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Indian tourists urged to avoid animal attractions in Bali

Wildlife tourism entertainment venues in Indonesia’s Bali fail to meet even the basic needs of wild animals in captivity, says a report.

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A third of India’s girls fear public place harassment: report

Around 40 per cent of them believe that police would not take them seriously or they could be blamed instead.

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South Asian nations need to monitor oil prices: UNESCAP

Steadily improving economic performance provides a valuable opportunity to mobilize financing for development, says a news UNESCAP report.

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Odisha Government hands over land titles to slum dwellers

Odisha announced the completion of a pilot project for one of the world’s largest slum land titling project with the potential of transforming a million lives.

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Now, yak cheese to fortify diet for infants, pregnant women

IIT Roorkee researchers have identified a new enzyme from yak cheese that could enhance the micronutrient availability to infants, pregnant women and the elderly.

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Bidisha Pillai appointed new CEO of Save the Children

Bidisha Pillai who took over from the outgoing CEO Thomas Chandy has been working in the development sector for more than 20 years.

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Serious human rights concerns in Unnao rape case

Global human rights organisation Amnesty has called for an impartial investigation into the atrocities faced by the Unnao rape victim’s family.

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Shaping the future of liver diseases and transplantation

Liver cancer has emerged as the second largest cancer killer in India.

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Global executions and death sentences slide: Amnesty

India reports some positive steps as number of death sentences decline.

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Ancient Indian ethos key to global sustainability: Trivedi

Experts at a national conference on SDGs hinted that ancient knowledge systems of India could guide the world to sustainability.

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Digital trade could cut costs in Asia-Pacific by $673 bn

According to UN-ESCAP implemention of digital trade facilitation could cut trade costs in Asia-Pacific by $673 billion annually.

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Human centric development approach is key to SDGs

Experts at a national conference on sustainability suggested human centric approach with the use of inclusive innovation and effective partnerships.

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Women’s empowerment is a public health imperative: WHO

Gender-based inequities likewise impede women’s access to essential health services, writes Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, WHO Regional Director for South-East Asia.

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Post marriage, girls want to pursue their passion: study

Girls need support, not permission from their families, says a new study by a matrimonial website.

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Sri Lanka urged to respect human rights during emergency

The Sri Lankan authorities must respect human rights under the state of emergency, Amnesty International said.

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Women bikers explore ‘sisterhood’ on Delhi roads

The riders found the ride engaging and said such rides are important to build a strong community of women riders.

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NABARD deal to help vulnerable communities in Odisha

The project is expected to improve water table and water quality for 52 lakh vulnerable communities in 15 districts of Odisha.

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Protected areas in Asia at risk of losing tigers: study

A new study underlines that almost over a third of protected areas in Asia surveyed are severely at risk of losing tigers.

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Ujjwala is a social change catalyst, not just about LPG: Govt

With the success of Ujjwala Yojna, the Indian government has raised the targeted outreach to 8 crore from 5 crore beneficiaries by the year 2020.

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Human rights violations as well as resistance up globally

Amnesty International’s State of the World’s Human Rights report for 2017/18 delivers a comprehensive analysis of the state of human rights in 159 countries

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