Maldives arrests 2 over attack on ex-president

Maldives arrests 2 over attack on ex-president

Maldivian police officers inspect the area after a blast outside the family home of the speaker of parliament, former President Mohamed Nasheed, in Male, Maldives May 6, 2021 Reuters The 53-year-old is in intensive care after 16 hours of surgery that removed shrapnel from his lungs, liver, chest, abdomen and limbs Maldives police have arrested […]

Amid Covid-19 chaos and protests, farmers in India eye record wheat crop

2021/03/dhaka-tribune-770-x-90-1617033686951.gif

Labourers wearing masks shift wheat crop from a trolley to remove dust from the crop at a wholesale grain market during an extended nationwide lockdown to slow the spreading of Covid-19 in Chandigarh, India on April 17, 2020 Reuters Farmers are on track to gather a record 109 million tons of wheat this year While […]

Avalanche kills 8 Indians near China border

2021/03/dhaka-tribune-770-x-90-1617033686951.gif

File Photo: A view of damaged dam after a Himalayan glacier broke and crashed into the dam at Raini Chak Lata village in Chamoli district in the northern state of Uttarakhand, India, February 7, 2021 Reuters The avalanche is believed to have been triggered by a glacier collapse in the Himalayas on Friday At least […]

Nepal battles worst forest fires in years as air quality drops

2021/03/dhaka-tribune-770-x-90-1617033686951.gif

A man takes pictures from his phone during a forest fire in Makwanpur, outskirts of Kathmandu, Nepal on April 8, 2021 Reuters 5 people have died so far trying to put out the fires that have been raging since January Nepal is battling its worst forest fires in years, officials said on Friday, with smoke […]

Nepal hit by worst wildfires in almost a decade

2021/03/dhaka-tribune-770-x-90-1617033686951.gif

File Photo: Residents battle a fire in a forest in Baglung, about 275 km west of Kathmandu on March 5, 2021 AFP More than 2,700 wildfires have been reported in Nepal since November Nepal is experiencing its worst fire season in almost a decade, officials said on Tuesday, as huge blazes rage across the country’s […]

Indian farmers squat on railway tracks to mark four months of protests

2021/03/local-portel-770-x-90-1615141235923.gif

Farmers block a rail track to show their support to the nationwide strike called by farmers who are continuing to protest against the central government’s recent agricultural reforms in Amritsar on March 26, 2021 AFP Tens of thousands of farmers have been camped on the outskirts of the capital New Delhi since last year protesting […]

Climate change set to drive more deadly heat in South Asia

2021/03/local-portel-770-x-90-1615141235923.gif

An Indian boy wears an umbrella hat as he is carried by a man riding a bike on a hot day in Chennai on June 12, 2019 AFP The threat could be halved if the world meets the goal set under Paris agreement to limit warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial times Deadly heatwaves in South […]

India’s evictions of forest dwellers fuels Kashmir fears

2021/03/local-portel-770-x-90-1615141235923.gif

File photo: Indian army trucks move along a highway leading to Ladakh, at Gagangeer, in Kashmir’s Ganderbal district on September 3, 2020 Reuters The evictions heightened tensions in a region already bristling with anger at Indian rule Ghulam Khatana’s family lived half their lives in a simple log hut in Kashmir’s forests, until around 200 […]

Indian farmers plan major road blockade outside Delhi to mark 100th day of protests

2021/02/local-portal-770-x-90-1613463284399.gif

File Photo: People attend a Maha Panchayat or grand village council meeting as part of a farmers’ protest against farm laws at Kandela village in the northern state of Haryana, India on February 3, 2021 Reuters Farmers demand repeal of laws that open up agriculture markets to private companies Indian farmers who have been protesting […]