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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......

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......

New UN arms treaty shoots down India's concerns

The draft of a UN treaty to regulate the sale of conventional arms is facing opposition from some countries as it favours the arms exporting nations and remains silent on the illicit trafficking of......

Now, a comic book for communal harmony

In an attempt to effectively educate the masses about the complexities of communalism, a new graphical account addresses this age-old sensitive issue. Communalism Explained! A Graphic Account,......

It's our turn to help in Haiti

It's time for us to think big, proportionate to our size. By contributing in a big way to the relief operations in quake-hit Haiti, India is making its debut into the league of big nations, writes......

COLUMN: Open fight over sustainability

Millions of people are still struggling to meet their basic needs for food, water and livelihoods and eco-systems are also being devastated, both by industry and competition for survival at the......

COLUMN: Struggle for life saving drugs

People die from diseases like AIDS, TB, etc because life saving essential medicines are either too expensive, or not available because they are not seen as financially viable. When......

Climate change: Is it in our hands?

Climate negotiators from 200 nations are currently locked in bitter and acrimonious discussions in an 11-day long conference being held in Doha, writes Rajni Bakshi. A report about rich countries......

India facing unprecedented food crisis

India, home to a quarter of the world's hungry people with nearly 40 per cent of the population malnourished, is facing an unprecedented food crisis, international charity organisation Oxfam said......

Two tracks ahead for Cancun climate talks

Senior environmental journalist Darryl D'Monte will cover the annual climate change conference in Cancun for Rediff.com This is the first of his despatches from Mexico:There should be 'something......

  People speak for oxfam india

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Q. do you think that the NGOs in india are doing thier job well??
:  A. Read http://www.globalpolicy.org/ngos/credib/2006/0514imperialuses.htm to learn about the harm NGOs do.Excerpt:What are these organizations, and...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/do-you-think-that-the-ngos-in-india-are-doing-thier-job-well//answers/1200694

longrangty longchar
Q. TELL ME ABOUT AMRITYA SEN ?
Longrangty Longchar:  A. Amartya Kumar Sen CH (Hon), born 3 November 1933 in Santiniketan, India, is an Indian economist, philosopher, and a winner of the Bank of Sweden...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/tell-me-about-amritya-sen-/1200052/answers/405880

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Don't expect too much from leaders …

Reuters BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - World leaders attending a U.N. summit on Tuesday are unlikely to offer new action on climate... ...

https://in.news.yahoo.com/dont-expect-leaders-climate-summit-experts-142119995.html
South Asia should seize opportunity to end violence against women

—Governments, donors, civil society, and the private sector in South Asia should seize the opportunity of increased awareness and action about... ...

http://www.pressreleasepoint.com/south-asia-should-seize-opportunity-end-violence-against-women
Winnie Byanyima

Winnie Byanyima says providing capability in terms of education and nutrition, economic opportunity and freedom from violence are must for women's... ...

http://www.livemint.com/Companies/FzLRLLjevtW5Iq2bVPKGQL/Profits-do-not-have-to-be-at-the-cost-of-the-rights-of-the-p.html
Internet volunteers build maps for relief workers in West Africa

Donating to disasters used to mean writing a check to Oxfam or the Red Cross. These days in the Internet age, for the Ebola crisis, citizens from... ...

http://www.firstpost.com/world/fighting-ebola-internet-volunteers-build-maps-relief-workers-west-africa-1718101.html
Floods expose the great divide in J-K

Flood-affected Kashmiri residents ride on an Indian Army raft in Srinagar. (AFP Photo) Many Kashmiris, Hindu and Muslim, know the story of... ...

http://www.hindustantimes.com/comment/samar/kashmir-s-twisted-truths/article1-1265331.aspx?htsw0023

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