Donors pledge $3bn in aid to quake-hit Nepal
Donors pledge $3bn in aid to quake-hit Nepal

International donors led by India and China pledged around $3 billion to rebuild quake-devastated Nepal on Thursday, as the country`s premier vowed "zero tolerance" of corruption and said all aid money would go to victims.

'Donors should demand human rights progress in Afghanistan'

Afghanistan's foreign donors should press the Afghan government to prevent further deterioration in the war-torn country's human rights situation and to support crucial services, prominent rights groups said today.

UN, Palestinians call for $550 mn in Gaza aid

The United Nations and the Palestinian government called Tuesday for international donors to provide $550 million in aid to help hundreds of thousands of Gazans affected by a devastating war with Israel.

Draft guidelines submitted in Delhi HC over donor`s body

The city government on Wednesday submitted draft guidelines in the Delhi High Court on donation of bodies in hospitals for medical research purposes stating the procedure to be followed for donation.

CPI-M says it has no hidden income

The CPI-M Sunday said it had nothing to hide about its income and related details after a published report claimed that a major share of its income was from "unknown" sources.

Sperm banks struggle to attract donors in China

Almost three decades after China opened its first sperm bank, such fertility institutions are dealing with a worsening shortage of healthy sperm, despite repeated efforts to recruit more donors.

UN urges donors to help Sri Lanka`s war displaced

The United Nations urged the
international community on Thursday to continue helping
war-displaced Sri Lankans, saying the current period is
critical and an additional USD 165 million in funding is

Donors to give $9.3 mn on Somali piracy cases: UN

Donors will spend USD 9.3 million to
help Kenya and Seychelles prosecute suspected Somali pirates
and improve those countries` criminal justice systems, a UN
official said on Tuesday.

Bill Clinton asks donors to make Haiti self-sufficient

Former US president Bill Clinton is urging the aid groups serving Haiti`s devastated communities to help rebuild the country`s government and ultimately put themselves out of business by fostering a self-sufficient nation.

We will boost democracy, Dhaka tells foreign donors

Bangladesh has assured international donors that it will further improve the working of its Parliament and boost democracy to facilitate an inclusive and faster pace of development.