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April 28th, 2012 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Exercise the intellect with an inspiring cache of books this weekend. Browse with IANS...1.Book: "The Blue Sweater"; Written by Jacqueline Novogratz; Published by Harper Collins-India; ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

UN urges increased efforts to achieve sustainable energy for all


January 17th, 2012 - 10:06 pm ICT by BNO News
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (BNO NEWS) -- Senior United Nations (UN) officials on Monday called on governments, the private sector and civil society to help expand energy access, improve efficiency and ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

India uncomfortable with Bill Gates’ ‘Robin Hood’ tax


November 4th, 2011 - 1:21 am ICT by IANS
Cannes, Nov 3 (IANS) Even as Microsoft founder Bill Gates threw his weight behind a "Robin Hood" tax at the G20 Summit here Thursday, proposing levies on equity and ... Read more...

Posted in World |

India faces climate change, hunger risks: Report


October 10th, 2011 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 10 (IANS) India has been placed seventh in the list of 21 developing countries for its vulnerability in being able to feed its people and grow food, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Maternal mortality rate down by half in South Asia: UN


July 8th, 2011 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) Eleven years after adopting millennium development goals (MDG), the UN has observed a reduction in maternal mortality rate by over 50 percent in South Asia, ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Subo’s Lent sacrifice on sweets helps charity


April 25th, 2011 - 6:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 25 (ANI): It has emerged that Susan Boyle had given up sweets for Lent in support of a charity.The 'Britain's Got Talent' star gave up the indulgence to support the ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

India, China have contributed significantly to global poverty eradication: IMF and WB


April 17th, 2011 - 12:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr. 17 (ANI): The World Bank (WB) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have both said that most of the developing countries are close to meeting key targets for tackling extreme ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Miley Cyrus keen to do charity work in Indonesia


February 18th, 2011 - 5:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 18 (ANI): Miley Cyrus wants to work as a missionary in Indonesia.The teen superstar said that she's losing sleep worrying about global poverty.The Hannah Montana star, 18, reveals charity ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Australian Simon McKeon shows the way for philanthropy


January 25th, 2011 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 25 (IANS) While most of us find it too cumbersome to take up any social work, citing compulsions of our over-demanding regular jobs, Australian Simon Mckeon is the person we ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

U2’s Bono meets Kevin Rudd to talk about poverty, aid


November 28th, 2010 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov 28 (ANI): U2 frontman Bono met with Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd at the Sydney Opera House to talk about poverty and aid.Rudd's spokeman said the two met and spoke ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Hugh Jackman, Gerard Butler team-up to fight poverty


October 22nd, 2010 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Oct 22 (ANI): Actors Hugh Jackman and Gerard Butler have joined forces to fight poverty.Introducing the Global Poverty Project's premiere of the movie "1.4 Billion Reasons," Jackman urged guests to ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Anand Sharma reaffirms India’s commitment to balanced outcome of Doha round


October 21st, 2010 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
Geneva, Oct 21 (ANI): Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma has reaffirmed India's commitment to an ambitious and balanced outcome of the Doha round.During his meeting with Pascal Lamy, Director General of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Bill Gates will not leave a fortune for his kids


September 20th, 2010 - 3:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 20 (ANI): Bill Gates, one of history's wealthiest individual has revealed that he will not leave his fortune to his kids as it would not be good for kids or ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Hindus want Internet access as fundamental right


September 3rd, 2010 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Sept 3 (ANI): Hindus want high-speed Internet access as a universal fundamental right.Noted Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that global disparity in broadband ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Over a third of India is poor, says government


August 19th, 2010 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) More than a third of India, or 37.2 percent of the population, has been classified as poor, Minister of State for Planning V. Narayanasamy said Thursday. Answering a ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Rudd appointed to UN panel to tackle global sustainability issues


August 10th, 2010 - 12:41 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra, Aug 10 (ANI): Former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has been appointed to an unpaid part-time position on a "high-level" United Nations panel to tackle global sustainability issues.'This appointment is ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Ban, Cameron meet on global challenges


July 22nd, 2010 - 9:15 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, July 22 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and British Prime Minister David Cameron have exchanged views on the current global challenges, a Downing Street spokesman said. The meeting kicked off ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

G8 summit begins


June 26th, 2010 - 12:29 am ICT by IANS
Huntsville (Canada), June 25 (DPA) Leaders of the Group of Eight (G-8) bloc of industrial nations began a summit in Canada Friday with warnings that efforts to tackle global poverty were ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Canada hosts Chinese president ahead of Indian PM (With Image)


June 25th, 2010 - 10:13 am ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, June 25 (IANS) Playing host to China before India, Canada Thursday inked many deals with Beijing to broaden their strategic partnership.With Ottawa according top priority to the rising ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Selfishness shouldn’t guide business: Nobel laureate Yunus


May 9th, 2010 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 9 (IANS) Bangladeshi Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus has called for establishing society-oriented business to tackle global poverty and social injustice and added that "selfishness has created a string of socio-economic ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

India’s growth not inclusive enough to tackle poverty: UN


January 28th, 2010 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) India's high growth has helped upgrade the living standards of its people, but is not sufficiently broadbased to reduce poverty in absolute levels, says a report of ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Katy Perry brings out Russell Brand’s softer side


November 9th, 2009 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 9 (ANI): British comedian Russell Brand, known for his promiscuous habits, is turning into a caring person ever since meeting singer Katy Perry.The 34-year-old star has been dating Perry ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

UAE to help developing nations in poverty eradication


October 14th, 2009 - 12:08 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Oct 13 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) will support projects in the developing countries to eradicate poverty, WAM news agency reported Tuesday. The Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) is ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Global poverty is still a priority


March 19th, 2009 - 4:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 19 (ANI): Economists have said that there is a strong need to address the issues surrounding global poverty as a priority.The statement has been made as part of the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Bill Clinton earned six million dollars as speaking fees in 2008


January 28th, 2009 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Jan.28 (ANI): Former President Bill Clinton pocketed a whopping six million dollars in speaking fees last year, according to financial documents filed by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. The ... Read more...

Posted in World |

World Bank urges Obama to help fight global poverty


January 24th, 2009 - 1:14 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 23 (Xinhua) World Bank President Robert Zoellick has urged US President Barack Obama to do more to help fight global poverty, The New York Times reported Friday. Zoellick said fighting ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

British journalist on mission to redistribute India’s wealth


November 24th, 2008 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) Award-winning British journalist and author Alan Hart is on a mission to find 12 international experts - mainly economists - to thrash out a policy for equitable ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

‘Toilets, clean water, key to reducing global poverty’


October 20th, 2008 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 20 (IANS) Providing more toilets and safe water would do more to remove poverty and improve global health than any other steps, a recent United Nations University (UNU) analysis has ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Brown gets opinion poll boost


September 25th, 2008 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 25 (DPA) Prime Minister Gordon Brown's keynote speech to the Labour Party conference appears to have left a positive mark with voters, according to an opinion poll published Thursday.The YouGov ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Number of poor in India has gone up: World Bank


August 27th, 2008 - 12:05 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) The shrinking power of the dollar has made more Indians poor, a World Bank report released Tuesday said.According to the survey, the actual number of poor in ... Read more...

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Brazil urges India to resume world trade talks


August 13th, 2008 - 12:25 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Rio De Janeiro, Aug 13 (Xinhua) Brazil has urged India to resume the stalled Doha round of talks under the World Trade Organisation. Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva Tuesday in ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

UN’’s Malaria Millennium Development Goal ”unlikely to be achieved”


July 22nd, 2008 - 12:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 22 (ANI): The United Nations'' Millennium Development Goal (MDG) to halt and reverse the increase in malaria by 2015 is unlikely to be met, according to a statement published ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

British PM says 1,000 extra nuclear power stations can end global oil addiction


June 13th, 2008 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 13 (ANI): British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has said that the world needs 1,000 extra nuclear power stations, as part of an effort to end the global addiction to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

US agency joins African poverty alleviation mission


June 12th, 2008 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Washington, June 12 (Xinhua) The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) led by former UN chief Kofi Annan has roped in a US aid agency in a mission to help ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Russia calls for European security treaty


June 6th, 2008 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
RIA Novosti Berlin, June 6 (RIA Novosti) Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has called for a legally binding European security treaty to be signed at an all-European conference. "I am convinced that without addressing ... Read more...

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