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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)
Teaching Tribal Mother Tongue Brings Girls Back to Schools

Kolha tribal families in Odisha will always be grateful to women teachers whose efforts have brought the local tribal girls back to school.

( Source: The Weekend Leader, Posted: Aug 12, 2014)
Ideas for Smart Villages

Suggestions for what the Modi government may still do to reverse the trend of neglected villages

( Source: IndiaTogether, Posted: Aug 12, 2014)
Changing Lives through Knitting

When Dr. Mala met with an accident, she decided to dedicate her life to a better cause. Read more to know how she built a knitting group and changed the lives of many!

( Source: BetterIndia, Posted: Aug 6, 2014)
The Wonder Climber for Areca Nut Trees

A new mechanical device that makes areca nut harvesting less labour-intensive and hence affordable could solve one of the major problems faced by farmers of the crop.

( Source: IndiaTogether, Posted: Aug 5, 2014)
A Safe Haven in Nepal

2010 CNN Hero of the Year, Anuradha Koirala, started Maiti Nepal to protect Nepali women and girls from domestic violence, trafficking, prostitution, child labor, and other forms of exploitation.

( Source: DailyGood, Posted: Aug 5, 2014)
Cleaning Lakes One at a Time

Arun Krishnamurthy and his team of 3400 volunters have cleaned 39 lakes as on date.

( Source: The Weekend Leader, Posted: Aug 5, 2014)
Most Rescued Child Labourers Went Back to Work

Over 76 per cent of child labourers rescued in raids conducted six years ago in Mumbai went back to work, according to an NGO working for children's rights.

( Source: Deccan Herald, Posted: Aug 5, 2014)
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)
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