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Need to promote regional trade within SAARC: Pak official

Sep 16, 2014 06:27 PM Trade in agricultural commodities could help bridge short term supply gaps, said S M Muneer, Chief Executive, Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP).

Labour scarcity a constraint for Indian farm sector: expert

Sep 16, 2014 08:10 AM “The issue of agricultural labor shortage very closely affects poverty alleviation and basic food security,” ICRISAT DG.
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Bangladesh floods test disaster response improvements

Sep 16, 2014 01:34 PM A 31 August situation report by the Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief said 17 of the country’s 64 districts have been affected.
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Bangladesh Cabinet approves law to stop child marriage

Sep 15, 2014 04:03 PM The approval was given at the weekly meeting of the Cabinet held at Bangladesh Secretariat with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
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Floating clinics proposed for flood hit Srinagar in J-K

Sep 15, 2014 01:14 PM The Indian health minister has advised for running a constant information campaign to prevent disease outbreak.
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Journalists work amidst grave dangers: Indian Minister

Sep 14, 2014 04:00 PM Journalists do commendable work under adverse conditions, said Najma Heptullah, the Indian Minister for Minority Affairs.
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India launches helpline for perishable food transporters

Sep 12, 2014 08:11 PM The toll free number will help in creating database of common logistical hurdles experienced on highways by the reefer operators.
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Ozone layer recovering but remains threatened: reports

Sep 14, 2014 08:00 AM “International action on the ozone layer is a major environmental success story,” WMO Secretary-General Michel Jarraud said.
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Myanmar: UN urges greater humanitarian aid for Rakhine

Sep 12, 2014 03:36 PM Rakhine is Myanmar’s second poorest region, with a population of more than three million, according to OCHA.

Food prices drop to four-year low, says FAO

Sep 12, 2014 01:55 PM With 2014 being another record year for wheat production, prices for the staple grain continued to slide in August, reaching their lowest value since July 2010.
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Indian media laud Sri Lanka’s development

Sep 12, 2014 11:02 AM The Indian media team visiting Sri Lanka expressed confidence that the island would be a fully developed country within the next decade.
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Gujarat model did not benefit the poor: Jayati Ghosh

Sep 11, 2014 06:27 PM Despite a high growth rate, wages in Gujarat are the second lowest in India, says renowned Indian economist, Jayati Ghosh.
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Indian minister lauds B'desh's successes in health sector

Sep 11, 2014 03:19 PM Bangladesh witnessed stunning success in the health sector over the last five years, said the Indian health minister.

More than 800,000 people commit suicide every yr globally

Sep 11, 2014 02:55 PM Some 75 per cent of suicides occur in low- and middle-income countries.

Climate change: Experts warn ‘we are running out of time’

Sep 10, 2014 06:56 PM The preliminary data in a new report indicates that dramatic increase in carbon dioxide levels.

Ebola: UN headquarters to scale-up crisis response

Sep 10, 2014 03:22 PM The WHO said that as of 6 September, 4,269 cases and 2,288 deaths have been reported in the current outbreak of Ebola virus disease.
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Indian White Tiger may be exchanged for Malayan Tapir

Sep 09, 2014 02:15 PM The bilateral cooperation between India and Malaysia will be enhanced in strategic areas of environment and Climate change.
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FCI officials told to ensure food grain supply in flood-hit J-K

Sep 09, 2014 12:50 PM Senior officials from the Food Corporation of India (FCI) will camp in Srinagar to ensure enough food grains in flood affected areas.
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SL moves to digital technology with Japanese assistance

Sep 08, 2014 05:59 PM Japan that gave the aid to Sri Lanka to establish the first island-wide television station, is now ready to help Sri Lanka move on to Digital Broadcasting.
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B'desh: UNDP-DFID laud success in reducing urban poverty

Sep 08, 2014 04:38 PM The delegation members made their observations while exchanging views on the project overviews with Mayor of Rangpur City Corporation.
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