livelihoods

Junketing at a time of drought


September 4th, 2012 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 4 (IANS) It's the local variation of Nero fiddling while Rome burned. Or politicians enjoying themselves while people suffer.At a time when Karnataka has been hit by ... Read more...

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Frequencies that touch lives: India’s growing community radio stations (Feature)


July 31st, 2012 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Gurgaon, July 31 (IANS) Gurgaon Ki Awaaz, Lalit Lokvani, Chanderi ki Awaaz ...India's community radio stations are reaching out to touch lives and livelihoods in little hamlets and ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Mud embankments help Madhya Pradesh farmers increase crop yield


July 29th, 2012 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, July 29 (IANS) A traditional water conservation method using mud embankments on farmland is helping farmers in a drought-prone region of Madhya Pradesh increase grain production.For years, farmers in ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

No work except homework for children under 18: experts


June 12th, 2012 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) Children should no work except homework and the minimum age for employment should be increased from 14 to 18, activists said Tuesday, the 11th World ... Read more...

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EU offers $28 mn aid to Syria


June 9th, 2012 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, June 9 (IANS/WAM) The European Union (EU) has announced a 23-million-euro (about $28 mn) humanitarian aid to Syria.The European Commission, executive body of the EU, Friday adopted the measure ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Social Islam biased against freedom of arts: Filmmaker Shama Zaidi


April 29th, 2012 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) The idea of social Islam - the practised version of the faith - in conservative Muslim countries comes with a bias against the freedom of ... Read more...

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‘Himalayan Meltdown’ wins at Worldfest film festival


April 23rd, 2012 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) "Himalayan Meltdown", a documentary on the shrinking glaciers of the Himalayas and their effects on the lives and livelihoods of Asians, has been honoured with ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Food insecurity looms over Pakistan, says daily


April 17th, 2012 - 12:02 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 17 (IANS) A lot of Pakistanis are going to be hungry for years to come, warned a daily while describing the situation as "desperate".An editorial in the News ... Read more...

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Maritime event to focus on piracy, energy security issues


February 25th, 2012 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) In the backdrop of growing importance of the seas in India's security matrix, a two-day conference beginning here Monday will debate the role of maritime ... Read more...

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Uttarakhand to better farm livelihoods with UN loan


February 2nd, 2012 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Feb 2 (IANS) India is receiving a loan of nearly $90 million from the United Nations to improve agricultural livelihoods in the small northwestern hill state of Uttarakhand, ... Read more...

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Vendors with semi-perishable goods may lose livelihood: Survey


January 20th, 2012 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 20 (IANS) Street vendors selling semi-perishable goods in Rajasthan are facing a never-before threat of loss of livelihood, a survey of over 2,500 vendors has revealed.The Public Response ... Read more...

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China’s economy to rise at slower pace in 2012


November 26th, 2011 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 26 (IANS) China's economy is expected to grow at a rate of 8.5 percent in 2012, which is a slower pace than 2011, said an official of a ... Read more...

Posted in World |

FDI in retail will hit ‘crores’, says CPI-M


November 25th, 2011 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 25 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Friday said the decision to allow FDI in multibrand retail "will destroy the livelihoods of crores of small retailers".It ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Over two lakh poor women workers to get stoves, lanterns


November 19th, 2011 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) The International Finance Corp (IFC) will provide energy-efficient cooking stoves and solar lanterns to over two lakh women in Rajasthan and Gujarat. A member of ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Israel to help Meghalaya in fish farmin


November 11th, 2011 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Nov 11 (IANS) Israeli experts will help Meghalaya to improve fish farming in the northeastern state, Chief Minister Mukul Sangma has said.Launching an awareness campaign about a state aquaculture ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Africa’s kids deprived of secondary education: UN


October 26th, 2011 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Oct 26 (IANS) Two out of three children in sub-Saharan Africa are left out of secondary school as governments are having trouble meeting the increased demand, the UN ... Read more...

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Spend more on fighting deforestation: Greenpeace tells Mexico


October 20th, 2011 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Oct 20 (IANS/EFE) Greenpeace called on Mexican lawmakers to allocate more funds to combating deforestation, saying nearly a half-million hectares were being lost annually.Of the 6.81 billion pesos ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Prince Charles to visit South Africa


October 14th, 2011 - 4:53 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, Oct 14 (IANS) Britain's Prince Charles and his wife Camilla Parker Bowles, the Duchess of Cornwall, will pay an official visit to South Africa between Nov 2 and ... Read more...

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Chinese, Bangladeshi legislators hold talks


October 13th, 2011 - 12:37 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 12 (IANS) Top Chinese and Bangladeshi legislators met Wednesday and vowed to strengthen parliamentary cooperation between the two countries."China and Bangladesh are friendly neighbours. It is a ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Pakistan seeks UN help for early weather warning system


October 6th, 2011 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 6 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Thursday sought UN help for provision of early weather warning system for his country to pre-empt damage in any ... Read more...

Posted in World |

India through the eyes of an Italian


October 4th, 2011 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 4 (IANS) "Circle of Making", an Indian-Italian cross-cultural dialogue, will open here Oct 11 with a showcase by senior artist Tarshito aka Nicola Strippoli at the Italian ... Read more...

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Bhutia appeals for help to the quake-hit


September 21st, 2011 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) India's star footballer Bhaichung Bhutia, who was caught in last week's devastating earthquake in Sikkim, has asked people all over the country to come forward ... Read more...

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South Asians seek return to US ideals of fairness, inclusion


September 12th, 2011 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 12 (IANS) Over 40 South Asian organisations joined in solemn remembrance of those who lost their lives in the traumatic 9/11 terror attacks, seeking an end to discrimination ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Fair, transparent land acquisition law soon: PM


August 15th, 2011 - 9:35 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday promised a new law on land acquisition soon that will be fair and transparent to protect the interests of ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Riots erupt in London after fatal shooting (Lead)


August 7th, 2011 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 7 (IANS) More than 20 police officers were injured, cars torched and shops were looted when a major riot erupted in London following a fatal police firing.The violence ... Read more...

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India moves to make land acquisition transparent, fair (Lead)


July 29th, 2011 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) With a spate of controversies and clashes over acquisition of farmland for private projects, the government Friday unveiled a draft bill to make the ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Highlights of the draft land acquisition bill


July 29th, 2011 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) The following are the highlights of the draft land acquisition bill that was released Friday to replace a 125-year legislation and bring make such transactions ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

India circulates draft land acquisition bill


July 29th, 2011 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) The government Friday released a draft land acquisition bill that seeks to put in place a legal framework to not only protect the interests of ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Jairam seeks peaceful land acquisition for Posco


June 12th, 2011 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 12 (IANS) Environment and Forests Minister Jairam Ramesh Sunday asked the Orissa government to ensure that land is acquired only through peaceful and law-governed means for South Korean ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Landmark manufacturing policy to boost growth, create 100 mn jobs (Lead)


June 10th, 2011 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) India will soon have a national policy on manufacturing that will help create 100 million additional jobs and boost the sector's GDP share to ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Govt. assures transparency in country’s nuclear power programme


April 26th, 2011 - 9:26 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 26 (ANI): Defending its decision to set up the Plant at Jaitapur, the government today announced that will bring a bill in the Parliament for setting up an ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Japan to announce time of completion for nuke emergency


April 17th, 2011 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Apr 17 (ANI): Japan is likely to announce a timeline for resolving the nuclear emergency at the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant.Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano said while meeting with Fukushima ... Read more...

Posted in World |

India faces coordination problem during disasters


April 14th, 2011 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) India could face problems of coordination among various institutions in the country that are responsible for providing relief to people in the aftermath of a ... Read more...

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Australia funds mine clearance in Sri Lanka


April 7th, 2011 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 7 (IANS) Australia has released an additional Rs.480 million for demining in Sri Lanka.The funding was released in conjunction with the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Prince William fails to spark ‘media tsunami’ during lacklustre Oz visit


March 21st, 2011 - 7:05 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 21 (ANI): Prince William's short visit to Australia has surprisingly failed to earn him the kind of rave reviews and cheering he got last year.The second in line to ... Read more...

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