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Food crisis looms in Africa’s Sahel region

January 31st, 2012 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa, Jan 31 (IANS) Humanitarian agencies attending the 18th African Union summit here in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa have warned that at least 11 million people in Africa's ... Read more...

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UN declares famine in two southern regions of Somalia

July 20th, 2011 - 11:17 pm ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) -- The United Nations (UN) on Wednesday declared a famine in two regions of southern Somalia, namely due to the worst drought in decades.With millions of people in ... Read more...

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India steps up agro-diplomacy in Nepal

November 8th, 2010 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Nov 8 (IANS) New Delhi is stepping up its agro-diplomacy in Nepal's Terai plains, known as the "food bowl" of the country, pledging more than NRS 300 million for ... Read more...

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Malaysias Thaipusam Celebrations may draw a record crowd

February 3rd, 2009 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Feb. 3 (ANI): The Thaipusam celebration at the Batu Caves temple of Malaysia may draw a record 1.3 million devotees and visitors this Sunday. This year the devotees may outnumber ... Read more...

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World food scarcity and the challenges of climate change and bio energy

October 13th, 2008 - 10:05 am ICT by admin
By Shobha Shukla ‘Rarely has the World Food Day assumed greater meaning than in present times, as rapidly rising food prices risk increasing the number of hungry in the world,’ according to the ... Read more...

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Famine threat for millions in North Korea: UN

July 31st, 2008 - 11:27 am ICT by IANS
DPA New York, July 31 (DPA) More than six million North Koreans have been impacted by successive poor harvests and soaring food prices, which may presage another famine, the UN World Food Programme ... Read more...

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World has failed to meet Afghanistan’s needs: UN

July 10th, 2008 - 7:04 am ICT by IANS
DPA New York, July 10 (DPA) The appeal for $404 million launched Wednesday by the Kabul government and the UN shows that the world has not done enough to meet Afghanistan's humanitarian needs, ... Read more...

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South Korea ready to help North tackle looming famine

May 15th, 2008 - 7:02 pm ICT by admin
DPA Seoul, May 15 (DPA) South Korea said Thursday that it was ready to hold talks with North Korea on sending food aid to its impoverished neighbour as the United Nations and aid ... Read more...

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Chidambaram meets State Finance Ministers ahead of budget

January 29th, 2008 - 4:10 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Jan 29 (ANI): Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram today met his State counterparts here, and discussed individual States priorities and their demands ahead of the General Budget. The inclusion of a ... Read more...

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BJP launches rally to highlight peasants plight

January 10th, 2008 - 10:27 pm ICT by admin
Vidarbha, Jan 10 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) kicked off a rally here today to highlight the plight of farmers in Maharashtra. The resurgent BJP, fresh from its double win in the ... Read more...

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