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Sita, Dawood, criticism—What marked the launch of AK Bhattacharya’s book on finance ministers

New Delhi: During the launch of his new book India’s Finance Ministers: From Independence to Emergency (1947-1977) at the India International Center last week, author AK Bhattacharya received a pointed critique from prominent economist Shankar Acharya. In a lighthearted exchange, Acharya playfully evaded moderator Mohit Gupta’s “awkward question” before addressing …

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People mark holy month of Shrawan in Nepal-Xinhua

Devotees pray on the first Monday of the holy month of Shrawan in Lalitpur, Nepal, July 17, 2023. (Photo by Hari Maharjan/Xinhua) KATHMANDU, July 18 (Xinhua) — People celebrate the holy month of Shrawan in Nepal’s Kathmandu and Lalitpur. The Shrawan month is considered auspicious by Hindus for offering prayers …

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Nepal’s Rhinos Are Eating Plastic Waste, Study Finds

A study found plastic waste in the dung of one-horned rhinos in Nepal’s Chitwan National Park, which could harm their health and survival. The plastic waste comes from the rivers that flood the park during the monsoon season, as well as from visitors who litter the park. The study suggested …

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