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Cross-border project launched to save Mt Kailash
Apr 12, 2010 India, Nepal and China have joined hands to conserve the Greater Mt Kailash Region, under the guidance of the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development. In its first phase the project aims to establish a transboundary cultural and biodiversity conservation landscape and engage stakeholderds in the three countries.
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Burma's Chin villagers face persecution by junta
Apr 21, 2010 People of the Chin State in Burma have been subjected to abuse and persecution for decades as part of a Burmese government policy to suppress the villagers and their ethnic identity. Activists and refuges are coming out to narrate their stories to the world and provide them with support.
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Asian women filmmakers inspire change
May 06, 2010 The International Association of Women in Radio and Television organises an annual film festival wherein filmmakers across Asia document positive changes in women’s lives. The discussions and films at the event were a source of inspiration and learning for various filmmakers who consider documentary films a catalyst for change.
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Indian cabinet finalises climate position for Copenhagen
Dec 11, 2009 India’s union cabinet has finalised the brief for India's position to be adopted on the issue at the high-level talks at Copenhagen summit. Meanwhile Chinese premier Wen Jiabao called up Indian prime minister and sought harmonisation of positions of both countries.
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Report highlights climate adaptation in the Himalayas
Dec 11, 2009 For people in the Hindu Kush-Himalayas, adapting to increased risk of severe floods and droughts are among the new climatic realities. A report released on the sidelines of the Copenhagen climate summit draws attention to climate-induced water constraints and hazards faced by communities in the region.
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Sri Lanka: Can nationalism be separated from justice?
Jul 02, 2012 'Nationalism' according to Basil Fernando of the Asian Human Rights Commission is one of the most misused words in the 20th Century, and Basil feels Sri Lanka is no exception to this.
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"India is moving towards a system of universal healthcare"
Jul 10, 2012 According to Dr Dileep Mavalankar, Director, Indian Institute of Public Health Gandhinagar, India cannot afford not to provide health care to all, because the consequences of lack of healthcare and lack of financial protection are too devastating for the poor.
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Award for excellence in media and communications
Oct 01, 2010 Asian Media Information Centre (AMIC) announces the AMIC Asia Communication Awards, 2011 to honour excellence in media and communications. Nominations are invited before December 31, 2010.
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International workshop on resource mobilisation
Apr 30, 2012 International charity, the Resource Alliance, is organising an international workshop on resource mobilisation (IWRM) Asia from 3-6 July 2012 in the Malaysian capital city of Kuala Lumpur. The workshop will provide comprehensive training on aspects of resource mobilisation and sustainable fundraising techniques.
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WHO recommends anti-diarrhoea vaccine
Jun 08, 2009 WHO’s group of experts, based on new clinical trials, have strongly recommended administering anti-diarrhoea vaccine on all children for reducing severe diarrhoea episodes. Rotavirus, cause of the disease among infants and young, kills half a million children in the developing world – mostly in Asia and Africa.
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Endemic protests could lead to flirting with chaos: President
Aug 14, 2012 President of India, Pranab Mukherjee making a veiled attack on 'endemic' protests against corruption, warned that the country would be 'flirting with chaos' if its democratic institutions come under an assault.
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Nitish confident of making Bihar corruption-free
Aug 16, 2012 Chief Minister of eastern Indian state of Bihar, Nitish Kumar. has said he was confident to make the state corruption free as it was making the society 'hollow'.
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"Transparency and accountability must to fight corruption in India"
Oct 17, 2012 India's head of minorities commission shares with the Governance Knowledge Centre why corruption continues to thrive in modern times and focuses on the disconnect that needs to be bridged for a clean-up act.
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Climate change can increase frequency of drought: WMO
Aug 22, 2012 The World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) and other UN agencies are stepping up efforts to develop more coordinated and proactive policies for managing drought risk to fill the existing vacuum in virtually every nation.
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Indian govt to distribute Rs 5,75,000 crore through farm loans
Aug 22, 2012 The Indian government is all set to distribute five lakh seventy-five thousand crore rupees by way of agricultural loans in the current fiscal.
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Riot affected NE people to return back
Aug 22, 2012 In India's northeastern state of Assam, around 15,000 people who have returned home from other states expressed willingness to return to their places of work or study in other parts of the country.
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Companies Bill aims at good governance: Moily
Aug 22, 2012 India's Corporate Affairs and Power Minister M Veerappa Moily said there is a need to strengthen corporate governance and inculcate the culture of transparency, accountability and responsibility amongst Indian corporates. He was speaking on the 23rd annual day of the Institute of Directors (IOD) in New Delhi.
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There's more to development than GDPs, says ex-PM of Bhutan
Aug 23, 2012 Lyonpo Yeshey Zimba, former Prime Minister of Bhutan and currently serving as the Minister of Works and Human Settlement, talks to OneWorld South Asia in an exclusive interview about his country and the changes it is undergoing, owing to its steadfast belief in inclusive development.
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‘Indian govt is trying to fool people with the new land bill’
Aug 22, 2012 Protesters at Delhi’s Jantar Mantar urge the government against proceeding with the Land Acquisition Bill, terming the Act in the making an undemocratic one.
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Energy subsidies: Fuelling a crisis
Aug 23, 2012 Regardless of pious pledges, countries around the world continue to back fossil fuels with increasing amounts of subsidies to fulfill their energy needs. A new Worldwatch Institute report looks at the ‘dirty’ consequences of this trend.
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BPF MLA Pradeep Brahma arrested for Assam violence
Aug 23, 2012 An MLA of Bodoland Peoples Front (BPF), which is an ally of the ruling Congress in Assam, was arrested in the wee hours on Thursday for his alleged involvement in the recent violence in the state.
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Karnataka becomes first Indian state to raise special tiger force
Aug 23, 2012 India’s southern state of Karnataka has become the first state to create the Special Tiger Protection Force (STPF) in the Bandipur Tiger Reserve. Karnataka has about 300 tigers spread over six tiger reserves, followed by northern Indian state of Madhya Pradesh which has 257 tigers.
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Achieving just peace in Bodoland
Aug 23, 2012 The ethnic homeland model of resolving violent conflicts has collapsed and any further pursuance of this would only end up in colossal human tragedies of the kind we are witnessing today.
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India: CBI booked 129 senior bureaucrats in last 3 years
Aug 23, 2012 As many as 129 officers above the rank of joint secretary have been booked by CBI, which has registered 97 corruption cases against such officers during the last three years, Rajya Sabha was informed on Thursday.
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China sees lessons in India’s panic over SMS, net rumours
Aug 24, 2012 In China, where social networking sites Facebook and Twitter are banned, the authorities have long viewed the mobilising capabilities of the Internet with deep suspicion.
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Twitter bans six accounts after Indian govt's ultimatum
Aug 24, 2012 Social media site Twitter has banned six accounts similar in appearance to the Indian Prime Minister's Office account. The move by twitter came after the Department of Information Technology served an ultimatum to the social media site for failing to block the inflammatory web pages.
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Supreme Court of India expresses shock at magnitude of illegal mining
Aug 24, 2012 The Supreme Court of India has expressed shock at the magnitude of the alleged illegal export of 35 lakh metric tonnes of iron ore by private firms in the country's southern state of Karnataka.
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Japanese companies commit to support organic cotton sector of India
Aug 31, 2012 In a novel programme, two Japanese companies commit to help cotton farmers in India to develop an innovative business model which will combine sustainable production with commercial success.
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Gujarat riots: BJP MLA gets 28 years
Sep 01, 2012 A Sessions Court in India’s western state of Gujarat has announced life term to all the convicts of Naroda Patiya case. BJP MLA and former Minister in the Narendra Modi government, Maya Kodanani, is sentenced to 28 years in jail for her involvement in the 2002 post Godhra Naroda Patiya riot case.
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ASEAN health ministers commit to better policies for the elderly
Sep 05, 2012 Health Ministers from 11 South-East Asian countries have adopted the Yogyakarta Declaration on 'Ageing and Health', committing to improving national response to the health of ageing populations. The ministers met to review key health issues in WHO’s South-East Asia Region and provide policy direction for future action.
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