Glaciers, floods and water crisis
Two billion people in India, China, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Bhutan would be hit
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
Political parties too express concerns over transgenic crops
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.
Govternment to closely watch his meeting with Zardari, Karjai
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
Human trafficking for sex and forced labour
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.
Demands Pak to hand over terrorists
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.
Return of multi-party democratic politics
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.
The moments of anxiety for both the countries
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
International travel related events may push up tourism in India
Published 11-11-2008 10:03 GMT-0000
Published 21-10-2008 11:08 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.
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.
INDO-GERMAN TECHNICAL COOPERATION SIGNED
The number of million plus cities would be 75
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.