Latest Headlines -- Development Channel 1. Kenyan opposition accuses government of genocide In the aftermath of the presidential election that saw a poor turnout, the Kenyan opposition, which had called for a boycott of the election, has said that the government has conducted 'genocide' of ethnic minorities. 2. Companies still using “conflict...
Latest Headlines — Development Channel 1. ITUC welcomes Qutar’s ending kafala ‘modern slavery’ system The International Trade Union Confederation has welcomed the move of Qatar government to end the kafala system, and improving working conditions of the laborers in the gulf state. Read more 2. Elephant poaching in Africa coming down: report Although...
Latest Headlines -- Development Channel 1.Forest fire deaths: Portugal minister resigns Following deadly forest fires that have killed more than 100 people in four months, Portugal’s interior minister was replaced as his handling of the situation came under criticism. 2. UN Human Right Committee criticize Australia The UN the UN human rights committee...
Latest Headlines -- Development Channel Catalan leader suspends independence decision for two months Catalonia's separatist leader Carles Puigdemont has said that he wanted to "suspend" initiating steps towards independence for two months to start talks with Madrid. 2. Apex court revokes private water supply contracts in Jakarta In a significant ruling, the...
Latest Headlines — Development Channel NSW passes historic law to protect aboriginal languages The parliament of New South Wales in Australia has passed a historic legislation, a first in the country’s history, to recognize and revive Indigenous languages. Read more 2. Depression and anxiety cost global economy $1trn a year: WHO Over...
Latest Headlines — Development Channel Myanmar takes step to ease Buddhists-Muslims relations Myanmar took the first step towards improving relations between Buddhists and Muslims with inter-faith prayers at a stadium in the biggest city of Yangon, with Buddhists, Muslims, Hindus, Christians and others attending. 2.Cocoa conflicts continue in Columbia, disrupting...
Latest Headlines — Development Channel Obesity to cost $1.2tn every year from 2025 There will be 2.7 billion overweight and obese adults by 2025, and the cost of treating ill health caused by obesity around the world will top $1.2tn every year from then, World Obesity Federation (WOF) says. 2. Bangladesh...
Latest Headlines — Development Channel Southern states have highest share in unusable waterbodies Over 15% of water bodies dedicated to irrigation in India are now unusable, and over 60% of them are in the southern states. Read more 2. Companies under scrutiny The government said it has about 6,000 companies under...
Latest Headlines — Development Channel Visualizing method for bio-molecules gets scientists Chemistry Nobel The 2017 Nobel Prize for chemistry has been awarded to three scientists for developing a method to visualize molecules of life better than ever. Read more 2. India gives $4.5 billion loan to Bangladesh India and Bangladesh have signed...
Latest Headlines — Development Channel Death toll reaches 58 in Las Vegas shooting At least 58 have been killed, and over 500 injured, in a shooting at Mandalay Bay Casino in Las Vegas Strip, in the US, during a concert in early Monday. 2.Market can’t address housing problem: UN-Habitat With 1.6 billion...

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