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Child sex ratio in India declines sharply: report

Jul 22, 2014 06:35 PM Gender-biased sex selection is an extreme form and manifestation of gender discrimination, say UN Women and UNFPA
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Encephalitis kills 60 in Eastern India in two weeks

Jul 22, 2014 06:04 PM The deadly disease generally surfaces during the rainy season.

Indian states told to implement Food Act within 90 days

Jul 22, 2014 05:25 PM The National Food Security Act-2013 aims to provide food and nutritional security by ensuring access to food at affordable prices
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Now, soil maps via GIS to aid Indian farmers

Jul 22, 2014 03:59 PM GIS-based soil fertility maps for 19 states, developed by the Indian Institute of Soil Sciences could help enhance productivity, sustainability and also prevent environmental degradation.
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DDG scheme to power remote areas in India

Jul 22, 2014 01:30 PM The Decentralised Distributed Generation (DDG) can be obtained from conventional or renewable sources such as biomass, biofuels, and solar energy
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Four new CR stations set to go on-air in India

Jul 22, 2014 01:21 PM The Indian government has set an ambitious target of moving towards the goal of attaining 600 Community Radio stations in Phase-I.

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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Bangladesh premier visits London to attend Girl Summit

Jul 21, 2014 05:26 PM The Prime Minister will lead a 20-member high-powered Bangladesh delegation at the first-ever Girl Summit to be held in the British capital.
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SMS service for farmers in India logs 1150 mn advisories

Jul 21, 2014 12:30 PM In keeping with plans for rolling out IVRS and voice-based advisories, offline text to voice conversion at the users' end is also under advanced stage of development for semi-literate and illiterate users.
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Village in Indian state of Bihar frees itself from darkness

Jul 21, 2014 11:43 AM Costing Rs 3 crore, the solar-powered micro-grid provides 24x7 electricity to more than 450 households and 50 commercial establishments.
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National Nutrition Walk launched in Colombo

Jul 21, 2014 11:15 AM Sri Lanka's National Nutrition Council in December last year introduced a Multi-Sector Action Plan for Nutrition compiled under the guidance of the President.
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Sri Lankan Govt awards 100 scholarships to journalists

Jul 21, 2014 10:00 AM The scholarships awarded under the ‘Asi Disi’ scheme will enable journalists to equip themselves with the latest skills.
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India for major infra boost in its north-east

Jul 21, 2014 10:00 AM The development plans of various ministries include upgradation of Railways, Telecommunication, Roads, Power and Inland Waterways

Around one million people homeless in urban India

Jul 19, 2014 08:30 AM According to the Indian govt statistics, the number of homeless people in India now account for 0.25% of the total urban population.
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Pakistan flood victims await unfulfilled promises

Jul 18, 2014 01:10 PM The area that used to house a handful of bustling communities is now a 22km-long pool of water dubbed Attabad Lake.
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Indian states told to undertake drought mitigation works

Jul 18, 2014 10:59 AM States have been instructed to implement drought mitigation works like renovation of traditional water bodies, said India’s Minister of State for Rural Development Upendra Kushwaha.
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DRDO develops low-cost-bridges for disaster hit areas

Jul 18, 2014 09:00 AM The low cost mountain foot bridges are said to be easy to transport and deploy in the disaster struck zones.
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Indian Govt concerned over safety of children in schools

Jul 18, 2014 08:00 AM The government highlighted its concern after reports of molestation of a child inside a school in a southern Indian city.

Cherie Blair launches Connected Women Report-2014

Jul 18, 2014 07:00 AM The Connected Women Report Illustrates the power of the mobile technology to catalyse economic development and exemplifies its transformational impact across the world with real life cases, Highlighting the impact in India.

Grassroots moves to quell Myanmar’s communal violence

Jul 17, 2014 01:52 PM Since 2012 more than 240 people have died in communal violence fought along religious and ethnic lines.
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