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COMMUNICATIONS PRICES FALLING WORLDWIDE

Author: Special Correspondent - Published 24-02-2010 07:12 GMT-0000
New York: Prices for information and communication technology (ICT) services are falling worldwide, and services continue to grow, propelled by mobile cellular use, but broadband Internet remains outside the reach of many in poor countries, the United Nations telecoms agency has said.

TIMOR-LESTE HAS MADE 'REMARKABLE PROGRESS' BUT FACES DAUNTING CHALLENGES

Author: Special Correspondent - Published 24-02-2010 07:09 GMT-0000
New York: Timor-Leste has made “remarkable progress” since the violence that disrupted it in 2006, but the long-term goals of recovery and development may prove even more challenging, the top United Nations envoy to the small South-East Asian country has said.

'BLOOD FEUDS' AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN ALBANIA

Author: Special Correspondent - Published 24-02-2010 07:05 GMT-0000
New York: An independent United Nations human rights expert has voiced concern over Albanian society's widespread acceptance of settling personal scores through deadly violence and prevalence of violence in the home.

OVER 7 MILLIONS IN NIGER FACING FOOD INSECURITY

Author: Special Correspondent - Published 24-02-2010 07:01 GMT-0000
New York: More than 7 million people in Niger, which last week saw its Government overthrown in a coup d'état, are facing food insecurity, the United Nations health agency has warned.

AFRICAN OFFICIALS SEEK TO PROTECT MIGRATING CHILDREN

Author: Special Correspondent - Published 24-02-2010 06:56 GMT-0000
New York: With cross-border movement of unaccompanied minors reaching into the thousands, senior officials from 15 Eastern and Southern African countries are thrashing out ways to strengthen cooperation for the protection of children at risk, at a three-day United Nations-backed meeting in Pretoria, South Africa.

Bangladesh: strong performance of economy, growth rate expected to be 6 percent

Author: Special Correspondent - Published 24-02-2010 06:53 GMT-0000
The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has commended the authorities of Bangladesh for the strong performance of Bangladesh's economy, despite the global recession. Growth has been supported by buoyant domestic activity, including in agriculture and services. Resilience in exports as well as continued strong inflows of remittances also played an important role. Fiscal conservatism of the government has paid large dividends. These trends are to continue with medium-term growth in the baseline scenario projected at a respectable 6 percent. However, two policy issues remain troublesome.

THOUSANDS OF SRI LANKAN FARMERS TO BENEFIT FROM ANTI-POVERTY SCHEME

Author: Special Correspondent - Published 24-02-2010 06:42 GMT-0000
New York: Nearly 58,000 farming households in Sri Lanka are expected to benefit from a United Nations-funded programme designed to improve their livelihoods, boost their incomes and enhance their participation in the marketing and selling of their products.

GREATER EFFORTS NEEDED TO CURB GLOBAL WARMING TO LESS THAN 2 DEGREES CELSIUS

Author: Special Correspondent - Published 24-02-2010 06:39 GMT-0000
New York: Nations must make more aggressive pledges to slash greenhouse gas emissions to avoid global temperatures rising by 2 degrees Celsius and prevent the worst possible effects of climate change, warned the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in a report.

Global Financial Crisis Interventions: Exit strategy of the IMF

Author: Special Correspondent - Published 24-02-2010 06:36 GMT-0000
The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has discussed principles for exiting from extraordinary and unprecedented crisis intervention policies implemented by countries across the globe following the onset of the crisis in the summer of 2007.

Road map chalked out for development of Indian roads

Author: Special Correspondent - Published 23-02-2010 19:11 GMT-0000
New Delhi: During the current plan (2007-12) the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has plans for implementation of NHDP Phases-V i.e., 6-laning of 6,500 km & VI phase i.e. 1,000 km Expressways, initiation of work for two-laning of 6,800 km stretches of NHs under NHDP Phase-IV through Build-Operate-Transfer [BOT] (Toll) mode, construction of ring roads of major towns and by-passes and flyovers under NHDP Phase-VII.

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