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Climate threat worse than earlier feared

er Arctic sea ice, and the eventual melting of Himalayan glaciers and the Greenland ice sheet. Ice • The melting of mountain glaciers appears to be accelerating, threatening the Livelihoods of one fifth or more of the population who depend on glacier ice and seasonal snow for their water supply. For 30 reference glaciers in nine mountain ranges tracked by the World Glacier Monitoring Service, the mean rate of loss since 2000 has

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India Could be a New Pole of Global Growth by Robert B Zoellick

India and the country has one of the highest malnutrition rates in the world, with 44 percent of children born underweight. Actions to address poverty widely -- and education, health, rural roads and Livelihoods more specifically -- have a renewed urgency. The World Bank Group can support India through assistance with urban development, transport and power infrastructure; elementary and secondary education; and agricultural and rural development. 

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Devastating cattle plague to be purged within 18 months, announces UN agency

economic losses and contributing to famine and social unrest. It swept into sub-Saharan Africa at the end of the 19th century, killing 80 to 90 per cent of all cattle in the region, leaving the Livelihoods of farmers and pastoralists in tatters, causing widespread famine and leaving the region vulnerable to European colonization. At its height in the 1920s, rinderpest extended from Scandinavia to the Cape of Good Hope and from the Atlantic

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Bhopal's economy was stalled by the 1984 gas leak by Jorn Madslien and Ben Richardson

I will have to make an effort myself. "The city cannot survive on charity. The city will have to make an effort and rise to the opportunities available, make that extra effort to earn that Livelihood and make the city grow," he says. Better future Chief Minister Chouhan insists he is doing what he can. "Investment and development will only happen when we have the infrastructure for it," he says. "W

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Towards a happier state by SL Rao

ar today is still far from being transformed. It is only beginning a long process of change. The Aga Khan Foundation is an example of an NGO that, through its development network, is working on Livelihood enhancement, health, sanitation and education. It has commenced a programme to approach these issues in a unified manner in Bihar. A two-day intensive trip by road in Bihar to see a sample of its work took me to villages in and around Pat

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A fair food deal for all by Arjun Sengupta

Incomes of the rich will go up and India will be a major player in the world when it revives. But the bulk of the population, about 70 per cent, will remain poor with their dire struggle for minimal Livelihood. About 350 million people will remain below the poverty line. In the past, growth has bypassed them and unless there is a total change in the approach, growth will continue to bypass them. As a revolutionary change in the system is no

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Juridical Contours of the Right to Education by Vijay Kumar

ined in Article 21 of the Constitution has succeeded in extending its emancipatory and liberating potential. The right to life now encompasses many positive attributes like right to dignity, privacy, Livelihood, healthcare, pollution-free environment and numerous other rights. The right to basic education stands at the core of this right because denial to access to primary education will render meaningless the other peripherial rights read in the text

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Protests against Land Acquisition and R & R Bills

and Resettlement Policy. Jairam Rameshji also assured that the PCPIR Project with dozens of chemical SEZ s would not be spared the scrutiny of the environmental law of the country and people’s Livelihood. At a large gathering of hundreds of students and faculty yesterday night at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, the outpourings and logic-based assertions of the farmers, urban and rural poor, adivasis and others made the students clap umpt

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Rubber-stamp Authority

the state environment regulatory body resigned. “Development is the preferred option, provided the carrying capacity is available. There cannot be a trade-off at the cost of the health and Livelihoods of the silent majority,” wrote Sardar Amrieet Prakash Singh, former chairperson of the State Environment Impact Assessment Authority (state eia authority).   The state eia authority was formed under the 2006 eia notification. The

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Victims always by Venkitesh Ramakrishnan and Ajoy Ashirwad Mahaprashastra

as expected to acquire 64,000 hectares of land, 70 per cent of which is agricultural land. A number of observers and social analysts pointed out that this acquisition would militate against the basic Livelihood of a large section of Dalits who were into share-cropping with upper-caste, land-owning farmers. According to NCRB data since 2005, Uttar Pradesh ranks the highest in the number of cases of caste atrocities, followed closely by Madhya Pra

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