Nepal’s Glacier Lakes Are Hazards and Opportunities

DHANANJAY REGMI AND JEFFREY KARGEL Recent articles in the different national newspapers have discussed Imja Lake lowering and disaster mitigation initiatives undertaken by the Nepal Army and Hydrology and Meteorology Department (DHM). Though informative, the articles missed information about glacier lake formation, why they are dangerous, and whether lowering the lake water levels means that…

An uneasy calm prevails in Manipur, UNC demands PR

By Prasanta Mazumdar IMPHAL: After a series of violent incidents in the past few days, an uneasy calm prevailed in restive Manipur on Tuesday even as the United Naga Council (UNC), which choked supplies by enforcing an indefinite economic blockade on two national highways, demanded the imposition of President’s rule (PR) in the state. UNC leaders…

Train hit kills 3 elephants, including 2 pregnant females

Utpal Prashar———— Three wild elephants, including two pregnant females, were killed by a speeding train in Assam early on Monday, officials said. A herd of elephants were crossing the railway track at Hojai in Nagaon district when they were hit by the Kanyakumari-Dibrugarh Vivek Express around 12:30am, nearly 137 kilometres from Guwahati. “One of the…