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Raise compensation for acid attack victims: activist

Javed Abidi, a disability rights activist has demanded that compensation amount for acid attack victims should be raised from the present 3 lakh to at least 10 lakh.

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Now or never, say activists on women’s quota bill

A large number of women’s organizations and individuals get together to push the passage of the long pending bill in the monsoon session of Parliament.

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Road for SDGs in India paved with glaring potholes: report

Even as the civil society takes note of some of the promising initiatives, it cautions government against the pitfalls across the goals.

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New report highlights shifting role of philanthropy

The Michael & Susan Dell Foundation released new research on the future of philanthropy.

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Elephants exploited in Asia’s tourism sector: report

A new report released by World Animal Protection reveals that more than three quarters of nearly three thousand elephants used in tourist entertainment in Asia are kept in severely cruel conditions.

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Despite challenges, India is a story growing up: UN

Civil society in India should work beyond mere criticism and help the government in finding solutions to developmental problems, said the UN resident coordinator in India.

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‘Youth Adda’ explores ways to reduce inequalities

Issues about gender, economic and physical inequalities were raised at Youth Adda hosted by the civil society in New Delhi.

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IIT Kanpur to develop sustainable villages along Ganges

Supported by India’s National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG), the initiative aims at developing model ‘Ganga Grams’.

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GST rates on appliances angers the disabled in India

The disabled community came out in protest against GST which has allegedly caused undue increase in prices related to appliances used by them.

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Indian MPs reminded of Women’s Reservation Bill

Delhi based nonprofit Centre for Social Research aims to reach out to Parliamentarians to gather support for the long pending Women’s Reservation Bill.

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In Delhi, osteoarthritis remains a neglected problem: Study

Lack of awareness leads women and injury-prone adults to seek medical care only at a severe stage.

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Deaths due to road mishaps cost nations 3-5% of GDP

Issues related to road safety and injury were discussed in detailed at a media workshop organised by WHO in Delhi.

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Yoga can help stave off NCDs: Poonam Khetrapal, WHO

The International Day of Yoga demonstrates, the art of being active is one each of us can master, writes Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, WHO Regional Director for South-East Asia.

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No human rights violation of jawans in Sukma attack: CRPF

At least 25 CRPF personnel are believed to have succumbed to the ambush carried out in April by left wing ultras in a tribal dominated Indian state.

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A hobby can eliminate your bad habits

A latest survey highlighted that most of those who managed to quit smoking did so by engaging themselves in different hobbies.

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Lifetime award for Wockhardt Foundation’s Dr Huz

National Institute of Cleanliness Education and Research (NICER) recognized Dr Huzaifa Khorakiwala for his contribution towards social issues.

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UN agencies assist storm victims in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's Disaster Management Centre (DMC) estimates that over 2,500 houses were destroyed and nearly 15,900 damaged.

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Urbanisation growing fast in India, so is extreme poverty

Cities in urban India are being continuously flooded with economically poor people, writes Akanksha Sharma.

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Thai government promotes low-emission rice farming

Climate-Smart sustainable rice standard to be adopted by Thai farmers.

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Accessibility summit in India to enhance tech access

The summit aims its efforts towards bridging technology divide for driving digital inclusion to empower the disabled.

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