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Tribunal charges World Bank with gross abuse of human rights

TRIBUNAL CHARGES BANK WITH SERIOUS VIOLATION OF DEMOCRACY, HUMAN RIGHTS AND SOVEREIGNTY World Bank Officials Refuse to be Held Accountable

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IMF forced to retreat in Bangladesh

Following series of roundtables with civil society groups (PFM members like CPD, BUP, SUPRO, VOICE, Action Aid and Bangladesh Economic Association)) who severely criticized the World Bank and IMF policies, the Bangladesh Government has decided not to concede to IMF pressure and declared its stance against signing the controversial Policy Support Instrument (PSI).

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World Bank under scanner in Indian capital

The Independent Peoples Tribunal on the World Bank Group in India got underway at New Delhi today at a packed auditorium at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). The 4 day event is being organised by a coalition of over 60 groups in collaboration with the JNU Students Union and Teachers Association.

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Human waste creating a stink in Sri Lanka

Personal hygiene may be taken seriously by the people; yet toilet waste is finding its way into water bodies. Public indifference and a lack of action are creating a serious health hazard in the city of Colombo and rural areas.

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Afghanistan celebrates International Day of Peace

The Taliban has promised to support the immunization drive against polio on the International Day of Peace, which falls on September 21st, by letting the vaccinators do their job. As guns fall silent, the people of Afghanistan will celebrate peace in a series of activities planned across the country.

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Conditions of Work and Promotion of Livelihoods in the Unorganised Sector

This article examines the Commission's Report in the light of the prevailing conditions in the unorganised sector, the proposals of the present government articulated in its Common Minimum Programme and the national and international directives and commitments on ensuring decent conditions of work, minimum wages, promoting employment and enterprise in the unorganised sector.

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International Day of the Disappeared- Number of missing people continues to rise: HRCP

August 30 marks the International Day of the Disappeared; it an annual commemoration to draw attention for those who have been subjected to forced disappearances. The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has shown concern for the rising number of missing people in the country.

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Amnesty International India releases handbook to stamp out torture

On 30 August 2007, Amnesty International India released a handbook to stamp out torture entitled A World Without Torture. To discuss torture in India, was a panel consisting of experts and leaders of human rights related organizations in India.

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Tribals hit by cholera outbreak in India

A cholera outbreak has hit parts of Orissa, India in the wake of massive flooding, following South Asia's worst monsoon season in living memory. Local sources have told ActionAid that nearly 250 people have died in Koraput, Rayagada and Kalahadi, more than double the official death toll of 115.

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Book on sustainable agriculture launched

Sustainet - Sustainable Agricultural Information Network, launched a book “Sustainable Agriculture: A Pathway out of Poverty for India’s Rural Poor” at a city hotel in August 2007.

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South Asia suffers ‘worst floods in living memory’

According to the United Nations, the north India, Nepal and Bangladesh suffer their worst flooding in a century. Some 20 million people are believed to be affected in all three countries. The unprecedented torrential rains in also inviting diseases like malaria, encephalitis and gastroenteritis.

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Asserting for transparency

Shakuntala Meena, 25, from Karauli district of Rajasthan, is a young Pradhan of Sapotra Panchayat Samiti asserting for “transparency safeguards” in the implementation of National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGA).

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Rich-poor gap widens in Bangladesh

In Bangladesh, People’s Forum on MDGs (PFM) and its partners organized a series of activities to mark July 7, 2007 as a day for coordinated global action to remind governments and all stakeholders to keep their promise to end poverty and create a safer and more equitable world.

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India way behind in achieving MDGs

The mid-point to the 2015 deadline, 07.07.07, for meeting the Millennium Development Goals is just around the corner. NGOs worldwide are gearing up to press governments for faster action. In India, the UN Millennium Campaign and other civil society organizations are pushing the ruling UPA government to meet the MDG targets.

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Women’s groups push for 33 pc quota

Representatives of women’s groups on Monday met President A P J Abdul Kalam and submitted a memorandum, demanding 33 per cent reservation in Parliament

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Yamuna Satyagraha marches to save a dying river

As part of the movement to save the capital’s river Yamuna, a march led by India’s waterman Rajendra Singh raised local awareness on the river’s plight on its way to New Delhi.

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Dalits can fare better through Millennium Development Goals

Can reaching the Millennium Development Goals give an improved life to the Dalits in India? Yes, was the overwhelming response at a recent panel discussion held at New Delhi by the National Conference of Dalit Organisations (NACDOR), a union of more than 300 grassroots Dalit organisations spread over India.

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People’s report card fails India’s ruling UPA Government

A recent People’s Report of the UPA, India’s ruling alliance, claims the government has fallen short on its promises to the people. The report has been released by Wada Na Todo Abhiyan, the Indian chapter of Global Call for Action Against Poverty.

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Indian water activists campaign to save Yamuna

A coalition of Indian activists, the Rashtriya Jal Biradari, has launched a nationwide Jal Satyagraha (struggle for water) for water conservation. At its recent meeting at New Delhi, experts, government representatives and CSOs spoke on ways to restore the lost glory of the city’s river Yamuna and resolve the present water crisis.

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