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In a historic move, Sri Lanka's real estate major, Blue Mountain, has signed an agreement with China Harbour Engineering Company Ltd. (CHEC) to build Achilleion, its Seven Star Luxury Project, which will be a landmark development in the country and the South Asian region. Currently, CHEC operates in ...
“Having served with the International Mission Board in East Asia, South Asia, and Southeast Asia, Travis possesses a wealth of missiological expertise, as well as a deep love for mountain churches. We know that he will be an asset in advancing the association's mission of equipping churches to fulfill the ...

The Institute of Mountain Hazards and Environment under the CAS, Nepal's Tribhuvan University, and China's Yunnan University signed an agreement on April 22 to push forward science and technology cooperation between China, Nepal, and South Asian countries using the platform of the Sino-Nepal ...
MUMBAI (REUTERS) - Thirteen children were killed on Thursday (April 26) when a school van collided with a train at an unmanned railway crossing in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, a police official said. Eight children were injured and taken hospital, said the official, adding there were 22 ...
A World Bank Spring Meetings panel discussed concrete climate actions and adaptation strategies to build a more climate-resilient South Asia. ... To build resilience, the report recommends that South Asian countries better prioritize their financial resources where they're most needed and target the most ...
The article said that China has been developing ties with South Asian countries, including India, with an objective of “common development”. ... “As a major power in South Asia, India should join hands with China for common development, which will be of particular significance for South Asia's prosperity.

While the films at this week's Indie Meme Film Festival (April 19-22) come from all over South Asia, the themes are truly global. Here's the full film schedule for ... Barley Fields on the Other Side of the Mountain, 10:30am Family loyalty conflicts with religious freedom in the mountains. Skype Q&A with director ...
According to FAO's reports, Pakistan is one of the most water-stressed countries in South Asia, with 73 percent of the country under 'acute water-stress'. Analysts ... Pakistan is blessed with huge natural resources of water in the form of Himalayan mountain glaciers, rain fed rivers, and three storage basins.
In the 2018 Annual Forecast for South Asia, Stratfor wrote, "the competition for international influence between China and India will intensify in 2018," adding that "Nepal, for instance, will ... The mountain range — which includes Mount Everest — effectively seals off the Indian subcontinent from China.
Bakarwal (or Gujjar-Bakarwal) is a mostly-Sunni Muslim nomadic tribe based in the Pir Panjal and Himalayan mountains of South Asia. They are ... Additionally, the crime also exposed what is wrong with the South Asian patriarchal society where men get away with sexual violence on a daily basis. If there ...
Details like how this ungodly act was committed in a bid to punish the Bakarwal Muslim community — a mostly-Sunni nomadic tribe based in the Pir Panjal and Himalayan mountains of South Asia — and scare them away from Rasana village in Kathua. And the fact that lawyers of the state called a strike in ...
Details have also emerged in a separate case of an eight-year-old Muslim girl belonging to a nomadic tribe that roams the mountains of Jammu and Kashmir who was kidnapped, drugged and held in captivity as eight Hindu men assaulted her. There had been little progress made in the case until activists ...
In the west of Indian Ocean there lies Africa and Arabian Peninsula while the central Indian Ocean touches its boundaries with India's coastal waters while on its west there stands huge range of Himalayan Mountains. The ocean connects the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia within the broader Asian ...
Nepali and Chinese authorities, who monitor all climbs on the southern and northern faces of the mountain respectively, are yet to release the number of climbing permits issued for this year. But the season - which marks the 65th anniversary of the first summit of Everest by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing ...
They spend nearly two months on the mountain to acclimatise to the harsh high altitude environment before attempting to reach the summit in May. Spring is the busiest time of year on the mountain as the winds and temperatures are more forgiving than at other times of the year. But nonetheless each ...
Shyamal Roy, manager of Shyamoli Paribahan, said tourists will be able to enjoy “the natural beauty of Siliguri” and green mountains while travelling to Kathmandu. “Many people from Bangladesh would love to visit Nepal if given the choice to avoid air travel due to concerns following the deadly ...
The chambers will stand on steep mountain ridges, facing toward the moist monsoons from South Asia. As the winds hit the mountains, an upward draft is created. The chambers themselves will burn solid fuel to produce silver iodide, a cloud-seeding agent with a crystalline structure much like ice.

ISLAMABAD (REUTERS) - Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai says she has pined for her home in Pakistan's picturesque Swat Valley, even as she recalled two years living in fear under the Taleban's harsh interpretation of Islamic law. Visiting her homeland for the first time since a Taleban ...
Direct Relief first worked with Mountain Heart Nepal after the 2017 South Asian floods that affected over 1.5 million people in the southern plains region of Nepal. Impressed by their humanitarian response to the floods, Direct Relief awarded Mountain Heart Nepal with a grant to sustain and expand their ...
Every summer, while growing up in Pakistan, I felt an insistent drive to go to the mountains — I considered these to be the best days of the year. A decade later, a visit .... Over the years, I have noticed that every South Asian resident or tourist in North America wants to visit the Niagara Falls. Here I was more ...
Yet Pakistan, in addition to several ancient historical landmarks, is blessed with one of the most amazing landscapes, mountain ranges and valleys in the ... braved these treacherous mountains, treading precariously along paths providing shortcuts between Central Asia and the rich markets of South Asia.
By tracking the messy and highly contested processes of conversion, acquisition, and privatisation of agricultural land, the papers argue that it is the changing agrarian dynamics that set South Asian urbanisation apart from the dominant modes of suburbanisms and suburbanisation in the Global North.
In an interview aired on Mountain TV on March 12, Rastriya Janata Party Nepal presidium member Mahendra Yadav was asked by the interviewer if he had any suggestions for the ... South Asia Check could not find the latest statistics on how much land has been rendered barren by floods in Nepal. In 2016 ...
Spread over 22 acres of land, Tiger Palace Resort has 100 rooms and suites along with two private villas, offering uninterrupted scenic views of the mountains and forests surrounding the resort. The casino in the resort has 44 gaming tables and more 200 electronic gaming machines. The resort amenities ...
It has suffered more than 20 aviation accidents in the last decade, mostly involving small planes on domestic routes. “There are reasons why Nepal has such a relatively high accident rate, many of those are because of the challenges of operating in mountain airfields that surround Nepal,” said Blackie, who ...
Led by an audacious vision to transform South Asia's entertainment landscape, the grand opening event is spread over two days, Saturday, 16 March and ... guest rooms and suites along with two opulent private villas, offering uninterrupted scenic views of the mountains and forests surrounding the resort.
Public Viewing: The Modern and Contemporary South Asian Art auction scheduled for March 19 in New York will display the magnum opus from the 19th, ... "Untitled (Bird and Rock over Mountain)" - Jagdish Swaminathan (1928 - 1994); signed and dated in Devanagari and 'J. Swaminathan / further signed ...
Ringed by seven Central and South Asian nations, Xinjiang is an Alaska-sized territory of parched desert, snowcapped mountains and lush grasslands. It is blighted by severe poverty but is also undergoing rapid development—home, as it is, to 3,500 miles of China's Belt and Road Initiative: a $900 billion rebooting of the ...
On Monday, he ended his attempt, capping a dramatic three days on the mountain, a statement on the Polish expedition's Facebook page said. "Denis Urubko, according ... Northern Pakistan is home to some of the world's tallest mountains, including K2 in the territory of Gilgit-Baltistan. Nestled between the ...
Now comes MoneyOnMobile (MOMT:OTC) looking to create a payments business in South Asia where 95% of the population has no bank account. ..... What would have been nice is if there was some mention of how a huge chunk of the proceeds would be used to pay down a mountain of debt: about $674 ...
The future of India as a South Asian imagination becomes dim as India turns hysterical over China's entry into the Maldives. Yet three things are obvious. ... South Asia is a tapestry of myriad ecologies from islands to mountains, a confluence of civilisations, religions and regions. India is today the dominant ...
The future of India as a South Asian imagination becomes dim as India turns hysterical over China's entry into the Maldives. Yet three things are obvious. ... South Asia is a tapestry of myriad ecologies from islands to mountains, a confluence of civilisations, religions and regions. India is today the dominant ...
The government recently announced a US$14 billion bailout for state banks that account for most of the US$147 billion of soured loans, but it was seen as inadequate to deal with the debt mountain. "(The fraud) is a reminder that the bank recapitalisation scheme that the government outlined months ago ...
KATHMANDU (AFP) - A Buddhist monk who blessed Everest climbers headed for the summit of the world's highest mountain has died in Nepal aged 87, ... Sherpa, who consider Everest sacred and call it Chomolungma ("Goddess Mother of Mountains"), would not climb the mountain without first visiting ...
Steep slopes and elevation create geographical barriers to accessing mountain forest landscapes, meaning that “local communities are isolated from urban ... with climate change and the scarcity of data on mountain forest ecosystem services, especially in data-poor regions such as South Asian mountains, ...
KATHMANDU (AFP) - Poor regulation and overcrowding are pushing Everest climbers away from Nepal to China, which is investing millions to boost a rival path to the top of the world. Veteran climbing outfits, fed up with what they regard as a lax attitude to safety on Nepal's southern flank of the 8,848 ...
People of South Asian heritage have criticised the character for reinforcing stereotypes which they say lead to world bullying, self-loathing and ... Kondabolu, who also grew up in Queens, has said the character of Apu was the only one many US children of South Asian descent had while growing up.
GHAZNI, AFGHANISTAN (REUTERS) - Taleban militants captured a district in Afghanistan's Ghazni province near the provincial capital early on Thursday (April 12) and killed more than a dozen people, including the district's governor, a police official said. Ghazni's Khawaja Omari district was considered ...
The system, which involves an enormous network of fuel-burning chambers installed high up on the Tibetan mountains, could increase rainfall in the region by up to 10 billion cubic metres a year – about 7 per cent ... The chambers stand on steep mountain ridges facing the moist monsoon from south Asia.
Beijing has also upgraded the treacherous mountain road connecting Gilgit-Baltistan to Xinjiang. But China has had difficulty reconciling its desire for development with fears that Uighur separatists will import violence from Pakistan. Chinese authorities have long linked their crackdown on Xinjiang's ...
How China trapped Sri Lanka under a mountain of debt ... The big picture: As the small South Asian country's economy spirals downward, it's freeing itself from debts by selling Chinese-funded infrastructure projects back to China, giving ... Shailesh Kumar, a South Asia expert at the Eurasia Group, broke it down for Axios:.
The future of India as a South Asian imagination becomes dim as India turns hysterical over China's entry into the Maldives. Yet three things are obvious. ... South Asia is a tapestry of myriad ecologies from islands to mountains, a confluence of civilisations, religions and regions. India is today the dominant ...
Love is everywhere this week, whether you're celebrating with a special sweetie or patiently waiting for the drugstore candy to get marked down 75 percent. It's even on your mobile phone (no, not there). Florence , an interactive story which places you in the role of a shy twenty-something navigating her first ...
In the mountains of Yemen, the growing of qat, a thirsty plant sold as a mild stimulant, led to severe water shortages. The water table fell by as much ... In South Asia agriculture accounts for 91 percent of water use, against only seven percent in homes and two percent in industry. In the European Union and ...
The quake hit in the morning near Afghanistan's northern border with Tajikistan in the Hindu Kush mountains at a depth of 191km, the US Geological Survey ... Afghanistan is frequently hit by earthquakes, especially in the Hindu Kush mountain range, which lies near the junction of the Eurasian and Indian ...
KATHMANDU (AFP) - Poor regulation and overcrowding are pushing Everest climbers away from Nepal to China, which is investing millions to boost a rival path to the top of the world. Veteran climbing outfits, fed up with what they regard as a lax attitude to safety on Nepal's southern flank of the 8,848 ...
While militants claiming allegiance to ISIS operate in mountains in the eastern province of Nangarhar, little is known about the group and many analysts question whether they are solely responsible for the attacks they have claimed in Kabul and elsewhere. ISIS claimed an assault on the office of aid group ...
ISLAMABAD • An elite group of climbers saved a French mountaineer in a daring high-altitude rescue mission on Pakistan's Nanga Parbat, one of the highest mountains in the world, as officials called off the search for a second missing alpinist yesterday. The group of Polish climbers launched the effort on ...
The collection's colors, patterns, and fabrics were inspired by traditional clothing from South Asia, and mountain-climbing culture had a strong influence on the pieces as well. Items include the Nuptse puffer coat made with jacquard fabric ($399). The shop also stocks beanies, bags, wallets, backpacks, ...
Jay Nash and the Contenders play at ArtisTree Community Center for the Arts in South Pomfret on Friday night, in a concert whose proceeds will go the Green Mountain Disaster Relief Team to buy water pumps for a hurricane-ravaged community in Puerto Rico. Pomfret singer-songwriter Dylan Keith will ...


 

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