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MDG3: Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women

MDG3: Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women
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Rural marathon held to promote girl’s education in India

Sep 02, 2014 07:30 AM The marathon Aao Sath Chale (Come, let us walk together), saw participation of more than 1000 sports loving and spirited people.
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Eradicate gender bias from its root: Indian minister

Sep 01, 2014 05:50 PM The minister was speaking at 54th Foundation day of NCERT, a premier academic body.

India: All the single women, stand up for your rights

Sep 01, 2014 01:25 PM Every year, single women from different parts of Rajasthan come together to celebrate womanhood, writes Abha Sharma.

CGHS clinics now open to all senior citizens in Delhi

Sep 01, 2014 11:45 AM The clinics will be thrown open to all citizens above 65 years of age, signaling an end to the exclusivity of the Central Government Health Services.
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New health policy to cater to young Indian women: govt

Aug 29, 2014 12:53 PM The new national health policy would address reproductive health, anaemia and numerous other non-communicable diseases.
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Biofuel initiatives should enhance food security: ICRISAT

Aug 28, 2014 09:00 AM Experts have urged for policy and strategy convergence for food security and biofuel development.
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Guarding girl child in Indian schools

Aug 22, 2014 01:30 PM Many families either remain ignorant or are resigned to the threats their children are exposed to, especially in schools, writes Hema Vijay.

India: 531 air passengers being tracked for Ebola Virus

Aug 22, 2014 11:30 AM During past 24 hours, 141 passengers from the affected countries have arrived at the six major airports of the country.
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Women toilets mooted for border districts of J&K

Aug 21, 2014 12:40 PM Open defecation by women and girls must be seen as a national shame, said India’s Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Science & Technology.
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Child Mortality: Indian minister calls for ‘Health Sainiks’

Aug 20, 2014 03:00 PM The high child mortality rate in India is a national shame, said Dr Harsh Vardhan, the Indian Health Minister.
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Ebola: WHO seeks to allay fears about air travel

Aug 18, 2014 08:00 AM The WHO has repeatedly said that the Ebola virus is highly contagious – but not airborne.
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Ebola: WHO panel endorses use of experimental drugs

Aug 14, 2014 08:00 AM The UN arm has also posted Ebola response videos on YouTube and is also seeking to counter the ‘many barriers stand in the way of rapid containment.’
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For years, viral hepatitis has been largely neglected: WHO

Jul 30, 2014 05:13 PM Marking World Hepatitis Day, the United Nations has appealed for boost in global momentum to tackle disease.
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Call for urgent action to end female genital mutilation

Jul 25, 2014 01:18 PM According to the newly-released data, more than 130 million girls and women have experienced some form of female genital mutilation.
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AIDS deaths fall, but millions unaware of HIV-status: UN

Jul 25, 2014 12:10 PM The first-ever UNAIDS Gap Report, shows that as people find out their HIV-positive status, they seek life-saving treatment.
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Stark choice for many Afghans: sickness or debt

Jul 25, 2014 11:55 AM According to a report which surveyed 700 patients in four Afghan provinces, 44 percent of respondents were forced to sell their possessions to get health care during a recent illness.
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India ranks 135 in HDI, lowest among BRIC nations

Jul 24, 2014 03:33 PM Russia, Brazil, and China are ranked 57, 79, and 91respectively and are in the high Human Development Index (HDI) value category.
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Online course to help fight workplace sexual harassment

Jul 23, 2014 03:30 PM The objective of the course is to provide individuals with a well-informed understanding of all the elements constituting sexual harassment.
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Child sex ratio in India declines sharply: report

Jul 22, 2014 06:35 PM Gender-biased sex selection is an extreme form and manifestation of gender discrimination, say UN Women and UNFPA
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Encephalitis kills 60 in Eastern India in two weeks

Jul 22, 2014 06:04 PM The deadly disease generally surfaces during the rainy season.

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