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Budget should focus on mid-day meals: Madhu Pandit

Feb 26, 2015 03:54 PM The upcoming budget will be decisive to push forward the MDM programme, says Madhu Pandit Dasa, Chairman, The Akshaya Patra Foundation.

Considerable progress on MDGs 4 and 5: Indian official

Feb 26, 2015 01:00 AM India has seen a 61 per cent decline in under-5 mortality rate since 1990, said Dr Rakesh Kumar, an official from the Indian Health Ministry.
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Indian Government fails to read how the land lies

Feb 25, 2015 05:05 PM India's government has of late been revisiting a number of outdated laws. But its efforts to amend a law enabling buying land has run into a wall of protesters
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Indian woman sues Uber in California court

Feb 23, 2015 03:56 PM Uber is an online taxi service, valued at $40 billion and operating through an App in over 250 cities around the world.

Six journalists bag GoI-UNDP Media Fellowships 2015

Feb 19, 2015 06:45 PM The aim of the fellowship is to strengthen public awareness and engagement on issues of decentralized planning.
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Invest in the youngest child Mr Finance Minister!

Feb 18, 2015 06:15 PM Dr Arun Gupta, Regional Coordinator, International Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN) Asia Pacific, said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s idea of setting up 100 smart cities will only succeed if the government invests in children.
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Youth inclusion crucial for Community Radio: UNESCO

Feb 16, 2015 08:05 PM Experts from various organisations highlighted the role of Community Radio in giving voice to young men and women.
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Indian bizwomen suffer from a 73% credit deficit: Maini

Feb 13, 2015 07:00 AM N K Maini, Deputy Managing Director, SIDBI, highlighted the domestic financial constraints faced by women entrepreneurs.
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India signs WB grant deal for climate fund assistance

Feb 13, 2015 03:57 PM India signs grant agreement with World Bank for special climate change fund assistance of $8 mn for sustainable livelihoods and adaptation to climate change project.
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Bangladesh Bank eases banking for street children

Feb 12, 2015 05:43 PM On March 10, 2014 the central bank in a circular asked all banks to allow street children and child workers open bank accounts.
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Web based tool to monitor atrocities on dalits, tribals

Feb 12, 2015 03:12 PM National Dalit Movement for Justice (NDMJ – NCDHR) to hold Training Workshops to promote the use of - Atrocity Tracking and Monitoring (ATM) System

UN joins global call to boost online safety for children

Feb 11, 2015 02:58 PM According to ITU, in 2013, 30 per cent of the world’s youth were ‘digital natives’.

SL Prez pledges to create an effective health service

Feb 11, 2015 11:45 AM The President said the Health Ministry had handled about 21,000 tenders annually so far and the process has turned the Ministry into a private company with rampant corruption.
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India launches National Voter Service Portal

Feb 10, 2015 07:00 PM Users can visit the website and click on to National Voter Service Portal link to avail the services.

Smart cities are more for the poor, says Indian minister

Feb 10, 2015 05:56 PM Centre can do hand holding; States and urban local bodies need to rise to the challenge, says Venkaiah Naidu, the Indian minister for Urban Development.

Riding on common man’s agenda, AAP wins in Delhi

Feb 10, 2015 01:55 PM After making the issue of corruption the hallmark of its protests, Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party wins Delhi poll with a huge margin sailing on the promise of cheaper electricity and clean drinking water.
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Need to redefine growth and development: DSDS 2015

Feb 09, 2015 08:00 AM To achieve a strong agreement in the climate talks in Paris, the North and the South will have to closely work together to come up with sustainable solutions

Japan to support clean drinking water project in Sri Lanka

Feb 09, 2015 01:11 PM Lack of safe drinking water is leading to increase health problems in the island nation of Sri Lanka.
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Dr José bags Sustianable Development Leadership Award

Feb 09, 2015 11:48 AM The award recognizes Dr José Manuel Durão Barroso’s pioneering efforts to de-carbonize the European economy and promote renewable energy and energy efficiency.
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Inclusivity will be the core element of SDGs: expert

Feb 06, 2015 03:32 PM Professor Hironori Hamanaka, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), said that governance of MDGs is likely to differ from SDGs.
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