China on Saturday sought to allay Indian apprehensions over the construction of a dam on the Brahmaputra river, saying there would be no negative impact on areas downstream, Indian media reported. Earlier this month, China blocked a tributary of the Brahmaputra river as part of a major hydroelectric project whose construction began in 2014, days after reports that India was considering expediting hydropower projects on the Indus river in order to put pressure on Pakistan. China’s move was seen as a warning to New Delhi against moving too far in theRead More
KATHMANDU, 12 MAY, (DNA) – A 7.3-magnitude earthquake struck devastated Nepal on Tuesday, sending terrified residents running into the streets in the capital Kathmandu, according to the US Geological Survey. The quake struck at 12:35pm local time in the Himalayan nation some 76 kilometres east of Kathmandu, more than two weeks after a 7.8-magnitude quake which killed more than 8,000 people. The latest quake hit at a depth of 15.0 kilometres, according to the USGS.It had earlier measured the quake at 7.4.