Regional

Manali – Leh Road Opens For Traffic

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The 474 kilometer highway was opened after the road engineers have cut through over 50 feet of snow in several deep narrow valley’s on the Keylong – Sarchu stretch. An unusually heavy winter had dumped mounds of snow over the high passes that the highway crosses to get to Leh in Ladhak.

Hidden Costs Of Hydropower – Himdhara

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The large hydropower projects of Parbati II, Karccham Wangtoo, Kashang and Bajoli Holi illustrate how landslides, drying up of springs, damages to houses, farms and forests have made difficult the lives and livelihoods of the people in the project area