Pakistan flooding threatening eastern Punjab

Military specialists in Pakistan have blown up levees in order to divert over-flowing rivers and prevent cities from being destroyed in the country’s recent flooding, which has already left hundreds dead.

India: ‘Zero tolerance on rhino poaching’

India’s Union Minister for Environment, Forests and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar announced here on Saturday that a Special Rhino Protection Force of local youth would be raised to check poaching in the Kaziranga National Park (KNP) and other rhino-populated areas in Assam.“There will be zero tolerance towards rhino poaching and …

Pakistan and the West’s Afghan war

The 13-year US-led Western war on Afghanistan has not only devastated that poor country but also caused great damage to Pakistan. Neighboring Iran has also suffered greatly as a consequence.

Poverty, child, maternal deaths high in India: U.N. report

India continues to battle poverty, child and maternal deaths, according to a United Nations report on the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) that said while several key global targets have been met, more sustained effort is needed to cover disparities by the 2015 deadline.