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India: India to formally sign Paris climate change accord on April 22 April 04, 2016   |  Source: The Tribune  | Copyright: The Tribune Trust,2015

India will formally sign the Paris agreement, adopted by more than 190 countries at last year's climate change summit in the French capital, at the UN Headquarters in New York later this month. Noting that the summit, held in November-December last year i...

Bangladesh: Bangladesh remains a good example by Joseph Martin April 01, 2016   |  Source: The Daily Star  | Copyright: 2016 / thedailystar.net

Last year, the Asia Pacific region continued to be the most disaster prone region in the world. Severe flooding affected India, Indonesia, and Japan, while the Nepal earthquake devastated Kathmandu. Experts warn that climate change will cause cyclones, ep...

Bangladesh: Manipulating Rampal by Anu Muhammad and Sheikh Muhammad Shaheedullah April 01, 2016   |  Source: Dhaka Tribune  | Copyright: 2016 Dhaka Tribune

On March 22, a three-member UNESCO team arrived in Bangladesh. Their task was to inspect the possible impact of Rampal power plant, and of the recent oil spill and coal disaster in the rivers of the Sundarbans – a “World Heritage" site. Since 2013, th...

Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka to increase freshwater fish production up to 150,000 metric tons by end 2016 April 01, 2016   |  Source: Colombo Page  | Copyright: 2000, 2016 by LankaPage.com

The Sri Lankan government has allocated maximum amount of funds to develop the fisheries industry as the industry is capable of earning a large portion of foreign exchange, Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Mahinda Amaraweera said. H...

India: UN released the report, The First Global Integrated Marine Assessment: World Ocean Assessment I April 01, 2016   |  Source: United Nations  | Copyright: 2016, United Nations

The First Global Integrated Marine Assessment, also known as the “World Ocean Assessment I”, is the outcome of the first cycle of the Regular Process for Global Reporting and Assessment of the State of the Marine Environment, including Socio economi...

India: Basket of awards by K. Pradeep April 01, 2016   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu

The last two years have been quite satisfactory for Suresh Eriyat and his animation house Studio Eeksaurus. Last year Fate line bagged the prestigious Annecy Cristal Award at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival, considered the Oscars for anima...

India: EU, India outline climate and clean energy package by Alex Pashley April 01, 2016   |  Source: Climate Change News  | Copyright: 2016 Climate Home.

The European Union vowed to help India realise its clean energy aspirations at a bilateral summit in Brussels on Wednesday. In a joint declaration, the major economies pledged to cooperate on integrating India’s electricity grid with large solar parks, ...

India: PM Modi at EU summit wants to defuse row over Italian marine April 01, 2016   |  Source: First Post  | Copyright: 2014 Firstpost

THE HAGUE India blamed Italy for delaying the repatriation of an Italian marine who has been detained in Delhi for four years as Prime Minister Narenda Modi arrived at a summit with the EU in Brussels hoping to defuse the long-running row. In 2012, India ...

West Bengal: West Bengal polls: Sundarbans’ unfulfilled electoral promises April 01, 2016   |  Source: Hindustan Times  | Copyright: 2015 HT Media Limited.

Pijush Mondol still recalls the day his father was killed by a tiger while they were catching crabs at a creek inside the Sunderban Tiger Reserve. “It was in October last year. I was just two feet away from my father, looking the other way, when the bea...

Maharashtra: Fishing boat collides with Naval ferry craft; crew safe in Mumbai April 01, 2016   |  Source: One India  | Copyright: 2016 Greynium Information Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

A passenger ferry, run by the Naval Dockyard, collided with a fishing boat inside Mumbai Harbour on Thursday, March 31 but all seven crew members of the boat are safe. The incident occurred at 7:30 AM. "The fishing boat toppled due to the impact of the co...

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