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3,000 trees to be axed for Meghalaya road project

Apr 15, 2013 Over 3,000 trees, including those falling within the Narpuh Reserve Forest in eastern Meghalaya, might face the axe for the proposed widening of the National Highway 44 which connects the state to Assam.

High blood pressure “silent killer” of one in 10 Maldivians

Apr 15, 2013 High blood pressure is the leading risk factor for Maldivian deaths, and is much more prevalent among women than men nationwide.

Bhutan to soon have eye donation centre

Apr 15, 2013 Bhutan will soon have a centre for eye donation. Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH) in Thimphu will launch Bhutan’s first ever pledge-for-eye donation on April 19, coinciding with world cornea day.

Civil war is the price Afghans will pay for the criminals the west installed

Apr 15, 2013 This week the defence select committee published a report which concluded that civil war in Afghanistan is likely when international forces leave next year. If the predictions of Securing the Future of Afghanistan are correct, the Foreign Office and Ministry of Defence share much of the blame.

Bhutanese rice contains high level of lead

Apr 12, 2013 Rice imported to the United States from Bhutan has shown alarmingly high level of lead. US experts detected concentrations of lead ranging from six to 12 milligrams per kilogram in rice from several sources.

Most Afghan women at Kabul prison accused of moral crimes

Apr 12, 2013 21-year-old Afghan woman said she fled her abusive husband only to be raped at gunpoint by a stranger who was supposed to help her.

Committed to women rights: Maldivian President

Apr 12, 2013 Maldivian President Mohamed Waheed on Tuesday said that the country is a young democracy working to balance religious faith with new democratic values, as an online petition against the recent sentencing of a rape victim for 100 lashes received two million signatures today.

A state of fear: Militants threaten electoral process in Pakistan

Apr 12, 2013 FEAR rules in Fata, with the militants deciding who can and cannot contest the general elections. Candidates out of favour with the extremists face threats and are not allowed to campaign.

Soon, new device to detect gastro-intestinal cancers

Apr 12, 2013 A prototype of an advanced multi-bending cholangioscope (which allows visual diagnosis) developed jointly by Indian and Japanese healthcare researchers is expected to be a major boon in the treatment of gastro-intestinal cancers.

MGNREGA in Madhya Pradesh: A tale of 53 lakh ghost beneficiaries

Apr 11, 2013 Out of 1.20 crore MGNREGA job cards in Madhya Pradesh, 53 lakh are fake. The state has been receiving around Rs 3,000 crore from the Centre every year since 2006. It means, a huge portion of this has gone to bogus beneficiaries.

Study shows serious threat to coral reef colonies, mangrove forests in Palk Bay

Apr 11, 2013 A recent study taken up by a team of researchers from the Zoological Survey of India (ZSI), Chennai, brought to light the serious threat of extinction the coral reef colonies and mangrove forests in the Palk Bay are facing. At present, only two per cent of the coral reefs survive in the area.




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