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  • US missionary’s body could be lost in battle to preserve isolated tribe
    Nov 25 2018 | 12:22 pm

    US missionary’s body could be lost in battle to preserve isolated tribe

    Port Blair: The body of American missionary-adventurer John Allen Chau may never be recovered from the lost island where he fell in a volley of arrows fired by a reclusive tribe whose existence is threatened by the modern world, say experts. The menace to the Sentinelese from Chau’s one-man invasion is such that tribal rights […]

  • Escaping death and rebirth on Varanasi’s sacred riverbanks
    Nov 23 2018 | 12:20 pm

    Escaping death and rebirth on Varanasi’s sacred riverbanks

    Varanasi: Boats loaded with wood arrive almost constantly at the ghats of Varanasi for around 200 cremations per day on the banks of India’s holy Ganges river. Each pyre needs between 200 and 400 kilogrammes (440 and 880 pounds) of wood, meaning the sacred city in northern India burns through as much as 80 tonnes […]

  • In Pakistani village, home is where the cave is
    Nov 20 2018 | 11:29 am

    In Pakistani village, home is where the cave is

    Islamabad: Bomb-proof, earthquake-resistant and cheap: thousands of Pakistanis are choosing to hunker down in caves northwest of Islamabad, snapping up the hobbit-like homes amid a nationwide housing shortage. Located around 60 kilometres (40 miles) from Pakistan’s capital, nearly 3,000 people live in caves in the village of Hasan Abdal, according to councilor Haji Abdul Rasheed […]

  • Air pollution severely damages children’s health worldwide: WHO
    Oct 29 2018 | 12:54 pm

    Air pollution severely damages children’s health worldwide: WHO

    Geneva: More than 90 percent of the world’s children breathe polluted air that puts their health and development at serious risk, and tragically kills many of them, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Monday, urging for acute response policies, measures and actions globally.

  • On patrol with India’s anti-plastic ‘blue squad’
    Oct 01 2018 | 05:09 pm

    On patrol with India’s anti-plastic ‘blue squad’

    Mumbai: Wearing matching blue Nehru jackets, the dozen inspectors fan out across Mumbai’s hectic Crawford Market, each scouring for violators of an ambitious plastic ban. It doesn’t take Mahindra Wayangankar long to find one: a dry fruits seller, wrapping his wares in plastic, is hit with a hefty 5,000-rupee ($69) fine.

  • Number of wild tigers almost doubles in Nepal within a decade
    Sep 24 2018 | 12:33 pm

    Number of wild tigers almost doubles in Nepal within a decade

    Kathmandu: Nepal has been able to almost double the number of wild tigers within a decade, according to the tiger census report released by the government on Sunday.

  • 4 rhinos found dead inside Chitwan National Park within two months
    Aug 31 2018 | 12:17 pm

    4 rhinos found dead inside Chitwan National Park within two months

    Kathmandu: Four rare one-horned rhinoceros have died in Chitwan National Park, Nepal’s largest rhinos’ habitat, in less than two months, according to the authorities.

  • Chinese company to build hydro project in Nepal under EPCF modality
    Mar 29 2018 | 03:16 pm

    Chinese company to build hydro project in Nepal under EPCF modality

    Kathmandu: Chongqing Water Turbine Works Co., Ltd (CWTW), a Chinese company, has agreed to build a hydropower project in Nepal promoted by the private sector under Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Financing (EPCF) modality.

  • Govt bans 20-yr-old public vehicles from plying across country
    Mar 14 2018 | 11:30 pm

    Govt bans 20-yr-old public vehicles from plying across country

    Kathmandu: A policy of the government to ban public vehicles crossing 20 years of operation throughout the country is coming into effect from Thursday. The policy has been introduced to do away with growing air pollution and road accidents across the country.   

  • Polluting vehicles, companies producing non-biodegradable plastic to be banned: Environment Minister
    Feb 27 2018 | 04:11 pm

    Polluting vehicles, companies producing non-biodegradable plastic to be banned: Environment Minister

    Kathmandu: Companies producing non-biodegradable plastic products may soon face closure in Nepal. This has become a possibility after Minister for Population and Environment Lalbabu Pandit said companies involved in producing non-perishable plastic products would be banned. 

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