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AHRC slams Sri Lanka’s proposed law for NGO registration

Jul 23, 2014 11:00 AM The Asian Human Rights Commission says that forcing the registration of non-governmental organisations with the Sri Lankan Ministry of Defence is to control all opposition against the government.
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DDG scheme to power remote areas in India

Jul 22, 2014 01:30 PM The Decentralised Distributed Generation (DDG) can be obtained from conventional or renewable sources such as biomass, biofuels, and solar energy
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Online course to help fight sexual harassment at workplace

Jul 23, 2014 03:30 PM The objective of the course is to provide individuals with a well-informed understanding of all the elements constituting sexual harassment.
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Leading airlines in India urged to ban shipping shark fins

Jul 23, 2014 02:10 PM Reports have further revealed that the shark fin trade is today one of the leading contributors to the decimation of sharks globally.

India keen to set up National Judicial Commission: Minister

Jul 23, 2014 11:57 AM This announcement comes in response to protests in the Parliament demanding an inquiry into the controversial appointment of a high court judge under the previous UPA govt.
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Mahakali rises, threatens lives in Nepal

Jul 23, 2014 11:18 AM Floods are a recurring phenomenon in Nepal that leave many people displaced every year.
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Child sex ratio in India declines sharply: report

Jul 22, 2014 06:35 PM Gender-biased sex selection is an extreme form and manifestation of gender discrimination, say UN Women and UNFPA
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Encephalitis kills 60 in Eastern India in two weeks

Jul 22, 2014 06:04 PM The deadly disease generally surfaces during the rainy season.

Indian states told to implement Food Act within 90 days

Jul 22, 2014 05:25 PM The National Food Security Act-2013 aims to provide food and nutritional security by ensuring access to food at affordable prices
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Now, soil maps via GIS to aid Indian farmers

Jul 22, 2014 03:59 PM GIS-based soil fertility maps for 19 states, developed by the Indian Institute of Soil Sciences could help enhance productivity, sustainability and also prevent environmental degradation.
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Four new CR stations set to go on-air in India

Jul 22, 2014 01:21 PM The Indian government has set an ambitious target of moving towards the goal of attaining 600 Community Radio stations in Phase-I.

Become agents of change: Indian President to students

Jul 22, 2014 12:37 PM Students should play the role of a catalyst in mitigating the hardships and sufferings of the people, said Pranab Mukherjee, the Indian President
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Bangladesh premier visits London to attend Girl Summit

Jul 21, 2014 05:26 PM The Prime Minister will lead a 20-member high-powered Bangladesh delegation at the first-ever Girl Summit to be held in the British capital.
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India for major infra boost in its north-east

Jul 21, 2014 10:00 AM The development plans of various ministries include upgradation of Railways, Telecommunication, Roads, Power and Inland Waterways

SMS service for farmers in India logs 1150 mn advisories

Jul 21, 2014 12:30 PM In keeping with plans for rolling out IVRS and voice-based advisories, offline text to voice conversion at the users' end is also under advanced stage of development for semi-literate and illiterate users.
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Sri Lankan Govt awards 100 scholarships to journalists

Jul 21, 2014 10:00 AM The scholarships awarded under the ‘Asi Disi’ scheme will enable journalists to equip themselves with the latest skills.
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Village in Indian state of Bihar frees itself from darkness

Jul 21, 2014 11:43 AM Costing Rs 3 crore, the solar-powered micro-grid provides 24x7 electricity to more than 450 households and 50 commercial establishments.
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National Nutrition Walk launched in Colombo

Jul 21, 2014 11:15 AM Sri Lanka's National Nutrition Council in December last year introduced a Multi-Sector Action Plan for Nutrition compiled under the guidance of the President.
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Around one million people homeless in urban India

Jul 19, 2014 08:30 AM According to the Indian govt statistics, the number of homeless people in India now account for 0.25% of the total urban population.
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DRDO develops low-cost-bridges for disaster hit areas

Jul 18, 2014 09:00 AM The low cost mountain foot bridges are said to be easy to transport and deploy in the disaster struck zones.
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