May 22, 2013 06:20 PM
India is proud to partner the people of Afghanistan in their efforts towards reconstruction and development of Afghanistan, the Indian President said.
[Afghanistan] [Indian Government] [South Asia] [Indian President]
May 22, 2013 01:09 PM
Delegates from around the world are working on a strategy for more effective collaborative global action against the risk of disasters and the huge losses caused by them
[India] [Disaster reduction] [Disaster management] [Disaster]
May 22, 2013 10:40 AM
Senior United Nations officials in Afghanistan have urged the Government to fully implement legislation to protect women from child marriage and other forms of violence, in line with international commitments, after the Afghan Parliament failed to ratify the law over the weekend.
[Women's rights] [Afghanistan] [Legislation] [South Asia]
May 21, 2013 07:06 PM
An ice core measuring 142 metres (the longest in history) was extracted for the study, said Kang Shichang, a research fellow at the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau Institute.
[Climate Change] [India] [South Asia] [China]
May 21, 2013 01:14 PM
Sustained global warming will wipe out an uncountable number of plant and animal species, says a new report based on a path-breaking study of similar climatic changes through the ice age.
[Carbon emissions] [Climate Change policy] [Climate Change] [Global warming]
May 21, 2013 12:50 PM
India’s National Green Tribunal (NGT) has observed that constructions on floodplains not only affects the natural flow of the river but even causes environment problems.
[India] [Delhi] [Environment]
May 21, 2013 10:00 AM
Most of these threatened species including the two mammals in India are not currently receiving the conservation they most certainly deserve, observes the study.
[India] [Endangered species] [South Asia]
May 20, 2013 06:40 PM
“We spoil the entire education system by appointing ad-hoc teachers who do not have proper qualification," a two-judge bench of India's Supreme Court said today.
[India] [Education For All] [South Asia] [Education Policy]
May 20, 2013 03:52 PM
As the world faces growing water security challenges, experts are calling for better monitoring of the availability, quality and use of water, and its inclusion in the UN's Sustainable Development Goals as a key issue in the post-2015 development agenda.
[Water] [Development] [Inclusion]
May 20, 2013 12:31 PM The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) slammed the Supreme Court's Centrally Empowered Committee (CEC) for taking a ‘soft’ view of the big fish in Karnataka’s monstrous mining scam.
May 20, 2013 11:38 AM
Farm ponds being built in Perambalur district of Tamil Nadu under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee (MGNREGA) programme is expected to prove to be a boon for farmers in this the perennially parched district.
[India] [South Asia] [MGNREGA]
May 20, 2013 11:35 AM
The Rs-1000-crore fund for empowering women is languishing in a bureaucratic limbo, even as three ministries scrap over its control.
[Delhi women] [Delhi gangrape victim] [India]
May 20, 2013 11:20 AM
Greenpeace India and URJA Front (United RWA Joint Action Front) has condemned Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) for mocking democratic norms.
[Power crisis] [Electricity tariff] [DERC] [Delhi]
May 20, 2013 10:58 AM A new study has found that shrinking glaciers were responsible for almost a third of the rise in sea-level between 2003 and 2009.