human development indicators

Kerala showcases opportunities to potential investors (Second Lead)

September 12th, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Sep 12 (IANS) Projecting an industry-friendly face, Kerala Wednesday showcased untapped business opportunities at an investors summit, which the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said would help in building ... Read more...

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Investment meet will help make Kerala an economic powerhouse: PM (Lead)

September 12th, 2012 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Sep 12 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday said the staging of the "Emerging Kerala-2012" investment meet here will help in building a favourable climate of entrepreneurship ... Read more...

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PMRDF programme for Maoist-affected districts launched

April 7th, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, April 7 (IANS) Prime Minister's Rural Development Fellows (PMRDF) programme was formally launched here Saturday with the induction of 156 fellows, who will work in 78 Maoist-affected districts in ... Read more...

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Live on Rs.32 a day or quit, NGOs taunts plan panel

September 29th, 2011 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) Lambasting the Planning Commission for their views on the definition of the poverty line, the Right to Food, a group of NGOs, Thursday challenged the ... Read more...

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South Sudan becomes 193rd UN member

July 14th, 2011 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, July 14 (IANS) The UN General Assembly Thursday unanimously approved a resolution admitting the newly independent Republic of South Sudan as its 193rd member, Xinhua reported.The African country ... Read more...

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Security council backs South Sudan for UN membership

July 14th, 2011 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
New York, July 14 (IANS/AKI) The UN Security Council has recommended to the General Assembly that the fledgling state of South Sudan join the UN, bringing the new nation one ... Read more...

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Rajasthan NGO gets special status from UN body

February 17th, 2011 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Feb 17 (IANS) A Rajasthan NGO, Vaagdhara, which works for the empowerment of impoverished and vulnerable groups in the state, is among 17 from across the world to be granted special ... Read more...

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Maharashtra celebrates 62nd Republic Day

January 26th, 2011 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 26 (IANS) Maharashtra celebrated the 62nd Republic Day with patriotic fervour and enthusiasm Wednesday with Governor K. Sankaranarayanan unfurling the national flag at Shivaji Park here. Sankaranarayanan took salute from ... Read more...

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India’s urban poor worse off than rural poor: Poverty Allevation Minister (Interview)

September 13th, 2010 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
By Prashant Sood New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) The poor in India's cities are in many ways worse off than those in rural areas, says Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Minister Kumari ... Read more...

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Poverty in Pak reduced by 50 percent in Musharraf’s regime: World Bank report

August 10th, 2010 - 3:40 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug 10(ANI): A World Bank survey has revealed that poverty in Pakistan had reduced by 50 percent under former President Pervez Musharraf's government."The percentage of the people living below the ... Read more...

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15 percent of Sunderbans may be submerged by 2020

July 13th, 2010 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 13 (IANS) At least 15 percent of the Sunderbans - the world's largest mangrove forests - will be submerged by 2020 and neglecting the area further can have global implications ... Read more...

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Sikkim Annual Plan 2010-11 finalised

May 6th, 2010 - 7:02 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 6 (ANI): Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia and Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling on Thursday finalised the annual plan for the year 2010-11 for Sikkim.The Plan outlay ... Read more...

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Professor Jeffrey Sachs lauds NRHM

August 11th, 2009 - 7:42 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug.11 (ANI): The National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) has come in for much praise from Professor Jeffrey D. Sachs, the Director of The Earth Institute, Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development, ... Read more...

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Bihar village girl refuses to marry drunk groom

February 17th, 2009 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Feb 17 (IANS) An uneducated woman in a Bihar village stunned members of her family and community when she refused to marry the groom because she found him in an inebriated ... Read more...

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President Patil calls for effective audit

October 14th, 2008 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 14 (ANI): President Pratibha Patil today called for an effective audit and monitoring of development schemes in the country for making them available to the intended beneficiaries. Inaugurating ... Read more...

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Bihar woman refuses to marry groom from drunken family

May 31st, 2008 - 1:00 pm ICT by admin
Patna, May 31 (IANS) A woman in a Bihar village refused to marry after the family members and relatives of the groom turned up drunk, caused trouble and abused her family members. ... Read more...

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`Bastar among India’s 10 most backward districts’

May 21st, 2008 - 3:13 pm ICT by admin
Raipur, May 21 (IANS) Chhattisgarh's worst insurgency-hit tribal dominated Bastar and Dantewada districts are among the 10 most backward districts of the country, said a report released by the Centre for Science ... Read more...

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Poor regions left out of industrial growth benefits: CSE

March 28th, 2008 - 11:04 pm ICT by admin
Ranchi, March 28 (IANS) The benefits of modern industrial growth do not necessarily percolate to the poor regions from where the industries get their minerals, water and energy, says the Centre for ... Read more...

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Bihar presents gender sensitive budget

March 27th, 2008 - 11:07 pm ICT by admin
Patna, March 27 (IANS) The Bihar government Thursday presented a gender sensitive budget in the assembly for 2008-09, with special focus on the socio-economic development of women. Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar ... Read more...

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Kerala leads India in human development indicators: Sonia Gandhi.

February 15th, 2008 - 6:39 pm ICT by admin
Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala), Feb.15 (ANI): Sonia Gandhi, Chairperson of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA), today said that women in Kerala are empowered and the state leads India in human development indicators. "Kerala leads ... Read more...

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No chance for equity without growth: Chidambaram

January 17th, 2008 - 7:45 pm ICT by admin
Gurgaon, Jan.17 (ANI): Speaking at a session entitled Indices for Development: Need for change at the Partnership Summit organised by CII, Finance Minister P Chidambaram asserted that growth is undoubtedly the most ... Read more...

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