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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......

Full text: What Modi, Obama agreed on

This is the joint statement issued by the ministry of external affairs on the visit of US President Barack Obama to India. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Barack Obama assessed the......

Past laurels won't help India's S&T aims

The growth story of India depends on its achievements in the S&T sector. There is a need to revolutionise the landscape of Indian science and technology and this is only possible if the scientific......

What NaMo will do in 2015

'Those who have seen the Modi government in Gujarat know that the issues related to Hindutva and issues of economy and growth function simultaneously.' 'Modi's politics are based on the......

Champions of peace Satyarthi, Malala receive Nobel Peace Prize

Nobel Peace Prize laureates Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi pose with their medals during the Nobel Peace Prize awards ceremony . Photograph: Cornelius Poppe/NTB Scanpix/Pool/Reuters......

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......

India can help find solution to food security issue: WTO

Under the peace clause, a WTO member gets immunity against penalty for breaching the food subsidy cap. As per the WTO norms, a developing nation can provide food subsidy of up to 10 per cent of the......

New climate deal addressed demands of developing nations: India

India on Sunday hailed the outcome of the climate summit, saying the deal reached has addressed the concerns of the developing countries and given them enough space to grow and take appropriate......

The 'Being Human' side of Salman Khan

'Being Human is important to Salman. He makes it a point to sport the brand's products everywhere: on the sets, at events and even for court appearances.''It is a good public relations......

Meet Duncan Fletcher, Team India's new coach

A methodical coach, with excellent one-on-one skills, the Zimbabwean is the ideal replacement for Gary Kirsten. When Duncan Andrew Gwynne Fletcher was appointed India's coach, a few......

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Q. why china needs """" BRICKS """"" for the time being ?
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Q. I am a practicing female profession married since last 3 years.Mine was a love marriage but things turned out sour within a few weeks.I feel my husband does not try to understand my needs, my feelings, my wishes but simultaneously he is very much sensitive about his parents.Since my in-laws house was around 45 kms. from my place of work so I decided to move to the city where I have my office.He moved with me but only to make things worse by starting to insult me, beat me and go away for days leaving me alone and crying searching for him.I feel very alone.Please advise soon.Jagjit
Cnanu Shree:  A. Dear Jagjit,We are living in the 21st Century. Today women are more equiped with best protection in the legal system. Please make sure that you...... more

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Q. what is kyoto protocol?
Jagjit Kaur:  A. Kyoto Protocol Delegates celebrated adoption of the Protocol in 1997. The Kyoto Protocol is an international agreement linked to the United...... more

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Q. When will Indians acknowledge the fact that the problems of India are not on account of governance or political apathy but on account of Indias gargantum population growth? No amount of growth and infusion of funds can solve the problems in any way unless the population stops increasing. And the Indian public is to be squarely blamed for the population growth.
Balraj:  A. Why u blaming population ??? ?? ?Our country has carrying capacity to accommodate 2 billion more if u go by UN bare minimum standards, a billion...... more

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Neste Oil listed among the world's most sustainable companies in 2015

The top position in the 2015 list of most sustainable corporations is held by an American biotechnology company Biogen Idec. In addition to Neste... ...

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A visit and outcomes in superlatives

The centrepiece of the Obama visit has been the nuclear deal, whose sticking points were a U.S requirement of keeping track of all U.S.-supplied... ...

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For the greater good

Recently, the world's top climate scientists issued their latest warning that the climate crisis is rapidly worsening on a number of fronts, and... ...

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Digital financial payments offer efficiency and cost-saving

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Globalizing sustainable development

Photo: Feisal Omar/Reuters The question of how the world can end extreme poverty and improve human wellbeing will take on new urgency in 2015,... ...

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