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Probe sought into sexual violence against tribal women

Jan 13, 2017 01:44 PM Amensty International seeks independent investigation into sexual violence against Adivasi (tribal) women in Chhattisgarh.

Not just Delhi, air in most Indian cities hazardous: report

Jan 11, 2017 07:25 PM India’s deteriorating air quality demands an urgent robust monitoring system.

New innovative cartoon book to guide on road safety

Jan 09, 2017 06:12 PM Safe Kids Foundation has launched an innovative cartoon book on road safety in Mumbai.

Coral reefs to face severe bleaching in this century: study

Jan 05, 2017 12:03 PM If current trends continue, severe bleaching will occur every year on 99% of the world’s coral reefs within this century.

Release activists investigating encounter killings: Amnesty

Dec 29, 2016 01:16 PM Chhattisgarh authorities must release activists investigating encounter killings, urged Amnesty International India

TV series on channel Bindaas aims at youth leadership

Dec 26, 2016 06:45 PM The series has six main protagonists who believe in changing the world.

India’s first women political party to fight UP, Punjab polls

Dec 26, 2016 01:40 PM The newly formed All India Women United Party is going to contest elections in all states in the coming elections.

FICCI CSR awards bestowed upon 13 companies

Dec 23, 2016 08:00 AM The process for determining the top awards used 3 stages of Screening, on site assessment visits and evaluation by an independent jury.

Empowering home-based workers in India

Dec 23, 2016 12:56 PM Harvard South Asia Institute and Tata Trusts showcase project findings on ‘Women’s Economic and Social Rights in India’.

Plea for urgent action to curb elephant deaths in Assam

Dec 22, 2016 01:19 PM Immediate action needed to curb further elephant deaths in Assam as speeding train in Assam kills three more elephants.

UNICEF celebrates 70 yrs of continuous work for children

Dec 19, 2016 04:42 PM The world’s largest children’s organization was established on 11 December 1946 to bring help and hope to children.

World’s worst corporate tax havens exposed: says report

Dec 16, 2016 02:15 PM The report reveals how these tax havens are starving countries out of billions of dollars needed to tackle poverty and inequality.

UN welcomes Indonesia’s environmental ambitions

Dec 16, 2016 11:59 AM Indonesia has made ambitious climate action commitments under the Paris Agreement.

Antonio Guterres sworn in as new UN secretary-general

Dec 13, 2016 12:57 PM António Guterres of Portugal was sworn in on 12 December 2016 as the next Secretary-General of the United Nations, with the General Assembly paying tribute to his predecessor, Ban Ki‑moon.

Kailash Satyarthi’s ‘100 mn for 100 mn’ campaign launched

Dec 12, 2016 12:30 PM The campaign aims to empower 100 million children denied basic rights and freedom.

Corruption is one of biggest threats to development: TII

Dec 10, 2016 01:00 PM Twin approach of promoting value education and speedy justice can be weapon against corruption, says Transparency International India.

Indian MPs learn about Germany’s climate policy

Dec 07, 2016 05:51 PM Indian Members of Parliament on information tour in Berlin to learn about Germany’s Energy Transition and Climate Policy.

Urgent need to end violence against girls: UN Women

Dec 07, 2016 12:55 PM UN Women and India’s IMC Chamber of Commerce and Industry announce partnership to boost women’s entrepreneurship and empowerment.

NHAI signs MoU for using solid waste for new expressway

Dec 05, 2016 01:14 PM Mountains of Ghazipur solid waste in Delhi will be used for constructing 82 km stretch between Delhi to Meerut.

India loses 3 per cent of its GDP to road accidents: study

Dec 02, 2016 04:10 PM In Asia-Pacific region, one person is killed on the road every 40 second, which means 15,000 lives per week.

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