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Rana Dagubatti pledges support for tiger conservation

Oct 18, 2012 12:10 PM Indian Environment Minister Jayanti Natrajan joined award-winning film star Rana Dagubatti in a show of support for planet’s few remaining tigers, highlighting the vital role forest guards play in India and around the world protecting this endangered species.

Nicolas Cage calls for an end to child labour

Oct 17, 2012 11:55 AM Hollywood heavyweight Nicolas Cage is the first artist to support the International Labour Organization’s ArtWorks which is an artist engagement programme to raise awareness of fundamental rights at work, including freedom from slavery and from child labour.
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Pavan Sukhdev is new UNEP Goodwill Ambassador

Oct 17, 2012 11:30 AM Indian banker and long-standing environmental economist Pavan Sukhdev has pledged to use his profile and influence to further the goals of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) as the organisation’s newest Goodwill Ambassador.
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Rahul Bose, Shiamak Davar urge people to junk the ‘junk food’

Oct 15, 2012 01:57 PM Blaming junk food as the primary cause of obesity, a study says around 20 per cent of school-going children in India are overweight.
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Nitin Desai elected new chair of Oxfam International

Oct 11, 2012 04:05 PM Nitin Desai, an acclaimed Indian economist, has previously served as a member in the India Planning commission and has worked with the UN in various capacities.
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Bollywood star Vidya Balan set to clean a dirty picture

Oct 10, 2012 02:30 PM The state of open defecation is disturbing for womenfolk, says actor Vidya Balan, stressing that a lot of effort is required to bring about change.
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