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BRO builds strategic road in remote Arunachal Pradesh district 16.2.2018 General News
The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) has achieved another major feat in Arunachal Pradesh by building an 'operationally critical' road and another bridge in the remote Upper Subansiri district of the state, along the India-China border. The construction work was undertaken by the BRO under its Project Arunank - an initiative to connect the inhospitable terrains of the state with the thoroughfares. The strategic road, connecting Tama Chung Chung (TCC) with Bidak area in Upper Subansiri, was thrown open to public on January 30, chief engineer of Project Arunank B R Tripathi said. The inhospitable terrain, where rains lasted for eight to nine months, made the road construction work a challenge, he said. The project had received a major boost in 2017 when a single span 200-feet bailey bridge over the turbulent Subansiri River was constructed. "The work on the critical road that began way back in 2009 was completed only recently. It is only because of persistent efforts of ...
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US urges Malaysia protect Uighurs facing deportation 16.2.2018 General News
The United States today urged Malaysia to provide temporary protection to 11 Uighur Muslims reportedly held there, warning they could face torture or persecution if forcibly returned to China. Human Rights Watch says the Uighurs were among more than 200 detained in neighbouring Thailand in 2014. Thailand deported more than 100 of the group to China in July 2015 in a move that brought international condemnation. The whereabouts and well-being of those who were returned are unknown, the rights group says. State Department spokesman Michael Cavey said the US has called on Malaysia to grant the UN refugee agency access to the Uighurs to determine their eligibility for resettlement in another country. He called for temporary protection to any of the individuals "who may be subject to torture or persecution if returned against their will." Rights groups say hundreds, perhaps thousands, of Uighurs have fled China in recent years. The Turkic-speaking Muslim minority group complains of harsh ..
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Hydel power plant to be functional soon 16.2.2018 Hindu: Home
First such project to be implemented by a panchayati raj institution in country
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Tillerson warns of Hezbollah threat to Lebanon 16.2.2018 General News
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Thursday held talks with Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri in Beirut and warned that the Iran-backed Hezbollah's growing arsenal and its role in regional conflicts threatened Lebanon's security."Hezbollah's presence in Syria has only perpetuated the bloodshed, increased the displacement of innocent people and propped up the barbaric Assad regime," Tillerson said in a news conference with Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, whose coalition government includes the group, reported Kuwait news agency."Hezbollah is not just a concern for the United States. The people of Lebanon should also be concerned about how Hezbollah's actions and its growing arsenal bring unwanted and unhelpful scrutiny on Lebanon," Tillerson said, adding, "Hezbollah's entanglement in regional conflicts threatens the security of Lebanon."The comments come a day after Tillerson criticised for stating that the US needed to "acknowledge the reality" that Hezbollah was part of ..
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Thackeray to meet Fadnavis over opposed oil refinery project 15.2.2018 General News
Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray will be meeting Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, on Thursday over widespread objection on an upcoming oil refinery in Ratnagiri district.Thackeray will be accompanied by a delegation of locals from Ratnagiri who are opposing the project.It is notable that the Shiv Sena has announced a break-up from its ally in the state, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), and will be contesting the 2019 general election alone.The chemical industry projects in Ratnagiri are also part of Shiv Sena's grievances with the BJP, given the projects require displacement of several houses in the area as well as pose health hazards.Locals are up in arms over the West Coast Refinery and Petrochemical project proposed to go on floors in Ratnagiri district along the Konkan coast, and have staged protests as well.Besides the refinery, the Jaitapur Nuclear Power Project is also proposed to come up just 15 kilometers away.
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Manipur mulls helicopter services 15.2.2018 The Assam Tribune
Manipur mulls helicopter services
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No Country For Pastoralists 14.2.2018 The Wire

As India steps into the 69th year of establishing itself as a Republic, the nomadic Van Gujjars and many forest-dependent communities across the country continue to struggle for forest rights.

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508 Hindu refugees cleared for repatriation to Myanmar 14.2.2018 Hindu: News
They were among the 1,000 cleared for the first batch to be repatriated to their homes from Bangladesh.
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508 Hindus among 1k refugees cleared for 1st batch of repatriation: Myanmar 14.2.2018 Business Standard: News Now
The repatriation process has not yet started, although it was to have begun on January 23 under an agreement with Bangladesh
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'508 Hindu refugees cleared for repatriation to Myanmar' 14.2.2018 General News
Myanmar has said that 508 Hindus are among around 1,000 refugees cleared for the first batch to be repatriated to their homes from Bangladesh.
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NGT defers Feb 15 expert committee meet 14.2.2018 The Assam Tribune
NGT defers Feb 15 expert committee meet
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China coercing neighbours to reorder Indo-Pacific region to its advantage:... 14.2.2018 DNA: Bangalore
China coercing neighbours to reorder Indo-Pacific region to its advantage:...
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No ‘occupancy certificate’ for many govt., private projects 14.2.2018 Hindu: Chennai
Slum board tenements among projects under threat
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Homeward bound 13.2.2018 FrontLine: World Affairs
It is estimated that over the next few years a large number of Indian labourers will head back home because of economic downturn and political upheavals in West Asian countries. Rehabilitating them will be a big challenge for the Central and State governments. By R.K. RADHAKRISHNAN
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Despite Setbacks, Battle Over Land Rights Continues in Telangana’s Vemulaghat 13.2.2018 The Wire

"We will fast for as long as we have to,” say protesting farmers who face displacement, even as the Kaleshwaram irrigation project has already received environmental clearance.

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A new ride to coast on 13.2.2018 Hindu: Leisure
A look at some of the best bikes and scooters from the Auto Expo
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Worsening Ethiopian drought threatens to end nomadic lifestyle 13.2.2018 deccanherald.com
Down a sandy track past a desiccated animal carcass lies a cluster of half-built huts that Ethiopias government and aid agencies hope will blunt the worsening toll of repeated droughts. The soon-to-be village of Dabafayed is intended as a new, permanent home for once-nomadic herders made destitute by the countrys back-to-back droughts. The lifestyle change is drastic but necessary, officials say. "We cant talk about a normal state of affairs anymore when drought has become almost perennial," said Achim Steiner, head of the UN Development Programme (UNDP), during a recent visit to the resettlement site. If predictions prove correct, Ethiopia will soon face its fourth consecutive year of drought, with the lack of rain hitting pastoralist herders worst. Robust responses by Ethiopias government and foreign aid agencies and the absence of war have prevented a repeat of the disastrous famines of the 1970s and 1980s that killed hundreds of thousands. Ethiopian officials argue the policy of relocating rural ...
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China coercing neighbours to reorder Indo-Pacific region to its advantage, says Pentagon 12.2.2018 Deccan Herald - TOP STORIES RSS FEEDS
China is "coercing" its neighbours to reorder the Indo-Pacific region to its advantage, the Pentagon has told Congress amid Beijing flexing its muscles in the East and South China Seas. As China continues its economic and military ascendance, asserting power through an all-of-nation long-term strategy, it will continue to pursue a military modernisation programme that seeks Indo-Pacific regional hegemony in the near-term and displacement of the US to achieve global preeminence in the future, the Pentagon said. "China is leveraging military modernisation, influence operations and predatory econ
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Complaints galore of graft in ex gratia for electrocution deaths 12.2.2018 Hindu: Cities
At Telangana State Electricity Regulatory Commission public hearing, several agencies seek reduction of tariff
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Australia begins examining banks misconduct 12.2.2018 Sify Finance
The Australian government on Monday began examining the country's banks, insurers, financial services providers and pension funds, among other entities, through a royal commission established specifically for the investigation.
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