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Unknown saviors of the environment: Thirty-five men create a forest from barren land

by Gurvinder Singh on 24 January 2020 A group of 35 men braved all odds to create a lush green forest by planting over 1.4 million saplings over the past fifteen years in Assam state in north-eastern India. The group say they’ve… Continue Reading →

Pulping stereotypes, hijab firmly in place

Mohammed.Wajihuddin At first glance, nothing seems out of place in the air-conditioned, state-of-the-art gym in Jogeshwari (West). But a closer look reveals that among the fitness freaks sweating it out on treadmills or pumping iron is a girl in black… Continue Reading →

Padma Shri: ‘Beej Mata’ Wants Seed Movement To Reach Every Farmer

All these women, from tribal and hilly areas of Akole, are part of a self-help group assisted by 30-35 farmers. Rahibai Soma Popere Rahibai Soma Popere, a proponent of tradition farming with indigenous seeds who was awarded the Padma Shri… Continue Reading →

They’ve gone from cleaning drains to earning doctorates

Having seen their parents trapped in the gutter, these children of manual scavengers are counting on education to change their destinies Himanshi.Dhawan@timesgroup.com Vimal Kumar remembers school days not by the subjects that were taught in class, but what his mother… Continue Reading →

Dil Toh Happy Hai Ji actress Sejal Sharma found hanging; left behind a suicide note

A television actor Sejal Sharma was found hanging in her flat at Mira Road on Friday. She left behind a suicide note. The Kashimira police has registered a case of accidental death. Two of her friends, including a room mate who were… Continue Reading →

Fisherwomen from a Tamil Nadu town use food to fight Adani’s port expansion

Pulicat’s fisherfolk are fighting against Adani group’s port expansion, which will convert 1145 hectares of land and seawater to industrial real estate, possibly erasing close to 50 villages. NEWS ENVIRONMENT  FRIDAY, JANUARY 24, 2020 – 19:31Sreedevi Jayarajan Uma peers into the iron… Continue Reading →

Land Diverted For Mining, Agriculture Inflates India’s Total Forest Area

Rishika Pardikar January 21, 2020 Bengaluru: As much as 29.5% of land classified as forests in India’s government records does not have any forest cover, according to the India State of Forest Report (ISFR), 2019. Some of these lands have been diverted for… Continue Reading →

Govt has money for statues, not public health: Bombay High Court

Slams State Govt Over Funds Row At Wadia Hosps The court slammed the Maharashtra government for the delay in releasing funds for Wadia Hospitals for women and children The Bombay High Court on Thursday came down heavily on the Maharashtra government for… Continue Reading →

Sleepless, penniless and hopeless on Brazilian streets

Shobhan SaxenaJANUARY 11, 2020 21:34 In the past seven years, the number of homeless families has increased about 16 times Last Sunday, Carlos da Silva, a 39-year-old homeless man, was sleeping on a pad of flattened cardboard boxes at a… Continue Reading →

India – Over 10,000 Students Committed Suicide in 2018

While the NCRB figures reveal distress among the student communities, it is important to understand the intensifying students’ movements in the country.Prudhviraj Rupawat 11 Jan 2020 A total 10,159 students committed suicide in 2018 in India, highest number ever in the… Continue Reading →

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