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Asia-Pacific disaster-related deaths rise three-fold in 10 yrs

Dec 19, 2014 02:35 PM Some 28 upper-middle-income and high-income economies accounted for 85.5% of the total economic damage from natural disasters between 2004 and 2013.
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Child Rights and You condemns Peshawar killings

Dec 19, 2014 01:08 PM In the past decade alone, armed conflicts are estimated to have claimed the lives of over two million children.

Project Uddan to work for red-light area kids in Sonagachi

Dec 18, 2014 05:50 PM The initiative christened as ‘Project Uddan’ aims at providing safe and secure shelter for the children residing in the red light area.

Bhopal tragedy: Victims move higher US court against UCC

Dec 18, 2014 01:00 AM Earlier, a district court said that Union Carbide could not be used for cleaning up the mess left after the Bhopal gas tragedy.

Maldivian Red Crescent responds to Malé water crisis

Dec 18, 2014 11:26 AM “The third day into the crisis, the situation remain serious,” says Safa Musthafa, Communications Manager for Maldivian Red Crescent (MRC).

Radio Benziger tunes into development

Dec 17, 2014 08:10 AM Coming from a densely populated coastal area, Radio Benziger, with a tagline – ‘To Love is To Serve’, has come up with various initiatives to empower the community and keep it engaged with the radio.

Where is Yamuna, ask kids along the river’s bank in Delhi

Dec 17, 2014 11:00 AM Delhi children collect on the banks of river Yamuna to volunteer for a clean up drive organised by a non profit.

India: Women’s organisations pay tribute to Nirbhaya

Dec 16, 2014 03:47 PM Dr. Ranjana Kumari, Director Centre for Social Research, who is leading the campaign, has urged on seeking the engagement and formal commitment of the Indian Prime Minister on this matter.

The more we delay, more we pay: Ban on climate change

Dec 15, 2014 03:20 PM “We have been talking over the last two decades. Now it is time to begin real, serious negotiations,” the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said.

India's gay sex ban: LGBTs protest human rights violations

Dec 13, 2014 02:00 AM India HIV/AIDS Alliance held a public hearing on increase in violence and discrimination cases against sexual minorities since the Section 377 verdict in 2013.

India's 833 mn sq ft of building space uses LEED: USGBC

Dec 12, 2014 09:35 AM In an announcement by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), India’s 833 million square feet of building space is using LEED.

I have met my Pakistani daughter in Malala, says Satyarthi

Dec 10, 2014 11:50 AM I refuse to accept that the world is too poor to provide for the needs of children, said Kailash Satyarthi after receiving the Nobel Peace Prize at a grand event in Oslo.

Full economic potential of mangroves still untapped: study

Dec 10, 2014 03:22 PM Ninety cent of mangroves are found in developing countries and many of are under threat.

Child labour ban coming soon, says Indian minister

Dec 09, 2014 05:35 PM According to statistics from the International Labour Organization there are approximately 12.6 million child labourers in India.

Yum! restaurants bags award for empowering people with disablity

Dec 08, 2014 07:36 PM The Indian government’s Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment recognizes ‘Yum! restaurants’ as the best employer for empowering specially-abled people.

Delhi to host World Toilet Summit in January-2015

Dec 08, 2014 04:04 PM The two day summit will witness participation from various stakeholders including government, Municipal Corporation, corporate and NGOs.
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India to introduce currency notes with Braille by March

Dec 02, 2014 04:00 PM The Braille markings on currency notes will help the visually challenged people easily identify the currency notes.
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Indians want to see Union Carbide face court: study

Dec 02, 2014 05:00 PM The Union Carbide factory in Bhopal, which killed around 20,000 people and poisoned more than half a million, thirty years ago, is yet to be brought to justice.
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UN urges ‘fast-track’ approach to end AIDS epidemic

Dec 01, 2014 05:47 PM The report, Fast-Track: ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030, outlines a set of targets that would need to be reached by 2020.

HIV: UNICEF urges more investment, access to treatment

Dec 01, 2014 05:32 PM Among people living with HIV in low- and middle-income countries, adults are much more likely than children to get antiretroviral therapy.

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