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A meeting of Nepal's Central Monitoring and Coordination Committee formed to look into the problems of Kamaiyas has decided to direct concerned District Development Committees (DDCs) to among other,

A highly classified intelligence report warns that deploying a U.S. national missile defense could prompt China to expand its nuclear arsenal tenfold and lead Russia to place multiple warheads on

A Maori tribe will become the biggest private landowner on New Zealand's South Island under a multi-million dollar land deal announced and funded by a land claim compensation

The Union minister of State for Information and Broadcasting, Mr Arun Jaitley, has recommended amendments in the Copyrights Act to protect the interests of traditional and tribal artists of India.

KENYA will hold a post-enumeration survey at the end of this month to evaluate the August 1999 national population and housing census. The exercise, estimated to cost Ksh20.3 million ($270,000),

The Bachpan Bachao Andolan, the nucleus body of the South Asian Coalition for Child Servitude, plans to approach candidates contesting the Lok Sabha elections to place on record their commitment to

Dozens of activists gathered outside the World Bank headquarters yesterday vowing to fight a controversial new bank project on the mainland that they claim would harm minority

It is being projected as the biggest administrative exercise in the world. Two million enumerators under 400,000 supervisors will go on a house-to-house, hut-to-hut campaign throughout this vast

About 4,000 people, alleging they had been evacuated from Haldia to facilitate the building of the port, demonstrated for seven hours in front of the office of the Calcutta Port Trust's deputy

A draft International Labour Organisation convention seeking an "immediate and universal ban" on the worst forms of child labour" - due to be agreed at this month's annual ILO conference-may be