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78 dead in Nepal as flooding wreaks havoc in South Asia

Gauhati, Jul 16 (AP/UNB) — Monsoon flooding and landslides continued to cause havoc in South Asia on Tuesday, with the death toll rising to 78 in Nepal and authorities in neighboring northeastern India battling to provide relief to over 4 million people in Assam state, officials said. Nepal’s National Emergency Operation Center said more than 40,000 soldiers and police were ... Read More »

Rains, landslides kill dozens, affect millions in South Asia

Patna, Jul 15 (AP/UNB) — After causing flooding and landslides in Nepal, three rivers are overflowing in northeastern India and submerging parts of the region, killing at least 14 people and affecting the lives of more than 2 million, officials said Monday. Pratata Amrit, a government official, said about 200,000 people left their flooded village homes in Bihar state, with ... Read More »

Protect vultures from extinction in S Asia: experts

DHAKA, April 3, 2019 (BSS) – Experts today stressed the need for strengthening regional cooperation to protect vultures from extinction in South Asia. It is high time to work together to save the nature cleaners from extinction as the use of Diclofenac and Ketoprofen, both poisonous to vultures, in animals has led to the massive mortality and a sharp decline ... Read More »