Environment And Nature

Over 30 Indian worshippers drown during Hindu rituals

Sep 13, 2019

More than 30 Hindu worshippers have drowned in swollen rivers and in a lake in India as thousands participated in religious ceremonies in which figures of a Hindu god are immersed in water

Protest in Nepal against plan to cut trees to widen road

Aug 29, 2019

More than 200 people have rallied in Nepal's capital to protest government plans to cut down about 2,000 trees to widen a key road that circles the city

Nepal committee recommends new rules for Everest climbers

Aug 14, 2019

A Nepal government committee formed after a bad mountaineering season on Mount Everest has recommended new rules that would require climbers to have scaled tall peaks and possess certificates of good health

Ex-UN chief concerned over monsoon floods in Rohingya camps

Jul 11, 2019

Former U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed concern over risks of monsoon floods threatening the lives of Rohingya refugees in sprawling camps in Bangladesh

Parts of southern India facing acute water shortage

Jul 8, 2019

With the government able to meet only 40% of the water requirement, millions are depending on water tank trucks in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu because of a shortage caused by drying lakes and depleted groundwater

Hindu pilgrimage begins amid high security in Indian Kashmir

Jul 1, 2019

Thousands of Hindu pilgrims have begun the arduous trek to an icy Himalayan cave in disputed Kashmir with tens of thousands Indian government forces guarding roads and mountain passes

World's biggest lift irrigation project is flowing in India

Jun 21, 2019

Pumping stations have started lifting river water toward parched land in southern India in what's said to be the world's largest such irrigation project

39 killed as bus falls into deep gorge in northern India

Jun 21, 2019

A bus fell into a deep gorge on a mountainous road in northern India, killing 39 people and injuring 21 others

Iran Revolutionary Guard shoots down US drone amid tensions

Jun 20, 2019

Iran's Revolutionary Guard shoots down US drone amid heightened Tehran-Washington tensions over collapsing nuclear deal

India's west coast hunkers down as Cyclone Vayu approaches

Jun 13, 2019

Authorities have evacuated nearly 300,000 people from India's western coastline ahead of a very severe cyclone that's expected to make landfall as the year's second major storm

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