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US House panel imposes limits on Pak aid

A key US Congressional committee has approved a defence spending bill that would impose limits on US aid to Pakistan, reflecting its frustration with Islamabad's efforts in the war against terror.


India announces $5 bn aid for Africa, seeks support for UN reforms

Taking its burgeoning ties with Africa to a new high, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday announced a massive $5 billion aid for the next three years and an additional $700 million for set

India contributes $1 mn to UN Women budget

India has contributed $1 million to the core voluntary budget of UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, or UN Women, for the year 2011.

India's Permanent UN Representative Hardee

Bill Gates and Melinda visit village in Bihar

Billionaire Bill Gates and his wife Melinda who co-chair their international philanthropic Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation arrived here on a day-long visit on Wednesday to meet Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar, policy makers, NGO partners and community leaders.

Clooney, Google, UN to monitor Sudan

New York: Groups including the United Nations, Harvard University, Google Inc and an organization co-founded by actor George Clooney are launching a project using satellites to 'watch' Sudan for war c

Billionaires pledge to give away half of riches

Reuters: Another 17 U.S. billionaires, including Facebook co-founders Mark Zuckerberg and Dustin Moskovitz, have pledged to give away at least half their fortunes in a philanthropic campaign led by Wa

'Blood on book, bizzare but laudable act of charity'


Mumbai, Jul 21: It seemed bizzare at first but former players are now lauding Sachin Tendulkar for allowing his blood to be used on the signature page of an autobiography since it's all for charity.

Microsoft co-founder to donate fortune to charity

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has pledged to donate the majority of his $13.5 billion fortune to charity.

Allen's pledge came just weeks after his former business partner, Bill Gates, and legendary

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