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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......

'Rajapaksa is unlikely to depart the political stage'

'The path to a resolution of the ethnic conflict is likely to be complicated and controversial with the majority Sinhalese community, and will become less likely if delayed.' 'It will certainly......

Modi used his speech to present his own report card

'At the very end of his speech, he dealt with the 'small problems' of Indian workers. But these measures did not seem to satisfy those who had expected the prime minister to find solutions for......

UN endorses Iran nuclear deal, paves way to lift sanctions

The powerful United Nations Security Council on Monday unanimously adopted a resolution that endorses the landmark nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers and paves the way for lifting the......

'Nepal still new to the culture of safety among adventure companies'

Ten-time Everest summiteer Tendi Sherpa tells Rediff.com contributor Anusha Subramanian why he cancelled his international climbing assignments to be with his community in the worst affected......

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......

Data reveals true story about Modi govt's pet initiatives

While the government has claimed significant increase in funds for farm credit, facts show a different story, explains Manoj K. Image: Narendra Modi being presented a "Plough" as symbol of......

Why G20 meeting holds key to India's climate finances

For India, the talks will work as another opportunity to sharpen its positions ahead of the formal UN negotiations. Diplomats from the G20 group of countries will be meeting in Ankara, Turkey, on......

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......

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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City-based Alternative News Portal Features Agricultural Innovators

QUEENS ROAD: Tired of all the sensationalism in mainstream media, a city-based husband-wife duo started an alternative news platform that focuses... ...

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India pitches for UN reforms, terror fight

Swaraj stressed that the UNSC reforms, expected to come on the upcoming 70th anniversary of the UN, should reflect current geopolitical realities... ...

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India urges UNGA president-elect to carry forward UNSC reforms

New Delhi: India, which is seeking a veto-wielding permanent seat in an enlarged United Nations Security Council (UNSC), on Sunday urged the United... ...

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New Delhi: Mark Suzman is president (global policy, advocacy and country programmes) at Seattle-based Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. In India... ...

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Ancient crops to be deposited in Norway's Arctic seed vault for f...

New York, Aug 28 (IBNS): As a significant step towards preserving the world's most important ancient crops for future generations, the head of the... ...

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