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Afghanistan praises India’s support in field of Agriculture

Oct 30, 2014 03:46 PM Afghanistan has also shown keen interest for sharing India’s experience in respect of climate change.

Government wants to utilize youth force: Sheikh Hasina

Oct 30, 2014 03:06 PM "We want our youth force to maintain distance from militancy and drug addiction,” he said.

NITs in India urged to bridge the digital divide

Oct 29, 2014 02:00 PM NITs should adopt at least one village each and transform them into model villages worthy of replication, said Pranab Mukherjee, the Indian President.

Families of Rana Plaza victims get financial assistance

Oct 29, 2014 04:22 PM The Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina handed over the cheques and savings certificates from her Relief and Welfare Fund among the family members.

Legalisation of prostitution will boost trafficking: activists

Oct 29, 2014 01:09 PM Activists feel that instead of controlling human trafficking in India, the proposed legislation will provide a legal framework to embolden it.
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Bangalore railway station is first in India to have WiFi

Oct 29, 2014 08:00 AM Wi-Fi facility shall be available to the passengers on their Mobile Phones free of charges initially for a period of 30 minutes.

Delhi hosts international conference on bio-materials

Oct 29, 2014 11:03 AM The four day conference also includes ‘microsymposia’ on certain lesser discussed topics like aloe vera, biosensors and bioplastics.

Indian farmers ready to adapt to climate change: minister

Oct 28, 2014 11:02 AM Prakash Jaavadekar, the Indian environment minister, stressed on participatory approach for fighting climate change challenges.

UN hails landmark global polio eradication campaign

Oct 27, 2014 05:38 PM The annual number of polio cases has fallen from 350,000 in 1988, to 416 in 2013, and 243 so far this year – an extraordinary drop of more than 99 percent.

India offers cooperation to Pakistan for ending polio

Oct 27, 2014 04:01 PM Pakistan today accounts for 85 percent of the world’s polio cases today.

Indian bureaucrats need constant re-orientation: minister

Oct 27, 2014 03:15 PM Dr Jitendra Singh, India’s Minister of State for Science & Technology, said that Indian bureaucrats need constant re-orientation because they are faced with new challenges every day.

UN recognizes post-conflict progress in Sri Lanka

Oct 27, 2014 12:40 PM According to a UN official Sri Lanka has become the best country in the region that has a better environment for children and gender equality.

Eradication of poverty a fundamental obligation: UN chief

Oct 25, 2014 08:00 AM “Entrenched poverty and prejudice, and vast gulfs between wealth and destitution, can undermine the fabric of societies,” said Ban Ki-moon, the UN chief.

Sri Lanka’s malaria elimination efforts termed ‘spectacular'

Oct 26, 2014 08:00 AM “Two years without malaria cases is a huge achievement,” said Dr Richard Feachem, Director of the Global Health Group (GHG).

Role of family farmers lauded in ending global hunger

Oct 24, 2014 08:00 AM “Family farmers are key to unlocking global progress,” said the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

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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