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UN deplores killing of civilians in Afghanistan's Farah state

Sep 02, 2014 11:37 AM On Saturday, a group of Taliban deliberately shot 16 labourers, killing 12 and injuring four in the Qala-e-Kah district.
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Human Trafficking: Bangla Cabinet okays MoU with India

Sep 01, 2014 07:05 PM Under the MoU all people under 18 years be considered as children, and action would be taken against the human traffickers as per law of the respective countries.
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The best we can give our children is education: Rajapaksa

Sep 01, 2014 06:04 PM The Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa recalled that a society, in which everybody can live without any fear and suspicion
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Eradicate gender bias from its root: Indian minister

Sep 01, 2014 05:50 PM The minister was speaking at 54th Foundation day of NCERT, a premier academic body.

Drive to provide 6,500 toilets for school girls in rural India

Sep 01, 2014 10:00 AM Taking cue from the Indian Premier’s I-Day speech, an educational body is all set to construct toilets for girls in rural schools.
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India: All the single women, stand up for your rights

Sep 01, 2014 01:25 PM Every year, single women from different parts of Rajasthan come together to celebrate womanhood, writes Abha Sharma.

CGHS clinics now open to all senior citizens in Delhi

Sep 01, 2014 11:45 AM The clinics will be thrown open to all citizens above 65 years of age, signaling an end to the exclusivity of the Central Government Health Services.
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New health policy to cater to young Indian women: govt

Aug 29, 2014 12:53 PM The new national health policy would address reproductive health, anaemia and numerous other non-communicable diseases.
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Indian Premier launches Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana

Aug 29, 2014 11:55 AM The ‘Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana’ will help in ending financial untouchability, said Narendra Modi, the Indian Prime Minister.
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India: Government set to repeal obsolete laws

Aug 28, 2014 05:50 PM A report of an earlier committee, gathering dust for 10 years, has been given a fresh lease of life.

Tourism industry urged to practice sustainability

Aug 28, 2014 08:00 AM Tourism can be a threat to communities when it is not carefully planned, said David Scowsill, CEO, WTTC.

India needs to hike public spending on health: official

Aug 28, 2014 11:00 AM A minimum of 2.5% of India’s GDP is required to be spent on health for providing a reasonable package of healthcare services.
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Biofuel initiatives should enhance food security: ICRISAT

Aug 28, 2014 09:00 AM Experts have urged for policy and strategy convergence for food security and biofuel development.
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Disease threat looms over flood affected Nepal

Aug 28, 2014 11:14 AM Health officials in the country are now worried about the threat of waterborne diseases as sewage mixes with flood waters.
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India, Sri Lanka discuss joint strategy to curb narcotics

Aug 27, 2014 06:58 PM This is for the first time that the anti-narcotics sleuths of both the countries have come together to tackle the narcotics menace.
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Govt to pump extra money for toilets in rural India: Minister

Aug 27, 2014 03:37 PM The minister also added that construction of toilets in rural areas will be delinked from MGNREGA.
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UN launches 500 days of action to reach the MDGs

Aug 27, 2014 12:41 PM The eight MDGs, agreed by world leaders at the UN summit in 2000, are described as a 15-year roadmap for development across the world.
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Indian govt to launch MIS based Tiger tracking system

Aug 27, 2014 11:34 AM MIS based tracking would strengthen the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau and help in controlling wildlife crimes in tiger reserves.
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Kids at ‘extreme risk’ during floods in India, warns an NGO

Aug 26, 2014 01:45 PM Across all the flood-affected states, the floods have had a major impact on livelihoods.

Govt keen to see ICT reach rise to 75%: Rajapaksa

Aug 26, 2014 01:07 PM The Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa was speaking during a National Information Technology Conference (NITC)-2014.

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