The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), with support from the Australian government through AusAID, has come to the assistance of 10,000 flood-affected people in Chakoria upazila of Cox's Ba

Six districts have reduced infant mortality rate to 28, which is the UN target to be achieved by 2015


The government will screen five crore people from across the country for hyper-tension and diabetes. Union minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said that these lifestyle diseases pose a huge health risk.

Inaugurating a camp to screen slum-dwellers in Delhi for the lifestyle diseases, Mr Azad said,

WHEN asked how he had persuaded Britain’s senior doctors to withdraw their vociferous objections to a National Health Service in the 1940s, Aneurin Bevan, the NHS’s founding minister, replied: “I s

New Delhi: How ambitious are the emission reduction targets rich nations are ready to adopt for 2020? Pretty low, suggests a technical report that the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change has prepared. The report is based on compiling the offers developed countries made after the Cancun summit last year.

Take the case of the US.

New Delhi: To lock climate changing carbon dioxide in the growing forests, the government has asked the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change to provide a substantial part of the Rs 90 billion needed every year for 10 years.

The government has made this recommendation to the climate convention, knowing that a mechanism would be set up in future to provide investments from markets as wel

Africa's population rising fastest, might triple in this century Pressure on food, water to grow, other problems are likely
The population of the world, long expected to stabilise just above nine billion in the middle of the century, will instead keep growing and may hit 10.1 billion by the year 2100, the United Nations projected in a report released on Tuesday.

Growth in Africa remains so h

The usual figures ignore the role of trade in the world