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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.
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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 02, 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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Development not limited to Colombo, says an official
Aug 19, 2014 The Urban Development Authority was constantly implementing the development programme countrywide, said Weerasena Adhikari, a Sri Lankan official.
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Development, not war to tackle conflict in India
Apr 20, 2010 Ashwin Mahesh expresses his disagreement on holding development efforts by Indian government who speaks loudly of dealing with insurgency in conflict ridden central India. Focusing on snuffing out insurgents alone can worsen the situation as inadequate development is the major cause of resentment against the state, he adds.
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What the UID doesn't reveal
Oct 22, 2010 The UID project has both developmental and security dimensions. R. Ramakumar argues that UIDs can lead to violation of privacy and civil liberties of the people and that its developmental benefits also seem illusive.
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India's political structure, an impediment to local governance: John Samuel
Oct 29, 2010 Human-rights activist and policy researcher, John Samuel argues that India’s system of Panchayati Raj Institutions offers great opportunities for inclusive grassroots democracy but, our political structure is the biggest impediment to the transfer of power and autonomy to local self-governments.
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“Increase access to education among girls to attack poverty”
Dec 10, 2010 To be poor and a girl serves as a double disadvantage when it comes to accessing education, says international public health consultant, Dr. Cesar Chelala. He argues that promoting education for girls is the best investment towards a country’s development.
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"Vigilance Committees now need vigilance committees to monitor them"
Dec 24, 2010 Says Dr. R. Balasubramaniam, as he questions the dynamics of community participation in development programmes by the government and NGOs alike. Despite various success stories, corruption and tokenism within the programmes has mostly negatively impacted the people. He suggests extra attention and adequate training to ensure active and ethical engagement.
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NGOs: The new power centres?
Feb 04, 2011 For every voice that celebrates the new power behind NGOs, an equal number urges caution and stresses that the ground realities haven’t changed. Is it right then to see NGOs as a necessary, important power centre?
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Why development should be based on a future re-imagined
Feb 09, 2011 Reimagining future is vital for any development strategy. World is changing rapidly, resources are getting exhausted, technological progress makes it imperative for development strategies to be designed keeping in mind the future, argues Lawrence Haddad, Director, Institute of Development Studies.
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Action plan for LDCs: Key recommendations
May 17, 2011 The fourth United Nations Conference on Least Developed Countries (LDCs) closed with an action plan to halve the number of LDCs by the next decade. Journalist Mark Tran lists economic growth and enhanced trade as key to achieve the objective.
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"Respond to the poor and the planet rather than dirty industries"
Aug 09, 2011 As the countdown to the third Conference on Sustainable Development, Rio+20 begins, Daniel Mittler the political director of Greenpeace International says that governments have clearly failed to make any advances on sustainable development.
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