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South Asian Development NewsApr 20, 2014
Every Year, This Man Brings Coaches From The USA And Teaches Basketball To Local Children. Hoops Creating Hope

Shaun is a basketball enthusiast and an educator in the US. Born and raised in Canada, ...

Saving Tigers of Kanha from Mining

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has once again raised concerns about the environmental impact of small ...

Public Pressure Mounts to Check Pollution in Himachal

Close to 200 people affected by industrial pollution in Nalagarh industrial area in Himachal Pradesh attended ...

Indian Court Recognizes Transgender Rights

In a landmark judgment the apex court upholds the rights of trandgenders, confirms their choice to ...

Five Organisations up for Ashden Awards

Five Indian organisations have been selected as finalists for this year’s Ashden Awards. ...

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