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South Asian Development NewsMay 27, 2015
Skills-building an imperative for rural India too and here's why

A recent report from the labour ministry reveals that skill-intensive occupations such as plumbing and carpentry ...

Jorhat College in Assam welcomes Transgender Students

Apart from a new gender option of "transgender" in the admission form, students can also choose ...

Commitment to Support Blind in getting Eyesight Back

Bhaskar bhai's donation bank has been successful in supporting 1700 blind people to get eyesight so ...

A Taxi Driver creates Rooftop Garden on his Taxi

His Taxi, an Ambassador, apart from having a green grass-bed on the roof, has eight potted ...

A doctor who cures without a word!

Dr Ruffles, an affectionate dog and resident ‘doctor’ at a hospital in Chennai, has helped several ...

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