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Three Indian projects win UN Public Service Awards

The awards, given for fighting poverty and promoting sustainable development, have been won by programs in Kerala, Jharkhand and Madhya Pradesh

Cabinet to consider ordinance on Food Bill

While the ordinance route may help Congress shift the public agenda back to the Bill, its actual rollout is likely to take an additional 6-9 months

Meghalaya to focus on human capital development

With aid from ADB, the project aims to improve the quality and delivery of secondary education, as well as skill development programs

Carlos Slim, Bill Gates push tech to reduce hunger

The billionaires plan to use their charitable foundations to promote R&D in agricultural technology to increase farmers' productivity and incomes

Exclusive police stations for women in Andhra

Two to four such stations would be set up in Hyderabad and one to two each in urban towns like Visakhapatnam, Vijayawada, Warangal and Tirupati

Tamil Nadu to call bids for 3,300 MW projects

CM Jayalalithaa says that the state government will call for tenders in March for setting up of three power projects totalling a capacity of 3,300 MW

Ex-top cop convenes high-level meet on policing

Former CBI director Shri DR Kaarthikeyan brought together politicians, ex-cops and members of the judiciary to highlight the need for police reform

Bihar: Appointments of 6 VCs, 4 pro-VCs cancelled

The appointments of six vice chancellors and four pro-vice chancellors of seven Bihar universities have been cancelled over alleged illegalities

Capacity building,strategy needed to help disabled

The First World Congress on Community-Based Rehabilitation called for coordinated efforts to enhance quality of life of persons with disability

UNSC backs India-initiated concerns to curb piracy

The UN Security Council has adopted an India-initiated statement expressing serious concern over continued violence by pirates

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