Ill-planned dams in Nepal

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A ma­jor land­slide that re­cently oc­curred in Nepal, hours be­fore Naren­dra Modi's visit to the coun­try, claimed about 150 lives. Though timely com­mu­ni­ca­tion averted a tragedy in Bi­har, the dis­as­ter has shifted fo­cus to devel­op­ment pro­jects en­dan­ger­ing lives in eco-sen­si­tive ar­eas

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