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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 |

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 |

Recognise transgenders as separate gender group: Experts


May 12th, 2012 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) The recognition of transgenders and transsexuals as a distinct gender group is crucial for their emancipation, experts said Saturday at a public tribunal here on ... 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 |

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 |

Saudi youth explore India’s IT, education space


March 29th, 2012 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) A 40-member Saudi Arabian youth team that is in India to promote interactions in the field of science and technology and to gain a ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Saudi youth get a feel of India’s software power


March 28th, 2012 - 11:07 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 28 (IANS) A 40-member youth delegation from Saudi Arabia, on a perception-changing visit to this country, got firsthand experience of India's software power at Infosys Ltd, India's ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Large Saudi youth delegation to visit Indian technology hubs


March 20th, 2012 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Promoting youth relations between India and Saudi Arabia, a 45-member delegation of Saudi youth will be visiting India for the first time for a ... Read more...

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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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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...

Posted in Business |

‘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...

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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...

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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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Pushkin Chandra killing: Life term for two upheld


October 31st, 2011 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Monday upheld the life sentence awarded to two men for murdering United Nations Development Programme employee Pushkin Chandra and his friend ... 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 |

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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India, others making efforts to save children, women: UN


September 20th, 2011 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Countries around the world, including India, are making significant progress in efforts to save the lives of women and children who die of preventable causes, ... Read more...

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‘Change mindset towards widows’


July 30th, 2011 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
Vrindavan, July 30 (IANS) The mindset towards widows needs to be changed -- this was the dominent view to emerge from discussions of religious leaders and social activists here ... 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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Inequalities among states affect human development: Study


July 15th, 2011 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) Wide inequalities among states affect human development outcomes in India which is ranked 119 out of 169 countries, according to a study released Friday by ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

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 |

UNDP calls for energy access to all by 2030


June 22nd, 2011 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) With 1.4 billion people in the world still living without electricity, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has joined its partner agencies in a call ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

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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India, Afghanistan ink culture pact


May 27th, 2011 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) India and Afghanistan have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to promote the arts and cultural heritage of Afghanistan.The MOU was signed here by India's ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

NGOs oppose direct cash transfer to poor families


May 19th, 2011 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Various civil society groups and NGOs Thursday came together to oppose the Delhi government's plan to give cash instead of ration to the city's poor ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Afghanistan to get Indian help in upholding human rights (Lead)


May 6th, 2011 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) India's apex human rights body, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), will help Afghanistan in promoting human rights, prevent trafficking of women and children and ... Read more...

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NHRC to support Afghanistan rights efforts


May 6th, 2011 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) will help in public sector capacity development in Afghanistan, including the development of systems for investigation of human rights ... Read more...

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Iraqi delegation in Bangalore to study e-governance projects


April 21st, 2011 - 12:16 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 20 (IANS) A 20-member delegation from Iraq, led by its Science and Technology Minister Abdul Kareem El-Samarai, is in this tech hub for a firsthand account of the ... Read more...

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Indian bio-fuel project to generate 25,000 jobs in Ghana


March 8th, 2011 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
Accra, March 8 (IANS) An Indian company has launched a clean energy project in Ghana that will help power over 100,000 homes and generate over 25,000 jobs in the west ... 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 |

Delhi Conference wants more international aid to Least Developed Countries


February 19th, 2011 - 9:06 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 19 (ANI): The conference on Least Developed Countries organised here has underlined the need for stronger international commitment at highest political level to implement the agenda of Istanbul conference ... Read more...

Posted in National |

UNDP soccer match raises over 500,000 dollars for Pakistan, Haiti disaster relief


February 4th, 2011 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
Geneva, Feb 4(ANI): A special UNDP soccer match played by some of the world's top footballers in December 2010 raised over half a million dollars for the ongoing post-disaster reconstruction work in ... Read more...

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