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An exhibition of small clay and silicone sculptures in Melipilla, a municipality south of Santiago, Chile demonstrates the effects of indiscriminate pesticide use on crops. The works by artist Luis Verdejo depict the lack of limbs or a brain, spinal bifida and other deformities caused by exposure to pesticides.

The Prime Minister's office has directed the Union ministry of social justice and empowerment to post imme diately on its website information on the resettlement status of the Sardar Sarovar Project.

By the end of the month, pubs in New Zealnd will have men's urinals connected to billboards showing silhouettes of two cars side by side, headed by the question: "Which car will you piss off in tonight?' When the warm gush of urine reaches the advert, two images will be exposed: one of a crumpled car and one a taxi, intact. The first will say: "If you drink and drive, you're a bloody idiot.' And, the second will note: "If you drink then don't drive, you're a bloody legend.'

The environmental group Friends of the Earth will hold "a mock awards ceremony In London to expose the green spin and corporate social responsibility (CSR) failings of UK companies.' This come in the wake of a survey which showed that 70 per cent respondents buy a company's products if its CSR record is good, while negative reports led 60 per cent to boycott companies

The Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi will broadcast programmes on panchayati raj, by non-governmental organisations, through its Gyan Vani radio channels in Lucknow, Bhopal, Ahmedabad, Visakhapatnam and Mumbai.

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