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PM aims to build developed Bangladesh by 2041

The Bangladeshi Premier has sought cooperation of people for building a prosperous Bangladesh by the year 2041.

( Source: OneWorld, Posted: Jul 30, 2014)
'E' is for efficiency, but what about empathy?

The recent move of MOEF for introducing e-filing of applications for approval of forest land diversion may facilitate procedural agility and efficiency, but precludes the interpretation of environmental and human complexities critical to a fair process.

( Source: IndiaTogether, Posted: Jul 29, 2014)
Empowering Patients And Bridging The Doctor-Patient Gap

The anxiety, fear and vulnerability of the patient and his family need to be addressed too. Dr. Malpani has come up with an idea to empower patients and make it simple for every role.

( Source: BetterIndia, Posted: Jul 28, 2014)
He is Leading Rural India to a Healthier Tomorrow: One Toilet at a Time

A rural village near Mumbai had no toilets until Atul Bhide came and constructed over 200 of them. In the alarming situation where people in India have mobile phones but not toilets, we need more such heroes who are trying to make a change at grassroot level.

( Source: BetterIndia, Posted: Jul 28, 2014)
Rescuing 30,000 Snakes In 30 Years

Whenever we spot a snake, we tend to panic and run away. But Vava Suresh reacts differently! He embraces snakes, loves them and makes sure they remain protected.

( Source: BetterIndia, Posted: Jul 27, 2014)
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)
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