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South Asian Development NewsApr 29, 2017
Google Grants for Four Indian Organizatons

Google.org on Thursday announced grants of US$8.4 million to four Indian NGOs including Learning Equality, Million ...

Sabeen Mahmud: Dying for Peace

Peace activist and founder of T2F Sabeen Mahmud, who died from gunshot wounds on Friday, was ...

Stories od Courage Honored by WISCPMP

Women in Security, Conflict Management and Peace (WISCOMP). Founded in 1999, WISCOMP is an initiative of ...

School for Tribal Kids Ensures Zero Dropouts

Consisting of classes 1 to 4, the school currently has 75 students, out of which 45 ...

Meet the Private Sector Startups Leading the Drive for Better Solid Waste Management in India

In recent years, a number of Private Sector Enterprises have designed innovative interventions to address ...

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Protectors of the Niyamgiri Hills
An iconic leader of social justice movements in India, Prafulla Samantara led a historic 12 year legal battle that affirmed the indigenous land rights and protected the Niyamgiri Hills from a massive, aluminum ore mine.

Acting Beyond the Call of Duty, This Railway Sub-Inspector Has Rescued Over 400 Runaway Children

434 children would have slipped through the cracks in the city to unknown, dark corners, if not for Mishra, who is known for her careful handling of these young souls and for ensuring that no harm comes to any of them, even after they have left her care.

Helping People Get Closer to Nature
A retired plantation officer in Nashik, Maharashtra, 60 year old Kusum has made it her mission to inspire people to save and plant trees, and live as close to nature as possible.

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