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Flooded rivers put Tarai settlements at high risk of inundation

Saptari/ Udayapur, July 13 -- Chitranarayan Sah's house is just about 500 metres from the Saptakoshi river in Daluwa, Saptari, and his paddy field runs parallel to the western embankment. Over the las... Read More


How to protect refugees in a pandemic

Nepal, July 13 -- Perhaps the most effective health interventions in the battle against Covid-19 so far have been behavioural: social distancing and improved hygiene, especially hand-washing. For the ... Read More


Timely monetary help keeps struggling Mumbai hockey players afloat

India, July 13 -- Mumbai hockey player Venkatesh Devkar was stunned when he returned home to Nanded from Mumbai last month. A large part of the tin roof shielding his tiny house had broken, with no mo... Read More


Thermometers in hand, Dubai opens for tourists amid pandemic hoping to coax visitors back

Pakistan, July 13 -- From French soccer jerseys to slick online campaigns, Dubai is trumpeting the fact that it has reopened for tourism today. But what that means for this sheikhdom that relies on t... Read More


India ready to do whatever it can to further global good, says Modi

New Delhi, July 13 -- Saying that post-pandemic global revival will have India playing a leading role, Prime Minister Narendra Modi told a virtual conference of 5,000 business leaders from 30 nations ... Read More


Transportation - tourism-mobility node

Pakistan, July 13 -- Transportation is one of the most important elements of tourism. It is considered a crucial and fundamental driver for the development and promotion of the tourism industry as it ... Read More


Hagia Sophia and Erdogan's Neo-Ottomanism

Pakistan, July 13 -- The Hagia Sophia has been at the heart of a centuries-old ideological and political battle between the Ottoman Empire and the Byzantine empire. Being a symbol of Christendom after... Read More


MPs order Sh1.9 billion Knec tender pay audit

Nairobi, July 13 -- Parliament has ordered a forensic audit on the payment of Sh1.9 billion to contractors for the stalled Mitihani House whose construction started 34 years ago. The Public Investmen... Read More


Effective boycott of China, long way off

Goa, July 13 -- Following escalation of border tensions between India and China and call by Prime Minister Modi to make India self reliant or 'Atmanirbhar', people in India, which includes Goa have st... Read More


How pandemic is manipulated to bring in environment misery

Goa, July 13 -- The Covid-19 lockdown brought economic misery, but it facilitated the restoration of the quality of the environment. The pollution levels plummeted all over. Delhites got to see a blue... Read More