Govt approves appointment of 3 experts as NDMA members

The government on Sunday approved appointment of a scientist, an armyman and a UN expert on disaster reduction as members of the revamped NDMA, which had previously seen mostly politicians and retired bureaucrats with no background of disaster management holding office.

Ebola wiping out Sierra Leone's post-war gains: Study

Ebola-hit Sierra Leone faces social and economic disaster as gains made since the country's ruinous civil war are wiped out by the epidemic, according to a major study released today.

UN urges world to tackle human trafficking

UN urges world to tackle human trafficking

More than 2.2 billion people `poor or near-poor`: UN report

More than 2.2 billion people are "poor or near-poor", with financial crises, natural disasters, soaring food prices and violent conflicts threatening to exacerbate the problem, a United Nations report said Thursday.

Nearly half of domestic helps in Mumbai are U-15 girls

Forty percent of domestic servants
in India`s financial capital are under 15 years of age and the
number seems to be increasing at an alarming rate, states a
report by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).