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India’s DBT scheme: Officials raise issue of bank infra
Apr 30, 2013 The district magistrates raised concerns over slow progress in opening of new accounts by business correspondents which is leading to delay in linking to Aadhaar platform.
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UN-backed Afghan vaccination drive to reach 8 mn kids
Apr 30, 2013 During a United Nations-backed global campaign to vaccinate children this week, Afghan Government officials are aiming to administer anti-measles and anti-polio vaccines along with additional doses of Vitamin A to about eight million children below five across the country.
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Water for People's Arsenic Mitigation Programme
Apr 10, 2013 Water for People launched the Arsenic Mitigation Programme to remove arsenic from drinking water in West Bengal by employing local resources and partnerships.
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Delhi government indifferent to homeless women: NGOs
Apr 10, 2013 Delhi-based organisations working on the rights of the homeless have criticised the city government for ignoring the safety and security of the homeless people, especially women.
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India’s young voters impress Nepal’s poll officials
May 02, 2014 The delegates were impressed by the initiatives taken in India to encourage more young people to vote.
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Night shifts still problematic for female journalists: expert
May 02, 2014 Experts at a consultation in New Delhi on the World Press Freedom Day rued that India’s national media lacks social diversity as it does not reflect the country’s social profile.
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India: A game-changer for parched Perambalur
May 20, 2013 Farm ponds being built in Perambalur district of Tamil Nadu under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee (MGNREGA) programme is expected to prove to be a boon for farmers in this the perennially parched district.
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Nepal aims to be ‘open defecation free’
Dec 20, 2013 In poorer countries, managing human waste remains a major challenge, writes Johannes Zutt.
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Sustainability has to be built into company ethos: Pilot
Dec 20, 2013 "Poor people are the most affected by environmental degradation," cautioned Sachin Pilot, India’s Minister of Corporate Affairs.
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Report on Western Ghats presented to Indian environment ministry
Apr 18, 2013 Incentivise green growth in the Western Ghats of India, said the Union Ministry of Environment and Forest’s High Level Working Group, while presenting its much awaited report on the Ghats to Jayanthi Natarajan, Minister of State (IC) for Environment & Forests, Government of India, on Wednesday.
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Sustainability is not a choice, but a necessity
Feb 12, 2014 South Asian region is most vulnerable to climate change impact, warns Thet Thet Zin, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry, Myanmar.
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India has a great potential for setting up next-gen cities
Feb 12, 2014 “We need to think on the possibilities of creating smart sustainable cities,’’said Amitabh Kant, MD, Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor Development Corporation (DMICDC).
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Indian govt constitutes national forum on water resources
May 30, 2013 The forum would facilitate sharing of ideas on better water management among various states in India.
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US soldier agrees to plead guilty of killing 16 Afghans
May 30, 2013 Relatives of the victims are outraged at the notion that the culprit Robert Bales might escape the death penalty.
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India’s policy disability has crippled the rights of disabled: Javed Abidi
May 30, 2013 Representatives of the disabled community in India strongly advocate for the inclusion of disability in the post-2015 development agenda.
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India: Impacts of a broken marriage
Jun 02, 2013 According to a survey, cruelty has been the main reason for separation in 85.3 per cent of the cases in the SC/ST category.
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Polling going on smoothly in Bhutan elections
May 31, 2013 The voters will decide the fate of the four parties, out of which the ones scoring the highest and second highest votes candidates will again face off on the 13th of July.
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Afghanistan’s electoral body gets new members
Aug 05, 2013 The UN Mission in Afghanistan has welcomed appointment of members to Independent Election Commission (IEC).
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Pakistan kicks off strategy for sustainable development
Aug 05, 2013 The ambitious tech-driven agenda may help the country ward off natural disasters and move to a path of sustainable growth.
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South Indian state mulls burning ivory at its disposal
Aug 05, 2013 Burning the hoard may make elephant poaching even rarer in the state, experts believe.
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No sand mining sans permission: India's green tribunal
Aug 05, 2013 Sand mining will only be allowed from any river after due permission from the State Environment Impact authority, stated India’s National Green Tribunal.
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Sun to power on-board services for Indian Railways
Aug 06, 2013 The world’s biggest railway system is aiming for the stars by using the sun to power its on-board services and thereby reducing its dependence on fossil fuels.
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Concretisation blamed for high temperatures in Indian city
Aug 06, 2013 It is believed that in the north Indian city of Ghaziabad nearly 90% of rainwater goes down the drain because there is not enough open soil space left to soak in the water.
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Rains wreak havoc in south Indian state, 19 killed
Aug 06, 2013 The state govt of Kerala has decided to grant Rs two lakh as compensation to each of the families of those killed in rain- related incidents.
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Poll-bound Delhi govt sends back air pollution agenda
Aug 06, 2013 The much awaited 'Agenda for Air Pollution Control', finally arrived at a cabinet meeting chaired by Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit-only to be sent back to the drawing board for another round of reviews.
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India is a story of gains and gaps: UNICEF Representative
Aug 07, 2013 Louis-Georges Arsenault, UNICEF India Representative, in an interview with OneWorld South Asia, strongly states child marriage is a big impediment to women's true empowerment. Excerpts from the interview.
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Yoga can boost public health, says United Nations
Jun 23, 2015 Celebrating first International Day on June 21, UN says Yoga can boost public health and promote peaceful relations.
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Campaigners rally in Delhi ahead of finance summit
Jul 13, 2015 Campaigners urge leaders to commit funds for the next 15 years of Sustainable Development and finance our future.
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Despite progress, gender inequality persists: study
Jul 10, 2015 The MDG report-2015 states that women continue to face discrimination in many parts of the world.
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SL Prez pledges to create an effective health service
Feb 11, 2015 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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