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Adding Value to Wood

In Channapatna town on the outskirts of Bangalore, shaping wood into various forms is resulting in shaping lives of numerous artisans.

( Source: Deccan Herald, Posted: Sep 10, 2014)
 
Four New Buses from Pakistan to India

Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation has inducted a fleet of four new buses in the Pakistan-India Dosti Bus service.

( Source: http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-pakistan-tourism-introduces-four-new-buses-to-india-under-dosti-bus-service-2017541, Posted: Sep 9, 2014)
 
Trumpeting Out Loud

Ivory seeking poachers have killed 1,00,000 African elephants in just three years.

( Source: Deccan Herald, Posted: Sep 9, 2014)
 
Battling Climate Change and Landmines Along LoC

For women living along the conflict-ridden borders of Kashmir, caught between cross fire and attempts to check infiltration, the threat of landmines is a constant reality, made worse now by environmental degradation.

( Source: IndiaTogether, Posted: Sep 9, 2014)
 
From Ice Bucket to Rice Bucket

Not seeing the relevance in India for the popular ice bucket challenge which challenges people to pour ice water on their head to raise awareness on some diseases, Manju Latha of Hyderabad started the rice bucket challenge which has encouraged hundreds of people to donate buckets of rice to the needy.

( Source: The Weekend Leader, Posted: Sep 9, 2014)
 
Free Online Course on RTI

Government has now launched an online course to give a hands-on experience of RTI.

( Source: BetterIndia, Posted: Sep 7, 2014)
 
On Constitution Avenue, Journalism is a Crime

At least 28 mediap ersons bore the brunt of police high-handedness in Pakistan last week.

( Source: The Dawn, Posted: Sep 2, 2014)
 
Naga Hills Women Discovering Collective Strength

Women's lives in Nagaland's Tuensang district have changed. They now demand better schooling for their children, fight for government entitlements, and articulate issues once considered too sensitive.

( Source: BetterIndia, Posted: Sep 2, 2014)
 
Reviving the Ganga, at the Cost of its Ecology

The Rs 6300-crore plans for development of the Ganga waterway from Allahabad to Haldia should be undertaken only after meticulous examination of its impact on various elements of river ecology.

( Source: IndiaTogether, Posted: Sep 2, 2014)
 
Ecotourism on the Wing

The Indian state of Uttarakhand strikes a balance between conservation and employment by institutionalising birdwatching camps

( Source: DownToEarth, Posted: Sep 2, 2014)
 
Indian Court Says Criminals Should be Kept out of Cabinet

Campaigners had called the order a major step forward in cleaning up Indian politics, which has been beset by corruption scandals.

( Source: BBC, Posted: Aug 27, 2014)
 
Sobering Tea Tribe Women of Assam

The tea tribe community of Assam comprises mostly migrants hailing from Odisha, West Bengal, Jharkhand and Andhra Pradesh.

( Source: The Weekend Leader, Posted: Aug 27, 2014)
 
Tracking Fears, Hopes and Facts in a New State

Widely labelled as the first of its kind, the Intensive Family Survey conducted in Telangana on 19 August gave rise to a range of speculations, and predictably drew its share of brickbats and bouquets.

( Source: IndiaTogether, Posted: Aug 27, 2014)
 
Bangladesh Can Produce Coal Alternative from Garbage

Refused Derived Fuel (RDF), an alternative to coal obtained from soiled plastics is currently disposed off as municipal garbage.

( Source: OneWorld, Posted: Aug 26, 2014)
 
Web Portal on Blood Banks in West Bengal

The status of stock, information on the availability of blood of specific groups in state-run blood banks will now be a click away as the West Bengal government is now all ready to roll out a web portal linking them together.

( Source: OneWorld, Posted: Aug 20, 2014)
 
A Village that Nurtures Rare Birds

Chirping birds of rare species in your backyard, several nests on each tree - Kokrebellur is a delightful sight. Know more about the amazing village and its conservation efforts.

( Source: BetterIndia, Posted: Aug 19, 2014)
 
Free Legal Aid To Farmers in Andhra Pradesh

Landesa Rural Development Institute, an organization that has tied up with the Andhra Pradesh government to provide free legal aid to farmers in the state and provide some relief from unnecessary harassment.

( Source: BetterIndia, Posted: Aug 19, 2014)
 
Flouted Norms and Regulators

A recent report from environmental research group Toxics Link exposes how multinationals are flagrantly violating the MoEF-notified rules on e-waste, even as the authorities empowered to enforce implementation remain passive.

( Source: IndiaTogether, Posted: Aug 19, 2014)
 
Why the Border in Kashmir is Restive Again

Ten years after India and Pakistan agreed a ceasefire along the Line of Control that divides Kashmir between the two countries, mortars and shells are once again being exchanged on the disputed border.

( Source: BBC, Posted: Aug 12, 2014)
 
Blast in Nepal Causes Rise in Kosi River

The landslide and the ensuing damming of Bhote Kosi, a major tributary of Kosi, has occurred at Jure in Sindhupalchok district of Nepal.

( Source: OneWorld, Posted: Aug 12, 2014)
 
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