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Hasina urges D-8 Muslim nations to co-operate
Oct 10, 2012 Speaking at the meeting of Developing-8 (D-8) nations, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina stressed on the need for better collaborate to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
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AOF celebrates International White Cane Day
Oct 15, 2012 With an aim to provide a better life to the visually challenged, Amway Opportunity Foundation (AOF), the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) arm of Amway India, celebrated the ‘International White Cane Day’ in association with Bhartiya Netraheen Kalyan Parishad (BNKP) in New Delhi.
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Toxic Tanneries: The Health Repercussions of Bangladesh’s Hazaribagh Leather
Oct 12, 2012 This report by the Human Rights Watch documents an occupational health and safety crisis among tannery workers, both men and women, including skin diseases and respiratory illnesses caused by exposure to tanning chemicals, and limb amputations caused by accidents in dangerous tannery machinery.
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India: Tougher rape laws on hold as ministers debate
Mar 12, 2013 India’s Group of Ministers has yet again deferred a new law that gives out harsher punishments for rape.
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Clean technologies can cut South Asia's emissions
Mar 13, 2013 Five countries of South Asia – Bangladesh, Bhutan, the Maldives, Nepal, and Sri Lanka - could slash greenhouse gas emissions by a fifth by 2020 at little long-term cost by introducing a variety of clean technologies, according to a new study from the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
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Peer pressure ensures firms work at being inclusive: VP-HR, Wipro
Mar 13, 2013 Sunita Cherian, Vice President, Human Resources and Head of Gender Diversity, Wipro, while disclosing that they have no woman directors in the board said that culture and working conditions of a firm and not matrix ensure better participation of women. Excerpts from Sunita Cherian's interview with OneWorld South Asia.
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Over 14,500 HIV deaths in Maharashtra
Mar 13, 2013 A statement by the Health Minister of Maharashtra, India’s second largest state, speaks of the people affected by HIV, while not really mentioning those infected by the virus that causes AIDS and is continuing the spread across the state.
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Crystal gazing on problems of future
Mar 14, 2013 How will India shape up in the 21st century and will its young people rise up to the occasion? Will the country also face the challenges of globalization as well as its own? That was the pivot of the conversation of the first-ever India Future Day held in Mumbai recently.
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Human Rights violations: a story of numbers?
Mar 14, 2013 India's Defense Minister fielded questions on human rights violations by the armed forces in Parliment's Upper House. But the figures on violations might not exactly match up.
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UN hands over Voter Education Kits to Pakistan
Mar 15, 2013 The United Nations Development Programme has handed over Voter Education Kits to the Election Commission of Pakistan in preparation for the upcoming general elections.
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The journey from bonded labourers to water warriors
Mar 15, 2013 Impoverished tribals (bonded labour) living in Bundelkhand, one of the most drought-prone and backward area of Northern India, show how barren and deserted land can be revived and made into a fertile land by simply working unitedly.
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Sexual harassment is damaging on many levels: ILO official
Mar 15, 2013 Workplace violence and harassment present a significant barrier to women accessing and progressing through the labour market, said Jane Hodges, ILO Director of the Bureau for Gender Equality.
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World observes Consumer Rights Day today
Mar 15, 2013 The World Consumer Rights Day is observed to create awareness about consumer rights and this year’s theme is Consumer Justice Now.
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Public hearing for forest dwellers to begin Sunday
Mar 16, 2013 The aim of the public hearing is to expose and challenge the government and duty bearers about the utter failure of the process of conversion of forest settlements to revenue settlements.
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Gender inequality: South Asian countries rank low
Mar 15, 2013 Despite the latest Human Development Report hailing the rise of the South, the South Asian nations rank low on the Human Development Index.
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Processed food business is more dangerous than tobacco industry: expert
Mar 16, 2013 Arun Gupta, Member, Prime Minister's Council on India's Nutrition Challenges and Regional Coordinator, International Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN) Asia Pacific, said that there is a strong case of regulation to keep the vested interests out of India’s healthcare system. Excerpts from Arun Gupta 's interview with OneWorld South Asia.
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Beyond jobs MGNREGA unleashes assets for excluded communities
Mar 15, 2013 The world’s largest work entitlement scheme, the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) mandates 100 days of work to a rural household in a year. In operation since 2006, the scheme is also bringing about another big change by creating productive assets that build village infrastructure and empower rural communities to have a fighting change against chronic poverty.
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IFAD, Nepal partner to better seeds, livestock
Dec 05, 2012 IFAD efforts to better lives of farming families in Nepal with quality-assured seeds and livestock development will help enhance sustainable agricultural growth in the Himalayan nation.
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