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Evening on the Brahmaputra River by Vikramjit Kakati, Wikipedia Commons.
Evening on the Brahmaputra River by Vikramjit Kakati, Wikipedia Commons.


India Clears 3000 MW Dibang Project In East Himalayan Region – OpEd

New Threat for a million people and rich biodiversity in riparian Assam The largest dam in Indian history will be built on Dibang river, a tributary of the Brahmaputrariver in a remote and pristine part of the country’s northeast, and which ignores the potential damage to the area rich in ethnic cultures and biodiversity without […]

President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India travel by motorcade in Washington, D.C. on Sept. 30, 2014. Credit: White House Photo by Pete Souza
President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India travel by motorcade in Washington, D.C. on Sept. 30, 2014. Credit: White House Photo by Pete Souza


India-US: Forward Together In Space? – Analysis

By Jennifer McArdle and Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan With much fanfare, Indian Prime Minister Modi’s trip to the United States came to a close September 30. Modi’s whirlwind tour included a two-day meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama, the goal of which was to reinvigorate a relationship that many felt had plateaued. In a joint Washington […]

The new endemic species Aegista diversifamilia is shown. Credit: Chih-Wei Huang
The new endemic species Aegista diversifamilia is shown. Credit: Chih-Wei Huang


A New Land Snail Species Named For Equal Marriage Rights

Scientists from the Department of Life Science, National Taiwan Normal University and the Biodiversity Research Center, Academia Sinica described a new endemic land snail species. The new species Aegista diversifamilia was long confused for the widely distributed A. subchinensis. The study was published in the open access journal ZooKeys. Aegista subchinensis was first described in […]

Asia-Pacific region
Asia-Pacific region


The Next Leap For Regional Connectivity: Asia-Pacific Information Superhighway – OpEd

By Dr. Shamshad Akhtar Advances in regional connectivity have generated substantial economic and social gains in terms of growth, trade and people to people connections. The global explosion of new technologies, especially in information and communication technologies (ICT), points the way to the next big leap for regional connectivity: an Asia-Pacific Information Superhighway. The countries […]