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Oxfam wants India to sign Global Arms Treaty

Asking India to support the proposed 'Global Arms Trade Treaty' set to be discussed at the United Nations General Assembly next month, a confederation of NGOs from across the world Wednesday said......

Aftershocks haunt Nepal's villages, relief out of reach

Quake after quake continue to jolt the Himalayan nation. Aid is arriving in Nepal, but its far flung villages remain cut off, two weeks after the April 25 horror. Villagers live amid debris and the......

Rescuers race against time, fear reigns in quake-hit Nepal

  Image: A family rush for safety during a strong aftershock after an earthquake, in Kathmandu, Nepal. Photograph: Adnan Abidi/Reuters Racing against time, rescuers on Sunday waded through......

The government did not allow this lady to travel abroad!

Greenpeace activist Priya Pillai, who was debarred from flying overseas on Sunday, speaks to A Ganesh Nadar/ Greenpeace activist Priya Pillai was not allowed to board a flight to London......

He served tea, I am a mason, says the man facing Modi at home

Narendra Modi's mother washed utensils to make a living. Madhusudan Mistry's grandmother, who brought him up, was a vegetable vendor. Mistry's trajectory from poverty to membership of the all......

Richest 1% to soon own more than rest of the world: Oxfam

The richest 1 per cent people in the world will soon have more wealth than the remaining 99 per cent of the global population, says a report. The Oxfam report on Monday came ahead of the annual......

G20 countries should tackle tax havens: Oxfam

Ahead of G20 meet in South Korea, think-tank Oxfam said on Wednesday the bloc of 20 countries should devise methods to tackle tax havens, so that the interest of developing nations could be......

Oxfam slams rich nation on subsidy

A report by international agency Oxfam on Monday flayed rich countries for using World Trade Organisation, as the "battleground to force poor nations to open their markets and then dumping excess......

Mass exodus: 400 million people headed to cash-strapped Indian cities

The time is ripe for debate on city governments in India While local governments in China get 25% of total public revenue, it is only 3% in India, indicating the parlous state of finances in......

A staggering $18 trillion unaccounted money stashed in tax havens

A worker counts U.S. dollar bills and Philippine pesos inside a money changer in Manila. Photograph: Romeo Ranoco/Reuters Around  $18 trillion worth unaccounted money is stashed in tax......

Tennis fan wins big for UK charity from beyond grave

A bet placed nearly a decade ago by a tennis aficionado has won a British charity more than 100,000 pounds after tennis legend Roger Federer secured his seventh Wimbledon win. Nicholas Newlife, an......
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OECD reveals plan for tax clampdown on multinationals

Paris: The world's advanced economies announced on Monday a long-awaited plan to close the loopholes on tax-avoiding multinationals that cost... ...
Engaging the young

For the love of the country Aakar Patel, executive director, Amnesty International India I have been in the development sector (funny how... ...
I am not a jholawala

Six years ago, in 2009, US-based Vaishali Rao shocked her parents by saying she wanted to go to India and work in the social sector. Her Silicon... ...

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - At least 10 million poor people face hunger this year and next because of droughts and erratic rains linked... ...
Involve Afghan women in crucial talks with the Taliban, urges HRW

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Afghanistan must ensure women have a say in negotiations between the government and the Taliban and other... ...

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