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Global warming to raise risk of damaging floods: report

Nov 24, 2014 03:01 PM World is locked into 1.5°c warming & risks are rising, says a new World Bank report.

HPV option to prevent preterm births risky: Indian Minister

Nov 24, 2014 02:24 PM HPV vaccines have proved controversial in India, says Dr Harsh Vardhan, India’s Minister for Science and Technology.

Indian govt to start Jal Gram Scheme in every district

Nov 24, 2014 11:51 AM A village with utmost water scarcity in every district will be indentified as Jal Gram, said India’s Minister for Water Resources.

Awareness touted as best medicine to eliminate leprosy

Nov 22, 2014 04:48 PM It is learnt that around 30,000 people became physically challenged and have been living inhuman life across Bangladesh after being infected with the disease.

Indian University to train Afghanistan’s civil servants

Nov 21, 2014 05:15 PM India’s Jindal University has bagged a contract to train Afghanistan’s civil servants.

Pacific Island nations warned of of extreme weather risk

Nov 21, 2014 04:40 PM A reduced wet season rainfall could impact subsistence agriculture in these countries.

NDDB sanctions dairy projects for Bihar worth Rs 26 cr

Nov 21, 2014 04:01 PM These projects would be implemented for activities like Fodder Development (FD), Ration Balancing Programme (RBP) and Village Based Milk Procurement System (VBMPS).

Govt's aim is to build prosperous future for kids: SL Prez

Nov 21, 2014 03:33 PM He said the Government is spending enormous funds to ensure facilities enjoyed by children in low income groups.

India confiscates hundreds of animals at Nepal border

Nov 20, 2014 04:21 PM Meanwhile, HIS-India is heading to Nepal in unprecedented mission to save animals from brutal sacrifice during the Gadhimai festival.

UN officials sound the call for better global nutrition

Nov 20, 2014 01:59 PM While the prevalence of hunger has fallen by 21 percent since 1990-92, over 800 million people in the world still go hungry, the WHO reported.

Chintan wins the Urban Age Award Delhi-2014

Nov 18, 2014 08:00 AM Chintan was given the award after 135 organizations, including the government, were considered, and 9 shortlisted by an eminent jury.

Indian scientists to help locals cope with climate change

Nov 18, 2014 03:51 PM We want a strong and developed India –but not at the cost of the Environment, said Dr Harsh Vardhan, India’s Science and Technology Minister.

Bhopal disaster: Dow Chemical a no-show in court hearing

Nov 18, 2014 08:00 AM “The governments of India and the USA must do more to ensure that Dow complies with orders by the Indian courts,” Amnesty International said.

Indian govt to encourage research work in agriculture

Nov 18, 2014 12:20 PM India’s Minister for Labour & Employment Bandaru Dattatreya exhorted scientists to visit at least a village once in a week.

Road accidents globally kill 500 kids each day: UN chief

Nov 17, 2014 09:00 AM Crashes are the leading cause of death for people 15 to 29 years old, said Ban Ki-moon, the UN chief.

Additional compensation for Bhopal gas leak survivors

Nov 17, 2014 12:17 PM Amnesty International India has termed it as a major victory for survivors of the 1984 gas leak.

Maharashtra govt to roll out initiatives for widows

Nov 17, 2014 11:55 AM We are planning to roll out development initiatives for empowering widows and single women by setting up support centers, said Devendra Fadnavis, Chief Minister of Maharashtra.

Empowering Pakistani youth through life skills

Nov 16, 2014 08:00 AM Organised in partnership with government and educational institutions, Plan Pakistan's project offers vocational courses to young people in order to help and empower them.

Burmese soldier jailed for raping disabled Kachin girl

Nov 15, 2014 04:23 PM The victim in the case is a mentally handicapped girl, said the victim’s lawyer.

Convictions in Machil fake encounter case welcomed

Nov 14, 2014 09:00 AM An army court-martial convicted five soldiers for shooting and killing three men in a ‘fake encounter’ – a staged extrajudicial execution - in Machil, in J-K.

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