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Indian NGO to push sanitation goals in developing nations


September 17th, 2012 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Sep 15 (IANS) India's low-cost sanitation NGO Sulabh Sauchalaya is all set to go global by expanding its footprint in 50 developing countries to push the implementation of the ... Read more...

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Indian under-fives the most vulnerable in the world (Lead)


September 13th, 2012 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) Despite the government's efforts to improve maternal and child health, the latest report released by UNICEF shows India had the highest number of deaths of ... Read more...

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UN, World Bank to jointly address global challenges


August 10th, 2012 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Aug 10 (IANS) The UN and the World Bank agreed Thursday to work more closely in addressing global challenges, including sustainable development, health and education.In his meeting with ... Read more...

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Africa puts women’s empowerment on top of agenda


July 15th, 2012 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa, July 15 (IANS) Africa exalted the spirit of women power and empowerment as Liberia's President Ellen Johnoson Sirleaf, the first female elected head of state in the continent, ... Read more...

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Africa celebrates women power


July 14th, 2012 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa, July 14 (IANS) Africa Saturday toasted the spirit of women power and empowerment as Liberia's President Ellen Johnoson Sirleaf, the first female elected head of state in the ... Read more...

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Udaipur’s Mewar gets UN award for saving India’s living heritage


June 7th, 2012 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
New York, June 7 (IANS) Arvind Singh Mewar of the erstwhile royal family of Udaipur, the second Indian to win the eighth Women Together Award for "Contribution to Universal Culture ... Read more...

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Udaipur royal scion bags prestigious UN award


May 30th, 2012 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 30 (IANS) Maharana Arvind Singh Mewar of the erstwhile royal family of Udaipur has become the second Indian to be named for the eighth Women Together Award ... Read more...

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Ban to meet business leaders for UN health agenda


April 28th, 2012 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 28 (IANS) United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will later Saturday meet business and social leaders here to discuss ways and means to achieve the health-related UN Millennium Development ... Read more...

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Involve developing countries in MDG, Speaker tells UN chief


April 28th, 2012 - 12:20 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon who is on an India trip Friday met Meira Kumar during which the Lok Sabha speaker asked him ... Read more...

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UN offers to help India in checking HIV transmission


April 26th, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Thursday said member nations of the world organisation are ready to help India in dealing with polio, malaria, tetanus, ... Read more...

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UN chief Ban Ki-moon arrives in India


April 26th, 2012 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, accompanied by his wife Ban Soon-taek, and senior advisers, arrived in India Thursday on a three-day official visit during ... Read more...

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Patna team to represent India at global tech competition in Sydney


April 26th, 2012 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) A team from Patna's Birla Institute of Technology has won the right to represent India at the worldwide finals of a tech competition in Sydney ... Read more...

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UN chief to visit India this week (Lead)


April 24th, 2012 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations/New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will undertake a four-day visit to India, his third since 2008, from Thursday when he will meet Prime ... Read more...

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UN chief to visit India


April 24th, 2012 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, April 24 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will depart for India April 25 for an official visit, UN spokesperson Eduardo del Buey said here Monday."His first stop will ... Read more...

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Holmes to become Hilfiger ambassador


April 19th, 2012 - 8:09 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, April 19 (IANS) Actress Katie Holmes is to become the ambassador of Tommy Hilfiger's new line, The Promise Collection.The 32-year-old has teamed up with the designer to ... Read more...

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Asia-Pacific unlikely to meet hunger, child mortality goals


February 17th, 2012 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The Asia-Pacific region has made big gains in reducing poverty, but is unlikely to meet the targets of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) on eradicating ... Read more...

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UN chief urges Afghanistan to prioritise anti-drugs effort


February 17th, 2012 - 5:38 am ICT by IANS
Vienna, Feb 17 (IANS) United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged the Afghan government to prioritise its efforts to eradicate illicit drugs in the war-torn country, warning "time is not ... Read more...

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Foreign aid for Pakistan social projects decline


February 16th, 2012 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 16 (IANS) Foreign aid for developmental projects in Pakistan has declined considerably, the Pakistani Planning Commission has said.Expressing concern, the commission said assistance for the public sector development ... Read more...

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24 percent Indian kids go hungry: Survey (Lead)


February 15th, 2012 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) India may be an economic success story. But a Save the Children study says around a quarter of Indian kids in the 0-6 age group ... Read more...

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24 percent Indian kids go hungry daily: Survey


February 15th, 2012 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) Nearly 30 percent of Indian families have been forced to cut back on food due to rising prices, while around a quarter of kids go ... Read more...

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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...

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Sulabh to launch sanitation project in Uganda


January 16th, 2012 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Sulabh Shauchalaya, the low-cost Indian toilet system, will soon be launched in Uganda to provide affordable sanitation facilities in the east African country, Sulabh founder ... Read more...

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Norwegian delegation to study decentralised governance


January 11th, 2012 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) A Norwegian delegation is on a four-day visit to India to study the functioning of decentralised governance under a mutual cooperation programme on local self-governance, ... Read more...

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BRICS source of stability in time of recession: PM


December 15th, 2011 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Ahead of the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) summit New Delhi will host next year, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has said ... Read more...

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Bookaroo outreach drive takes literature to schools


November 9th, 2011 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) Literature will seek out children at their places of study with the Aviva Bookaroo Children's Literature Festival opening a series of workshops and interactions between ... Read more...

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UN General Assembly session concludes


September 28th, 2011 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Sep 28 (IANS) The 66th session of the UN General Assembly has concluded here, Xinhua reported.The General Assembly session commenced last Wednesday, with the theme "The role of ... Read more...

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Ronaldo, Zidane to play for Africa famine relief


September 27th, 2011 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) Top football stars Ronaldo and Zinedine Zidane are all set to play in the ninth edition of an annual match against poverty Dec 13 in ... Read more...

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Fashion lovers asked to aid development


September 21st, 2011 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 21 (IANS) A power meet of world's First Ladies and prominent women here heard a call from India's Art of Living founder, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, to ... Read more...

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India to raise economic crisis at UN, seek inclusive growth


September 17th, 2011 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will raise the issue of the global economic crisis and seek measures to foster and sustain inclusive growth when he ... Read more...

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India, Britain discuss science and technology


September 16th, 2011 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) India and Britain Friday held discussions to further their cooperation in science and technology.Science and Technology Minister Ashwani Kumar held talks with former British ... Read more...

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Azad mourns slow work on drug-resistant microbes


September 6th, 2011 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Sep 6 (IANS) Even as 11 nations of the Southeast Asian Region have committed to strengthen policies on microbial agents resistant to drugs, union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad ... Read more...

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India’s subsidies should not be grabbed by the rich: Jeffrey Sachs (Interview)


August 8th, 2011 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) India needs subsidies to help its teeming millions reeling under poverty but its welfare policies need to be revamped so that doles are not ... Read more...

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Ghana to hold forum on water issues


August 5th, 2011 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Accra, Aug 5 (IANS) Ghana will hold a forum in the capital to seek ways to deal with issues regarding water sanitation and hygiene, officials said.The water forum would be ... Read more...

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UN chief to travel to quake-hit Japan


August 3rd, 2011 - 10:32 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Aug 3 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will depart Aug 6 on a trip to quake-affected areas of Japan, and later to South Korea, his spokesman Martin Nesirky ... Read more...

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UN General Assembly adopts resolution on happiness


July 20th, 2011 - 10:33 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, July 20 (IANS) The UN General Assembly has adopted a resolution on happiness. It said happiness was critical in advancing economic growth and social progress, Xinhua reported.Calling the ... Read more...

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