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Pakistan and India strike new visa deal easing travel

Pakistan and India have agreed on visa terms aimed at easing travel between the two countries.

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Pakistan and India strike new visa deal easing travel

Source: BBC, Sun September 09, 2012
Pakistan and India have agreed on visa terms aimed at easing travel between the two countries.

Hurdle cleared on total ban on child labour in India

Source: The Indian Express, Wed August 29, 2012
Employing children below 14 years will now attract a maximum jail term of three years or a fine of up to Rs 50,000 with the Union Cabinet on Tuesday clearing a proposal by the Labour Ministry to completely ban employment of children below that age in all occupations and processes.

Buddha tree alive and healthy at age 2,500

Source: UPI, Mon July 23, 2012
The 2,500-year-old tree under which Gautama Buddha is believed to have attained enlightenment is alive and healthy, Indian scientists said Thursday.

New Solar Program From SunEdison Aims to Eradicate Darkness in India

Source: Triple Pundit, Tue June 05, 2012
As technology improves and concerns continue to rise about energy availability and security, there’s much debate here in the U.S. about what kinds of energy sources governments and utilities should be looking to for future use.

State of Himalayan Glaciers Less Alarming Than Feared

Source: University of Zurich, Thu April 26, 2012
Several hundreds of millions of people in Southeast Asia depend, to varying degrees, on the freshwater reservoirs of the Himalayan glaciers. Consequently, it is important to detect the potential impact of climate changes on the Himalayan glaciers at an early stage.

Indian Man, Jadav Payeng, Single-Handedly Plants A 1,360 Acre Forest In Assam

Story contains video Source: Times of India, Wed April 04, 2012
An Indian man has single-handedly grown a sprawling forest on a 1,360 acre (550-hectare) sandbar in the middle of the Brahmaputra. It now has many endangered animals, including at least five tigers, one of which bore two cubs recently.

Apparel exporters to end child labour, cleanse supply

Source: Economic Times, Sun November 20, 2011
Censured for engaging child labour by gloabl apparel brands, the Indian apparel export industry has decided to adopt zero tolerance on child labour and cleanse the supply chain.

India on the cusp of eradicating polio

Source: Capital FM, Tue October 25, 2011
India is on the verge of eradicating polio with only one case reported in 2011, making it the “longest ever polio free period”, a health ministry official said Monday.

Government Plans Blanket Ban on Child Labour

Source: Daiji World, Mon August 22, 2011
The central government of India is contemplating a blanket ban on child labour, Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal informed the Rajya Sabha Friday.

10 new frogs discovered in India’s great rainforest

Story contains video Source: MongaBay, Tue August 09, 2011
Ten new species of frog have been discovered in India's Western Ghats according to two new papers in Biosystematica. Although human populations have farmed in the Western Ghats for centuries, the new discoveries prove that the rainforest still holds many surprises.

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