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Partnership with Qureshi shattered many a myth: Bopanna


July 25th, 2012 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 25 (IANS) Indian tennis player Rohan Bopanna says it was his doubles partnership with Pakistan's Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi on the international circuit that shattered many myths."Most of the ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

UN to provide $144 mn aid to Myanmar


May 18th, 2012 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, May 18 (IANS) The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) has offered to provide $144 million aid to Myanmar to implement a three-year project starting 2013, official media reported Friday.Projects ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Asia-Pacific must respond to climate change to survive: UNDP


May 10th, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, May 10 (IANS) The Asia-Pacific region must continue to grow economically to lift millions of people out of poverty, but it must also respond to climate change to survive, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

‘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 |

India gets $40 mn aid from IKEA


April 10th, 2012 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) In a move that will allow the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to reach 2.2 million women and their families in over 20,000 villages, international ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

US to ease financial restrictions on Myanmar


April 5th, 2012 - 8:32 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 5 (IANS) The US will ease its financial and investment restrictions on Myanmar following the landmark parliamentary by-election in the country, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said.America was ... Read more...

Posted in World |

India, UNDP to sign framework pact


March 13th, 2012 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) India and the UN's top global development network Wednesday will sign a framework cooperation pact that is aimed at leveraging New Delhi's expertise for bolstering ... Read more...

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Myanmar president meets top UN envoy


February 15th, 2012 - 7:47 am ICT by IANS
Yangon, Feb 15 (IANS) Myanmar President U Thein Sein met the visiting UN special envoy to Myanmar, Vijay Nambiar, in Nay Pyi Taw Tuesday, state radio and television reported.Nambiar, the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

‘Tsunami displayed the resilience of Indians’


December 27th, 2011 - 12:07 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 26 (IANS) The way the affected people worked in the aftermath of the tsunami that hit Tamil Nadu's Nagapattinam coast in 2004 and have recovered since then reflects ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Form South Asian Human Rights Commission: Ganguly


December 11th, 2011 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Sonipat, Dec 11 (IANS) Supreme Court judge A.K. Ganguly has called a South Asian Human Rights Commission.Speaking here on Human Rights Day Saturday, he said that India had the "inescapable ... Read more...

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Delayed wage payments hit rural job scheme: minister


November 15th, 2011 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) Delays in wage payments are reducing the demand for the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA), Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh has said."An ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Ban Ki-moon arrives in Bangladesh


November 13th, 2011 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Nov 13 (IANS) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon arrived here Sunday evening on a three-day visit as part of his three-nation tour that will also take him to ... Read more...

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UN should float education body


October 25th, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Oct 25 (IANS) Students from over 20 countries as well as academics from Agra have sought a world body to promote education.On the UN Foundation Day celebration, speakers said ... Read more...

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NIFT to collaborate with US fashion technology institute


October 18th, 2011 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The government-run National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) said Tuesday it has signed an agreement with New York-based Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) to run ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

US firm dials in healthcare for seven million Indians


September 22nd, 2011 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) A US-based technology firm will promote access to healthcare among seven million Indians in rural areas over the next three years through mobile phone applications, ... Read more...

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65 percent Himalayan glaciers melting: Scientist


July 19th, 2011 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) In a startling comparison between the state of glaciers in the Himalayan ranges in the last 50 years, glaciologists say nearly 65 percent glaciers are ... Read more...

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UAE to celebrate Nelson Mandela Day


July 12th, 2011 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, July 12 (IANS/WAM) The South African embassy in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in association with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) opened celebrations Tuesday to mark the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Varisty’s role in UAE’s progress highlighted


June 7th, 2011 - 12:38 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabhi, June 6 (IANS/WAM) United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) Vice Chancellor Abdullah Al Khanbashi highlighted its contribution to the country's development programmes during a meeting with a UN ... Read more...

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India to help Afghanistan develop tourism


May 27th, 2011 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) India and Afghanistan Friday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to develop tourism in the war-ravaged country. The MoU was signed between Minister for Culture, ... Read more...

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More women leaders in local bodies in Asia-Pacific: UN


March 7th, 2011 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) Countries in Asia and the Pacific region have increased women's representation in local bodies but the figures are still low at the national levels, says ... Read more...

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Pakistan ranked 10th in UNDP’s Human Development Index progress list


February 24th, 2011 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 24(ANI): Pakistan has been ranked tenth in terms of Human Development Index improvement in the United Nations Development Programme's 20th Human Development Report 2010.The UNDP report said that the HDI ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Pak wants UN development aid better ‘aligned’ with national goals, priorities


February 23rd, 2011 - 3:22 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 23 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani has called for better alignment of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) assistance with Pakistan's national development goals and priorities.Gilani made the call ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Indian filmmaker awarded UNDP fellowship


January 13th, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) Delhi-based independent filmmaker Naghma Iman is one among the four awardees of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) fellowship for their work on women's status in their ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Soccer stars to raise fund for Pakistan flood victims


December 14th, 2010 - 4:43 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Dec 14 (IANS) Dozens of renowned footballers will take part in a charity match in Greece Tuesday to raise funds for the people affected by Pakistan floods and Haiti earthquake, ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Pakistan flood victims move into new homes


December 9th, 2010 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 9 (IANS) Fifty families uprooted by devastating floods in Pakistan's northern region of Gilgit-Baltistan have moved into new houses they helped build with UN support.The families are the first among ... Read more...

Posted in World |

More women respected in Pakistan than India: report


November 5th, 2010 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 5 (IANS) Compared to India, a higher percentage of women in Pakistan feel they are treated with respect, says a United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) report.According to the report, ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

India Shining? Income grows, development doesn’t, says UNDP report


November 4th, 2010 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 4 (IANS) India ranks 119 among 169 countries on the human development index (HDI) but is among the top 10 nations in the world in terms of growth of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

India behind Pakistan on human development indices: UN report


November 4th, 2010 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 4 (IANS) India lags behind its neighbours, Pakistan and Bangladesh, on human development indices like life expectancy at birth and mean or average years of schooling, a United Nations ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Disaster training for Mizoram teachers


October 20th, 2010 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, Oct 20 (IANS) The Mizoram government is training teachers in disaster management to cope with natural tragedies.According to a senior official, the scheme was undertaken under a central government- UNDP Disaster ... Read more...

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UN praises UAE’s help in flood-hit Pakistan


October 1st, 2010 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Oct 1 (IANS/WAM) A senior UN official has appreciated the humanitarian efforts made by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in helping the flood-affected people of Pakistan.Elissar Sarrouh, UN resident coordinator ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Bangladesh ill-prepared for disasters, warn experts


September 14th, 2010 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Sep 14 (IANS) Bangladesh is ill-prepared for disasters, experts warned four days after an earthquake hit the country. Two earthquakes hit the country last Friday as people prepared to end the holy ... Read more...

Posted in World |

India’s march for Millennium Development Goals uneven: Report


September 12th, 2010 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) India cannot adopt a "one size fits all" approach to achieving the Millennium Development Goals by 2015, and the progress made after two-thirds of the time-lapse has ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

India has a long way to go in education: PM


August 3rd, 2010 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday said India has a "long way to go" in spreading literacy, adding that paucity of funds will not be allowed to ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Delhi to count its homeless


July 2nd, 2010 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Delhi Friday launched an exercise to identify the homeless in the city to ensure that they are benefited from the social welfare schemes of the government and ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

UNDP rings alarm bells for Pak, no water from glaciers after 2060


June 14th, 2010 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jun. 14 (ANI): A catastrophe is awaiting Pakistan fifty years from now as it would not get any water from glaciers after 2060, a report of the United Nations Development Program ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

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