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Putting spotlight on root causes of under-development

Mar 22, 2017 12:16 PM A round table discussion is expected to trigger a discourse on the transformational role of the media in linking business responsibility with social justice.

World can earn $2 trillion more with smarter resource use

Mar 17, 2017 11:03 AM Smarter use of resources can add $2 trillion annually to global economy, says a new report by the International Resource Panel.

Certification should not be an excuse to censor: Amnesty

Mar 16, 2017 01:06 PM The Indian film certification board’s recent denial of theatrical release to two films because they deal with women’s sexuality and same-sex relations amounts to open censorship of artistic expression, said Amnesty International India.

Amity to host conference on sustainable development

Mar 16, 2017 12:55 PM The national conference will feed into a bigger dialogue on achieving Sustainable Development Goals in India.

Unlocking youth potential with volunteerism

Mar 14, 2017 04:52 PM In 2016, UNV had over 6,500 UN Volunteers in 126 countries, supporting sustainable development.

NGOs needs to broad base fund raising, say activists

Mar 12, 2017 06:30 AM NGOs believe that they also need to take support from individuals from middle class for both volunteering and raising resources.

Indian media not playing an enabling role, says civil society

Mar 10, 2017 05:40 PM The civil society leaders alleged that most of the media houses are owned by very few businessmen.

Indian doc film on sex trafficking to premiere at US fest

Mar 08, 2017 01:29 PM The film is a virtual reality movie that gives voice to the story of an Indian woman’s survival of trafficking, and reconciliation with her father.

Fourth violent attack against Indian American reported

Mar 06, 2017 12:10 PM ‘Go back to your country’ shouted the alleged attacker in yet another hate crime against an Indian in the United States of America.

Aussie riders to hit roads for the cause of Indian children

Mar 03, 2017 06:26 PM The bikers will cover over 7,000 kms across the country on motorcycles to raise funds for children.

Huthi fighters recruiting child soldiers in Yemen: Amnesty

Mar 01, 2017 12:18 PM Family members and an eyewitness told Amnesty International that boys, aged between 15 and 17, were recruited by fighters of the Huthi armed group.

New Net based training to enable NGOs stay self reliant

Feb 27, 2017 12:10 PM Holland based development organization teaches Indian grassroots NGOs to become self-reliant by freeing them from dependence on foreign funds.

In India, social justice needs a disruptive push

Feb 23, 2017 08:00 AM Corporate and NGO leaders believe that all stakeholders need to work together to ensure social justice.

Indian MPs partner with Energy Policy Institute in Delhi

Feb 23, 2017 12:19 PM The partnership will help in seeking practical solutions to various challenges related to energy in India.

Social justice vies for attention of philanthropists

Feb 22, 2017 10:24 AM Businesses and NGOs need to work together and leverage each other’s strengths for sustainable common good, say eminent thought leaders in a new book titled Social Justice Philanthropy: Visions and Voices, which is being launched today in New Delhi.

Delhi summit calls for an urgent need to reduce salt intake

Feb 10, 2017 11:19 AM Salt reduction in diet warrants attention because of the growing incidence of heart related diseases like hypertension.

Gurgaon celebrates its first children LitFest-2017

Feb 06, 2017 10:00 AM The two-day event will witness various bestselling children's authors, storytellers, book signing, reading and puppet shows.

Cancer deaths need to be arrested for SDGs to succeed

Feb 06, 2017 11:37 AM “We will fail to meet SDGs if cancer deaths do not decline fast enough,” say health experts.

Budget 2017 to drive growth in rural India: India Inc

Feb 03, 2017 05:37 PM According to high allocation to rural India will give a fillip to various ancillary industries boosting overall growth.

Budget 2017 signals dawn of digital economy in India

Feb 03, 2017 04:12 PM The Indian corporate sector feels that newly announced incentives​ will be instrumental in creating a Digital India.

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