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Indian Americans raise money for toilets in rural India

Jan 23, 2015 02:50 PM The modern toilets will be based on the design prepared by the ministry of rural development.
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UN launches $1 bn appeal for global Ebola response

Jan 22, 2015 11:00 AM The UN chief Ban Ki-moon warned that complacency would be our worst enemy.

Every action for the betterment of people: SL President

Jan 22, 2015 05:21 PM The Sri Lankan President said that the country will be developed with the national and religious reconciliation.
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Social myths trigger malnutrition in tribal, rural areas

Jan 21, 2015 03:58 PM Civil society leaders have urged the Indian government for a comprehensive strategy involving people to arrest severe acute malnutrition.

A science kit for kids from Santa Clara

Jan 20, 2015 08:00 AM A non-profit called ‘Janyaa’ has dedicated its work to help unprivileged children in India by providing them with fun filled ways of learning maths and science.

Climate change: Make it green credits, says Indian PM

Jan 20, 2015 01:25 PM The Indian Premier has called for a paradigm shift in global attitudes towards climate change, from ‘carbon credit’, towards ‘green credit’.

India signs MoU with South Africa for youth enterprises

Jan 19, 2015 07:42 PM A public sector enterprise from India will help build youth enterprises in cooperation with the Black Business Council of South Africa.

Climate change to badly affect crop production: experts

Jan 19, 2015 11:55 AM Experts urged Bangladesh to focus on developing stress tolerant varieties of other crops to cope with the climate change impact.

UNICEF envoy Tendulkar vows to bat his best

Jan 16, 2015 04:10 PM Calling children as raw diamonds, the Indian cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar promises to play his second innings for the little masters.

UN top official discusses solar energy with Indian minister

Jan 15, 2015 11:29 AM The UN Official, Dr Kandeh Yumkella, stressed on the need for promotion of renewable energy sources to mitigate climate change and its consequences.

I have a great personal affection for India: Ban Ki-moon

Jan 13, 2015 06:52 PM Lauding Kailash Satyarthi’s work for emancipating children, the UN chief said the Nobel laureate inspired him.
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Idukki: Indian district with total rural broadband network

Jan 13, 2015 11:55 AM Edamalakudy is a tribal Gram Panchayat consisting of 26 tribal villages with a population of around 2200.

Child deaths in Kerala: Govt action superficial, says CRY

Jan 12, 2015 03:00 PM The number of child deaths in tribal populations continues to rise due to unavailability of nutritional food and poor implementation of government schemes.

Assam urged to stop bullfighting and bulbul fights

Jan 12, 2015 02:47 PM Tarun Gogoi has taken Urgent steps to stop the Illegal Buffalo Fights and Bulbul Fights in Assam which are scheduled during Bihu festival.

Indian PM congratulates new Sri Lankan President

Jan 12, 2015 07:00 AM The Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has congratulated the newly elected Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena.

Delhi NCR gets global school on sustainable development

Jan 12, 2015 12:17 PM The global school called the 'Prakriti School' launched by TERI in Gurgaon focuses on energy conservation and sustainable development.

Indian diaspora’s help sought for cleaning up river Ganga

Jan 09, 2015 01:50 PM The Indian water resources minister called upon the Indian Diaspora to participate in the ‘Namo Ganga’ Project.
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Human-elephant conflicts rise in Chhattisgarh: report

Jan 09, 2015 01:35 PM According to a study human casualties have increased eight times in state since 2005.
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Government launches helpline for drug abusers in India

Jan 08, 2015 06:10 PM The Indian government has taken an initiative to fight addiction of drugs and alcohol by starting a toll free helpline number.

Media under attack: 11 journalists shot down in Paris

Jan 08, 2015 03:26 PM Advocates of free speech all over the world are shocked over a brutal attack on a magazine house aimed at silencing journalists.

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