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Housing and Land Rights Network NGO’s challenges

Housing and Land Rights Network NGO’s challenges

June 1, 2016

New Delhi based NGO Housing and Land Rights Network (HLNR) addresses the crucial issue of housing shortage in the Indian capital, providing shelter and legal help to homeless people and slum inhabitants. But these are provisory solutions and the roots of the problem – from proh...

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India becomes a $2 trillion dollars economy

India becomes a $2 trillion dollars economy

June 1, 2016

The acceleration of growth in the 4th quarter – January-March, at 7.9% has powered the Indian economy that has crossed the symbolic mark of a 2 trillion dollars economy, at INR exchange rate of around 67 dollars. On the whole, in 2015-2016, India grew at 7.6%, boosted by th...

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India-EU FTA: Moving or Standing still?

India-EU FTA: Moving or Standing still?

May 31, 2016

It seems both the sides have started talking to each other and communicating to each other on the process. Indications are coming that India is ready to work with the European Union (EU) to sort out “issues of concern’’ related to the proposed bilateral free trade agreement...

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A joint initiative against “conflict diamonds”

A joint initiative against “conflict diamonds”

May 28, 2016

The European Union and India offered coordinated proposal to chair Kimberley Process (KP), a joint initiative of the governments, industry and civil societies to stem flow of “conflict diamonds” - the rough diamonds used by rebel movements to finance wars against legitimate g...

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Italian marines – Indian fishermen 2012 death case

Italian marines – Indian fishermen 2012 death case

May 27, 2016

India’s Supreme Court cleared the decks for the Italian marine Sergeant Major Salvatore Girone – who along with Chief Master Sergeant Massimiliano Latorre, is accused of killing two Indian fishermen off Kerala’s coast in South India in February 2012 – to l...

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After the death of a Congolese student in South Delhi

After the death of a Congolese student in South Delhi

May 26, 2016

The death of a Congolese post-graduate student in an altercation on Friday in New Delhi has sparked a major diplomatic controversy. African envoys protested and decided not to attend part of the Africa Day there. India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has assured that ...

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A study by New Delhi based Centre for Science and Environment

A study by New Delhi based Centre for Science and Environment

May 23, 2016

If you are visiting India avoid bread. It could be laced with toxic chemicals which are serious health hazards. According to a study by New Delhi based Centre for Science and Environment, Indian bread manufacturers use potassium bromate and potassium iodate for treating flour whi...

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The latest push for Science and Technology incubators

The latest push for Science and Technology incubators

May 20, 2016

India will soon launch a hub and spoke model to set up science cities and science centres to encourage science and technology (S&T) incubators and create an enabling environment. This was announced by Minister of state for science & technology and earth sciences, Y.S. Cho...

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Increasing labour costs

Increasing labour costs

May 18, 2016

According to a study, the increasing labour costs in India will be a hindrance in India’s cost competitiveness that is forecasted to reduce from 44 pc to 30 pc by 2030. Growing labour costs will dent India’s cost competitiveness in manufacturing vis-à- vis Europe and is esti...

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Less Polluted Days Ahead?

Less Polluted Days Ahead?

May 17, 2016

According to a recent World Health Organisation report, New Delhi is at the 25th position among the most polluted cities crosswise the globe, while Patna, Gwalior and Raipur stand at sixth, tenth, and seventh position respectively. Delhi stands at the 25th position on the polluti...

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India-EU free trade

India-EU free trade

April 27, 2016

Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Brussels to make a move on India-EU free trade; however, both the countries are yet to agree on resuming talks on a free trade agreement. Representatives from Europe are in talks with the Indian ministry of external affairs and with the minist...

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Relations franco-indiennes

Relations franco-indiennes

April 25, 2016

Le général JJ Singh, ancien chef d’état-major de l’armée indienne, a été fait «Officier de l’Ordre national de la Légion d’Honneur» par la France, à l’ambassade de France à Delhi.   Au nom du Président de la République française, F...

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