People work on the outer wall of a house that collapsed in an earthquake in Imphal. Photograph: Yurreipem Arthur/AP

Six killed, over 100 injured as 6.7 magnitude earthquake hit northeast India

At least six people were killed and over 100 injured as a strong 6.8 magnitude earthquake hit¬†India’s Manipur region today, causing damage to buildings and triggering panic. The U.S. Geological Survey said... Read more »
A woman sells farm products in Ruma, Bangladesh

Promoting High-value mountain products for sustainable livelihoods

Strengthening linkages between value chain actors, service providers and enablers is important in achieving sustainable growth in Hindu Kush Himalayan region By Dr Surendra Raj Joshi The bountiful mountain areas of the... Read more »
Rohingya migrants stand and sit on a boat drifting in Thai waters off the southern island of Koh Lipe in the Andaman sea on May 14, 2015. The boat crammed with scores of Rohingya migrants -- including many young children -- was found drifting in Thai waters on May 14, according to an AFP reporter at the scene, with passengers saying several people had died over the last few days. AFP PHOTO / Christophe ARCHAMBAULTCHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT/AFP/Getty Images

A Slap on the Face of Humanity

By Saeed Qureshi The international apathy and silence on the persecution of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar (Burma) and Bangladesh is like a slap on the face of humanity. Can there be a... Read more »