Doklam stand-off and Nepal

by Jainendra Jeevan Last month, India sent troops to block China’s efforts to build a road on the Doklam plateau. Currently regarded as Chinese territory, the Doklam plateau has also been claimed by Bhutan. With guns pointed at each other in the areas surrounding the disputed territory, the two Asian giants are also intensifying their…

Brahmaputra upstream needs silt check, not hasty dredging

by Chandan Kumar Duarah .   Assam Government declared dredging as an answer to solve the flood and erosion problem. Government declared that the World Bank had sanctioned Rs 980 crore to dredge the river. But, it is in doubt whether it will help to minimize flood and erosion problem anyway. Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal…