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Symposium on Women's rights and empowerment

At World Humanitarian Summit UN Women gather to discuss women's rights and empowerment.

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Political revolution will fail without sexual revolution: Mona

Egyptian-American Mona Eltahawy, an award-winning journalist and a vocal speaker on women’s rights believes that all religions are used by men to control women. Mona gets candid in an interview to Ashok Kumar of OneWorld South Asia at the latest edition of Jaipur Literature Festival.

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Google expands ‘Internet Saathi’ programme in rural India

Around 100,000 women have already benefitted from the Internet literacy drive in Rural India.

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Stunting is holding back development of South Asian kids

Stunting causes physical and neurocognitive damage that is most often irreversible.

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Goons kill one more journalist in Bihar

Journalist Rajdeo Ranjan, Bureau head, Hindustan, Siwan has been killed by unknown assailants.

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Near East: Conflict taints improvements in food security

Conflicts are impeding the fight against hunger in the Near East region, where growing food insecurity is compounded by rising water scarcity and a challenging natural resource situation that is exacerbated by climate change.

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Need peace to fight hunger in Near East: FAO

Twenty-five countries from the Near East and North Africa have stressed the importance of peace for food security as they reaffirmed their commitment to fighting hunger in all its forms.

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IFAD projects increase incomes for rural poor in India

IFAD-funded projects increase incomes and improve lives for rural poor in India, reports independent evaluation.

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New pesticide guidelines seek phase-out of risky toxins

To reduce the danger caused by pesticides to human health and environment FAO and WHO have released new guidelines.

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FAO and Nobel laureates to tackle hunger and violence

Food and Agricultural Organisation and a group of Nobel laureates have come up together to tackle the twin problems of hunger and violence.

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India Inc urged to be more responsible towards society

The CSR activities should not be allowed to camouflage the ulterior motives of business houses.

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Rape and murder of Dalit woman insinuates discrimination

The rape and murder of the dalit woman highlights persistence of caste, gender-based violence.

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Parched India gears up for early onset of monsoon

Monsoon, this year as predicted, will hit the floors slightly early as compared to previous few years because of decline in El- Nino.

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World Animal Protection appoints new global CEO

Steve McIvor, award winning campaigner on issues as diverse as endangered species, domestic violence and the promotion of human rights appointed as new global CEO, World Animal Protection.

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Technology key to India’s decentralized solar mini-grids

Combined with innovative business models, technology breakthroughs that reduce costs can overcome hurdles in providing more affordable electricity to millions in rural India, according to a new report.

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Renewable energy: India discusses opportunities with US

US-India Business Council (USIBC) hosts a roundtable to discuss opportunies in renewable energy sector.

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Why smart cities need smart citizens

Without smart citizens, the Smart City proposals will hold good only for documentation, writes A Shankar, National Director & Head (Operations) - Strategic Consulting, JLL India.

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Hemophilia Federation observes World Hemophilia Day

The event aimed at generating sensitization on Hemophilia for the policy makers both at national and state level.

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ATDC skills 30,000 youth in south Indian state

ATDC Tamil Nadu has trained more than 30, 000 candidates in the last 5 years through its skill training programme.

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Call for strong legislation to protect journalists in India

The Governor of western Indian state of Maharashtra has called for strong laws to protect journalists.

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