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Transgender is a third legal gender: Indian apex court

Apr 16, 2014 03:39 PM UNDP has hailed the landmark Supreme Court of India Judgment on the rights of transgenders to choose their identity.
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Homecare services vital for improving India’s healthcare scenario

Apr 15, 2014 05:52 PM Though India’s stature has grown globally, it still lags behind its western counterparts in many areas, healthcare being one. A conscious effort is required to fix issues related to providing quality healthcare to the population. Homecare services model, a proven concept in the West could be a solution to the lingering problem, writes Dr Gaurav Thukral, Head Medical Services, HealthCare at Home.

Agriculture's greenhouse gas emissions on the rise

Apr 15, 2014 03:28 PM For the first time, FAO has used its own FAOSTAT emissions database to estimate global greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture.

India election a ritual, says human rights group

Apr 14, 2014 03:50 PM India's metamorphosis from a law and order state to one based on principles of the rule of law is more eagerly awaited than another ritual exercise, the Asian Human Rights Centre says.

Lack of safety measures kills four ship-breaking workers

Apr 14, 2014 11:40 AM Four ship-breaking workers were killed and another three were critically injured in an accident on April 3, according to delayed reports coming from Chittagong, Bangladesh. The accident happened when a gas cylinder exploded in the ship-breaking yard in Chittagong, eastern Bangladesh.

ADB, Japan to develop crop insurance for Bangla farmers

Apr 15, 2014 12:56 PM A project to develop crop insurance products for providing protection to small-holder farming families in Bangladesh is set to take off with ADB assistance.

UN guide dwells on supply chain sustainability

Apr 11, 2014 10:15 AM This guide provides an overview of the importance of traceability for corporate sustainability objectives.

Procter & Gamble agrees to clean up its palm oil act

Apr 11, 2014 10:00 AM A series of protests across the world drew attention to P&G’s bad practices, including at the company’s headquarters in Cincinnati in the United States.
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Indian elections connect with renewable energy

Apr 11, 2014 04:00 PM The political parties, for the first time, are expositing several ideas and actions on climate change, clean energy, energy efficiency and rural electrification.
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Narmada dependent Indore ignores local wetlands: expert

Apr 09, 2014 06:55 PM The water-people connection is lost with emergence of piped water supply from distant sources, said G K Bhat, a specialist in drought and water resource management.
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India: Children allotted special section in party manifestos

Apr 09, 2014 09:00 AM Most of the major political parties in the fray have allotted a special section focusing on children’s issues in their manifestos.
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Five Indian organisations up for global green energy prize

Apr 09, 2014 12:02 PM Five Indian organisations have been selected as finalists for this year’s Ashden Awards, the world’s leading green energy awards, ahead of an awards ceremony at the Royal Geographical Society in London on 22 May 2014.
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Renewable energy market share climbs globally

Apr 08, 2014 02:57 PM Globally, renewables excluding large hydro accounted for 43.6 per cent of newly installed generating capacity in 2013.

Cisco and TSSC to provide skills to 80,000 young Indians

Apr 08, 2014 09:00 AM Telecom Sector Skill Council (TSSC) is an industry led body jointly promoted by The Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI), Indian Cellular Association (ICA), Telecom Centres of Excellence (TCOE) with Governing body Members including DEITY, IIM and NSDC.

Why Should Women Vote?

Apr 08, 2014 11:20 AM Women’s groups question the call to vote given the small percentage of women candidates being fielded by Indian political parties.
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Govt programmes still out of reach for women: study

Apr 08, 2014 10:30 AM A briefing paper by UN Women calls on the Indian Government to respond to the needs of Dalit and Muslim women as well as transgenders.
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Indian political parties urged for animal-friendly manifestos

Apr 04, 2014 12:25 PM The three-page note focuses broadly on the barbaric treatment doled out to animals in intensive farming, research and laboratories.
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52 per cent of slum kids in Delhi defecate in open: study

Apr 03, 2014 05:02 PM A new report by an NGO paints a very grim picture of nutritional status of children in India’s national capital.
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The first peanut genomes sequenced

Apr 03, 2014 04:13 PM The International Peanut Genome Initiative releases the first peanut genome sequences to the public.
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Energy accounts for 15% of global water usage: report

Apr 03, 2014 02:25 PM A report by the International Energy Agency (IEA) says energy accounts for 15% of global water usage, and will consume ever more through 2035.

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