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Padma Lakshmi to visit India as UN envoy

Padma Lakshmi, wife of novelist Salman Rushdie, plans to visit India as ambassador for the UN Development Fund for Women."Since I married Salman, I have been getting a lot of requests to do charity......

How India must stand up to China's provocations

China's actions at the NSG will certainly taint India-China relations and enhance suspicion of China's intentions, says former senior RA&W officer Jayadeva Ranade. As anticipated China did not......

BJP vs civil society: Who won the battle?

When it came to dealing with the media and academia, it has been a roller coaster ride for the National Democratic Alliance, observes Nitin Sethi.   These two years have been about the......

Why 9 Manipuri mothers refuse to bury their sons

IMAGE: Manipur students during a protest at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi. Photograph: PTI Photo Nine young men killed in police firing last August have become symbols of oppression of the tribals of......

'Human rights are being curtailed systematically'

image: A protest against the Modi government's curtailment of human rights in New Delhi 'Human rights violations are there in rural areas and in cities. In rural areas it is crude and in the open.......

Green climate fund in doldrums as developing nations fail to show up

The Green Climate Fund has only $5.83 billion in its kitty and not the $10.2 billion that had been publicly pledged by developed countries through grand announcements in 2014, rues Nitin Sethi. A......

Climate fund for developing nations to be launched soon: UN

The Green Climate Fund pledged by developed nations to foster climate-friendly development in poor and developing countries would be operationalised soon, as demanded by emerging economies like......

Corruption: Developing nations lose $40 bn

Corrupt practices are robbing the developing nations as much as $40 billion annually, even a fraction of which can fund treatment of over 6 lakh AIDS-affected people, according to the World Bank.......

Gender equality? Here's a global corporate code

A United States-based investment group, along with the UN Development Fund for Women, has developed a global code of conduct for corporates to bring equality between its male and female workers and......

Sensex ends 331 points higher; Fed decision, BoJ meet awaited

  Benchmark indices ended at one week high supported by Asian and European markets amid a rising rupee. Participants engaged in buying beaten down bluechips at lower and attractive......

Ashes: Where are the players of the 2005 series now?

England won the Ashes for the first time since 1987 in 2005. It was the greatest series in the history of the game, but what has become of those Australian and English players a decade on? Read on......
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Drought-hit Central America Must Help Farmers Withstand Climate Change

BOGOTA - Aid groups and governments in drought-hit countries in Central America need to boost the resilience of communities struggling to feed... ...

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Unprecedented level of food insecurity in South Sudan, UN agencies warn

Juba - Up to 4.8 million people in South Sudan - well over one-third of the population - will be facing severe food shortages over the coming... ...

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Modi's solar mission gets $1bn WB impetus

o boost Prime Minister Narendra Modi's solar mission, the World Bank on Thursday agreed to offer $1 billion (about Rs6,750 crore) loan to India for... ...

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World Bank to help India-led solar alliance mobilize $1 trillion

World Bank to also give India $1 billion loan to expand solar energy generation, including a $625 million grid-connected rooftop solar programme... ...

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