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2012-04-07 23:02:48

Environmental Journalist Robert Weir Discusses his Seven Month Visit to India on the Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water. Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) April 06, 2012 "Despite the world's third largest economy, India still has huge problems with poverty, graft, water distribution and the environment. There is much to be done, especially with India's children." That's how environmental journalist Robert Weir summed up his recent seven months in India, spent mostly in Calcutta (Kolkata), working with...

2009-03-12 08:15:00

Children's charity will help 5,000 more impoverished children in Calcutta. CALCUTTA, India, March 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2009 Best Picture "Slumdog Millionaire" shines the global spotlight on the crushing poverty present in India. Children International answers that call by opening a new community center to help poor children in Calcutta. To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.prnewswire.com/mnr/childreninternational/34297/ (Logo:...

2008-09-03 06:00:08

By Rina Chandran and Sujoy Dhar Tata Motors said Tuesday that violent protests had forced it to suspend all work at a factory in eastern India where it planned to make the Nano, billed as the world's least-expensive car. The company said it would consider alternative sites for the factory. Tata said that for the past five days it had canceled work at the site, in Singur, because of threats from protesters, who have been led by a regional opposition party. The site is an hour's drive...

2008-08-23 18:00:24

A Bangladesh Airlines plane with about 40 passengers abroad was hijacked on a domestic flight today and forced to land at Calcutta's Dum Dum airport. The Folcker Friendship was taken over on a flight from Dacca to Jessore. A woman passenger and a child were later released and negotiations with the hijackers are continuing. They are said to be demanding a ransom of pounds 300,000, (c) 2008 Evening Mail; Birmingham (UK). Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2005-07-31 09:52:36

By Krittivas Mukherjee NEW DELHI (Reuters) - A charity founded by Mother Teresa said on Sunday disabled children at one of its homes in India were restrained for their own safety, after a British television reporter filmed children tied to their beds. Britain's Five News, in a program to be broadcast on Monday, said it had uncovered "serious shortcomings" at a care center run by the Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta. It secretly filmed many of the 59 children -- aged six months to 12...

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