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Visibility is our biggest challenge, say transgender activists

Jul 03, 2015 08:20 PM The third national Hijra Habba called for a big push for transgender and Hijra welfare by expanding access to health, education and employment.

Delhi to host global conference on prenatal sex selection

Jul 02, 2015 07:15 PM The conference aims to exchange international knowledge on sex-selective practices and methods of addressing the problem.
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India: Pursuing low carbon led development in local areas

Jun 29, 2015 04:40 PM Parliamentarians like Kalikesh Singh Deo are supporting low-carbon development in their constituencies.
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Indians living a longer but unhealthy life: study

Jun 26, 2015 01:00 AM According to a new study, ailments including diabetes and chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases pose an increasing threat to health in India.
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India to modernise Anganwadi infrastructure

Jun 25, 2015 04:35 PM The Indian government has joined hands with the private partners for modernizing the Anganwadi infrastructure in rural areas.
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UNICEF gears up to prevent child trafficking in Nepal

Jun 24, 2015 01:35 PM The traffickers, he stressed, promise education, meals and a better future.

Yoga can boost public health, says United Nations

Jun 23, 2015 01:15 PM Celebrating first International Day on June 21, UN says Yoga can boost public health and promote peaceful relations.
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Civil society rights violated in 96 countries, says a report

Jun 22, 2015 02:22 PM The link between unethical business practices and closing civic space is becoming clearer as global inequality and capture of power and resources by a handful of political and economic elite rises.
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Allow farmers to take their own decisions: IFFCO MD

Jun 22, 2015 01:41 PM Building a conducing farming atmosphere is important for reducing a farmer’s dependency on the external factors, opined experts at a summit in New Delhi.
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Private investment crucial for Indian agriculture: Govt

Jun 20, 2015 01:00 AM Experts at an agro summit in New Delhi called for bridging the information gap in the agricultural sector for enhancing farmers’ profits.
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‘Girl Rising’ drive should focus on female foeticide: Modi

Jun 17, 2015 12:20 PM The ‘Girl Rising’ campaign is anchored by a feature film that is being remade into several Indian languages.

Maruti Suzuki’s focus on lower vehicle emissions

Jun 04, 2015 05:45 PM With focussed efforts, Maruti Suzuki has been successful in bringing down the weighted average of CO2 emission by over 11.6 % in last five years.

Wockhardt Foundation organises blood donation drive

Jun 15, 2015 07:49 PM The nonprofit partners with BSES MG Hospital of the Brahma Kumaris’ for this initiative.

India ranks below B'desh on undernourishment: FAO

Jun 03, 2015 06:20 PM During the last 25 years, only 21.5 million people have been able to come out of hunger in India, says the FAO Hunger Map 2015
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Safe cities not merely about technology, say experts

Jun 15, 2015 10:00 AM According to experts, the idea of a ‘safe city for women’ has to do with the mindset, and not just infrastructure.
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NACO launches database of blood banks in India

Jun 15, 2015 01:05 PM India’s National Aids Control Organization (NACO) observed ‘World Blood Donors Day’ by launching the database of blood banks.
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Child labour in India decreasing at a snail’s pace: study

Jun 12, 2015 01:00 AM More than half of working children in India are concentrated in five states namely Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra.

Delhi police station goes green

Jun 11, 2015 07:41 PM Bio-Toilet is a complete waste management solution, which completely alleviates the need for expensive sewage treatment & waste management.

One Asia Youth Council identifies 17 SDGs

Jun 11, 2015 12:50 PM Harshit Sehdev from Dehradun, who represented India at the XIII One Asia Youth Council in Mongolia, writes about his experience of being at the global event.

5000 kids in MP campaign for education, environment

Jun 10, 2015 11:45 AM The campaign aimed at establishing a constructive communication among various stakeholders including children and parents
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