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India's private sector to boost science research

Jan 07, 2013 06:31 PM Academics and civil society activists are questioning the rationale behind India's new science policy that aims to place India among the world's top five scientific powers by roping in business and industry
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Women's groups condemn sexual violence, oppose death penalty

Dec 26, 2012 06:32 PM "We are outraged at this incident (Delhi gangrape case) and, in very strong terms, condemn her gang rape and the physical and sexual assault," the women’s groups said. Read the following statement by women’s and progressive groups and individuals condemning sexual violence and opposing death penalty.
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Helping a rickshaw-pullers' dream of owning a rickshaw

Dec 13, 2012 05:43 PM Rickshaw Bank Project – a flagship programme of the Centre for Rural Development (CRD), an NGO in Northeast region of India, provides self-employment to poor and marginalised community of rickshaw-pullers in the region by helping them get ownership of rickshaws, freeing them from the exorbitant rents.
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Disability – One of the diversities in India

Dec 10, 2012 06:10 PM Shishu Sarothi is a not for profit voluntary organisation that provides needs-based services for children and young adults with Cerebral Palsy and its associated disabilities in the northeast region of India.
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VSO India to increase footprint in country

Dec 07, 2012 06:27 PM VSO India aspires to mobilise 10 lakh active citizens and 1 lakh national volunteers by 2017.
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Nepal's Pushpa Basnet get CNN 'Hero of the Year' award

Dec 05, 2012 05:56 PM Pushpa Basnet and her NGO Early Childhood Development Center won the CNN 'Hero of the Year' award for the year 2012 in a glittering, star-studded ceremony held on 2nd December at Los Angeles.
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Corruption anchors public life, say NGO leaders

Nov 27, 2012 11:40 PM A peoples’ assembly held in New Delhi, became a forum for voicing concern of people attached to movements, for accountability in public life.
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Indo-Bangla public art show held at Chhobir Haat

Nov 20, 2012 06:05 PM Drik, a Bangladeshi NGO, organised a public art show at Chhobir Haat, Dhaka, in which artists from India and Bangladesh participated. The art show aimed at promoting friendship between the two countries.
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Anshu Gupta wins Social Entrepreneur of the Year India 2012 award

Nov 07, 2012 06:11 PM Anshu Gupta, founder of Goonj, a not-for-profit organisation that collects and redistributes the excess and under-used resources of urban households to the rural and urban poor was given the Social Entrepreneur of the Year India 2012 award.

Introducing enterprise to India's rural women

Nov 05, 2012 01:25 PM Udyogini, a Delhi-based NGO, is providing quality business development services to train and promote India’s rural poor women as entrepreneurs.
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DD to telecast anti-caste series on Tagore’s work

Oct 22, 2012 02:10 PM India's national broadcaster Doordarshan has launched a TV series based on Rabindranath Tagore’s novel ‘Gora’ that carries an anti-caste and pro-humanist message. The series is produced by Gargi Sen, documentary film maker and founder of Magic Lantern Foundation, an NGO that works on culture and rights.
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Pavan Sukhdev is new UNEP Goodwill Ambassador

Oct 17, 2012 11:30 AM Indian banker and long-standing environmental economist Pavan Sukhdev has pledged to use his profile and influence to further the goals of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) as the organisation’s newest Goodwill Ambassador.
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Nitin Desai elected new chair of Oxfam International

Oct 11, 2012 04:05 PM Nitin Desai, an acclaimed Indian economist, has previously served as a member in the India Planning commission and has worked with the UN in various capacities.
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