The world aid summit in Monterrey, Mexico, has ended with a pledge of more aid by the developed countries, but not only to governments that root out corruption, progress towards political reform, and

The Union Government has sanctioned an additional Rs. 15.15 crores as special grant under the Border Area Development Programme for the current

The Prime Minister, Mr. Atal Behari Vajpayee, today announced an additional grant of Rs. 200 crores to Himachal Pradesh. Addressing a press conference in Shimla, Mr. Vajpayee said the Centre had

Women in some of Orissa's most impoverished villages are forging their identity and their future with the state's micro credit schemes and their

Under fire for giving too little too late to the world's poor, US President George Bush said on Friday he would jump-start a multi-billion dollar aid program for countries that combat corruption and

Leaders of poor nations warned their rich counterparts that if they want a world free of terrorism, they would need to pay for it. Drawing a direct link between poverty and violence, leaders at a

Ever since the United Nations started compiling and publishing its annual Human Development Reports, the focus has changed from standard of living to quality of life. It is widely recognised today

Standing committees will be formed at the Panchayat level for effective functioning of local bodies. Guidelines have been framed in this regard. Until now, standing committees were restricted to

The Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Minister M Y Ghorpade told the Legislative Assembly on Wednesday that the government would bring in a comprehensive amendment to the Rural Development and

After a 'marathon' session that stretched to well over three hours, the Kerala Chief Minister, A.K. Antony, returned from the Planning Commission in New Delhi with an Annual Plan allocation of Rs.