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South Asian Development NewsApr 24, 2014
Ship-breaking Lacks Safety in Bangladesh

Four ship-breaking workers were killed and another three were critically injured in an accident on April ...

Sunil Gupta: A Life Well Lived

Sunil Bhai, as he was fondly called, rose to prominence leading agitations for rehabilitation of Tawa ...

High Voter Turnout in Panchayat Protesting POSCO

Six polling booths in Dhinkia gram panchayat, the site of the proposed POSCO steel plant in ...

Digging Deeper into the Law

The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace Act, 2013 aims to create safer workplaces for women ...

Every Year, This Man Brings Coaches From The USA And Teaches Basketball To Local Children. Hoops Creating Hope

Shaun is a basketball enthusiast and an educator in the US. Born and raised in Canada, ...

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