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Biharis in Bangladesh seek protection, justice

Jul 31, 2014 06:20 PM Clashes broke out on 14 June between Biharis and Bengalis, who make up the majority of Bangladesh’s population.
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Switzerland extends continuous support to Sri Lanka

Jul 31, 2014 05:00 PM Swiss companies have made in the island have generated employment for Sri Lankan youth, said Thomas Litscher, Switzerland Ambassador in Sri Lanka.
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UN calls for action to eradicate human trafficking

Jul 31, 2014 04:26 PM According to the UNODC, the vast majority of trafficked persons are women, accounting for 55 to 60 per cent.
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Indian govt to formulate new education policy

Jul 31, 2014 02:52 PM "The government proposes to formulate a new policy aimed at meeting the challenges posed by lack of quality and research,” said Smriti Irani, India’s HRD minister.
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Our decisions will 'benefit' future generations: Rajapaksa

Jul 31, 2014 12:22 PM We have been moving towards making our economic growth sustainable, inclusive and long lasting, said Mahinda Rajapaksa, the Sri Lankan President.
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For years, viral hepatitis has been largely neglected: WHO

Jul 30, 2014 05:13 PM Marking World Hepatitis Day, the United Nations has appealed for boost in global momentum to tackle disease.
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Bangladesh on way to be middle-income nation: Minister

Jul 30, 2014 01:19 PM Bangladesh is well on its way to graduate from the LDCs, said Md Shahriar Alam, Bangladesh's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs.
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Sheikh Hasina aims to build developed Bangladesh by 2041

Jul 30, 2014 09:00 AM The Bangladeshi Premier has sought people’s cooperation for building a prosperous Bangladesh by the year 2041.
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Monsoon deficit narrows to 25 per cent in India: Govt

Jul 30, 2014 11:41 AM The deficit in monsoon rains has come down and good rainfall is expected in the coming days, said Radha Mohan Singh, India’s Agriculture Minister.
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Indian scientists asked to focus on crop productivity

Jul 29, 2014 05:16 PM Scientific knowledge in laboratories should be taken to the fields, said the Indian Premier Narendra Modi.
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UN mission deplores attack on Afghan civilians

Jul 28, 2014 07:09 PM The United Nations mission has called for a prompt and thorough investigation into the killings.
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Indian Govt plans to install one lakh solar pumps

Jul 29, 2014 08:00 AM Solar water pumps are a natural substitute to diesel-run-pumps and can be used to pump water in areas.
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Poverty, inequality hamper development gains says UNDP

Jul 28, 2014 04:30 PM UNDP’s Human Development report-2014 recommends universalizing social protection ensuring full employment to help eradicate poverty.
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No deaths of Indian fishermen in Lankan waters since 2011

Jul 28, 2014 12:22 PM No cases of deaths of Indian fishermen in Sri Lankan waters have been reported since April 2011, India’s Defense Minister Arun Jaitley said.
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MERS unlikely to spread in Asia: WHO expert

Jul 28, 2014 09:00 AM An expert from the World Health Organisation has cautioned Asian countries against the deadly Middle East respiratory virus.
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India largest consumer of antibiotics in the world

Jul 28, 2014 11:08 AM The study, "Global Trends in Antibiotic Consumption, 2000-2010," found that worldwide antibiotic use has risen a staggering 36 per cent over those 10 years.

Indian premier Modi launches 'MyGov' portal for citizens

Jul 26, 2014 01:00 PM The Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that democracy cannot succeed without people’s participation.
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Sri Lanka progressively improves in human development

Jul 26, 2014 02:22 PM Sri Lanka's Human Development Index (HDI) has progressively increased up to 0.750 in 2014 compared to 0.513 in 1980.
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Overseas jobs: 751 complaints against recruiters in India

Jul 25, 2014 10:00 AM During the last 3 years, 751 complaints against illegal agents were received in India by the Ministry for Overseas Indian Affairs and External Affairs.

Call for urgent action to end female genital mutilation

Jul 25, 2014 01:18 PM According to the newly-released data, more than 130 million girls and women have experienced some form of female genital mutilation.
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