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India leads by fostering development across countries
Aug 12, 2013 Through its Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) programme, which was launched in 1964 as a bilateral programme of assistance, India is helping developing countries across the world in various areas of development like entrepreneurial skills, IT skills and also financing development projects.
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Every action for the betterment of people: SL President
Jan 22, 2015 The Sri Lankan President said that the country will be developed with the national and religious reconciliation.
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Development plans pose threat to India's hill state
Mar 19, 2010 The central government have scheduled development plans for the remote north-eastern Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh. Renowned correspondent Mark Tully affirms how these measures will undermine traditional tribal culture and isolate the natives.
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Eastern Sri Lanka demands attention on healthcare
Apr 22, 2010 WHO asks humanitarian agencies, who have hitherto been concentrating on rebuilding the Sri Lanka’s north, to also focus on healthcare services in conflict-affected east. Shifting funding priorities and lack of enough health workers however has forced agencies to abandon the east and concentrate on the north.
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SAARC concludes with a 'Silver Jubilee Declaration'
Apr 30, 2010 The 16th SAARC Summit concluded yesterday with a 36-point Thimphu Silver Jubilee Declaration that would aim at making SAARC truly action-oriented. Two agreements on Environment and Trade were signed along with the introduction of a development fund that will serve as a regional funding mechanism for various projects.
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New dams may pose risk to Bhutan's ecology
May 05, 2010 The construction of large dams on some rivers in Bhutan to generate sizeable amount of electricity is expected to have serious repercussions on the natural environment of Bhutan and India. Little data about dams and their impacts in the public domain is also a serious concern among environmentalists.
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Corruption impeding development in Afghanistan
Jan 20, 2010 According to a new UN report, Afghans paid $2.5 billion in bribes over the past 12 months, equivalent of almost one quarter of legitimate GDP. Experts feel that the emergence of criminal graft is bearing political, economic and even security consequences.
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Indian cabinet approves national knowledge network
Jan 22, 2010 A national knowledge network will encourage knowledge sharing and collaborative research among major technical education institutions and universities in India. Health, education and agriculture are among the main areas identified.
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To Aid or not to aid
Apr 26, 2012 As a concept, Development aid has always had a murky past and now, an unsure future. With the financial crisis cutting back on the general feeling of 'giving' in the North; it remains to be seen where aid goes from here. Is the golden age of Aid and the 'good feeling' truly over yet?
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India assures Nepal of extending Line of Credit
Jul 08, 2014 The Nepalese side has stated that they look forward to India for assistance in bigger developmental projects.
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French senator observes rapid progress in Sri Lanka
Aug 24, 2013 Nathalie Goulet, a member of the French Senate, said she will encourage the politicians in France to strengthen relations with Sri Lanka.
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Urbanisation threatens sustainable development : UN study
Jul 03, 2013 Innovative strategies and investments are needed to promote sustainable development, including in the world's cities, said Wu Hongbo, UN Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs.
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Nepal accepts $37 million loan from World Bank
Aug 12, 2013 Only 46 per cent of Nepal's population has electricity. To help remedy this and bring a change in living standards in the country, Nepal has accepted a $37 million loan from the World Bank for a power transmission and trade project with India.
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Community action for sustainable development
Aug 25, 2008 Celebrating fifty years of its work on community development, Sri Lanka based Sarvodaya is organising an international conference on “Concerted Community Action for Sustainable Life on Earth Fair to All” from October 27-29, 2008 at Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. The event will seek to identify limits of state and community action.
India Economic Summit 2008
Nov 10, 2008 Geneva based World Economic Forum is organising the India Economic Summit from November 16-18, 2008 in New Delhi. With its principal theme of “Securing India's Future Growth”, the event will convene business, government and civil society leaders to address challenges related to competitiveness and inclusive growth.
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Promoting telecom for inclusive Growth
Oct 26, 2010 Department of Telecommunications (DOT), Govt. of India jointly with Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) will hold the conference-cum-exhibition, India Telecom 2010, from 9th - 11th December 2010 in New Delhi, India.
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Bangladesh moving fast towards development: Minister
Aug 25, 2014 The minister also said that Bangladesh is now surplus in food and hopes to export 40 lakh tonnes of rice soon.
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ADB's capital boost "irresponsible and dangerous"
May 06, 2009 A network of 250 activist groups says that the Asian Development Bank’s move to increase its capital base for financing infrastructure projects in poor Asian regions can prove to be disastrous. It alleges the region has already experienced forced displacement and environmental degradation caused by the bank's funded projects.
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Bangladesh policymakers to be sensitised on development
Jun 03, 2009 A five-year leadership orientation programme has been launched in Bangladesh by the UN Millennium campaign in association with local NGOs. Inaugurating the programme in Dhaka last week, the Speaker of the parliament urged MPs to discuss issues like climate change, trade policies, gender, poverty and human rights.
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Water project brings ethnic harmony in Sri Lanka
Jun 12, 2009 They had to go miles to fetch water and had never dreamt that some day it would be supplied right at their doorsteps. This became a reality with their own and the efforts of Gemidiriya Community Development, an NGO working in Sri Lankan villages on the issue of livelihood improvement.
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‘It is no longer a revolt, it is a war’: Shubhranshu Choudhary on the Maoist movement
Dec 20, 2012 The launch of the book Let’s Call Him Vasu: With the Maoists in Chhattisgarh generated an explosive debate on the pattern of development currently undertaken, reportage in the Red Corridor and the rights of tribals vis–à–vis the policies of the State.
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‘Look forward, share best practice, debate new ideas’
Oct 18, 2012 Although I am fully aware that we are facing difficult times, cutting aid is not the right answer, says Andris Piebalgs, European Commissioner for Development.
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Addressing the digital divide
Nov 02, 2009 UNCTAD’s new report Information Economy Report 2009 highlights the limited access to broadband internet and its impact on economic opportunities in developing countries. It suggests the expansion of underwater fibre optics network and public-private partnership to narrow the broadband gap.
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Towards a climate smart world
Nov 13, 2009 Developing countries can chart a low-carbon path and still promote development to reduce poverty. World Bank’s World Development Report 2010: Development and Climate Change points out that with technical and financial assistance from high-income countries, a climate smart world can be built.
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Climate change and the Indian context
Jan 11, 2010 Climate Change: Perspectives from India, a UNDP publication, brings together some of India’s best known environmentalists, economists and policymakers to highlight their perspectives on climate change from the Indian point of view. The aim is to foster a humane debate on the issue vis-a-vis economic development.
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Restoring ecosystem for sustainable development
Jun 04, 2010 Dead planet, living planet: Biodiversity and ecosystem restoration for sustainable development identifies thousands of ecosystem restoration projects worldwide and showcases over 30 initiatives that are transforming the lives of communities and countries across the globe.
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Rs 3,400 crore package to curb Naxal menace
Jun 23, 2010 The UPA–II government is working out a package of Rs 3,400 crore to augment the infrastructure-roads, electricity and drinking water in the most backward blocks in Naxal-hit districts. Also the possibility to give tribals the right to use forest produce is being looked at.
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India: More NGOs, than schools and health centres
Jul 07, 2010 Housing the largest number of active non-government, not-for-profit organisations, an estimated 3.3 million of them, India has an NGO for every 400 people. While the government is the biggest donor for these organisations, private sector companies are yet to venture seriously into philanthropy.
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UK may slash aid to India
Jul 13, 2010 Britain is reviewing its development assistance to India following shocking allegations of misuse of British educational grants by Indian authorities. Moreover, the fact that India undertakes huge defence expenditure and is an emerging economic giant are reasons enough for a recession hit Britain to cut down its developmental aid.
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Multiple poverty dimensions reveal 'real' India
Jul 28, 2010 The newly developed MPI measure of poverty presents a broad spectrum of development within the 35 states and UTs of India. According to a report, states like Kerala have performed reasonably well in stark contrast to Bihar and Jharkhand, whose development indicators are comparable to the least developed African countries.
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