Close to the Pandai river that runs along the India-Nepal border lies Bikhnathori. The near-dry river bed is full of pebbles. At some distance shine the Himalayan peaks. This seemingly calm village calls itself orphan. Nepali people across the river call its residents water smugglers.

ON AUGUST 8, a stretch of National Highway (NH)-33 caved in due to an underground coal fire. The road connects Ranchi in Jharkhand with Bihar

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A special report on "Aila", the cyclone that struck on May 25. Now, with 400 km-long embankment breached, people of Sunderbans live with threat of a high tide causing further damage. It calls for a long-term policy on behalf of the islanders for saving the Sunderbans.

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