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UN honours sacrifices, celebrates spirit of aid workers

Aug 20, 2014 08:00 AM The research shows that in 2013, 155 aid workers were killed, 171 were seriously wounded and 134 were kidnapped.
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Land ownership gives people dignity and pride: Rajapaksa

Aug 20, 2014 05:37 PM Land value is increasing significantly owing to the ongoing infrastructure development, Mahinda Rajapaksa, the Sri Lankan President remarked.
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India: Court orders release of Irom Sharmila

Aug 20, 2014 11:00 AM Irom Sharmila has entered her fourteenth year on hunger strike, demanding the repeal of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act from Manipur.
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Separate agency mooted for public toilets in Delhi

Aug 20, 2014 02:25 PM India’s urban development ministry will examine the possibility of creating a separate agency for maintenance of public toilets in Delhi.
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Child Mortality: Indian minister calls for ‘Health Sainiks’

Aug 20, 2014 03:00 PM The high child mortality rate in India is a national shame, said Dr Harsh Vardhan, the Indian Health Minister.
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Indian government urged to regulate surrogacy

Aug 19, 2014 05:59 PM The business of providing "wombs on rent" in India has catapulted India to a whopping trade valued at $ 500 million, says Centre for Social Research.
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Alert systems restrict Ebola from entering India

Aug 19, 2014 04:47 PM “We have systems in place for tracking anybody with remotest symptoms of Ebola Virus Disease,” the Indian Health Minister said.
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Development not limited to Colombo, says an official

Aug 19, 2014 01:26 PM The Urban Development Authority was constantly implementing the development programme countrywide, said Weerasena Adhikari, a Sri Lankan official.
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Bangladesh makes remarkable progress in IT: Mahathir

Aug 19, 2014 11:32 AM According to former Malaysian Premier Mahathir Mohamad, the Right to Information Act will help increase the esteem of the people of Bangladesh.
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Ebola: WHO seeks to allay fears about air travel

Aug 18, 2014 08:00 AM The WHO has repeatedly said that the Ebola virus is highly contagious – but not airborne.
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India releases sixteen Sri Lankan fishermen

Aug 17, 2014 08:00 AM Earlier, the Sri Lankan President had ordered the officials to take immediate steps to release Indian fishermen in Sri Lankan custody.
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IDPs under pressure in Pakistan’s Sindh province

Aug 16, 2014 05:06 PM The Save Sindh Committee (SSC), has taken to ever more vocal tactics to try and force tougher measures against IDPs.

World food prices hit six-month low, says a new report

Aug 14, 2014 06:33 PM The UN Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) Food Price Index, measures the monthly change in international prices of a basket of 55 food commodities.
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Human Rights basis of true Independence: Amnesty India

Aug 15, 2014 02:00 AM “Police and judicial reforms are necessary to ensure that all complaints of violence against women are effectively investigated,” says Deputy Chief Executive of Amnesty International India.
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Ebola: WHO panel endorses use of experimental drugs

Aug 14, 2014 08:00 AM The UN arm has also posted Ebola response videos on YouTube and is also seeking to counter the ‘many barriers stand in the way of rapid containment.’
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Mahinda Rajapaksa orders release of Indian fishermen

Aug 14, 2014 01:33 PM The Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has ordered the release of detained fishermen in view of the Indian Independence Day on August 15.
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Elderly can manage spinal ailments sans surgery: ASSI

Aug 13, 2014 08:00 AM The Association of Spine Surgeons of India (ASSI) feels that most of the age related spinal problems can be managed with proper care.
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Animal cruelty: Indian Parl urged to revise PCA Act

Aug 13, 2014 04:45 PM Lack of enforcement has failed to protect animals for more than two decades,” Humane Society International, Managing Director.
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Delhi meet to reenergise gender equality movement

Aug 11, 2014 06:55 PM UN Women is leading and supporting the Beijing+20 India CSO National Consultation in second week of August in New Delhi.

Indian Labour Ministry signs MoUs for skilling youth

Aug 08, 2014 07:21 PM The MoUs signed with various companies will facilitate in designing training programmes to skill youth in vocational training.

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