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August 30, 2016
60% of key S.Asian water basin not usable: study
Paris (AFP) Aug 29, 2016
Sixty percent of the groundwater in a river basin supporting more than 750 million people in Pakistan, India, Nepal and Bangladesh is not drinkable or usable for irrigation, researchers said Monday. The biggest threat to groundwater in the Indo-Gangetic Basin, named after the Indus and Ganges rivers, is not depletion but contamination, they reported in the journal Nature Geoscience. "The two main concerns are salinity and arsenic," the authors of the study wrote. Up to a depth of 200 metres ... read more

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Court dismisses challenge to Adani's Australia mine
An India-backed company planning to build a massive coal mine in Australia welcomed a court's decision Monday to dismiss a legal challenge raising environmental concerns over the project's impact on the Great Barrier Reef. ... more

Economy of energy-hungry India may face headwinds
The economy of energy-hungry India is on pace for steady growth that outpaces the global economy, though gains are moderating, Moody's Investors Service said. ... more

Australia to study drift of MH370 debris
Replicas of a large piece of debris from missing Malaysia Airlines jet MH370 will be set adrift and tracked by satellite in the hope of helping find the plane's crash site, Australian officials said Wednesday. ... more
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Cyclops beetles hint at answer to chicken-and-egg problem
Beetles with cyclops eyes have given Indiana University scientists insight into how new traits may evolve through the recruitment of existing genes - even if these genes are already carrying out cri ... more


Secret data leak hits French submarine maker: report
French defence contractor DCNS has been hit by a massive leak of secret data on its submarines likely to alarm India, Malaysia and Chile which use the boats, The Australian newspaper reported Wednesday. ... more

Transition from Operations to Decommissioning by Preparing a Safe, Cost-Effective Shut Down and Waste Management Strategy

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Flooding in Indian holy city halts cremations
India's holy city of Varanasi has been forced to halt cremations along the banks of the sacred river Ganges as deadly floods from monsoon rains hit parts of the country, an official said Tuesday. ... more

In Nepal's Himalayas, hopes of closer China ties
Twice a year, a normally deserted border checkpoint high on the Tibetan plateau throngs with activity as traders from Nepal flock to do business with their giant northern neighbour China. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Lockheed Martin receives $19 million THAAD contract modification

Iran says 'nuclear spy' arrested, bailed

Iran deploys long-range missiles to Fordo nuclear site

Wheels up for China's new aero-engine group

China's H-6K bomber to be showcased at first public event

Obama, Erdogan to meet Sunday in China on G20 sidelines: WHouse

Kerry to meet India's leaders after defence pact sealed


Better understanding seismic hazards
The April 2015 Gorkha earthquake in Nepal killed more than 8,000 people and injured more than 21,000. With a magnitude of 7.8, it was the worst natural disaster to strike Nepal since the 1934 Nepal- ... more

Powerful quake hits Myanmar, damaging famed Bagan temples
A powerful 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck central Myanmar Wednesday, killing at least three people and damaging nearly 200 pagodas in the famous ancient capital of Bagan, officials said. ... more

Coca-Cola halts India plant over pollution issue
Coca-Cola has temporarily halted operations at a bottling plant in northern India over alleged environmental violations, an ongoing controversy which has dogged its factories in the country. ... more
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Sick throng Indian capital's new, high-tech clinics
For asthma sufferer Mohan Lal, regular visits to the Indian capital's hospitals were a nightmare of waiting in endless queues in sweltering corridors that swarm with mosquitoes. ... more

New research throws light on stone artifacts' use as ancient projectiles
A team of psychologists, kinesiologists and archaeologists at Indiana University and elsewhere are throwing new light on a longstanding archaeological mystery: the purpose of a large number of spher ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Blending wastewater may help California cope with drought

LTU uses underground radar to locate post-Katrina damage

The sound of a healthy reef

A mammoth undertaking

Well-wrapped feces allow lobsters to eat jellyfish stingers without injury

PRB projects world population rising 33 percent by 2050 to nearly 10 billion

Scientists begin to unravel summer jet stream mystery


India to Provide Cost Incentives to Use Homemade Version of GPS
According to official sources, India's government is exploring several options, including reduced charges for air navigation services. The Indian government may soon announce incentives to air ... more

Flood-hit elephant that travelled 1700km dies in Bangladesh
An elephant thought to have travelled at least 1,700 kilometres from India into Bangladesh after becoming separated from its herd by floods died on Tuesday despite last-ditch efforts to save him. ... more

World's Largest Telescope Unlikely to Find Home in India
The telescope is part of an ambitious international project to discover more about our universe. One of the potential alternate sites for the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT), proposed for the Ind ... more

Court lifts ban on large diesel cars in Delhi
India's top court Friday lifted a ban on the registration of new high-end diesel vehicles in New Delhi after carmakers said they had been left stranded with thousands of unsold SUVs. ... more

Top China official slams foreign influence on Tibetan Buddhism
A senior Chinese official has called on Tibetans to resist foreign influence on their Buddhist religion, state media said Sunday, in the latest comments apparently targeting exiled spiritual leader the Dalai Lama. ... more


Sri Lanka, China in new deal over $1.4 bn reclamation
Sri Lanka Friday signed a new deal to replace a controversial agreement with a Chinese company building a new city within Colombo to remove its freehold rights over reclaimed land after India voiced concerns over the agreement. ... more

Bangladesh rescues elephant that travelled 1,000 km
An elephant thought to have travelled 1,000 kilometres from India into Bangladesh after becoming separated from its herd by floods was stopped in its tracks Thursday in a dramatic rescue that nearly ended in disaster. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Physicists find peculiarities in a material with a giant magnetocaloric effect

UNIST to engineer next-generation smart separator membranes

Exposure to chemicals released during fracking may harm fertility

Air contamination near fracking sites result of operational inefficiencies

New method developed for producing some metals

Extending battery life for mobile devices

Scientists solve puzzle of converting gaseous carbon dioxide to fuel

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India to Explore Planetary Evolution in Its Ambition Mars Mission-2


Sri Lanka to replace its ageing fighter jets


Tourist boom threatens Sri Lanka's golden beaches


Midwest states skew gas price average higher


Tradition faces modernity at Tibetan horse festival


Malaysia says MH370 pilot flew Indian Ocean route on simulator


MH370 plunged into ocean at high speed: report


Nepal lawmakers elect Maoist chief as prime minister


India appeals for help for baby rhinos rescued in floods


Search for 20 feared dead after India bridge collapse

Riders on the plateau: Tibetans gather for horse festival

Chinese tracking ship Yuanwang-7 starts maiden voyage

India home minister to visit Pakistan as tensions flare

India inks $1 billion deal with Boeing for spy planes: sources

Indian army receives three Dhanush howitzers

India conducts firing of Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System

Monsoon intensity enhanced by heat captured by desert dust

Ancient temples in the Himalaya reveal signs of past earthquakes

Monsoon-triggered floods kill more than 50 in India

India earned Rs 230 crore through satellite launch services in FY16

ISRO to use radar imaging satellite to locate missing IAF plane

Bell teams with Tata for helicopters

Nepal, India floods leave more than 90 dead

India Set to Test Domestically-Produced Scramjet Engine in Third Quarter

Floods, landslides kill at least 58 in Nepal

ISRO to launch weather satellite next month

Flood, landslides kill 33 after heavy rains in Nepal

India to launch EO satellite jointly developed with US in 2021

Chinese demolitions at Buddhist institute draw fire

Bank hacks raise fears for financial sector

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