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Delhi summit calls for an urgent need to reduce salt intake

Salt reduction in diet warrants attention because of the growing incidence of heart related diseases like hypertension.

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Success of SDGs hinges on India: Nigel Brett, IFAD

SDGs have raised the bar for development in India, feels Nigel Brett from the UN agricultural arm, IFAD.

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Cancer deaths need to be arrested for SDGs to succeed

“We will fail to meet SDGs if cancer deaths do not decline fast enough,” say health experts.

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Gurgaon celebrates its first children LitFest-2017

The two-day event will witness various bestselling children's authors, storytellers, book signing, reading and puppet shows.

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Budget 2017 to drive growth in rural India: India Inc

According to high allocation to rural India will give a fillip to various ancillary industries boosting overall growth.

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Budget 2017 signals dawn of digital economy in India

The Indian corporate sector feels that newly announced incentives​ will be instrumental in creating a Digital India.

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In Bangalore 21 percent kids are obese: study

Childhood obesity is a forerunner of metabolic syndrome, poor physical health, mental disorders, respiratory problems and glucose intolerance can track into adulthood.

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Indian sex trafficking abolitionist gets French award

The President of Republic of France bestowed Chevalier de L'ordre du Merite on Ruchira Gupta in New Delhi.

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Budget 2017: India to double farmers' income in five years

The coverage of Fasal Bima Yojana will be increased from 30% of cropped area in 2016-17 to 40% in 2017-18 and 50% in 2018-19.

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End impunity for buyers of sex, urge civil society actors

Global anti-trafficking movement actors gathered in New Delhi demanding an end to impunity of sex buyers and traffickers.

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India in desperate need of a public cord blood bank

More than 28 years after the first successful umbilical cord blood stem cell transplant was done in France, India is still to discover its vast potential, Dr Rahul Bhargava.

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India Inc’s CSR spending rises by 22% per cent: CRISIL

The Companies Act, 2013, encourages corporates to spend at least 2% of their average net profit.

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Protect human rights activists: Anmesty to Chhattisgarh

Intimidation of activist reveals state apathy in Chhattisgarh, alleges Amnesty International India.

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Trump’s Global Gag Rule a blow to women in India

The Global Gag rule is a harmful anti-choice and anti-reproductive rights policy has huge implications on women’s health worldwide.

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Road safety campaign sets new Guinness World Record

The campaign includes activities like Road Safety Lessons in Schools and Colleges, Interactive sessions with truck/bus drivers

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SL: Task force report must lead to justice, urges Amnesty

The consultation task force examined crimes under international law and human rights violations during a decade long conflict in the island country.

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Probe sought into sexual violence against tribal women

Amensty International seeks independent investigation into sexual violence against Adivasi (tribal) women in Chhattisgarh.

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Not just Delhi, air in most Indian cities hazardous: report

India’s deteriorating air quality demands an urgent robust monitoring system.

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New innovative cartoon book to guide on road safety

Safe Kids Foundation has launched an innovative cartoon book on road safety in Mumbai.

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Coral reefs to face severe bleaching in this century: study

If current trends continue, severe bleaching will occur every year on 99% of the world’s coral reefs within this century.

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