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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.

In Bangalore 21 percent kids are obese: study

Feb 03, 2017 11:28 AM Childhood obesity is a forerunner of metabolic syndrome, poor physical health, mental disorders, respiratory problems and glucose intolerance can track into adulthood.

Indian sex trafficking abolitionist gets French award

Feb 02, 2017 12:56 PM The President of Republic of France bestowed Chevalier de L'ordre du Merite on Ruchira Gupta in New Delhi.

Budget 2017: India to double farmers' income in five years

Feb 01, 2017 03:20 PM The coverage of Fasal Bima Yojana will be increased from 30% of cropped area in 2016-17 to 40% in 2017-18 and 50% in 2018-19.

End impunity for buyers of sex, urge civil society actors

Feb 01, 2017 02:40 PM Global anti-trafficking movement actors gathered in New Delhi demanding an end to impunity of sex buyers and traffickers.

India Inc’s CSR spending rises by 22% per cent: CRISIL

Jan 31, 2017 12:15 PM The Companies Act, 2013, encourages corporates to spend at least 2% of their average net profit.

Protect human rights activists: Anmesty to Chhattisgarh

Jan 27, 2017 05:22 PM Intimidation of activist reveals state apathy in Chhattisgarh, alleges Amnesty International India.

Trump’s Global Gag Rule a blow to women in India

Jan 25, 2017 12:27 PM The Global Gag rule is a harmful anti-choice and anti-reproductive rights policy has huge implications on women’s health worldwide.

Road safety campaign sets new Guinness World Record

Jan 23, 2017 01:10 PM The campaign includes activities like Road Safety Lessons in Schools and Colleges, Interactive sessions with truck/bus drivers

SL: Task force report must lead to justice, urges Amnesty

Jan 17, 2017 01:57 PM The consultation task force examined crimes under international law and human rights violations during a decade long conflict in the island country.

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.

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