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Why India's Asiatic Lions Are Dying in Dozens
Offbeat  (tags: animals, Asiatic lions, India )

Ray
- 12 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Is the last abode of the Asiatic lion turning into a death trap for the big cat?, Gir in India's Gujarat state is home to Asiatic lions and has seen 256 lions dying in the past five years.
In India, Rice Replaces Ice in Charity Bucket Challenge
Offbeat  (tags: interesting, goodnews, food, India, rice bucket challenge, poor, give, hunger )

Naoko
- 21 days ago - japantimes.co.jp
The famous "ice bucket" challenge is inspiring thousands of Indians to follow suit, but with a twist- they are replacing ice with rice in a bid to help the country's vast population of poor, hungry people.
Forest Man   video
Offbeat  (tags: India, Manjuli Island, one man reforestation, good news )

Evelyn
- 61 days ago - youtu.be
Since the 1970's Majuli islander Jadav Payeng has been planting trees in order to save his island. To date he has single handedly planted a forest larger than Central Park NY. His forest has transformed what was once a barren wasteland, into a lush oasis
The Mystery of India's Unrecorded Deaths
Offbeat  (tags: Mystery, Deaths, Unrecorded, WHO, India )

Ray
- 67 days ago - bbc.co.uk
There are estimated to be around 56m deaths per year according to the World Health Organisation - and it's thought half are not registered - so there is a lot of missing information about what people die of.
Punished By Axe: Bonded Labour in India's Brick Kilns
Offbeat  (tags: slavery, violence, economy, India )

Ray
- 70 days ago - bbc.co.uk
India's economy is the 10th largest in the world, but millions of the country's workers are thought to be held in conditions little better than slavery. One man's story - which some may find disturbing - illustrates the extreme violence that some labourer
Pilibhit Wildlife Sanctuary Gets Tiger Reserve Forest Status
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, tigers, reserves, India )

Cher
- 98 days ago - economictimes.indiatimes.com
The third tiger reserve in UP after Dudhwa, which was notified in 1987, and Amangarh Tiger Reserve in Bijnor, notified in 2012, the consolidated forest ranges of Mala, Mahof, Barahi, Deoria and Haripur will serve as the Pilibhit tiger reserve.
Why India's Sanitation Crisis Kills Women
Offbeat  (tags: sanitation, crisis, women, rape, WHO, Unicef, health, India )

Ray
- 110 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The gruesome rape and hanging of two teenage girls in the populous Uttar Pradesh state again proves how women have become the biggest victims of India's sanitation crisis.
India Gang Rapes: Outrage Over Police 'Discrimination'
Offbeat  (tags: Girls, Crime, Law, Police, Rape, Murder, India )

Ray
- 112 days ago - bbc.co.uk
There is outrage over police inaction in a village in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh where two teenage girls were gang raped and hanged from a tree.
Victory! India Finalizes Ban on Use of Animals for Cosmetic Testing
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, testing, ban, India )

Cher
- 119 days ago - onegreenplanet.org
Today is a GREAT day for animals in India. After agreeing to ban imported cosmetics that use animal testing earlier this year, India has taken the full plunge and banned animal testing for cosmetics throughout the entire country!
Victory!!! India Bans Bullfights and Bullock Cart Racing!!!
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, ban, India )

Cher
- 133 days ago - onegreenplanet.org
And now India, which prohibited the use of elephants in circuses last November, has taken another step in the right direction by outlawing cruel bullfights and bullock-cart races, known as "jallikatu."
Why India's Migrants Are Unable to Vote
Offbeat  (tags: Voting, Immigrants, India )

Ray
- 135 days ago - bbc.co.uk
A record number of people have taken part in India's general election, now in its home stretch with just one round of voting left before results are announced on 16 May.
The Tree - Inspirational Video, DO Watch!   video
Offbeat  (tags: India, tree, self-help, child, inspirational, together, teamwork )

Evelyn
- 136 days ago - youtu.be
Everything blocked, waiting for someone to clear the road ... Takes a small child to trigger a joint effort - a great video!
And Not a Drop to Waste - Inter Press Service
Offbeat  (tags: technology, environment, water supply, India, farmers, agriculture )

Naoko
- 137 days ago - ipsnews.net
Barely literate they might be, but the farmers of Mahbubnagar are now sought by many for their expertise in water budgeting.
The Disappearing Tribe of India's Letter Writers
Offbeat  (tags: India, New Delhi, letter writer, munshi, disappearing )

Evelyn
- 156 days ago - bbc.com
For centuries, professional letter writers have helped millions of illiterate Indians but many have long disappeared from the cities - but not in Delhi, where one man claims to be the last letter writer left in the country's capital.
Hand-Bred Tigress Gives Birth to Two Cubs in Madhya Pradesh: 30 Tigers in Panna Now
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, tigers, reserves, India, birth )

Cher
- 168 days ago - economictimes.indiatimes.com
Panna Tiger Reserve (PTR) in Madhya Pradesh has added another feather to its cap.
 

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