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IFRC appeals to support flood-hit people in Bangladesh

Sep 02, 2015 07:00 AM The floods, which began at the end of June, inundated hundreds of villages and left over 200,000 people stranded across the districts of Cox’s Bazar, Chittagong and Bandarban.

Environment sustainability crucial for Smart Cities in India

Sep 02, 2015 11:48 AM With the Indian government rooting for ‘Smart Cities’ there is an urgent need to ensure environmental sustainability of these projects.
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India free of maternal, neonatal tetanus, says WHO

Aug 31, 2015 06:55 PM The UN health agency has congratulated India on the eradication of the killer disease.
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Panchayat to run water treatment plant in Bihar village

Aug 31, 2015 05:10 PM The community owned water treatment plant will provide clean drinking water to people at the nominal rates.
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Bollywood divas Alia, Priyanka and Freida bat for Girl Rising

Aug 31, 2015 02:45 PM The Girl Rising campaign is partnering with non-profits working on behalf of girls across India and around the world.

Bihar PHED launches cell for monitoring grievances

Aug 28, 2015 01:17 PM The PHED-GCRC is also developing a mobile application for the officers to view the complaint.
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Indian government launches mobile app on HIV/AIDS

Aug 19, 2015 08:07 PM This mobile application will provide complete information on HIV and help the government in reaching out to the unreached.
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LGBTs should not feel caged in our society, says Priya Dutt

Aug 20, 2015 01:00 AM Expressing solidarity with gay rights activists, Congress leader Priya Dutt said that sexuality of an individual is a private matter.
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Bihar village gears up to own water treatment plant

Aug 13, 2015 02:55 PM In its bid to fight water contamination at the local level, Khaira village in Bihar is set to launch a community owned water treatment plant.
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Digital sets to boost agricultural research in Bangladesh

Aug 12, 2015 04:20 PM The TEEAL digital sets containing more than 5 lakh articles will prove to be a boon in areas with limited access to internet.
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Activists raise concern over dwindling focus on HIV/AIDS

Aug 12, 2015 01:19 PM HIV activists from across India meet for a national consultation to discuss gaps, challenges and future strategies

Bihar provides dialysis service at half the market rates

Aug 04, 2015 06:45 PM Special camps are being organised in the state at public health facilities where haemo-dialysis sessions are being provided at half the market price.
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Small islands need partnerships to fight climate change

Aug 03, 2015 03:50 PM “We need a meaningful and universal global climate agreement in Paris in December,” said the UN chief.

India NGO Awards 2014 –15 winners felicitated in Delhi

Jul 31, 2015 03:21 PM The India NGO Awards are being organised to honour NGOs, who have been adopting good standards and practices while implementing their programmes.
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Radio Brahmaputra set to serve India's north-east

Jul 30, 2015 06:37 PM Radio Brahmaputra is the first civil society run Community Radio for serving the local communities in the north eastern part of India.

Nepal temple bans world’s bloodiest animal sacrifice

Jul 29, 2015 03:28 PM The ban on all future animal sacrifice during Nepal's Gadhimai festival will save the lives of millions of animals in the years to come.
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Remembering a tête-à-tête with Dr APJ Abdul Kalam

Jul 28, 2015 04:05 PM OneWorld South Asia remembers the progressive words of Dr Kalam as the news of his sad demise grips the entire nation in grief.
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Graduates in India share business plans for social causes

Jul 27, 2015 07:39 PM Around 3000 students from across the country showcased their entrepreneurial skills in New Delhi by showcasing 57 projects developed for community empowerment.
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SDGs need to avoid environment-development trade-offs

Jul 25, 2015 05:00 PM According to a new, the Sustainable Development Goals will sustain only if they are underpinned by a secure foundation of natural capital.
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Finalists for the India NGO Awards 2014 – 15 announced

Jul 21, 2015 05:49 PM The India NGO Awards are being organised to adopt good standards and practices while implementing the programmes.
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