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2011-11-11 00:00:00

Melting glaciers, forest fires, floods and landslides threaten Nepalâs people and wildlife Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) November 10, 2011 A five-year program to reduce the impacts of a changing climate and threats to biodiversity and local people in Nepal, called Hariyo Ban, was launched this week in Kathmandu. The program, funded by USAID, is being led by World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in partnership with a consortium of leading conservation organizations in Nepal â“...

2008-06-20 06:00:16

Text of report by Bangladeshi newspaper New Age website on 20 June The High Court on Thursday [19 June] asked the government to explain in four weeks why it would not be directed to review the Ganges Water Sharing Treaty [with India] and take steps to ensure due share of waters. The bench of Justice Nazmun Ara Sultana and Justice M. Rezaul Haque gave the ruling after hearing a public interest litigation writ petition filed by Supreme Court lawyers M.K. Muraduzzaman and Faruk Hossain on 8...

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2007-01-15 03:00:21

By BISWAJEET BANERJEE ALLAHABAD, India - Hundreds of Hindu holy men, naked but for the ash smeared on their bodies and an occasional marigold garland, led a sea of humanity to the waters of the Ganges River Monday to wash away their sins at the apex of a weekslong pilgrimage. By midmorning Monday, some 3 million people had immersed themselves in the waters near the north Indian city of Allahabad, said festival organizer P. N. Mishra. The number was expected to top 5 million by the end...


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