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South Asian Development NewsMar 28, 2017
Fighting Addiction in Garhwal Using Love

Using Gandhian principles, Man Singh Rawat has successfully helped the tribal communities of the Garhwali Himalayas ...

Ban on Chewing Paan in Uttar Pradesh

The new Uttar Pradesh government on Wednesday banned chewing of paan (betel leaf) and paan masala, ...

School in the Sky

The Baunru school is one of the 1,000 Schools which Tata Steel ambitiously seeks to improve ...

In the Name of Milk

Like in many developing countries, in Pakistan also, the problems of adulteration and contamination begin from ...

Punjab Doing Away with the VIP Culture

The state government of Punjab during a recent cabinet meeting reached a consensus to put a definitive ...

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