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In Bangladesh…PAY AS YOU GO water?

Elias Ali has been picking weeds and waste for hours from his paddy field in southeastern Bangladesh, preparing it for irrigation. Every week, he walks half a kilometre to collect the water he needs from private pumps. Ali and fellow farmers currently pay 4,000 taka ($51) each per year to …

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Transgender pop band and dancers shake up India’s prejudices.

Transgender people in India have traditionally been an invisible minority in India, seen only at traffic lights begging for alms or blessing newlyweds and newborn babies. But a pop band of transgender women is on the soundtrack of the latest Bollywood blockbuster, showing that two years after a landmark judgment …

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