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MDG2: Achieve Universal Primary Education

MDG2: Achieve Universal Primary Education
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Sri Lankan govt renovates 13 schools in Kilinochchi

Oct 21, 2014 02:57 PM These schools had been in a dilapidated condition due to the near-30-year conflict.
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India’s Kailash, Pak’s Malala win Nobel peace prize-2014

Oct 10, 2014 06:30 PM The South Asian duo has been awarded for their unrelenting efforts against the suppression of children and young people.
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Indian girls should learn martial arts for self defence: Dalai Lama

Oct 01, 2014 06:20 PM Training of young girls in martial arts seems a practical solution for reducing their vulnerability against sexual crimes, says the Dalai Lama.
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Education in 21st century must be inclusive: Karan Singh

Sep 29, 2014 11:09 AM Breakthroughs in communication technology have given us immense possibilities in this regard,” says Indian Parliamentarian Dr Karan Singh.
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Mobile Industry is developmental in nature: Vodafone India

Sep 24, 2014 04:30 PM Releasing its fourth annual sustainability report in New Delhi on Wednesday, Vodafone India highlighted its social initiatives.
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Pakistan: Kalash festival ends, girls’ miseries continue

Sep 04, 2014 02:24 PM Kalash is a remote area bordering Aghanistan and is notorious for not having any girls’ school or college.
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Govt ended discrimination against rural students: SL Prez

Sep 04, 2014 01:30 PM ‘Mahindodaya’ is school development programme which is working to to end discrimination against rural students in the education field.
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Rural marathon held to promote girls' education in India

Sep 02, 2014 02:30 PM The marathon Aao Sath Chale (Come, let us walk together), saw participation of more than 1000 sports loving and spirited people.
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The best we can give our children is education: Rajapaksa

Sep 01, 2014 06:04 PM The Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa recalled that a society, in which everybody can live without any fear and suspicion
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Eradicate gender bias from its root: Indian minister

Sep 01, 2014 05:50 PM The minister was speaking at 54th Foundation day of NCERT, a premier academic body.

Indian govt to formulate new education policy

Jul 31, 2014 02:52 PM "The government proposes to formulate a new policy aimed at meeting the challenges posed by lack of quality and research,” said Smriti Irani, India’s HRD minister.
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Become agents of change: Indian President to students

Jul 22, 2014 12:37 PM Students should play the role of a catalyst in mitigating the hardships and sufferings of the people, said Pranab Mukherjee, the Indian President
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India provides NPRs 36.2 mn to Nepal for school building

Jul 11, 2014 11:35 AM The newly built infrastructure will help in the creation of better facilities for over 2,400 students, about 60 per cent of whom are girls.
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Poor quality education holding back South Asia: report

Jul 03, 2014 09:00 AM While the South region has made tremendous gains in expanding access to schooling over the past decade, a new report by the World Bank says that poor quality education is holding the region back.
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Farmers being pushed out of Agriculture in India: Sharma

Jun 03, 2014 06:20 PM According to Policy Analyst Devinder Sharma, Indian agriculture is faced with a crisis of sustainability and economic viability. Sharma believes that the spate of farmer suicides and the willingness of farmers to quit agriculture if given a choice is a stark reminder of the grave crisis. This video from GOI Monitor has been produced by independent journalist and researcher, Manu Moudgil.

No discussions on Sri Lanka's education system: IMF

Jun 02, 2014 12:10 PM The International Monetary Fund denied that the lender has influenced the Sri Lankan govt to reduce funding for free education as claimed by the Opposition.
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DSDS-2015 will focus on SDGs: Dr Annapurna Vancheswaran, TERI

May 23, 2014 11:55 AM Dr Annapurna Vancheswaran, Director of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), in an interview to Ashok Kumar of OneWorld South Asia, said that the upcoming 15th edition of the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit (DSDS-2015) will focus on Sustainable development goals (SDGs) and Climate Change, two important issues for the global community. This interview was recorded in March 2014.

‘Management’ a tough nut for campus radio stations

Mar 18, 2014 07:55 PM “Every station has a unique problem and should be looked at independently,” said Dr Sanjay Mishra, Director, Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia (CEMCA).
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The ward finds a voice

Mar 12, 2014 11:45 AM In meetings across villages in Bihar, the east Indian state, men and women are coming out of their mud-huts. Nothing unusual about the sight, but then you hear shouts and excited voices from an assembly. The rural folk get into animated discussions and even arguments. Men and, also, women. These are not the usual rustic shouts. Rahul Kumar of OneWorld South Asia captures these are shouts of empowerment, of demanding rights and seeking entitlements through the efforts of a collective of NGOs in Bihar, working with the Poorest Areas Civil Society (PACS). PACS is urging people at the lowest rung of the governance unit, the ward, to talk and hold debates; find out what ails their villages and tell their leaders and also the government to take action.

DSDS is a major platform to talk about food and water security: John Prescott

Jan 23, 2014 06:30 PM Lord John Prescott, Former Deputy Prime Minister & Member of Parliament, House of Lords, UK emphasizes that DSDS is a major platform where global and climate change challenges are tackled from the prism of food, water and energy security. It is becoming increasingly clear that the challenges the world faces in respect of energy, water and food security are interlinked. Consequently, if strategies have to be developed for tackling one or the other aspect of this integrated challenge we would need to consider comprehensive and critical aspects of managing supply and demand for energy, water and food in a manner that ensures security in each of these.

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