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CR: Empowering people through knowledge sharing

Apr 01, 2015 07:17 PM The 5th National Community Radio Sammelan provided a platform to stakeholders for sharing issues related to development and resilience of communities.

Indian legislators support low carbon projects in local areas

Mar 31, 2015 12:30 PM A Member of Indian Parliament and a state legislator have initiated low carbon development in their respective constituencies.

Radio Benziger bags award for TB awareness campaign

Mar 27, 2015 04:35 PM Kerala’s Kollam District TB Centre conferred the award on Radio Benziger for its out-of-box ideas.

India: National Rabies Control project kicks-off in Haryana

Mar 23, 2015 04:33 PM The programme was launched by the National Rabies Control Programme in collaboration with Humane Society International.

India's Water Man Rajendra Singh wins Stockholm Prize

Mar 21, 2015 04:05 PM The Stockholm Water Prize is a global award founded in 1991 and presented annually by the Stockholm International Water Institute.
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India has Rs 5K cr market for offgrid solar products: Govt

Mar 20, 2015 06:13 PM More than five crore households in India need the offgrid products, said Tarun Kapoor, Joint Secretary of India’s Ministry of New & Renewable Energy.
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Radio is an instrument of future: Arun Jaitley

Mar 16, 2015 12:50 PM Arun Jaitley said that Community Radio is playing a crucial role in providing a platform to people for expressing their views.
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Shut down polluting steel units in Delhi: NGT to DPCC

Mar 15, 2015 01:35 PM These units are still releasing untreated liquid industrial waste in the open drains that flow into the river Yamuna.
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Arun Jaitely to inaugurate 5th Community Radio Sammelan

Mar 14, 2015 06:35 PM The fifth edition of the National Community Radio Sammelan will focus on good governance among other community issues.
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Protesting Dalit, Adivasi students arrested in New Delhi

Mar 14, 2015 04:55 PM Dalit and Adivasi protestors were on their way to submit a memorandum to the HRD minister over unfair budgetary allocations for the oppressed sections.

India Inc launches tool for effective water management

Mar 13, 2015 10:00 AM India faces the daunting challenge of water scarcity that imposes significant risks on health, agriculture and industrial operations.

UK willing to assist Sri Lanka in every sphere: British PM

Mar 13, 2015 10:54 AM The British PM welcomed the steps the SL President for his commitment to help Sri Lanka to realise its enormous potential.
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Media ethics to be discussed at a meet in New Delhi

Mar 12, 2015 11:00 AM The 9th Global Communication Conclave will have senior journalists, communication professionals and corporates discussing the issue at a panel discussion.

Women’s rights: B'desh ahead of India, Pak, says Minister

Mar 12, 2015 12:52 PM Bangladesh is ahead of the countries like India, Nepal and Pakistan in implantation of the women's rights, said Bangladeshi Minister Syed Ashraful Islam.

‘Historic opportunity' for reconciliation in Sri Lanka: Jeffrey Feltman

Mar 11, 2015 03:50 PM The national elections in Sri Lanka demonstrated the people's resolve to share in the future of their country, says Jeffrey Feltman, the UN political chief.

Global health partnership saved 2.5 mn women

Mar 11, 2015 11:41 AM Global health partnership has saved 2.5 million women and children since 2010, says United Nations, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
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Women need policy support: Sheikh Hasina

Mar 09, 2015 01:12 PM Stressing on the need for equitable development, Bangladeshi Premier, Sheikh Hasina, called for policy support for women.
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Budget should focus on mid-day meals: Madhu Pandit

Feb 26, 2015 03:54 PM The upcoming budget will be decisive to push forward the MDM programme, says Madhu Pandit Dasa, Chairman, The Akshaya Patra Foundation.

Considerable progress on MDGs 4 and 5: Indian official

Feb 26, 2015 01:00 AM India has seen a 61 per cent decline in under-5 mortality rate since 1990, said Dr Rakesh Kumar, an official from the Indian Health Ministry.
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Indian Government fails to read how the land lies

Feb 25, 2015 05:05 PM India's government has of late been revisiting a number of outdated laws. But its efforts to amend a law enabling buying land has run into a wall of protesters
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