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India, China played central role in poverty reduction: report

Jul 07, 2015 10:02 PM Despite significant gains accomplished by the MDGs, progress has been uneven across the globe, the final MDG report reveals.
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New HIV infections down by 49% in Southern Asia: report

Jul 07, 2015 08:39 PM The report also reveals that under-five mortality rate in South Asia has fallen by 60 per cent or more since 1990.
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Leprosy is a neglected disability in India: Rights activist

Jul 06, 2015 07:35 PM There are 747 recognised or registered colonies of people affected by leprosy in India.
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Using hashtags to feed children in India

Jul 06, 2015 05:21 PM The campaign 'If hashstags could feed' on Twitter is aimed at persuading people to donate money towards feeding the school children in India.
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Our identity creates obstacles for us: 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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