By Irfan Ahmed
LAHORE, Pakistan, Sep 27 (Asia Water Wire) Debates and a huge outcry are hounding the Punjab government a month after it began cutting down thousands of eucalyptus trees that line this northern Pakistani city.
By Sheharyar Khan
ISLAMABAD, Sep 27 (Asia Water Wire) - Rizwan Abbasi, 24, has come to treat as routine the nuisance of having to make his way through puddles of wastewater seeping out from punctured pipes when he goes to work everyday.
KANCHANPUR, Sep 22 (IPS) - In Nepal's western terai (plains) districts, a silent epidemic is brewing. Children and women are racked by diseases arising from malnutrition and anaemia--not because of a lack of food but because of faulty food habits and traditional customs, say health workers in the region.
By Marty Logan
KATHMANDU, Sep 21 (IPS) - As talk of the need for a second people's uprising swirls in the air, the United Nations human rights office here warns that the excessive use of force by security forces in April's protests could be repeated.
By Morshed Ali Khan
BASILA, Bangladesh, Sep 11 (Asia Water Wire) - Until about five years ago, the Buriganga River near Dhaka had enough fish to support the roughly 100 families that live in this settlement, located on the outskirts of the Bangladeshi capital.
BEIJING, Sep 4 (IPS) - Pakistan's growing nuclear energy needs and its leaders' determination to look to China for investment and know-how in the field are proving an important incentive for the latter's ambitions of becoming a global player in the nuclear power industry.
By Aoun Sahi
SIALKOT, Pakistan, Aug 30 (Asia Water Wire) - With the promised completion of the 160 million-rupee (3.4 million U.S. dollar) bridge nowhere in sight, 85 villages along the banks of the Jammu Tavi River in the northern part of this country will once again become 'floating islands' this monsoon season.
KATHMANDU, Aug 29 (IPS) - Nepal's parliament moved again to right the wrongs of the past Monday, directing the government to ratify an international law on indigenous people.
By Zofeen T Ebrahim
PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Aug 22 (Asia Water Wire) - Just when they thought it was safe to go home, the displaced survivors of the Oct. 8, 2005 temblor have had to quickly scuttle back to tent villages - and meagre supplies - due to landslides and flash floods triggered by torrential monsoon rains affecting the country.
CHANDIGARH, Punjab and Haryana, Aug 10 (IPS) - For campaigners against the practice of selectively aborting unborn girls -- that has already affected the gender balance in northern India -- nurse Pooja Rani is something of a heroine.