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Mar 24, 2019
Supreme Court to hear fresh plea tomorrow not to evict forest dwellers, set up special investigation teamA bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Sanjiv Khanna had on 5 March taken cognisance of the plea filed by Chhattisgarh-based Tarika Tarangini Larka, seeking a direction to the Centre not to allot possession of any forest land belonging to tribals to anyone other than 'adivasi' residing in that particular area.
Mar 08, 2019
On International Women's Day eve, UNDP appoints Indian-American Padma Lakshmi its newest Goodwill AmbassadorIn her new role, the Emmy-nominated television personality and award-winning author Padma Lakshmi will mobilise support for the Sustainable Development Goals with a focus on fighting inequality, discrimination and empowering the disenfranchised
Feb 28, 2019
SC stays eviction order on forest land: Centre's application to apex court points out grave anomalies in rejection of land title claimsAccording to the Union tribal affairs ministry’s application to the Supreme Court, its letter to state governments dated 12 September, 2014, had noted that reasons for rejection were not communicated.
Sep 23, 2018
Over 270 million people moved out of poverty in India since 2005-06, improvement fastest among STs, Muslims, shows UN dataPoverty reduction was fastest among children, the poorest states, scheduled tribes and Muslims in India where, in an historic shift, over 270 million people moved out of poverty in the decade since 2005-06, according to a new data.
Jun 12, 2017
Alibaba's Jack Ma to attend YouthConnekt Africa Summit in RwandaThe three-day meeting on "realising Africa's youth potential" will bring together government officials, entrepreneurs, investors, multinationals, and startups shaping the African technological ecosystem to interact and discuss the methods of using technology to drive Africa's economic growth.
May 29, 2017
Manipur governor Najma Heptulla is Jamia Millia Islamia's first woman chancellorManipur governor and former minority affairs minister Najma Heptulla has been appointed as the chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia.
Sep 20, 2016
Technology can ensure a vaccinated future for India's childrenModern technology, particularly the Internet of Things (IoT) and real-time monitoring, can reduce losses in high value goods such as vaccines (as well as other materials that degrade quickly) by better identification and resolution of problems of storage and transit than incumbent systems.
May 30, 2013
US needs to work with India, China on climate change: ReportThe US, which accounts for 18 percent of the global carbon dioxide emissions, needs to work with India and China to make meaningful improvement on issues related to climate change and resource scarcity, a Congressional report has said.
Feb 18, 2013
Rural Muslim poverty highest in Assam, UP and Gujarat: UNUnited Nations has observed that poverty head count ratio for Muslims is highest in the states of Assam, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Gujarat even as it expressed satisfaction over India's efforts to meet the millennium development goals in important areas.
Oct 11, 2012
Community organisations look at eco-friendly business options at biodiversity meetA group of community-based organisations from across the world have showed that biodiversity and business can go hand-in-hand for the benefit of the people.