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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......

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.......

Modi continues to play into Pakistan's hands

IMAGE: Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Pathankot airbase a week after the attack. Photograph: Press Information Bureau 'The attack on the Pathankot base constituted an act of war. Yet Modi's......

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......

Modi's new growth recipe - Just add water

Modi's irrigation push in the Budget is aimed at scoring on the political front along with achieving growth targets Like his father before him, Dattatatraya Kshirsagar, 80, has been looking......

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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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.... ...

http://www.rediff.com/news/report/modi-and-co-vs-civil-society-who-won-the-battle/20160526.htm
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New Delhi, May 25 (PTI) India today said "inability" of the UN Security Council to prevent emergence of conflicts in various parts of the globe... ...

http://www.ptinews.com/news/7484072_Increasing-conflicts-show-need-for-UNSC-reform--India.html
Austria Officially Confirms its Participation in the Exhibition

ASTANA, , /PRNewswire/ -- signed an Agreement on participation in the International Specialized Exhibition Astana EXPO-2017. The document... ...

http://in.sys-con.com/node/3829520
Current approaches to offgrid electricity need to be changed to achieve universal access to electricity

The PwC report - Electricity beyond the grid: accelerating access to sustainable power for all - says a new approach is needed • PwC report... ...

http://www.thetimesofafrica.com/current-approaches-offgrid-electricity-need-be-changed-achieve-universal-access-electricity
Africa sees reasons for UK to ditch the European Union

It is a curious coincidence that, with the UK vote on membership of the European Union next month, the future of the bloc is uncertain when some in... ...

http://www.tralac.org/news/article/9750-africa-sees-reasons-for-uk-to-ditch-the-european-union.html

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