ...
With the existing paradigm being devoid of the knowledge of the complex eco-hydrology and the fluvial geomorphology of Himalayan rivers like the Ganges and Brahmaputra, the possible negative impacts of the construction of the Farakka Barrage were not ...
The leopards range across the snowy mountains of a dozen countries in Central and South Asia, but their numbers had declined in recent decades as hunters sought their spotted pelts and farmers killed them to protect livestock.
An ongoing concern in South Asia is that terrorist groups might gain access to nuclear materials, either to use these materials in attacks or to use them as bargaining chips against either New Delhi or Islamabad.
... beer vendors, musicians, artists, and outdoor enthusiasts from all over Denver. RiverFest benefits The Greenway Foundation, which has worked to revitalize the South Platte River, greenway trails, and riverside parks for the past 40 years. ... This ...
As a South Asian woman trade unionist myself, the story of Jayaben Desai continues to have a deep resonance. We do not always choose a life of ... In 1968 Enoch Powell had made his infamous 'rivers of blood' speech. In it he warned of what he saw as ...
They can also be deployed quickly, have a low social and environmental footprint, and are effective at reducing energy poverty in rural Africa and South Asia. In other words, wind and solar power are ideal investment opportunities for a development bank.
Attempts to shift to increasing the dry season flow in the rivers by building reservoirs that store the monsoon rains went nowhere primarily because of the inability of Nepali hydrocrats to see any beneficial use other than hydropower and Mughlani ones ...
Decades later, turmeric - known locally (and confusingly) as "saffron" - was introduced by South Asian immigrants, who themselves were meant to fill the labor vacuum left by emancipation in the 1830s.
... the funeral ceremony in Srinagar, on September 02, 2016. It is claimed that Danish drowned in the river after being chased by Indian security forces during clashes in north Kashmir's Baramulla district on September 01, 2016.
In 1981, the rocky moraine ridge of Cirenma Co, a glacial lake 14 kilometres from the China-Nepal border, collapsed as a result of an ice avalanche, unleashing nearly 20 million cubic metres of water that picked up debris and blocked the Poiqu River ...


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