Under the Millennium Development Goals MDG of the United Nations UN , it has been agreed to halve the number of people without access to safe drinking water by 2015. The Johannesburg Plan of

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When 80,000 people talk it makes noise. So it wasn t unusual for the fourth World Social Forum WSF in Mumbai to be snidely called a huge talking fair . There was also talk about WSF s need to introspect on its ability to impact globally. A good point.

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Rules being framed for disinvestment of natural resource based PSUs

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UK panel endorses South's stand on intellectual property rights