The Himalayan waters: complex challenges and regional solutions

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    Santosh Nepal and Arun Bhakta Shrestha, ICIMOD It is difficult to think of a resource more essential to the well being of people and their economies than water, yet managing water resources is a complex and challenging task. The Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region heavily depends on water resources for irrigation, food, hydropower,
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Has the Narendra Modi government really clammed up?

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Did reporting government just get harder under the NDA? No access to cabinet notes, no leaky babudom, beat ministers not talking, lobbyists banished from corridors of power. In a HOOT special, NIVEDITA KHANDEKAR talked to 50 journalists to probe the change. (Pix: South Block, which houses the PMO, from oneindia.com.) (Maxi post) While others worry
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Indore Marathi body’s members face jail ‘because the Mangeshkars failed to keep their word’

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Sour Note: The body says it took a loan and scaled up a project in memory of Mangeshkars’ mother because the siblings promised help. A cultural organisation in Indore is on the the brink of bankruptcy and its office bearers face a possible jail term because it alleges the Mangeshkar family – mainly singing legend Lata
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India claims plan for new energy mix is a game-changer

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While the political spotlight focused on the  world’s two biggest polluters − China and the US − in the run-up to the Lima climate talks, pressure is mounting on India to set emissions targets to help prevent the planet overheating. NEW DELHI, 10 December, 2014 − India’s contribution to global carbon emissions was only 7%
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Incredible life of Rubina Patel

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Nagpur: Incredible! That is how Rubina Patel’s life story is. She came from a well to do, educated, business family, married to a teacher, blessed with two children. She wanted to study and help the community through her social work. But her life went on an unexpected trajectory. If fighting against an abusive father was
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Small and marginal farmers in India’s Himachal Pradesh state are supplementing their income from vegetable production thanks to poly-houses that regulate temperature and other climatic conditions  Jagdish Chandra inside his poly-house at Kandbari village   Hilly terrain and increasingly uncertain climatic conditions have restricted agricultural development in India’s hill state of Himachal Pradesh. But increased demand
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For more than 20 years, a slim book has helped Indian farmers become self-reliant in water

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‘The Lakes Are Still Alive’ by Anupam Mishra is helping villagers rediscover ancient water-conservation methods. This year, in the parched district of Mahoba in Bundelkhand, in southern Uttar Pradesh, where persistent drought has led to large-scale migration over the past decade, several ponds were full of water even before the monsoon began. These are ponds
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Remembering Dev Saab on his birthday!!

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As journalists, most of us cease to be in awe of celebrities very soon in the career. But Dev Anand, the legendary film star, was someone I remained in awe of always. Today would have been his 91st birthday. I feel I was indeed lucky to have met my hero, whose large sized black white
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