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Baby traffickers target pregnant sex workers

Baby traffickers target pregnant sex workers

Sex workers in Mumbai's red light district are being lured and even forced to sell their babies, campaigners say, sparking fears that traffi
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36 yrs on since infamous carnage, Indravelli still on the boil

36 yrs on since infamous carnage, Indravelli still on the boil

Even as the spine-chilling incident of Indravelli carnage turned 36 on Thursday, many problems of tribals like drinking water, exploitation
21 Apr 2017, 04:59 AM IST
Distrust over generic drugs helps branded ones thrive

Distrust over generic drugs helps branded ones thrive

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s emphasis on usage of generic medicine has been raising a number of questions. There are doubts prevailing a
21 Apr 2017, 04:55 AM IST
swallows innocent lives

swallows innocent lives

The National Highway-65 (NH-65), linking Vijayawada with Hyderabad has achieved the dubious distinction of being the second most accident-pr
21 Apr 2017, 04:52 AM IST
Nimble fingers that weave magic

Nimble fingers that weave magic

Some fifteen year ago, when I went to this village cluster as a thumbsucker, there was an eerie silence and a sinister vibe of bereavement a
20 Apr 2017, 04:24 AM IST

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It's been a bumpy ride for a 65-year-old yellow cab driver, Gazi Jalaluddin. A good student who was forced to give up formal education due to poverty, he now runs two schools and a
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Potters wheeled into penury

In spite of availability of refrigerators, people still prefer the chilled water from a clay pot to quench their thirst as well as for health reasons. With the temperature rising,
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ROFR act puts Chenchus in a dilemma

Chenchu inhabitants of Nallamala forest in Prakasam district are in a dilemma about their future. Though the Chenchu tribe is mostly dependent on forest produce they now have land
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A 12-year-old building robots to save honey bees

Just like any other girl her age, 12-year-old Kavya Vignesh likes to have fun when she is not studying. But unlike many others, she likes to make those moments memorable by creatin
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Finally, they step into outside world

Until recently, the Adivasis living in Gundala, nestled in the dense forest, 140 km east of Adilabad, never dreamt that one day they have road connectivity to outside world.
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A decade on TTD female barbers make a mark

The introducing of female barbers to work in Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) tonsure centre known as Kalyana Katta in Tirumala, ten years back raised many an eyebrow while som
13 Apr 2017, 05:17 AM IST

NRGES brings Ramakka out of poverty

As the day dawns in Hulikallu village in Kalyandurgam mandal, Ramakka would stare at empty pots and empty dishes in the kitchen. Virtual starvation was staring at them. Life is all
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These obscure villages get national attention

Swashakti is the most powerful mantra that people in Kasbe Katkur and Gopalraopalle villages believe the most. And rightly so, these nondescript villages got national-level recogni
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Metamorphosis of Anganwadi Centres into corporate mode

Illiterate Eswaramma was spell-bound at her granddaughter Lohita chirping English rhymes with ease. She is a UKG student of the Anganwadi centre located in Mahatma Gandhi Municipal
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Recycled silver yeilds huge revenue for Kalahasti Temple

Silver has also become a money-spinner for Sri Kalahasti Devasthanam with Rahu Kethu Puja becoming a golden goose for the temple. The temple’s trove of silver is being recycled i
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A hamlet on its own

‘Many a mickle makes a muckle’, goes the adage. And going by the saying, a small village in the backward district of Nagarkurnool is fast emerging a self-reliant habitation as
11 Apr 2017, 05:14 AM IST

Caught in time warp, these villagers travel on horsebacks

In the absence of a motorable road to at least 322 tribal hamlets in Tiryani mandal, people have no alternative except use horses as means of transport. The habitats are surrounded
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Cherukumilli village does yeoman service

Cherukumilli village of Akiveedu mandal is unique in West Godavari district as the village takes care of its senior citizens who are alone and without any support by providing them
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Ant-hills mulching creates ideal soil conditions for water conservation

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Herbal plantation-a boon for poor tribals

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Crop yield impacted by weedy infiltrators in rice strains

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Biochar provides electron pathways in soil

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Organic options to fight weeds with chemical-free weapons

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