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UN Women announces ten bold commitments

May 06, 2015 01:23 PM The initiative prioritizes legislative bodies and corporations in view of the gender inequality that exists in these areas.
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Millions in Nepal urgently need clean water, toilets: UN

May 05, 2015 06:53 PM Poor sanitation facilities could lead to the outbreak of cholera in the country, as the disease has been endemic to Nepal.

Partnership to help farmers save up to 4 tn liters of water

May 05, 2015 04:55 PM Hindustan Unilever Foundation, 2030 WRG Partner for Agri-Water Efficiency will target one million farmers and save up to four trillion liters of water.

Action-25 campaign appeals for a better world order

May 05, 2015 08:00 AM The massive action-2015 May mobilization campaign is being held to raise awareness about 2015 being a critical year for the people and the planet.

Nepal quake: Leveraging ICTs for disaster management

May 01, 2015 08:20 PM Social networking websites have launched innovative tools for connecting people affected by the deadly quake in Nepal.

Inclusive growth: Pvt sector has a major role, says Pranab

May 01, 2015 06:28 PM Inclusive growth calls for intensive collaboration between Government and Private Sector, said Pranab Mukherjee, the Indian President.

Farming is a risky business in India, says expert

May 02, 2015 01:00 AM According to experts, farming has become a woman’s domain in India as male members of the family do not find it rewarding enough.

Infra loopholes compound Nepal’s quake tragedy

Apr 30, 2015 05:15 PM Despite experts pointing out Kathmandu’s vulnerability to earthquakes, little was done to deal with an impending disaster like the one that struck Nepal last week.
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PMO availing twitter to interact with citizens: Indian official

Apr 30, 2015 01:18 PM India currently has 213 million active users of the Internet, of which 112 million are Facebook users, 22.2 million twitter users, and 26 million LinkedIn users.

India to launch apex body for food and agriculture: ICFA

Apr 29, 2015 04:03 PM The apex body would act as a development catalyst and monitoring centre for food and agriculture sector.

IFUW rebrands itself as Graduate Women International

Apr 29, 2015 08:00 AM International Federation of University Women’s rebrands and reaffirms global commitment under Graduate Women International.

HSI's animal rescue team heads to earthquake hit Nepal

Apr 29, 2015 12:17 PM Veterinary and disaster relief experts will assist local animal welfare groups in strike zone.

UN agencies rush supplies to quake hit Nepal

Apr 28, 2015 06:07 PM The UN refugee agency has been working with the Nepali government since the early 1960s to care for refugees from the region and beyond.

Aid pours in as catastrophic earthquake rattles Nepal

Apr 26, 2015 01:40 PM According to the Nepal government, the quake has killed around 1000 people, while the unofficial sources believe more than 2000 have been killed in one of the worst disasters in the Himalayan nation.

Waste management crucial for tackling dog menace: HSI

Apr 24, 2015 11:30 AM Improvement in the waste management system is crucial for checking the overpopulation of dogs in a particular area, says Humane Society International- India.

Police academies in India to integrate gender sensitivity

Apr 24, 2015 09:00 AM CSR imparts training to broaden the perspective of active duty police officers and change their thought-process to ensure that women seeking police assistance receive an appropriate response in a timely and unbiased manner.

Extreme force against anti-dam protesters in UP: Amnesty

Apr 24, 2015 02:37 PM A civil society fact-finding team said that hundreds of villagers have had fabricated cases filed against them since the protests began on 23 December 2014.

Nat Geo behind the world’s largest mid-day meal kitchen

Apr 23, 2015 09:00 AM Nat Geo will give a unique look into what goes into the functioning of Akshaya Patra’s mammoth kitchen.

Why should India enact a law on conflict of interest?

Apr 23, 2015 01:30 PM There are several forms of conflicts of interest in public policymaking, writes Dr Arun Gupta.

Sanitation challenges: Govt not well equipped, say experts

Apr 21, 2015 08:55 PM According to experts, the Indian government’s flagship Clean India campaign would not deliver results without an integrated approach.
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