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Indian government launches MP model village scheme
Oct 13, 2014 The Indian Prime Minister said that people’s participation in development was essential in building model villages.
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Gujarat model did not benefit the poor: Jayati Ghosh
Sep 11, 2014 Despite a high growth rate, wages in Gujarat are the second lowest in India, says renowned Indian economist, Jayati Ghosh.
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Indian Prez urges for promoting research atomosphere
Aug 25, 2014 Mere expansion of physical infrastructure in educational sector alone cannot bring about proper improvement, said Pranab Mukherjee, the Indian President.
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Indian states urged to work for empowering the disabled
Aug 25, 2014 As per the data available, a number of States are yet to provide all the eligible persons with disabilities with disability certificates.
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Chronic diseases account for 60% of deaths in India: study
Apr 08, 2015 The cost of these diseases which occur in the form of various ailments like diabetes, strokes and hypertension is between 4% and 10% of the country’s GDP.
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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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Child Mortality: Indian minister calls for ‘Health Sainiks’
Aug 20, 2014 The high child mortality rate in India is a national shame, said Dr Harsh Vardhan, the Indian Health Minister.
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Separate agency mooted for public toilets in Delhi
Aug 20, 2014 India’s urban development ministry will examine the possibility of creating a separate agency for maintenance of public toilets in Delhi.
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India: Court orders release of Irom Sharmila
Aug 20, 2014 Irom Sharmila has entered her fourteenth year on hunger strike, demanding the repeal of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act from Manipur.
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Land ownership gives people dignity and pride: Rajapaksa
Aug 20, 2014 Land value is increasing significantly owing to the ongoing infrastructure development, Mahinda Rajapaksa, the Sri Lankan President remarked.
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Son preference is a global issue, say experts
Jul 17, 2015 Experts from various countries like South Korea, Germany and the USA urged for addressing the problem of sex selection on a priority basis.
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Remembering a tête-à-tête with Dr APJ Abdul Kalam
Jul 28, 2015 OneWorld South Asia remembers the progressive words of Dr Kalam as the news of his sad demise grips the entire nation in grief.
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'Roof of the world' beckons passionate Indian girls
Sep 16, 2014 A seven-member team of Indian women led by the legendary Bachendri Pal is all set for an expedition to Kharta Valley in Tibet also known as the roof of the world.
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Labour scarcity a constraint for Indian farm sector: expert
Sep 16, 2014 “The issue of agricultural labor shortage very closely affects poverty alleviation and basic food security,” ICRISAT DG.
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Sanitation challenges: Govt not well equipped, say experts
Apr 21, 2015 According to experts, the Indian government’s flagship Clean India campaign would not deliver results without an integrated approach.
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Uphold child rights for the ‘right’ future, says CRY CEO
Feb 23, 2015 The consistently low allocations of below 5 percent of the total Union Budget for the needs of children needs serious reflection, writes Puja Marwaha.
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South Asian giants' fillip on LGBT discourse
Jun 29, 2016 The LGBT discourse in Pakistan and India has been reignited, thanks to a decree by a Pakistani religious group and a petition before India's Supreme Court
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We need to be more tolerant of sexual diversity: Monica Dogra
Jul 22, 2015 Bollywood actor Monica Dogra, known for her roles in films like 'David' and 'Dhobi Ghat', in an interview to OneWorld South Asia stressed on removing the stigma attached to the transgendered community by building a more inclusive society. Excerpts from the interview:
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Digital sets to boost agricultural research in Bangladesh
Aug 12, 2015 The TEEAL digital sets containing more than 5 lakh articles will prove to be a boon in areas with limited access to internet.
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Bihar provides dialysis service at half the market rates
Aug 04, 2015 Special camps are being organised in the state at public health facilities where haemo-dialysis sessions are being provided at half the market price.
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India celebrates 2010 as year of gram sabha
Jan 28, 2010 India has designated 2010 as the year of gram sabhas to spread awareness about good governance at the local level. To make local governance effective, energising local governing bodies is a real challenge before the government.
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Creating a new world for the girl child
Jan 29, 2010 Any investment made in the education of a girl translates directly into the overall economic development of the family. As part of a social initiative, a cosmetic major, in association with a nongovernmental organisation, launched the ‘Power of Kiss’ campaign at the Indian national capital yesterday.
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Thousands benefit from pistachio farms in Afghanistan
Jan 29, 2010 Afghanistan Conservation Corps is not only playing a pivotal role in preservation of the country’s biodiversity but also trying to improve rural livelihoods and building capacity to manage forests and other vital resources. Restoration of pistachio forests has provided jobs to thousands of people.
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India has an obligation towards health for all
Jan 29, 2010 There is an urgent need to address healthcare in India in a way that ensures the state’s obligations so that it cannot renege on the promises. A proposed bill in this regard should treat healthcare in a holistic manner, say NGOs and experts.
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Opium farming surges in Myanmar
Feb 01, 2010 Increased opium cultivation in northern Myanmar is creating widespread addiction among youths and men, according to a new report by the Palaung Women's Organisation. Produced by a team of ethnic women, it reveals that opium fields are flourishing not only in insurgent areas, but also in Junta strongholds.
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India keeps pledge on emission cuts
Feb 01, 2010 In keeping with the promise it had made ahead of the Copenhagen climate change conference in December, India voluntarily committed yesterday to reduce the intensity of its carbon emissions by 20% to 25% by 2020 from 2005 levels.
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Thousands benefit from vegetable farming in Bangladesh
Feb 01, 2010 The homestead vegetables gardens have helped more than 15,000 families of 150 villages in northwestern Bangladesh overcome poverty and achieve economic self-reliance. Earlier most of them were living in abject poverty in the erosion-prone sandy chars.
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Karachi asylum numbers highlight women's plight
Feb 02, 2010 At a mental care centre for women in north Karachi, the number of admissions has been swelling with time. Due to low status of women in a patriarchal society, families do not hesitate to put them in these institutions.
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Control child trafficking, says India's apex court
Feb 02, 2010 Fearing that India might emerge as the hub of child sex abuse, the Supreme Court last week asked the government to deal sternly with criminals and recommended a separate police wing to tackle the problem. The decision was given in response to a PIL filed by a child rights NGO.
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Indian state uses plastic waste for road construction
Feb 02, 2010 A week long anti-polythene campaign has yielded enough plastic to tar a stretch of 138 kilometers in the north Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. Pilots indicate that these roads are cost effective and durable.
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