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Deaths due to road mishaps cost nations 3-5% of GDP

Jun 23, 2017 07:30 PM Issues related to road safety and injury were discussed in detailed at a media workshop organised by WHO in Delhi.

No human rights violation of jawans in Sukma attack: CRPF

Jun 20, 2017 07:25 PM At least 25 CRPF personnel are believed to have succumbed to the ambush carried out in April by left wing ultras in a tribal dominated Indian state.

A hobby can help rid tobacco

Jun 20, 2017 05:42 PM A latest survey highlighted that most of those who managed to quit smoking did so by engaging themselves in different hobbies.

Lifetime award for Wockhardt Foundation’s Dr Huz

Jun 13, 2017 03:10 PM National Institute of Cleanliness Education and Research (NICER) recognized Dr Huzaifa Khorakiwala for his contribution towards social issues.

UN agencies assist storm victims in Sri Lanka

Jun 10, 2017 06:00 AM Sri Lanka's Disaster Management Centre (DMC) estimates that over 2,500 houses were destroyed and nearly 15,900 damaged.

Thai government promotes low-emission rice farming

Jun 05, 2017 11:53 AM Climate-Smart sustainable rice standard to be adopted by Thai farmers.

Accessibility summit in India to enhance tech access

Jun 02, 2017 05:35 PM The summit aims its efforts towards bridging technology divide for driving digital inclusion to empower the disabled.

Women’s quota Bill set to become a people’s agenda

May 29, 2017 06:08 PM A leading nonprofit will mobilise Panchayat heads to galvanize the masses.

Climate policies: Indian MPs visit Germany for a workshop

May 26, 2017 09:00 AM The delegation consisted of different Indian Political Parties with a common goal of implementing its own sustainable low-carbon initiatives in India.

Sewing machines distributed to 400 widows in Varanasi

May 25, 2017 12:49 PM The machines have been distributed by the Loomba Foundation as part of its project to empower 5000 impoverished widows in Varanasi.

Master Chef Kapoor raises $2.1 mn for Akshaya Patra

May 23, 2017 03:00 PM Akshaya Patra, an NGO serves 1.6 million midday meals to children in 13,200 government schools in 12 States across India.

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.

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