Alcohol And Drug Abuse: Causes Effect And Control


Launching its flagship world drug report 2012, United Nations Office on Drug and Crime (UNODC) said, "Heroin, cocaine and other drugs continue to kill around 200,000 people a year, shattering families and bringing misery to thousands of other people, insecurity and the spread of HIV". Enormity of substance abuse problem in India is no less different. Its … [Read more...]

Puri Gets Thomas Jefferson Eternal Vigilance Award


 #adsense# Former Permanent Representative of India to United Nations, Hardeep Singh Puri has received the Thomas Jefferson Eternal Vigilance Award for his exemplary service to humanity. The award was presented by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon at a function in New York on March 12. US Congresswoman Carolyn B Maloney also presented the same award to … [Read more...]

Migration And Remittances


Remittance flows to the developing world are expected to exceed earlier estimates and total $406 billion in 2012, an increase of 6.5 percent over the previous year, according to a new World Bank brief on global migration and remittances. Remittances to developing countries are projected to grow by 7.9 per cent in 2013, 10.1 per cent in 2014 and 10.7 per … [Read more...]