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Handwashing touted as vital tool in fight against Ebola

Oct 22, 2014 12:58 PM “Handwashing with soap is one of the cheapest, most effective ‘vaccines’ against viral diseases,” a UNICEF official said.

FAO calls for increased food security measures

Oct 22, 2014 12:29 PM “Political commitment and leadership from governments is the first step towards achieving food security,” says an FAO official.

Modernisation of agriculture gives better yield: experts

Oct 21, 2014 08:00 AM Experts were addressing a farmers' field day organised by Bangladesh Agriculture Research Institute (BARI).

Govt to ensure safe future for every child: Sheikh Hasina

Oct 21, 2014 03:30 PM "We don't want death of any child in this manner," said Sheikh Hasina, the Bangladeshi Premier.

Sri Lankan govt renovates 13 schools in Kilinochchi

Oct 21, 2014 02:57 PM These schools had been in a dilapidated condition due to the near-30-year conflict.
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Int'l disaster response law makes headway in Myanmar

Oct 21, 2014 11:27 AM Legal issues in international disaster response are being given increasing visibility in Myanmar.
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Water ATMs: Improving water accessibility in Delhi slums

Oct 20, 2014 02:44 PM All water-ATMs are powered by solar energy and are connected to the main server via cloud computing.

Children bear the brunt of Cyclone ‘Hudhud’

Oct 20, 2014 12:54 PM Since fishermen, farmers and shopkeepers have suffered huge losses, the impact could be most on children-- who are seen as 'helpers' in times of crisis.

Community Radio bridges India's rural-urban divide

Oct 20, 2014 08:00 AM The Indian government has invested in the growth of Community Radio especially in communities with low levels of literacy.

Dairy farmers in Sri Lanka to get 20,000 milch cows

Oct 20, 2014 03:30 PM Sri Lanka is aiming to become self-sufficient in liquid milk by the year 2016.

Hudhud fury: Community Radio helps local communities

Oct 17, 2014 08:00 AM Cyclone Hudhud has dealt a severe blow to the coastal district of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha with heavy rains leaving many people dead and displacing lakhs of other people.

Entrenched poverty can lead to instability: UN chief

Oct 17, 2014 07:00 AM We must not lose sight of our most fundamental obligation: to eliminate poverty in all its forms, says UN chief Bank Ki-moon.

Rural women can drive global progress: Ban Ki-moon

Oct 17, 2014 01:50 PM Let us work to unleash the power of rural women by protecting their human rights and supporting their economic advancement, the UN chief said.

Pak Christian woman sentenced to death for blasphemy

Oct 17, 2014 01:11 PM Amnesty International has condemned blasphemy death sentence against a Christian woman in Pakistan.

Uplift programmes in Bangladesh to get Dutch support

Oct 17, 2014 12:20 PM Netherlands will participate in more uplift programmes in Bangladesh, assured the Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte.

Hudhud fury: An eyewitness account from Visakhapatnam

Oct 16, 2014 08:03 PM Among the other things that one witnessed were some spooky ones. Straight out of an M. Night Shyamalan or Steven Spielberg film, writes Devendra Tak.

South Asia: Sri Lanka has least number of hungry people

Oct 16, 2014 11:20 AM In Sri Lanka, proportion of undernourished in the population steadily decreased from a 33.4% in 1990-1992 period to 22.8% in the 2011-2013.

Targeted policies for women empowerment: UNCTAD

Oct 15, 2014 09:00 AM UNCTAD study makes policy recommendations to leverage foreign investment for women’s empowerment.

Fifth SAARC Energy Ministers Meeting begins Thursday

Oct 15, 2014 02:10 PM The agenda of the meeting include review of status of implementation of decisions of the Fourth Meeting of SAARC Energy Ministers held in Dhaka, on 15 September 2011.
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Jury announced for the RBS ‘Earth Heroes’ awards-2014

Oct 15, 2014 01:10 PM The jury will evaluate the nominations and select the winners for award categories namely: ‘Earth Hero’, ‘Earth Guardian’, ‘Save the Species’, ‘Inspire’ and ‘Green Warrior’.

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