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PickUrFlick Indie film festival turns lens on social issues

May 22, 2017 10:00 AM The festival witnessed two World Premieres, five Asian Premieres and six Indian Premieres.

Abuse of migrant workers widespread in Qatar: Amnesty

May 22, 2017 12:33 PM About 25% of workers at one company said they felt unable to report health and safety concerns for fear of reprisal.

Minister launches online directory for body donation

May 16, 2017 12:07 PM The Indian health minister also launched organ & whole body donation awareness campaign 2016 – 2017.

Scheduled Tribes panel order on land transfers hailed

May 15, 2017 02:39 PM Scheduled Tribes panel order on unlawful land transfers is welcome in the interest of tribal peoples, said human rights watchdog, Amnesty.

People with Parkinson’s disease can benefit from exercise

May 11, 2017 04:25 PM Parkinson's disease is a chronic and progressive movement disorder, which means that the symptoms continue to worsen over time.

Saving sea cows helps ensure human food security

May 08, 2017 09:15 AM Seagrass meadows support fisheries across the Indo-Pacific, and are increasingly recognized for their ability to help mitigate the impacts of climate change.

Institutional reforms needed to end sexual violence

May 08, 2017 12:40 PM Executions will not eradicate violence against women, and authorities must not use this cruel punishment as a ‘quick-fix’ solution, says Amnesty.

Intensifying efforts against neglected tropical diseases

May 04, 2017 01:16 PM WHO South-East Asia pledge resolved to further fast track efforts to eradicate, eliminate neglected tropical diseases.

India's film board told to certify Lipstick Under My Burqa

May 04, 2017 12:55 PM Lipstick Under My Burqa wins against regressive social norms as the Indian film certification body, CBFC, had earlier refused to certify it.

UNICEF vaccinates almost half of the world’s children

May 02, 2017 12:10 PM Despite progress, millions of children still miss out on life-saving immunization.

Businesses urged for breakthrough innovation on SDGs

Apr 28, 2017 03:47 PM UN Global Compact calls on business to shift from incremental change to breakthrough innovation on the SDGs.

Essential nutrients missing from 9 in 10 children's diets

Apr 27, 2017 12:45 PM In a Bangalore based study, it was found that up to 9 in 10 children's diets could be deficient in essential nutrients.

UNGC unveils global opportunity explorer for businesses

Apr 26, 2017 07:45 PM The explorer is a digital platform connecting the global business community with access to business solutions around the SDGs.

Assam’s two child draft policy makes women vulnerable?

Apr 25, 2017 08:16 PM The policy also suggests that people with more than two children will be ineligible for government jobs.

Creating market opportunities to achieve the SDGs

Apr 21, 2017 04:24 PM UN Global Compact convenes 300 business leaders in India to take action on the Sustainable Development Goals.

Successful rare bone cancer surgery at Jaipur hospital

Apr 19, 2017 05:25 PM After being dismissed by several doctors for a decade, Manjit Singh, from Ganganagar district in Rajasthan, underwent life saving surgery at BMCHRC for rare cancer.

Liver diseases assume killer proportion in India?

Apr 19, 2017 01:24 PM Liver cancer is the fourth commonest cause of cancer in the world.

Pakistan, China among world’s top executioners: study

Apr 17, 2017 12:58 PM Amnesty urges world’s biggest executioner China to come clean about ‘grotesque’ level of capital punishment.

Rescuing underage girls out of India’s brothels ‘legally’

Apr 14, 2017 07:56 PM With the aim of taking underage girls out of India’s brothels and into the courts of law, world’s first School for Justice opens in India.

Indian Parliament clears landmark HIV legislation

Apr 12, 2017 12:54 PM The new law bans discrimination against people living with and affected by HIV in India.

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