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While all eyes are fixed on India-Pakistan, the new Great Game is unfolding in the Indian Ocean

Indian Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar recently took a whirlwind tour of parts of South Asia, visiting Bhutan, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan over four days. Described as the first phase of his “SAARC Yatra”, the trip was undertaken to strengthen India’s relations with its neighbours. Though all parts of the journey

Weak link (River interlinking project, Down to earth )

As Madhya Pradesh’s ambitious plan to transport Narmada water to the Malwa plateau takes shape, it demonstrates the futility of river-interlinking projects The canal from the Narmada river feeds the fast drying Kshipra river (Photo: Aparna Pallavi)WE HAVE no water problems anymore. Now, Kshipra ji has sufficient water for everyone,”

African countries support HFC phase down under Montreal Protocol

The move is expected to provide momentum to climate negotiations at the Paris summit in December Photo courtesy: unep.org All 54 countries of the African continent have endorsed the start of formal negotiations to eliminate hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), one of the six main greenhouse gases responsible for global warming. Meeting at

Insured by community

Death of a tribal woman in Madhya Pradesh prompts community to provide speedy insurance benefits to women during emergencies Women who are insured get Rs 5,000 immediately and the remaining amount is handed over within 10-15 days (Photo: Jitendra) Goni bai, a woman from the Gond tribe in Madhya Pradesh,

Monkey fever hits Kerala, health worker fifth victim of disease

Four more suspected cases have been reported in the district and about 20 persons are under observation Officials of the health department in Kerala’s Wayanad have confirmed one more death due to Kyasanur Forest Disease (KFD) on March 4. Sulekha, 42, an Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA) who died on