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South Asian Development NewsJun 28, 2017
Goa Imposes Heavy Fine on Plastic Bags

From July onwards those buying or selling plastic bags in the state must pay a hefty ...

GMO Trial Test Verdict Against Syngenta

Syngenta AG was ordered to pay $217.7 million to a group of Kansas farmers who claimed ...

Sewing Machines for Widows in Varanasi

The machines have been distributed by the Loomba Foundation as part of its project to empower ...

6000 People Come Together to Clean Beaches of Chennai

An initiative spearheaded by the Chennai Trekking Club seven years ago, brings together thousands of people ...

Thailand Promotes Low-emission Rice Farming

Climate-Smart sustainable rice standard to be adopted by Thai farmers. ...

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Ani Choying Drolma: The Singing Nun of Kathmandu
With several albums and a series of concerts around the globe under her belt, the singing nun of Kathmandu uses the resources to run Arya Tara, a school for novice nuns.

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