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Pak Alienating Neighbors, World Powers

Despite signs of souring relations with Tehran and strained relations with Washington, Pakistan has asserted that it will not allow its territory to be used by the U.S. for anti-Iran operations.

Child Welfare Continues to be Neglected

Despite children forming one-third of India's population and continued independent reports on their neglected state, programs that hope to prevent and protect their rights received a paltry allocation of Rs. 90 crore (USD 20 million).
 

Medicine Abuse Rising in India

A recent United Nations International Narcotics Control Board report expressed concern over the rise in the use of cocaine and excessive abuse of painkiller and cough syrups medicines.

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Moon Mission on Track
The federal government sanctioned Rs. 100 crore (USD 22 million) for the Chandrayaan-I project that will see the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) launch the spacecraft 100 kilometers from the Lunar orbit in March 2008.

 

 

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