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Empower women at workplaces in S E Asia: WHO official

Mar 08, 2017 12:15 PM Action across countries and sectors is needed to enhance worker protections and make the migration process healthier, writes Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, WHO Regional Director for South-East Asia.

PFI hails hike in health budget by 27%: Poonam Muttreja

Feb 03, 2017 03:04 PM It is reassuring to see the Government’s commitment to ‘Health for All’ in the Union Budget, writes Poonam Muttreja, Executive Director, Population Foundation of India.

Demonetisation is advantageous for Indian youth: Anil Pharande, Pharande Spaces

Jan 24, 2017 11:50 AM The principled younger earners of India today prefer to be transparent, writes Anil Pharande, Chairman - Pharande Spaces.

Direct selling industry is giving back in the form of CSR: Amit Chadha, IDSA

Jan 19, 2017 04:45 PM Most direct selling entities participate in the CSR activities in critical areas like health & human services, women empowerment & environmental protection, writes Amit Chadha, Secretary General, Indian Direct Selling Association.

UN must change as global challenges surpass its ability to respond: António Guterres

Dec 15, 2016 01:07 PM Following are new UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the General Assembly on taking the oath of office, in New York on 12 December 2016:

Raising the bar for inclusive education in India

Nov 08, 2016 04:58 PM India should address major obstacles in fulfilling the goal for inclusive and quality education, write Ashish Singh & Aleksei Opacic.

Dear Editor, Why paint a rosy picture?

Oct 19, 2016 07:45 PM Reports on unemployment fears and an undernourished nation have failed to stroke the right kind of discourse on the subject in the media.
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BRICS countries need an economy of entrepreneurs!

Oct 18, 2016 01:05 PM E-market platforms in all the BRICS countries could enable MSMEs to access local and global clientele, writes Mazher Hussain.

I hope my medal can serve as an inspiration for differently abled: Deepa Malik

Sep 17, 2016 06:00 PM "I hope my journey and the medal can serve as an inspiration for differently-abled individuals to break out from their social boundaries and pursue their dreams," says Deepa Malik.

Statement on SC verdict for closure of sterilization camps in India

Sep 17, 2016 05:45 PM This judgement has the potential to shape India’s family planning program into a programme of national significance, writes Poonam Muttreja, Executive Director, The Population Foundation of India.

If India's PM Modi wants economic reform, he must first address the Dalit plight

Aug 31, 2016 11:36 AM The Dalits who are revolting across India are also attacking Modi because they see his statements as weak and coming too late, writes Joseph D'Souza.

Monsoons have exposed chaotic urbanisation

Aug 01, 2016 02:35 PM Rajesh Tandon, President of PRIA, a non profit, reflects on issues ranging from monsoon to religion, and democracy to the youth.

India at the cusp of harvesting youth power: Poonam Muttreja

Jul 13, 2016 01:05 PM India is all set to reap rich dividends with its adolescent and youth population, writes from Poonam Muttreja, Executive Director, The Population Foundation of India.

Bangladesh health needs serious surgery

Jun 16, 2016 02:18 PM More needs to be done to give a policy makeover to an unwieldy system, writes Habib Zafarullah.

Work on a strong political will in order to protect children under humanitarian crisis from slavery and deprivation from education: Kailash Satyarthi

May 25, 2016 01:16 PM Kailash Satyarthi urges world leaders for a strong political consensus to protect children at the first World Humanitarian Summit

Focus on women’s work can help bring women out of poverty: Renana Jhabvala

Mar 08, 2016 11:51 AM Jhabvala has made significant contributions to research and policies on women’s economic empowerment

Action, accountability and inclusion needed for eradicating child leprosy: Poonam Khetrapal Singh

Jan 30, 2016 01:00 PM On the World Leprosy Day, Dr Khetrapal Singh, the Regional Director for WHO, South-East Asia Region, says inclusion of communities as well as patients can be an important strategy in eliminating leprosy.

Every two seconds, a baby is born in a conflict zone: Anthony Lake, UNICEF

Jan 05, 2016 07:11 PM According to UNICEF chief, in countries like Afghanistan, pregnant women and newborns are at an increased health risk due to lack of medical care and sanitary conditions.

India needs to keep up with world corporate governance: U K Sinha, SEBI

Dec 09, 2015 12:28 PM Sinha stressed the need for moving away from compliance to effectiveness for the need for building a strong ecosystem of Corporate Governance.

Start breastfeeding to reduce breast cancer risk

Nov 04, 2015 05:46 PM Breast cancer accounts for 25%-32% of all cancer in females and largely affects women below fifty years of age, writes Dr Victoria Kumar.

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