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UN warns 80,000 children ‘wasting’ from hunger in Myanmar

Some 75,000 stateless Muslim Rohingya people who fled a bloody army crackdown live in western Rakhine state and are reeling from a food crisis.More than 80,000 children under the age of five living in majority-Muslim areas of western Myanmar are “wasting” and will need treatment for acute malnutrition over the next year, the World Food

As a health minister replaces Venezuela after data shows crisis worsening

As a health minister replaces Venezuela after data shows crisis worsening. President Nicolas Maduro has abruptly dismissed Venezuela’s health minister days after the government broke a nearly two-year silence on data that showed the country’s medical crisis significantly worsening. Ministry data published this week showed cases of infant mortality rose 30 percent and maternal mortality

Groundwater crisis: Water levels fall in 65% wells in a decade

Barely three per cent wells registered a rise in water level exceeding four metres in the year ending January 2016, according to a Central Ground Water Board (CGWB) report. Only 35 per cent of wells showed any rise in water level, which declined in over 64 per cent of wells. Average water levels in January

‘India must change attitude to water to avoid looming crisis’

Noting that recycling is also the need of the hour as the used water cannot be just thrown away New Delhi: Against the backdrop of tensions, that often erupt into violence, among states like Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Punjab, Haryana and others over sharing water of common-flowing rivers, its usage pattern needs drastic change, say experts.

China reiterates political solution to Syrian crisis

United Nations: China on Saturday called on the international community to keep the general direction for a political solution and push for the solution of the Syrian crisis through dialogue by all the parties in Syria. The statement came as Liu Jieyi, the Chinese permanent representative to the United Nations, was taking the floor at

CM Badal lambasts Opposition for ‘politicising’ Indo-Pak border crisis

Ferozepur: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Monday implored political parties to desist from making “provocative statements” in the wake of “impending crisis on Indo-Pak border” following recent surgical strikes by Army in Pakistan occupied Kashmir. Badal said, “It is unfortunate that political leaders are continuously politicking at this critical juncture when clouds of

P’kula Sector 12-A rally village reeling under water crisis

Panchkula: Like in previous years, Panchkula residents are this year on course to putting up with water shortage and over dirty water issue as Panchkula Sector 12 A Rally village has been facing all these problems from past many months. Residents of Sector 12 A Rally village are up in arms over the Municipal Corporation not

When will PM ‘wake up to crisis’ in Kashmir: Omar

Srinagar:  Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah has questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “silence” on the situation in the Valley which he termed as “heart breaking” and “worrying”. “Heart breaking & worrying in equal measure. At what point will the Centre (read Hon PM) wake up to the crisis here?” Omar wrote on