Tiny East Timor, counting down to its independence in a few days, is Asia's poorest country and will need considerable international assistance in the years ahead, the United Nationals said on

The externally aided projects have accelerated the pace of development in fields of education, health, forestry and environment in Himachal

Ranking human development is always intimidating. And the Indian government has been especially edgy about getting on with the task. It has been suspicious, claim people in the know, with 'human

New Delhi has asked Asian Development Bank to make a quantum jump in its lending for developmental and infrastructure projects to make a real dent on poverty in the developing member countries, and

The Chhattisgarh Government will receive a grant of Rs. 5 crores under the United Nations Development Programme for development in various sectors. The funds will primarily be used in seven sectors,

The report on "Human Development in South Asia, 2001", brought up by the Mahbub ul Haq Human Development Centre based in Pakistan, manages to revive and draw attention to the debate. Aptly subtitled

Nandi Bhandari, "gram pradhan" or president of a remote village in Uttaranchal, has been conferred the best woman panchayat leader award for her outstanding services for the public

For the year 2001-02, Rs 74.29 crore has been cleared under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana for Punjab and Rs 55 crore has, so far, been released to the state, Minister of State for Rural

The Planning Commission has approved a 50 per cent higher outlay at Rs 12,000 crore for Haryana's 10th Five Years Plan(2002-2007). This is more than what the state had hoped for. The highest

Taking the concept of "Governance Through Bhagidari " further, the Delhi Chief Minister, Sheila Dikshit, today informed that the next focus of her Government would be to improve the infrastructure

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