Lead News of the Week

Asia-Pacific economies trying to overcome Internet gap
The new report '2008 Asia-Pacific Telecommunication/Inform-
ation and Communication Technology (ICT) Indicators Report'realises the importance of broadband in developing countries attempting to increase their economic production

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NEWS
AGRICULTURE

Sri Lanka's Colombo University to teach farmers online
The University of Colombo, Sri Lanka is starting an online agro-technology programme for rural farmers. The university has started a pilot programme in the village of Weligatte in Hambantota in the deep south of the island teaching farmers tissue culture, agro technology, farm management techniques and marketing.

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A Ghanaian software company helps farmers get a deal for their crops
Africa: UN agency supplies over $30 million to help poor farmers of Mozambique                                                                       


 
COMMUNITY RADIO

Voice for people suffering from AIDS in Orissa, India
In order to give voice to people who are living with HIV/AIDS, the State AIDS Control Society of Orissa is planning to set up a community radio centres in urban areas of the state.

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Radio Health to go on air
India: First community radio of MP launched


e-GOVERNANCE

Rwandan commercial courts plans to digitise soon
Soon, the courts of Rwanda will be facilitated with digital recording to reduce the cost of doing business in the country and act as a catalyst to increase both local and foreign investments.

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India: Haryana to develop state data centre
AMD deploys for Gram Panchayat eGovernance Project in West Bengal

EDUCATION

AIIMS collaborates with TCIL for pan Africa e-network
The All India Institute of Medical Sciences here has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Telecommunication Consultant of India Limited, which is implementing tele-medicine network and the pan-African e-network being implemented by the Centre.

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Technology to make a differace for differently abled
Gujarat Education Board innovates on examination format


Health

Nano-sized ships to torpedo tumours devised
Lethal nano-sized 'torpedos,' deftly evading the body's defence network, will discharge anti-cancer drugs into the heart of tumours and destroy them ruthlessly.

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India: ONGC to extend telemedicine project in its entire work base
Better health through your cell phone


m-SERVE

Public Telephone service in every Indian village by 2009 end
Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), the state owned telecom operator has begun the work on the second phase of installing public telephones in the remaining 50,000 villages after getting the green signal from Department of Telecommunications (DoT).

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3G mobile service to be launched by MTNL by month end
BSNL to connect 1.48 lakh villages through Internet


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