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South Asian Development NewsApr 01, 2015
Delhi Government Bans All Forms of Chewable Tobacco

Starting today, all forms of chewable tobacco are banned from sale, purchase, manufacture and storage ...

Finnish Schools to Stop Teaching Subjects

Finland will do away with subjects like history, geography, math by next year and teach by ...

The Gypsies of Lahore

On the way to Lahore from the historic Grand Trunk road crossing Shahdara Bridge, one is ...

Bringing Spring Back in Lives of Widows

Thousands of widows in West Bengal have been packed off to live in Mathura, Vrindavan and ...

Digital Green

Digital Green is enabling farmers to make videos on best practices in their local language, which ...

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A million learn to read in the 'world's fastest literacy programme'
A trained mental health counsellor, Mr Lyons has developed what he claims is the fastest literacy programme in the world. His Tara Akshar system teaches women to read and write Hindi in less than 30 days with an alleged 90 per cent success rate.

Attending School Against All Odds
Tribal children in Udaipur, Rajasthan are inspired to go to school against all odds.

Turning Dust Bowls into Lush Villages
For teaching thousands of villagers in arid regiond of India how to build earthen dams to catch the monsoon rains and revitalize their land, Rajendra Singh was honored Friday with the 2015 Stockholm Water Prize.

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