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Water Pollution Can Reduce Economic Growth: World Bank

HEAVILY polluted water is reducing economic growth by up to a third in some countries, a World Bank report said Tuesday (20), calling for...

Seven Indian Land Laws That Give Special Rights To People, Places

INDIA has revoked the special status of Jammu and Kashmir state in a bid to fully integrate its only Muslim-majority region with the rest...

Stop Burning Fields In India To Reduce Smog And Boost Profits: Scientists

EVERY YEAR, a choking smog descends on northwest India as the region's farmers burn their fields following the rice harvest - a phenomenon that...

Freedom, Money, Babies: Indian Women Rescued From Slavery Count Their Losses

FIVE months into her pregnancy, Soniya was still carrying heavy sacks up steps at the rice mill in south India where she was forced...

World Food Prices Ease For Second Month Running In July

WORLD food prices eased for a second month running in July after five consecutive monthly gains, pushed down by falls in the prices of...

India’s First ‘Garbage Cafe’ To Offer Meals For Plastic

HUNGRY, but don't have cash? No problem, bring plastic waste and get a free meal, said the mayor of an Indian city where the...

New Global Moon Race Could Define Humanity’s Future: Peter Apps

FIFTY years after Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins blasted off for the moon, a new space race is on. It is one...

India’s Parched Fields Yield Rich Crop Of Women Cops

CONSTABLE Meena Ghodke may be in the bottom rank of her local police force but it is the highest anyone has climbed in her...

In Drought-Hit Delhi, The Poor Fight For Every Drop

IN this teeming capital city of more than 20 million people, a worsening drought is amplifying the vast inequality between India's rich and poor. The...

India’s Supreme Court Sides With Indigenous People Over Illegal Mining Fallout

INDIGENOUS people in an Indian state must be protected from illegal mining and the pollution it causes, the country's top court ruled, providing a...