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South Asian Development NewsMay 31, 2016
Jamshedpur to Become Zero Water Discharge City

In a year, Jamshedpur will become the first Indian city to have zero sewerage discharge. ...

JNU Celebrates Street Theatre with Sahmat

National Street Theatre Day is also the birth anniversary of Safdar Hashmi, the slain theatre artiste. ...

Eco-Cooler to Handle Summer Heat

The process involves creating grids made from repurposed plastic bottles cut in half and installed on ...

BIte of Cancer from Bread

A new study by Delhi-based non-profit CSE has shown that 84 per cent of bread and ...

Drought but Why?

It is time we understood that since drought is human-made it can be reversed ...

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Organic farming techniques of Natabar Sarangi, a noted farmer and seed collector of Cuttack, have found place in Class IX curriculum of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana states in India.

Taking Care of Donkeys and Mules
The income of donkey-owning families is usually so meagre that they can barely make ends meet. As a result, these animals are often left to fend for themselves for food and shelter.

Children of a Security Guard, Auto Driver and Grocer Crack UPSC, Write Their Own Destiny

The announcement of the UPSC results this week brought great cheer to more than a 1,000 candidates and their families across the country. Read the stories!

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