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"Aadhaar project stands on a platform of myths"
Jul 18, 2011 Drawing parallels between India’s biometric Unique Identification (UID) project and U.K.’s Identity Cards Bill, professor R. Ramakumar argues that its necessity and security is a myth. He highlights the limitations of biometric fingerprinting in the initiative.
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UK announces £100 million fund for green investment
Aug 09, 2012 In a two-day summit on energy, organised by UK Trade & Investment, the Government of UK announced £100 million fund for green investment and new job opportunities it will create in the energy sector.
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UK complicity in Pakistan must be probed
Nov 25, 2009 A new report by Human Rights Watch released yesterday in London has asked the UK government to immediately order an independent judicial inquiry into the role and complicity of British security services in the torture of terrorism suspects in Pakistan.
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Infra loopholes compound Nepal’s quake tragedy
Apr 30, 2015 Despite experts pointing out Kathmandu’s vulnerability to earthquakes, little was done to deal with an impending disaster like the one that struck Nepal last week.
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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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Inspired by Gandhi, British diplomat's wife retraces Dandi march
Nov 22, 2010 Inspired by Mahatma Gandhi's principles of equality and Satyagrah, wife of the British High Commissioner in India, Jill Beckingham, has started a 17 day walk to Dandi to retrace the historic march. She seeks to raise funds for several NGOs on varied causes like disability, education and tribal development.
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UK: New Government urged to take human rights seriously
May 17, 2010 Human Rights Watch has pro-actively appealed to the country’s new government to take open inquiry into allegations of complicity in torture and to stop government’s abusive approach to counterterrorism. Raising concerns on the deteriorating situation of human rights, they have called for a review of counterterrorism laws and policies
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Meet UK's new Asian women leaders
May 21, 2010 The election of six British Asian women as members of parliament is being seen as an event that would reinforce the importance of these women in UK’s political arena. However, women's campaigners remain gloomy due to large inequality in number of seats won by women.
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Child mortality declines in poor countries
May 24, 2010 The international figures reveal that under-five child mortality has come down globally and cuts in child mortality have been faster in many poorer countries. The study points out that death rate of infants have not fallen in the UK, along with the USA, New Zealand and South Korea, as anticipated.
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British photojournalist wins UN Refugee Award
Jul 09, 2010 Alixandra Fazzina has won the prestigious Nansen Refugee Award for her outstanding contribution in documenting the rarely seen consequences of war. She has worked across Eastern Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia, photographing human tragedies often neglected by mainstream media.
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UK to shut down child protection database
Aug 06, 2010 The UK government has decided to close down its controversial database containing information about UK’s children. The utility of the database is under debate as its maintenance costs a huge amount to the exchequer while achieving only a limited proliferation.
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UK accused of glossing over TB deaths in South Asia
Jan 06, 2011 Health experts from Bangladesh have accused UK of covering up the deaths of nearly half a million people due to TB in South Asia. They also expressed disappointment over UK’s TB prevention strategy that has focused on stopping the disease from spreading to the West instead of addressing its impact among deprived communities in South Asia.
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UK announces framework to improve maternal health in developing countries
Jan 19, 2011 UK government has announced its policy framework to promote an integrated approach to ensuring that women can exercise choice in reproduction. The policy, if it succeeds, is expected to make great contribution to the MDGs related to maternal and child mortality.
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London gears up for first ever ‘sustainable’ Olympics Games
Apr 25, 2011 The first green report published by the 2012 Olympics Games team targets a cut in carbon emissions by 100,000 tonnes. A lightweight main stadium and low carbon footprint will make it the world’s greenest sports event, the organisers claim.
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David Cameron pledges to support vaccination in poor countries
Jun 13, 2011 UK Prime Minister David Cameron has announced that Britain will donate £814m to vaccinate more than 80 million children in the poorest parts of the world against diseases. Each year four million children succumb to preventable diseases like pneumonia and diarrhoea.
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UK extends food aid to drought-hit Ethiopia
Jul 04, 2011 The UK has pledged ₤38 million for emergency food aid in Ethiopia following its worst drought of the decade. The aid will prove vital to feed 1.3 million people for the next three months.
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UK pledges ₤52 million aid for African drought victims
Jul 18, 2011 Britain has announced financial assistance to Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia, which are worst affected by the East African drought. Half the aid will provide food, medical treatment and access to safe drinking water for Somalians.
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Inequality, unemployment behind London riots
Aug 11, 2011 According to community leaders, the recent London riots were the fruit of widespread inequality, unemployment among youth and economic austerity. The riots have been an eye-opener for the government which is stepping up measures to address the issues.
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Global cancer cases on the rise, hit 12million a year
Sep 09, 2011 Every year cancer is hitting 12 million people worldwide showing 20% increase in number of cancer cases due to inactive lifestyles and increasing obesity among the people, reveals a report by World Cancer Research Fund.
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Thousands of UK’s disabled face harassment, violence
Sep 13, 2011 Thousands of disabled people in the UK face abuse in their daily lives and are denied justice by public bodies, says a detailed study. While some serious offences get national attention, low-level criminality is generally overlooked.
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Don't underestimate climate driven migration, urges a British report
Oct 20, 2011 A British government report has urged the international community to consider the climate driven human migration as a major challenge in which millions of people will either move into or be trapped in areas of risk by 2060.
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Call to shield poor countries from 'vulture debts'
Nov 16, 2011 NGOs worldwide are urging UK to prevent an American financier from extracting $100m from the impoverished Democratic Republic of Congo. The so-called vulture fund buys up the debts of poor nations cheaply and then sues for 10 or 100 times what they paid for them.
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Youth unemployment reaches one million in UK
Nov 17, 2011 Youth is bearing the burden of UK’s economic crisis as the number of jobless crosses one million mark. The government has drawn criticism for ignoring domestic problems and blaming eurozone debt crisis for UK’s deteriorating job market.
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UK trained Bangladesh's dreaded military outfit: Wikileaks
Dec 23, 2010 The Rapid action Battalion (RAB), a paramilitary organisation of Bangladesh notorious for its extrajudicial killings, have been receiving trainings under UK, reveals a freshly released cable form Wikileaks. However, the British Foreign Office has said in a statement that it only provides "human rights training to RAB”.
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Is it time to halt UK aid to India?
Jan 12, 2011 Given India’s booming economy and a lavish defence expenditure, UK is justified in reviewing aid to India. But the staggering figures on poverty and hunger have sparked a debate on whether the aid should continue.
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Rights groups urge UK to stop deporting Tamils to Sri Lanka
Sep 28, 2011 Human rights groups have warned Britain to stop deporting 50 Tamil asylum seekers to Sri Lanka fearing that they will be subjected to torture and disappearances for their alleged links to LTTE.
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GM mosquitoes can fight dengue fever
Oct 31, 2011 Genetically modified mosquitoes can help lower dengue fever and other insect-borne diseases cases across the globe, reveals a UK-based research. The world witnesses 50 million dengue cases every year, according to World Health Organisation.
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British aid to India on last mile
Mar 21, 2012 A blog on The Development Newswire says that British aid to India may not last beyond 2015. There has been strident criticism of development aid to India, which is currently the world's largest arms importer, after the South Asian nation rejected a big British fighter aircraft deal for a French one.
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Workshop discusses India's low carbon 2020 goal
Mar 29, 2012 A two-day conference that explored low carbon policy options for India should open up a much-needed debate on the effective implementation of policies to reduce India’s carbon emissions in time for its 2020 goal.
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Faith leaders join battle against global warming
Nov 06, 2009 The world's religions have a crucial role to play in the fight against global climate change, UN chief said earlier this week characterising the battle against global warming as a "moral" issue. He was co-hosting an inter-faith gathering of religious and secular leaders in London.
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