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Casino Dream of Sikkim Turns Sour

Financial irregularities, a probable political conflict of interest and unsavoury social impact have thrown a cloud over the potential of casino industry in Sikkim.

( Source: India Together, Posted: Jul 22, 2014)
Myanmar Refugees Face Crackdown in Thailand

Thai authorities have started conducting a census at Mae La on refugees who fled neighbouring Myanmar, in a bid to crackdown on illegal workers

( Source: Dawn, Posted: Jul 22, 2014)
India for Major Infrastructure Boost in North-east

The development plans of various ministries include upgradation of Railways, Telecommunication, Roads, Power and Inland Waterways

( Source: OneWorld, Posted: Jul 22, 2014)
From Rickshaw-Puller To Entrepreneur through Innovation

Dharamveer Singh went from being a rickshaw-puller in Delhi to a successful entrepreneur with turnover of Rs. 40 lakhs, through innpovation

( Source: BetterIndia, Posted: Jul 22, 2014)
Rising Violence against Women

Limited, quick-fix solutions that do not address the underlying causes of the deep-rooted problem of sexual violence have clearly not worked...

( Source: IndiaTogether, Posted: Jul 17, 2014)
Decoding the red alert on green NGOs

The accusations of the Intelligence Bureau against foreign environmental NGOs appear hollow and misguided when one looks at the direction and substance of their work in India so far.

( Source: IndiaTogether, Posted: Jul 16, 2014)
How Sports Enthusiasts and Policemen Came Together to Change Young Lives through Football

Sports brings everyone together, and no one knows it better than this team which is using football as a tool to engage underprivileged students and help them achieve a better life. Read further to know how sports can make a difference.

( Source: BetterIndia, Posted: Jul 16, 2014)
A Law to Help Women, but who is Enforcing it?

Passed in 2005, the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act could have been an effective tool to ensure redress for victims of domestic abuse. But an understaffed implementation body has made it yet another selective and often toothless piece of legislation....

( Source: IndiaTogether, Posted: Jul 16, 2014)
Blind With Camera: Beauty that goes beyond sight

Definitely the overtone for the pictures is blurred; nevertheless one should also observe that the cameraman here is lawfully sightless.

( Source: TheAlternative, Posted: Jul 16, 2014)
Grassroots people need better services: Bangla activists

Activists urged the government for improving living and livelihood condition of the rural masses.

( Source: OneWorld, Posted: Jul 9, 2014)
A silent revolution brewing on our farms

An increasing number of farmers from across the country are flocking to the annual rice sharing festival in Tamil Nadu, where a whopping number of traditional rice seed varieties are exchanged and subsequently cultivated in different locales.

( Source: IndiaTogether, Posted: Jul 9, 2014)
Achievements of this Man will make you Rethink about Disability

Meet Shekar Naik, captain of India's T20 Cricket team for the Blind, who has played over 50 matches in 32 countries. This video will probably make you remove the word 'disability' from your vocabulary.

( Source: BetterIndia, Posted: Jul 9, 2014)
Seths exploit children, who are made to drop out of school and go for work in the cotton fields

What followed was a harrowing two months that not only shows how child labour is flourishing but the inhuman conditions and near-torture thousands of such minors across the country undergo.

( Source: TheWeekendLeader, Posted: Jul 9, 2014)
Plastic Waste Costs Marine Life $13 bn Every Year

Reports have revealed that plastic released into water bodies causes damage to marine ecosystems.

( Source: OneWorld, Posted: Jul 2, 2014)
Why the Inidan Intelligence Bureau Report is Undemocratic

The recent report from the IB accusing select NGOs of scuttling Indian developmentan insult to the intelligence and voice of the common man.

( Source: IndiaTogether, Posted: Jul 1, 2014)
The Kidney Trafficking Trail of Nepal

According to a report the illegal organ trade generates profits between $514 million to $1 billion a year in Nepal, writes Sugam Pokharel.

( Source: OneWorld, Posted: Jul 1, 2014)
An Interactive History Of The Indian Railways

Here is a timeline that gives you a brief history of the evolution of the Indian Railways.

( Source: BetterIndia, Posted: Jul 1, 2014)
Winning Against Arsenic Poisoning

Villagers of Ballia, Uttar Pradesh fought back against arsenic poisoning by employing an ancient solution.

( Source: BetterIndia, Posted: Jun 30, 2014)
Arogya Finance funds medical bills for poor and needy

When a maid, a peon, a watchman, a plumber or an auto-rickshaw driver need urgent medical attention but have no money for the treatment they could well knock the doors of Arogya Finance.

( Source: TheWeekendLeader, Posted: Jun 25, 2014)
A Story of Fighting for Dreams, of a Man and his community

Despite many difficulties, Makar SIngh struggles and hopes for a better life for his family and his community in the Himalayas as he sees the younger generation opting for different career opportunities, a higher literacy rate and better road connectivity.

( Source: BetterIndia, Posted: Jun 21, 2014)
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