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Development journalists from 14 nations receive diplomas

Apr 28, 2016 08:10 AM The diplomas were conferred in New Delhi at the valedictory function of 65th Diploma Course in development journalism.

Call for strong legislation to protect journalists in India

Apr 28, 2016 03:05 PM The Governor of western Indian state of Maharashtra has called for strong laws to protect journalists.

Impact Conclave to fuel discourse on impact of SDGs

Apr 13, 2016 01:55 PM The Conclave will provide a cross-learning platform to diverse stakeholders engaged in the process of sustainable development.

NGO launches education campaign across South Asia

Apr 13, 2016 12:25 PM More than six lakh people will pledge their support for this campaign being launched simultaneously across many South Asian cities.

India unveils skill standards which have global recognition

Apr 11, 2016 02:47 PM These standards in skill development are benchmarked to United Kingdom across 82 identified job roles.

Thousands of Indians losing limbs to diabetes every year

Apr 07, 2016 01:25 PM India is at an alarming stage with over 60 million diabetics as over 40 to 70 per cent of lower limb amputations are related to this disease.

Goats boost agriculture tourism in this Uttarakhand village

Apr 05, 2016 01:12 PM The initiative aims at halting the migration of local farmers and hill people from the state for better job opportunities.

Activists protest Japan’s coal financing during Abe visit

Apr 01, 2016 04:45 PM Activists demand that Japan stop financing coal projects in Japan, Indonesia, and around the world.

Is Kolkata fly-over tragedy a man-made fiasco?

Apr 01, 2016 01:15 PM Negligence by contractors and use of sub-standard material in government-projects is quite common in India, writes Subhash Chandra Agrawal.

India focuses on organising domestic help sector

Mar 29, 2016 07:00 PM Ministry of Skill Development is focusing heavily on organising the Domestic Help sector with a target of training 25 lakh people by 2025-26.

MPs in India to meet climate targets by LAD plans

Mar 26, 2016 08:00 AM The MPs and MLAs of Odisha and Karnataka states have gone ahead with the preparation of a Low Carbon Development Plan.

Grassroots radio programmes do the needful in Rural India

Mar 23, 2016 12:34 PM Community Radio Stations from across India shared their experience on programming in the interest of local communities.

Digital India fancies Community Radio in rural India

Mar 23, 2016 12:30 PM Community Radio in India has taken fancy to the Digital India campaign in furthering the interests of rural communities.

India set for a paradigm shift in energy mix?

Mar 22, 2016 04:42 PM The National Energy Policy will focus on energy related infrastructure and technologies that will augment electricity generation capacity through a judicious mix of conventional and renewable sources.

Ban Ki-moon cautions on World Water Day

Mar 21, 2016 01:26 PM One fifth of work related deaths are due to poor quality of water and unhygienic conditions, cautions the UN chief.

Sky is the limit for Community Radio: Arun Jaitley

Mar 18, 2016 03:20 PM Radio is back with a bang, and sky is the limit for this medium’s width of programming, underlines Indian Minister Arun Jaitley.

Need to close critical gender gaps in Asia-Pacific: UN

Mar 16, 2016 03:48 PM Asia-Pacific region ranks second from the bottom in the World Economic Forum's Global Gender Gap Index.

DU’s all-girls college sets up Youth Red Cross wing

Mar 16, 2016 03:41 PM Delhi University's Lakshmibai College also unveiled digital platforms like the e-magazine during the annual festival.

‘Girls First’ scheme yields positive results in Bihar

Mar 09, 2016 03:39 PM The Programme demonstrates that resilience is integral for India’s youth to thrive emotionally and physically.

Gender equality: India Post to unveil HeForShe stamps

Mar 08, 2016 12:25 PM The stamps to be issued are side-by-side pairs, with half of a man’s face on a 5-rupee stamp and half of a woman’s face on a 25-rupee stamp.

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