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India to deport second Rohingya group to Myanmar

Jan 04, 2019 GUWAHATI, INDIA (REUTERS) - Indian police on Thursday (Jan 3) took a Rohingya Muslim family of five to the border by bus, readying to deport them to neighbouring Myanmar. They would be the second such group expelled in four months during a crackdown on illegal immigrants.
 

Last stop for polio – Afghanistan, Pakistan

Jan 04, 2019 Pakistan, which introduced IPV in August 2015, reported just nine cases of polio in the first quarter of this year. Compared to that, there were a total of 54 cases last year and 179 in 2014. Afghanistan, which introduced IPV as part of routine immunisation a month after Pakistan did, has had just two polio cases this year.
 

20 million people in Bangladesh are drinking water laced with arsenic, Human Rights Watch survey finds

Jan 04, 2019 Corruption and international neglect are to blame for the fact 20 million people in Bangladesh are still drinking water laced with arsenic, more than a decade after the extent of the problem was made clear, according to a new report by Human Rights Watch (HRW).
 

Feminization Of Poverty In South Asia – OpEd

Jan 04, 2019 Poverty is an obstacle for each country in the world and it has victimized most of the population in the globe but the intensity of poverty varies from society to society, group to group such as some are in relative poverty and some are in extreme poverty.
 

Local communities can help, not hinder, tourism development: professor

Jan 04, 2019 Criticising the view that local communities were a burden on tourism, D.A.C. Suranga Silva, a professor at the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, said on Thursday that locals and their knowledge were a great strength for sustainable development of tourism.
 

South Asia floods: Two million children shut out of schools by disaster

Jan 04, 2019 Thousands of schools are being used as emergency evacuation shelters and at least 18,000 have been damaged or destroyed by the floods, which is putting children’s education and long-term well-being at risk, Save the Children has warned.
 

Thailand: tourists flee as Tropical Storm Pabuk set to bring seven-metre waves

Jan 04, 2019 Thousands leave spots including Koh Phangan and Koh Tao as area’s first tropical storm outside monsoon for about 30 years looms
 

Lanka world’s first in breastfeeding: UNICEF

Jul 25, 2018 Sri Lanka is the first in the world in breastfeeding according to indicators. The population statistics re-confirmed this status, UNICEF Health and Nutrition Officer Dr. Dhammika Rowel said.
 

Dawn of a new age in agriculture

Jul 25, 2018 The filling of the Kalu Ganga reservoir under the Kalu Ganga-Moragahakanda Project, was inaugurated by the President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday.
 

Govt to write-off loans given to women in drought-affected districts

Jul 25, 2018 This scheme of relief initially will be limited to women who have obtained micro finance loans for non-consumption purposes in the drought-affected districts.
 
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