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South Asian Development NewsNov 27, 2015
Borewell Robot Makes Debut

Rescue robot ‘Borewell robot’ that can save children from borewells will now be used by fire service ...

Diversion of Funds Mars Tribal Welfare Plans

In spite of the development and welfare plans and programs implemented since Independence, the tribals of ...

On the Importance of Speaking Out

A one-on-one with India's most well-known historian, Romila Thapar, who shares her thoughts on intellectuals protesting ...

Aligning National Policies for Securing Water Needs

New water security model advocates for strong coherence among 3 critical aspects of a sustainable future ...

Incredible India to Become Inclusive India - 5000 Public Places Will Be Made Disabled Friendly

Nearly 2.68 crore differently-abled people in the country have a reason to cheer with the government ...

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Oar-Boys Who Clean the Ganga
This morning, when I reached the Rana Pratap/Mahal Ghat, I was surprised to see three pisspots neatly lined against the wall in a corner with a note, 'kindly do not pollute mother Ganges, use the toilet to relieve yourselves'.

One Man Offered His Apartments In Chennai For Those Seeking Shelter From The Rains
Mohamed Yunus offered 2 of his apartments to those seeking shelter from the rains.

One of our states could turn 100% organic by end of 2015
Under the banner of the Sikkim Organic Mission (SOM), constituted nearly 5 years ago, the small Himalayan state has ambitiously avowed to be one hundred per cent organic by the end of 2015.

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