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Experts condemn IPCC’s latest report

Apr 24, 2014 11:02 AM The latest report presented by UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is condemned by the Indian climate experts for downplaying the responsibilities of rich countries for greenhouse gas emission.

Youth assembled on Earth Day to save Mahan forest

Apr 23, 2014 04:17 PM Greenpeace India, in an attempt to save Mahan forests in Singrauli, Madhya Pradesh, organized a show in which young volunteers assembled in New Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore.

Ford innovates in manufacturing process

Apr 22, 2014 05:21 PM In order to build environmentally sound manufacturing and quality vehicles, Ford Chennai Plant makes remarkable efforts towards a sustainable future by incorporating several green practices.

ADB approved $21.02 billion in 2013, says annual report

Apr 22, 2014 04:22 PM In a bid to meet the need for development assistance and to bridge the widening gap between the rich and the poor, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved USD21.02 billion last year as stated in the annual report by Asian Development Bank.

India’s women ignored in the election

Apr 21, 2014 06:11 PM The three main political parties – the ruling Congress party, the right-wing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) widely expected to form the new government, and the few months old Aam Aadmi Party (Common Man’s Party) have all promised in their manifestos to pass the Women’s Reservation Bill if voted to power. The women’s participation till the midway of the election has been ignored, says Inter Press Service.

Project launched to improve basic urban services

Apr 21, 2014 03:25 PM The Government of Bangladesh and the World Bank today launched the Municipal Governance and Service Project to improve municipal governance and basic urban services in city corporations and municipalities in Bangladesh. The initiative will benefit 3.4 million people in around 100 urban communities across the country.

Severe dust storm kills 27 in north Indian state

Apr 18, 2014 04:26 PM The gusty winds, which were followed by showers, uprooted trees, electricity poles and hutments, causing severe damage to public and private property.
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Scaling-up nutritious foods to reach millions globally

Apr 17, 2014 12:11 PM These foods include staples, such as bean, sweet potato, cassava, maize, pearl millet, rice, and wheat, that people rely upon for sustenance globally.

Infection-related acute kidney injury on the rise in India

Apr 17, 2014 09:00 AM Scrub Typhus is more common in India than originally thought, reveals a study.

Transgender is a third legal gender: Indian apex court

Apr 16, 2014 03:39 PM UNDP has hailed the landmark Supreme Court of India Judgment on the rights of transgenders to choose their identity.
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Agriculture's greenhouse gas emissions on the rise

Apr 15, 2014 03:28 PM For the first time, FAO has used its own FAOSTAT emissions database to estimate global greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture.

ADB, Japan to develop crop insurance for Bangla farmers

Apr 15, 2014 12:56 PM A project to develop crop insurance products for providing protection to small-holder farming families in Bangladesh is set to take off with ADB assistance.

India election a ritual, says human rights group

Apr 14, 2014 03:50 PM India's metamorphosis from a law and order state to one based on principles of the rule of law is more eagerly awaited than another ritual exercise, the Asian Human Rights Centre says.

Lack of safety measures kills four ship-breaking workers

Apr 14, 2014 11:40 AM Four ship-breaking workers were killed and another three were critically injured in an accident on April 3, according to delayed reports coming from Chittagong, Bangladesh. The accident happened when a gas cylinder exploded in the ship-breaking yard in Chittagong, eastern Bangladesh.

Indian elections connect with renewable energy

Apr 11, 2014 04:00 PM The political parties, for the first time, are expositing several ideas and actions on climate change, clean energy, energy efficiency and rural electrification.
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UN guide dwells on supply chain sustainability

Apr 11, 2014 10:15 AM This guide provides an overview of the importance of traceability for corporate sustainability objectives.

Procter & Gamble agrees to clean up its palm oil act

Apr 11, 2014 10:00 AM A series of protests across the world drew attention to P&G’s bad practices, including at the company’s headquarters in Cincinnati in the United States.
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Narmada dependent Indore ignores local wetlands: expert

Apr 09, 2014 06:55 PM The water-people connection is lost with emergence of piped water supply from distant sources, said G K Bhat, a specialist in drought and water resource management.
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Five Indian organisations up for global green energy prize

Apr 09, 2014 12:02 PM Five Indian organisations have been selected as finalists for this year’s Ashden Awards, the world’s leading green energy awards, ahead of an awards ceremony at the Royal Geographical Society in London on 22 May 2014.
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India: Children allotted special section in party manifestos

Apr 09, 2014 09:00 AM Most of the major political parties in the fray have allotted a special section focusing on children’s issues in their manifestos.
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