Must Read News Articles – February 24th, 2019

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Niyamgiri’s Dongria Kondh gird for ‘resistance’ after SC order

With a recent Supreme Court order triggering panic among forest dwellers over possible eviction, Odisha’s Dongria Kondh tribals have resolved to resist any attempt to force them out.

Safety, pollution top issues among women voters: survey

When women exercise their ballot, they are most likely to vote for a leader who makes battling crimes against women a priority, according to a survey conducted by Change.org.

Pulwama and Indus Waters Treaty: does India hold all the cards?

That India would use the entire share of water allotted to it under the Indus Waters Treaty, has been the government’s traditional position

OIC outreach hints at reset of ties

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will address the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Foreign Ministers meet on March 1, the first time the body has invited an Indian dignitary to attend, the government announced on Saturday.

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Ganga basin States stare at three-fold rise in crop failures by 2040

The Ganga river basin could see crop failures rise three-fold and drinking water shortage go up by as much as 39% in some States between now and 2040, says an assessment commissioned by the World Bank and submitted to the Central Water Commission.

Bandipur, Wayanad forests face fire fury

A major fire has reduced vast swathes of forestland to ashes in Bandipur. The authorities are trying to douse the raging flames that seem to havegone out of control.

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