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Ship-breaking Lacks Safety in Bangladesh

Four ship-breaking workers were killed and another three were critically injured in an accident on April 3, according to delayed reports coming from Chittagong.

( Source: OneWorld, Posted: Apr 22, 2014)
 
Sunil Gupta: A Life Well Lived

Sunil Bhai, as he was fondly called, rose to prominence leading agitations for rehabilitation of Tawa Dam oustees in 1995 and established India's most successful adivasi fishing cooperative in the Tawa Dam area.

( Source: The Hindu, Posted: Apr 22, 2014)
 
High Voter Turnout in Panchayat Protesting POSCO

Six polling booths in Dhinkia gram panchayat, the site of the proposed POSCO steel plant in Odisha, India, recorded a high turnout of 92 percent.

( Source: DownToEarth, Posted: Apr 22, 2014)
 
Digging Deeper into the Law

The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace Act, 2013 aims to create safer workplaces for women in particular.

( Source: IndiaTogether, Posted: Apr 22, 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, settled in the US, he did not have much of a connection with India. But he had this strong calling to come to India and make a difference. For this, he blended his two passions, basketball and education, and founded Crossover Basketball and Scholars Academy.

( Source: theBetterIndia, Posted: Apr 18, 2014)
 
Saving Tigers of Kanha from Mining

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has once again raised concerns about the environmental impact of small mines and has stepped in to regulate small scale mining activities in the vicinity of Kanha National Park.

( Source: DownToEarth, Posted: Apr 15, 2014)
 
Public Pressure Mounts to Check Pollution in Himachal

Close to 200 people affected by industrial pollution in Nalagarh industrial area in Himachal Pradesh attended a recent community meeting.

( Source: DownToEarth, Posted: Apr 15, 2014)
 
Indian Court Recognizes Transgender Rights

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

( Source: DownToEarth, Posted: Apr 15, 2014)
 
Five Organisations up for Ashden Awards

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

( Source: OneWorld, Posted: Apr 8, 2014)
 
Planning for a climate-resilient city

Indian cities have been identified as among the most vulnerable to climate change impacts. The envisioned plan for Bangalore can build in increased resilience to climatic variations and impact.

( Source: IndiaTogether, Posted: Apr 8, 2014)
 
Ashish Bose: The Man Who Counted

Bose who passed away recentl, was deeply involved in formulating urban demographic details of India.

( Source: The Indian Express, Posted: Apr 8, 2014)
 
Bangladesh gamblibng on GM foods

Anil Chandra Mahanta, one of the first 20 farmers to cultivate genetically modified brinjal in South Asia, does not understand the new technology.

( Source: DownToEarth, Posted: Apr 8, 2014)
 
Lessons from Two Cities in Solid Waste Management

Pune aims to become a zero-landfill city by 2015. Bengaluru, on the other hand, is forced by a high court order to do what Pune is already doing.

( Source: DownToEarth, Posted: Apr 2, 2014)
 
Karnataka Bans Mahyco Bt Cotton Seeds

Following crop failure on a whopping 58,195 hectares (ha) in seven districts in Karnataka, the Indian state has barred Mahyco from selling Bt cotton seeds.

( Source: Business Standard, Posted: Apr 2, 2014)
 
Tribal Women Protesting HydroProject Arrested

Chamba Police arrested 31 tribal women of Chamba, India who have been peacefully protesting for the past two years against the construction of the illegal project.

( Source: himdhara.org, Posted: Apr 2, 2014)
 
Electricity from Chicken Waste

A poultry farmer from a small town in Tamil Nadu is producing 3.76 MW power per hour and about 200 tonnes of organic manure per day from chicken droppings.

( Source: http://www.theweekendleader.com/Innovation/1848/power-of-waste.html, Posted: Apr 2, 2014)
 
A Bus Ride Across History and Geography

Despite bumps along the way, the passenger bus connecting New Delhi with Lahore carries on.

( Source: dawn.com, Posted: Mar 26, 2014)
 
Seed Money Helps Tiny Non-profits

Ari Nessel created a foundation he calls the Pollination Project. Through this, he gives away $1,000 a day, every day, to someone trying to make a difference.

( Source: CBS, Posted: Mar 26, 2014)
 
Hill of Death

More than 200 people in 14 villages near Roro hill in Jharkhand are dying slowly because of an abandoned asbestos mine.

( Source: DownToEarth, Posted: Mar 26, 2014)
 
National Institute of Rural Development

NIRD is and indian government institute dedicated to development of indian rural areas through various training programmes.

( Source: NIRD, Posted: Mar 26, 2014)
 
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