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UN refugee agency urged to engage with ‘rule of law’

Dec 22, 2014 12:25 PM Speaking in Geneva this week, Professor Geoff Gilbert presented a report that showed how better engagement could enhance the long-term welfare of millions of refugees.

Systemic changes sought for making entitlements fruitful

Dec 20, 2014 09:55 AM Experts called for systemic changes to make sure that the downtrodden communities have access to the entitlements bestowed on them.

Asia-Pacific disaster-related deaths rise 3-fold in 10 years

Dec 19, 2014 02:35 PM Some 28 upper-middle-income and high-income economies accounted for 85.5% of the total economic damage from natural disasters between 2004 and 2013.
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Child Rights and You condemns Peshawar killings

Dec 19, 2014 01:08 PM In the past decade alone, armed conflicts are estimated to have claimed the lives of over two million children.

Project Uddan to work for red-light area kids in Sonagachi

Dec 18, 2014 05:50 PM The initiative christened as ‘Project Uddan’ aims at providing safe and secure shelter for the children residing in the red light area.

Maldivian Red Crescent responds to Malé water crisis

Dec 18, 2014 11:26 AM “The third day into the crisis, the situation remain serious,” says Safa Musthafa, Communications Manager for Maldivian Red Crescent (MRC).

Bhopal tragedy: Victims move higher US court against UCC

Dec 18, 2014 01:00 AM Earlier, a district court said that Union Carbide could not be used for cleaning up the mess left after the Bhopal gas tragedy.

Where is Yamuna, ask kids along the river’s bank in Delhi

Dec 17, 2014 11:00 AM Delhi children collect on the banks of river Yamuna to volunteer for a clean up drive organised by a non profit.

Radio Benziger tunes into development

Dec 17, 2014 08:10 AM Coming from a densely populated coastal area, Radio Benziger, with a tagline – ‘To Love is To Serve’, has come up with various initiatives to empower the community and keep it engaged with the radio.

India: Women’s organisations pay tribute to Nirbhaya

Dec 16, 2014 03:47 PM Dr. Ranjana Kumari, Director Centre for Social Research, who is leading the campaign, has urged on seeking the engagement and formal commitment of the Indian Prime Minister on this matter.

The more we delay, more we pay: Ban on climate change

Dec 15, 2014 03:20 PM “We have been talking over the last two decades. Now it is time to begin real, serious negotiations,” the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said.

India's gay sex ban: LGBTs protest human rights violations

Dec 13, 2014 02:00 AM India HIV/AIDS Alliance held a public hearing on increase in violence and discrimination cases against sexual minorities since the Section 377 verdict in 2013.

India's 833 mn sq ft of building space uses LEED: USGBC

Dec 12, 2014 09:35 AM In an announcement by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), India’s 833 million square feet of building space is using LEED.

Full economic potential of mangroves still untapped: study

Dec 10, 2014 03:22 PM Ninety cent of mangroves are found in developing countries and many of are under threat.

I have met my Pakistani daughter in Malala, says Satyarthi

Dec 10, 2014 11:50 AM I refuse to accept that the world is too poor to provide for the needs of children, said Kailash Satyarthi after receiving the Nobel Peace Prize at a grand event in Oslo.

Child labour ban coming soon, says Indian minister

Dec 09, 2014 05:35 PM According to statistics from the International Labour Organization there are approximately 12.6 million child labourers in India.

Delhi to host World Toilet Summit in January-2015

Dec 08, 2014 04:04 PM The two day summit will witness participation from various stakeholders including government, Municipal Corporation, corporate and NGOs.
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The longer the world delays, the more costly the action would be: Christiana Figueres of UNFCCC

Dec 02, 2014 08:00 PM As the head of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Christiana Figueres is the most sought after climate change leader in the world today. The UNFCCC is currently organising the UN Climate Change Conference in Lima to come up with a universal climate change draft agreement for final negotiations in Paris in 2015. Ms Figueres took time off from her busy schedule to respond to Rajiv Tikoo on a wide range of issues. Excerpts from the interview:

Indians want to see Union Carbide face court: study

Dec 02, 2014 05:00 PM The Union Carbide factory in Bhopal, which killed around 20,000 people and poisoned more than half a million, thirty years ago, is yet to be brought to justice.
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India to introduce currency notes with Braille by March

Dec 02, 2014 04:00 PM The Braille markings on currency notes will help the visually challenged people easily identify the currency notes.
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