Glaciers, floods and water crisis

Glacial lakes are shrinking posing grave danger

Two billion people in India, China, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Bhutan would be hit
Author: C K Nayak - Published 01-05-2009 09:22 GMT-0000
New Delhi: Forget about Flash floods in summer months in downhill North East since it was due to a breach in a man-made dam in Tibet. Gauzing waters from burst glacier lakes in neighbouring Bhutan might cause more damage to the region.
Law & Politics

Supreme Court asks Govt to respond to biosafety concerns of GM crops

Political parties too express concerns over transgenic crops
Author: ASHOK B SHARMA - Published 30-04-2009 13:02 GMT-0000
New Delhi: India's apex court on Thursday directed the government to respond to the proposals for setting up of an independent laboratory for carrying out relevant health and bio-safety tests of genetically modified (GM) crops and formation of a committee to address the problems of regulation for ensuring safety of GM crops.
Indo-US relations

India concerned about Obama's AF-PAK Policy

Govternment to closely watch his meeting with Zardari, Karjai
Author: Kalyani Shankar - Published 29-04-2009 09:26 GMT-0000
US President Barack Obama completes 100 days in office on April 29 amidst widespread acceptance of his initial performance by majority of American people. The Indian diaspora in US is generally pro-Obama, but still there are concerns among Indians about the fallout of some of the policies his administration is talking about.
Report on trafficking in persons

Modern slave market : The worsening crisis

Human trafficking for sex and forced labour
Author: Gyan Pathak - Published 19-02-2009 09:24 GMT-0000
In a first global assessment of its kind, A Global report on Trafficking in persons reveals that the most common form of human trafficking (79%) is sexual exploitation.

India not diluted its position on extradition of fugitives

Demands Pak to hand over terrorists
Author: Kushal Jeena - Published 16-01-2009 11:08 GMT-0000
New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Mr Pranab Mukherjee today dismissed reports that India has diluted its position on extradition of fugitives from Pakistan.

India hails historic victory of Awami League in Bangladesh

Return of multi-party democratic politics
Author: Abhijit Roy Chowdhury - Published 30-12-2008 11:56 GMT-0000
New Delhi: Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh today hailed the historic victory of the Awami League and the Grand Alliance led by Sheikh Hasina in Bangladesh.

Shadow of Mumbai terror attacks on Indo- Pak ties

The moments of anxiety for both the countries
Author: Andalib Akhter - Published 07-12-2008 13:55 GMT-0000
New Delhi: Even as situation along the Line of Control (LoC) as well as the International Border between India and Pakistan remains quiet, the bilateral relations between the two neighbours have started showing signs of anxiety following the Mumbai terror attack.
World Travel Market

India bagged World Travel Award 2008

International travel related events may push up tourism in India
Author: Gyan Pathak - Published 11-11-2008 10:03 GMT-0000
New Delhi: The Ministry of Tourism bagged the prestigious World Travel Award 2008 for its role in developing and promotion of 'Responsible Tourism'. Shri Sujit Banerjee, Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, received the Award in a function held in London.

Ensuring right to education for world's indigenous peoples

Author: System Administrator - Published 21-10-2008 11:08 GMT-0000
Work has begun on a new year-long United Nations study aimed at helping the world's estimated 370 million indigenous people achieve their right to education.

Half the population of India to reside in urban settlements by 2051

The number of million plus cities would be 75
Author: Gyan Pathak - Published 08-08-2008 11:47 GMT-0000
The Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India and GTZ, a German company, have signed an Indo-Germean technical co-operation today.