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Bangladesh on way to be middle-income nation: Minister

Jul 30, 2014 01:19 PM Bangladesh is well on its way to graduate from the LDCs, said Md Shahriar Alam, Bangladesh's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs.
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Monsoon deficit narrows to 25 per cent in India: Govt

Jul 30, 2014 11:41 AM The deficit in monsoon rains has come down and good rainfall is expected in the coming days, said Radha Mohan Singh, India’s Agriculture Minister.
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Sheikh Hasina aims to build developed Bangladesh by 2041

Jul 30, 2014 09:00 AM The Bangladeshi Premier has sought people’s cooperation for building a prosperous Bangladesh by the year 2041.
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Indian scientists asked to focus on crop productivity

Jul 29, 2014 05:16 PM Scientific knowledge in laboratories should be taken to the fields, said the Indian Premier Narendra Modi.
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Indian Govt plans to install one lakh solar pumps

Jul 29, 2014 08:00 AM Solar water pumps are a natural substitute to diesel-run-pumps and can be used to pump water in areas.
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UN mission deplores attack on Afghan civilians

Jul 28, 2014 07:09 PM The United Nations mission has called for a prompt and thorough investigation into the killings.
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Poverty, inequality hamper development gains says UNDP

Jul 28, 2014 04:30 PM UNDP’s Human Development report-2014 recommends universalizing social protection ensuring full employment to help eradicate poverty.
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No deaths of Indian fishermen in Lankan waters since 2011

Jul 28, 2014 12:22 PM No cases of deaths of Indian fishermen in Sri Lankan waters have been reported since April 2011, India’s Defense Minister Arun Jaitley said.
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India largest consumer of antibiotics in the world

Jul 28, 2014 11:08 AM The study, "Global Trends in Antibiotic Consumption, 2000-2010," found that worldwide antibiotic use has risen a staggering 36 per cent over those 10 years.

MERS unlikely to spread in Asia: WHO expert

Jul 28, 2014 09:00 AM An expert from the World Health Organisation has cautioned Asian countries against the deadly Middle East respiratory virus.
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Sri Lanka progressively improves in human development

Jul 26, 2014 02:22 PM Sri Lanka's Human Development Index (HDI) has progressively increased up to 0.750 in 2014 compared to 0.513 in 1980.
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Indian premier Modi launches 'MyGov' portal for citizens

Jul 26, 2014 01:00 PM The Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that democracy cannot succeed without people’s participation.
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Call for urgent action to end female genital mutilation

Jul 25, 2014 01:18 PM According to the newly-released data, more than 130 million girls and women have experienced some form of female genital mutilation.
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‘Indigenous people’ must feature in SDGs: expert

Jul 25, 2014 12:46 PM The post-2015 development agenda seeks to address any unfinished business of the MDGs and new challenges and complexities facing the world.
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AIDS deaths fall, but millions unaware of HIV-status: UN

Jul 25, 2014 12:10 PM The first-ever UNAIDS Gap Report, shows that as people find out their HIV-positive status, they seek life-saving treatment.
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Stark choice for many Afghans: sickness or debt

Jul 25, 2014 11:55 AM According to a report which surveyed 700 patients in four Afghan provinces, 44 percent of respondents were forced to sell their possessions to get health care during a recent illness.
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Overseas jobs: 751 complaints against recruiters in India

Jul 25, 2014 10:00 AM During the last 3 years, 751 complaints against illegal agents were received in India by the Ministry for Overseas Indian Affairs and External Affairs.

India ranks 135 in HDI, lowest among BRIC nations

Jul 24, 2014 03:33 PM Russia, Brazil, and China are ranked 57, 79, and 91respectively and are in the high Human Development Index (HDI) value category.
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India endeavours to fight AIDS with ICTs

Jul 24, 2014 01:00 PM India is all set to combat AIDS using Information and Communication technology like e-governance, mobile telephony and social media.
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All NGOs should indicate scope of activities: Sri Lankan PM

Jul 24, 2014 12:55 PM The Sri Lankan government has cautioned that nonprofits cannot deviate from their stated objectives.
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