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Women's groups condemn sexual violence, oppose death penalty

Dec 26, 2012 06:32 PM "We are outraged at this incident (Delhi gangrape case) and, in very strong terms, condemn her gang rape and the physical and sexual assault," the women’s groups said. Read the following statement by women’s and progressive groups and individuals condemning sexual violence and opposing death penalty.
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Lionel Messi: 'Help end child deaths'

Dec 21, 2012 09:45 AM UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and football star Leo Messi makes an urgent plea to accelerate efforts to save the lives of thousands of children dying every year from preventable causes.
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Actress Kangna Ranaut lends her support to charity dinner by Sun Foundation

Dec 19, 2012 06:10 PM Sun Foundation and luxury mall DLF Emporio threw a charity dinner recently in New Delhi, where the Foundation announced its plans for helping children and women in the states of Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan.
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Lisa Ray auctions her wedding saree for cancer research

Dec 13, 2012 06:12 PM Model and Actress Lisa Ray, sends her wedding saree under the hammer. The proceeds from the auction will go into cancer research.

The market should fulfill social objectives: Prof. Rehman Sobhan

Dec 08, 2012 05:15 PM Prof. Rehman Sobhan, Chairman, Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD), Dhaka, is a prominent Bangladeshi economist and public intellectual. He tells OneWorld that public funding of elections will bring in transparency and lend strength to democratic processes.

Nepal's Pushpa Basnet get CNN 'Hero of the Year' award

Dec 05, 2012 05:56 PM Pushpa Basnet and her NGO Early Childhood Development Center won the CNN 'Hero of the Year' award for the year 2012 in a glittering, star-studded ceremony held on 2nd December at Los Angeles.
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DJ Tiesto teams up with anti-AIDS charity

Dec 01, 2012 09:00 AM One of the world’s leading DJs and electronic dance music pioneers, Tiësto, has collaborated with anti-AIDS charity (RED).
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Actor Aamir Khan to join awareness campaign on malnutrition

Nov 20, 2012 04:42 PM Actor Aamir Khan and lyricist Prasoon Joshi have joined the Indian government's campaign to spread awareness about the grave issue of malnutrition in the country.

Fashion for a cause: Naomi Campbell pairs up with NGO Udayan Care

Nov 15, 2012 01:45 PM Supermodel Naomi Campbell has announced the launch of a specially-designed bag to help raise money for charity, Udayan Care, which helps children in India.
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Celebs unveil eco-friendly beauty products

Nov 01, 2012 05:26 PM Well-known models like Laxmi Rana and Gauhar Khan walked the ramp to promote environment friendly beauty products.
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Actor Jackie Shroff to help save the girl child

Oct 29, 2012 01:00 PM Bollywood actor Jackie Shroff has agreed to help the Bihar government in its campaign to end female foeticide in the state.

Paul McCartney supports campaign to save sea turtles

Oct 22, 2012 03:17 PM A long time animal rights activist, Sir Paul McCartney has joined the campaign to save sea turtles in the Cayman Turtle Farm in the Cayman Islands.
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DD to telecast anti-caste series on Tagore’s work

Oct 22, 2012 02:10 PM India's national broadcaster Doordarshan has launched a TV series based on Rabindranath Tagore’s novel ‘Gora’ that carries an anti-caste and pro-humanist message. The series is produced by Gargi Sen, documentary film maker and founder of Magic Lantern Foundation, an NGO that works on culture and rights.
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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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