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In pictures / Sacred, life-affirming and fast disappearing: waters of the Himalayas

Rapid urbanisation, dwindling groundwater reserves and changing rain patterns are driving a water crisis in the lower Himalayas of India and Nepal. Photojournalist Toby Smith took part in a research project charting the shifting demands on this fragile landscape.

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Tensions in tourism: / Nepal’s middle class claim they are ‘unwanted guests’

Locals who want to join overseas visitors in enjoying the country’s stunning mountains say its tourist industry gives western trekkers preferential treatment.

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Trudeau's India visit / Advance team visits Amritsar ahead of Canadian PM Justin Trudeau’s likely visit

Trudeau’s Cabinet has four ministers having roots in Punjab. As per a diplomatic note dated October 9, 2017, Trudeau is scheduled to visit India from February 19 to February 23, 2018.

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‘Illegal and primitive’: Pakistan expels foreign aid groups in droves

Warnings of negative impact on ordinary people and damage to Pakistan’s international standing as 29 organisations are given two months to leave.

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