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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......

'Mufti now is very different from the Mufti of 2002'

'Mufti is much more mellowed, much more accommodating. He knows he is stuck and he knows that he cannot retreat now.' 'Not so many Pandits want to go back. There is fear as well.' The second part......

Nepal takes charge of post-quake ops as toll mounts to 7,557

A day after the Nepalese government asked rescue teams from India and 33 other countries to leave the Himalayan nation, over 1,31,500 Nepali military and police personnel joined aid operations in......

India seeks UN intervention on 26/11 mastermind Lakhvi's release

India has sought the United Nations intervention in the release of Mumbai terror attack mastermind and Laskhar-e-Tayiba commander Zaki-ur Rehman Lakhvi, saying it was in violation of the norms of......

Concept of marital rape can't be applied in India, says government

The concept of marital rape cannot be applied in India as marriage is treated as a sacrament or sacred as per mindset of the Indian society, government said on Wednesday. “It is considered......

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......

Yawning gap in Modi government's claims and deeds on climate

Despite Prime Minister Narendra Modi's tall claims that no one has served nature more than India, some of the steps taken by his government prove that the ground reality is the exact opposite,......

Why Mudra Bank is a major landmark in our growth process

For the first time in our economic history a government has thought about more than 50 per cent of our economic activity instead of the five per cent represented by the Sensex companies, observes......

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......
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US Congressman rakes up issue of 'violence against minorities' in India

An American lawmaker and a panel of four experts on Wednesday decried alleged 'violence' against religious minorities in India and appealed to the... ...

http://www.dnaindia.com/world/report-us-congressman-rakes-up-issue-of-violence-against-minorities-in-india-2092100
How to Pay Off Debt and Still Take Your Dream Vacation

When I was in student loan and credit card debt, I knew the smart thing to do was pay it off. But I also wanted to travel. It's a tough spot: you... ...

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A peek into vulnerable Tajikistan

Tajikistan in the 21st century society, politics and economy. By K. Warikoo Pentagon Press, pp. 300, Rs 995 This book presents cultural, social,... ...

http://dc.asianage.com/books/peek-vulnerable-tajikistan-685
Key Questions For India At Paris

In December 2015, world leaders including Prime Minister Modi will gather in Paris to try and agree on the successor to the Kyoto Protocol under... ...

http://www.businessworld.in/news/economy/india/key-questions-for-india-at-paris/1883102/page-1.html
Rich states can't meet 2020 climate aid goal alone - res …

BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An international commitment to provide $100 billion a year by 2020 to help vulnerable countries tackle... ...

https://in.news.yahoo.com/rich-states-cant-meet-2020-climate-aid-goal-063932793--sector.html

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