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MDG3: Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women

MDG3: Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women
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Legalisation of prostitution will boost trafficking: activists

Oct 29, 2014 01:09 PM Activists feel that instead of controlling human trafficking in India, the proposed legislation will provide a legal framework to embolden it.
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UN hails landmark global polio eradication campaign

Oct 27, 2014 05:38 PM The annual number of polio cases has fallen from 350,000 in 1988, to 416 in 2013, and 243 so far this year – an extraordinary drop of more than 99 percent.

India offers cooperation to Pakistan for ending polio

Oct 27, 2014 04:01 PM Pakistan today accounts for 85 percent of the world’s polio cases today.

Sri Lanka’s malaria elimination efforts termed ‘spectacular'

Oct 26, 2014 08:00 AM “Two years without malaria cases is a huge achievement,” said Dr Richard Feachem, Director of the Global Health Group (GHG).

Indian minister for strong steps against female foeticide

Oct 14, 2014 11:55 AM Newer medical technologies are increasingly being used for gender selection, said Dr Harsh Vardhan, the Indian Health Minister.

India’s Kailash, Pak’s Malala win Nobel peace prize-2014

Oct 10, 2014 06:30 PM The South Asian duo has been awarded for their unrelenting efforts against the suppression of children and young people.
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More focus sought on mental health standards for children

Oct 09, 2014 01:00 PM “There is a need to understand what Mental Health means in relation to children in institutions,” the experts said.
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India to have a mental health policy soon

Oct 08, 2014 06:49 PM While on a visit to the Mental Health Hospital in Agra, Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan announced that October 10 would be observed as the National Mental Health Day.

Indian girls should learn martial arts for self defence: Dalai Lama

Oct 01, 2014 06:20 PM Training of young girls in martial arts seems a practical solution for reducing their vulnerability against sexual crimes, says the Dalai Lama.
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India: A market for surrogacy, why not!

Oct 01, 2014 10:00 AM Surrogacy is now a million dollar industry resulting into livelihoods for thousands of poor women in India, writes Renu Pokharna.

Now, a free mobile health unit for women in Delhi

Sep 30, 2014 12:47 PM The mobile unit will provide free treatment including medicines, iron supplementsa and diet counseling.
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Media should stop objectifying women: Sonam Kapoor

Sep 29, 2014 07:30 PM Bollywood actor Sonam Kapoor has urged the media to act responsibly and put an end to objectification of women.
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Call for legal framework to regulate surrogacy in India

Sep 25, 2014 03:55 PM Medical experts and women’s rights organisations demand a rights-based legal framework to regulate surrogacy in India.

Mobile Industry is developmental in nature: Vodafone India

Sep 24, 2014 04:30 PM Releasing its fourth annual sustainability report in New Delhi on Wednesday, Vodafone India highlighted its social initiatives.
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Mountaineering helps women deal with daily risks: Bachendri Pal

Sep 23, 2014 07:47 PM The risk involved in mountaineering prepares women for the risks they face in their daily life, says Bachendri Pal, the first Indian woman to climb Mount Everest.

Sri Lanka donates medical gloves to Ebola-stricken nations

Sep 22, 2014 11:55 AM The consignment of gloves worth Rs 5 million will be distributed among medical workers in Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and Nigeria.

Indian govt honours 54 women achievers in sericulture

Sep 17, 2014 05:26 PM Sericulture has been providing gainful livelihood opportunities to rural women.

'Roof of the world' beckons passionate Indian girls

Sep 16, 2014 01:10 PM A seven-member team of Indian women led by the legendary Bachendri Pal is all set for an expedition to Kharta Valley in Tibet also known as the roof of the world.
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Floating clinics proposed for flood hit Srinagar in J-K

Sep 15, 2014 01:14 PM The Indian health minister has advised for running a constant information campaign to prevent disease outbreak.
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Journalists work amidst grave dangers: Indian Minister

Sep 14, 2014 04:00 PM Journalists do commendable work under adverse conditions, said Najma Heptullah, the Indian Minister for Minority Affairs.
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