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Keeping cancer at bay through breastfeeding

Feb 03, 2016 06:48 PM With inputs from Dr Shacchee Baweja, OneWorld South Asia takes a closer look at the causes behind rising cancer cases in India to mark the World Cancer Day on February 4.

Complete regulatory vacuum around India’s wetlands

Feb 02, 2016 04:30 PM India is losing Wetlands at an alarming rate, as much as 38% in a decade (1991-2001). However, for the past four years, there has been a complete regulatory vacuum around the country’s wetlands, despite the Notification of Wetlands (Conservation and Management) Rules with much fanfare in 2010.

Fury over police inaction in sexual assault case in India

Feb 01, 2016 06:30 PM Thirteen Adivasi women allege they were raped and sexually assaulted by police and security force personnel during search operations in Nendra village, Bijapur, between 11 and 14 January. Women's rights activists urge the government to investigate this matter without further delay.

Development issues come to the fore at the Jaipur Lit Fest

Jan 24, 2016 08:00 AM Literature talks at the latest edition of Jaipur Lit Fest are all set to imbibe development hues with a series of book launches.

Politicians of all hues oppose bullfighting in Goa

Jan 22, 2016 05:43 PM Eminent leaders have shown concern over the Government of Goa’s interest in resuming bullfighting in the state. They have written a letter, urging the Government against the revival of the sport.

Chhattisgarh must release arrested journalists: Amnesty

Jan 21, 2016 03:55 PM Amnesty International India and a coalition of international human rights and free-expression organizations have called on Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh to act on his promise to release two journalists arrested in Bastar for their work.

BTAST trains supply chain professionals on Aushadhara

Jan 20, 2016 11:00 AM Aushadhara is a software to help pharmacists, storekeepers, and monitoring & evaluation officers to strengthen procurement and distribution of healthcare commodities.

NGO sets up helpline to stop illegal Jallikattu events

Jan 20, 2016 03:35 PM Federation of Indian Animal Protection Organization (FIAPO) has set up a helpline to take action against the continuation of the recently banned sport of 'Jallikattu'.

BTAST workshop rejuvenates key stakeholders in Bihar

Jan 19, 2016 02:15 PM The workshop was conducted with the underlined idea that promoting community participation could enhance the efficacy of VHSNDs.

Indian apex court stays govt notification on Jallikattu

Jan 13, 2016 01:10 PM With the date of the ancient ritual of bull taming nearing its arrival, Supreme Court of India stays the Union Government's notification of allowing Jallikattu.

Penalise those responsible for cockfights, urge activists

Jan 12, 2016 06:45 PM Andhra Pradesh and Telengana High Courts accept government action plan to prevent cockfights in the respective states.

Tracing indicators to track SDGs in India

Jan 05, 2016 05:04 PM A leading Indian nonprofit called a meeting to identify key indicators for tracking Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in India.

Indian MPs for low carbon development in constituencies

Dec 21, 2015 01:05 PM In a landmark initiative by Climate Parliament, some of the Parliamentarians gathered in Delhi in end-November to discuss how politicians can play a critical role in initiating comprehensive development planning of an area based on low carbon principles.

UNEP hub to support countries in implementation of SDGs

Dec 16, 2015 09:00 AM UNEP has launched Environment and Trade Hub to support countries in Sustainable Development Goals implementation.

Burden of disease due to injuries rise globally, down in India

Dec 16, 2015 11:57 AM While the low income regions witness rise in burden of disease due to injury, India and China have bucked the global trend.

Equipped NGOs key to success of CSR spending

Dec 11, 2015 04:46 PM The thought emerged at a two day National Consultation on Action for Sustainable Growth 2015.

India aims for 33-35% cut in carbon emission intensity

Dec 10, 2015 01:35 PM The thrust on knowledge enhancement and capacity building initiatives in India’s climate action plan to help facilitate mitigation and build resilience for climate adaptation.

New digital awards to recognise excellence of women

Dec 02, 2015 07:33 PM The newly launched Digital Women Awards put the spotlight on women achievers by recognising the talent and reward women who have excelled in digital spaces.

Pass Women’s Reservation Bill: Women's groups in India

Dec 02, 2015 07:57 PM Even After 69 years of Independence, women in India who constitute nearly 50% of the population have only 11% representation in our Parliament.

Aligning national policies for securing India’s water needs

Nov 18, 2015 05:57 PM New water security model advocates for strong coherence among policies that address the 3 critical aspects of a sustainable future – a viable economy, social equity and a healthy environment.

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