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To build a greener economy, Bhutan wants to go organic by 2020 | Reuters

SATSAM, Bhutan (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Farmer Phub Zam, 55, is in a hurry. Monsoon rains have hit her farm in Bhutan’s Paro valley and Zam is rushing to harvest her broccoli before crop is damaged.<p>“Of all my vegetables, broccoli is the most sought after,” she said. “Each kilogram sells for …

Sustainability

Bihar has highest rate of child marriage in India, says report

Child marriage, considered a human rights violation, is a prevalent phenomenon in India that many activists have been fighting against. Now, a report …

India

Nepal Makes History By Electing Its First Female President

In what is being heralded as a milestone, members of Nepal's parliament elected Bidhya Devi Bhandari as their country's first female president.<p>The election, which took place Wednesday, makes Bhandari only the second person to hold this position since Nepal abolished its monarchy and became a …

Communist Party

Sri Lankan Navy arrests five more TN fishermen

Sri Lankan Navy arrested five Tamil Nadu fishermen on Sunday and seized their boat on charges of crossing the International Maritime Boundary Line …

Senate Approves Cybersecurity Bill: What You Need To Know

The latest clash in the cybersecurity vs. privacy debate played itself out in Congress on Tuesday when the Senate passed the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act. Supporters say the bill, approved 74-21, will help stop hackers by getting companies that have been breached to share information about …

Homeland Security

Hindu spiritual leader donates $15 million to help put toilets on polluted Ganges River

While the Ganges River has been India’s holiest river and a source of purification since ancient times, it’s become increasingly polluted with human …

India

The impact of China's one-child policy in four graphs

Beijing has announced it is dropping the draconian rule after 35 years and is introducing a two-child policy instead<p>China has scrapped its one-child policy. Here are four graphs that show the impact the policy, which was introduced in 1980, has had on China’s population.<p>1) Population growth has …

Demographics