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The ill-conceived push for a high dam to curb Kosi flooding is a litmus test for democracy in India

From Scroll.in (Oct 27, 2020) Will the people impacted by the project be heard through the cacophony of money, careerism, certitude and bombastic populism? In years that the Kosi river floods in Bihar, government officials from Delhi and Patna rush to observe the river’s “wrath” from high-flying helicopters. Inevitably, political leaders, bureaucrats and sections of
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River in disequilibrium: How engineering attempts to ‘tame the Kosi’ have only added to human misery

From Scroll.in (Oct 26, 2020) An ‘embankment mafia’ of technocrats, politicians and contractors ensures that alternative measures are not discussed seriously. This year, the monsoon in Nepal was extended by nearly a month and ran into late September. It finally bid farewell with an extended four-day spell of rainfall (jhari) over the Kosi river catchment
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From The Hindu (18 August, 2020) The mending of the most exemplary inter-state relationship of South Asia must be as dramatic and rapid as the rupture When the Nepal-India dispute over the Himalayan territory of Limpiyadhura flared up in May, New Delhi opinion-makers presented it as the doing of an upstart nation run by a
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NSC 78| India-Nepal Cartographic Tussle

From The Wire (June 21, 2020) Dr Happymon Jacob speaks with Mr Kanak Mani Dixit (Publisher of Himal Khabarpatrika & editor of Himal Southasian) and Amb. Rakesh Sood (Retd.) (Former Ambassador to Nepal), about the recent tensions in India-Nepal relations. The two guests discuss the triggers of these tensions and trace the primary cause to
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Download PDF: Memorandum to PM on Electric Vehicles सम्माननीय प्रधानमन्त्रीज्यू, सरकारले संसदमा प्रस्तुत गरेको आ.व. २०७७/७८ को बजेटमा विद्युतीय गाडीको पैठारीमा लाग्दै आएको भन्सार तथा अन्तशुल्कको साविकको दरमा ठूलो वृद्धि गरिएको छ । यसबाट एकातिर स्वच्छ ऊर्जालाई बढवा दिने वर्तमान सरकारकै घोषित नीतिको ठाडो अवज्ञा भएको छ भने अर्कातिर स्वदेशी बिजुलीमा आधारित सफा र भरपर्दो
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२०७७ ज्येष्ठ १३, मंगलबार पश्चिम रुकुम, चौरजहारी नगरपालिका ८ मा स्थानीयको कुटपीटबाट यहि जेठ १० गते शनिबार राती जाजरकोट भेरी न.पा. ४ राना गाउँ निवासी तीन जनाको मुत्यु भएको र अन्य तीनजना बेपत्ता भएको घटनाप्रति हाम्रो गम्भीर ध्यानाकर्षण भएको छ । उक्त घटनाको तत्काल विस्तृत छानबिन गरी दोषीलाई कारवाही गर्न हामी सरकारसमक्ष अपील गर्दछौं ।
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