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IFC Report Not Optimistic on Arab World’s Microfinance Sector

In a new study, the World Bank’s investment arm International Finance Corporation (IFC) said the Arab World’s microfinance sector is facing serious challenges in view of the external risks, security concerns, and over-indebtedness. The study, conducted in conjunction with Sanabel, the Microfinance Network of Arab Countries, said tackling those problems will be key to spurring the development of the industry. ...

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Impact of Domestic Violence on Babies in Womb

A new study indicates that domestic violence on pregnant women may result in affecting babies in their womb. It plays a major role on the well-being and developmental growth of children, who witness or experience violence. The study is the first to link abuse of pregnant women with emotional and behavioural trauma symptoms in their children within the first year ...

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Kiss of Love Organises ‘7 Day Constitution Recital and Banana Offering’ Campaign

The Kiss of Love activists come up with a new way to protest, “7 Day Constitution recital and Banana offering” campaign against the Hanuman Sena, who created violence in the “Kiss in the Street” campaign that was held in Kozhikode on Sunday. The city has witnessed widespread protest and violence, which paved the way for police to arrest activists of ...

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EU Declares 75 Million to Fight Ebola in West Africa

The European Commissionn Monday declared  that the European Union (EU) has pledged 61 million euros ($75 million) as fresh support to combat the deadly Ebola disease in West Africa. EU Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica, announced the aid during his visit to Guinea from Friday to Sunday, Xinhua reported. Of the total assistance of 61 million euros, ...

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Muharram Procession in J&K Allowed With Restrictions

Restrictions have been imposed in several areas of Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir to prevent Shia Muharram processions, police said Sunday. “Restrictions have been imposed in Maisuma, Kralkhud, Kothibagh, Ram Munshibagh, Shergarhi, Shaheedgunj, Karan Nagar and Batmaloo areas to maintain law and order in Srinagar,” a senior police officer told IANS. Police and Central Reserve Police Force personnel have been ...

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Maharashtra Assembly Election: Voter Turnout Touches 60 Per Cent in Haryana

More than 60 percent of Haryana’s 1.63 crore voters had casted their vote by evening in the state assembly elections on Wednesday, authorities said. Officials said that the voters were still queued up at polling stations and the poll percentage would go up. The balloting will decide the fate of 1,351 candidates, including 116 women. The BJP, which is contesting ...

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