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9 out of 10 Afghan women fear Taliban’s return: Survey


October 3rd, 2011 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 3 (IANS) Nine out of 10 women in Afghanistan are worried about the Taliban returning to power as it could risk the gains they have made ... Read more...

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Women’s Day: March planned to Chouhan’s house Tuesday


March 7th, 2011 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, March 7 (IANS) Women pressing demands of Dalit, tribal and the excluded communities plan to march to Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan's house here on International Women's ... Read more...

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Media exposure rocked mining boat in Niyamgiri: Filmmaker


November 26th, 2010 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
By Mayabhushan Nagvenkar Panaji, Nov 26 (IANS) International media exposure acts like oxygen and helps to optimise the effect of people's agitations against rampaging multinational corporations, according to a leading Indian documentary filmmaker. ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Delhi to host exhibition of HIV+ children’s pictures


November 23rd, 2010 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) In an attempt to highlight the everyday trials of HIV positive children, especially orphans, a collection of photographs will be exhibited at the British Council here Nov ... Read more...

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500,000 lactating or pregnant flood-hit women in Pak need instant care: NGO


October 15th, 2010 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct 15 (ANI): Amongst millions of Pakistanis displaced by the recent floods, more than 85 per cent are women, 500,000 of whom are lactating or pregnant, requiring special food and nutritional ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Hunger costs poor countries $450 billion a year: ActionAid


September 15th, 2010 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) As the world leaders prepare for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) review meeting next week, a new report says hunger could be costing poor nations as much ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Education for all’ campaign launched in Orissa


June 8th, 2010 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 8 (IANS) As part of the 1Goal global campaign coinciding with the FIFA Football World Cup 2010, hundreds of social activists, educationists, students and sportspersons have started a signature ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

South Africa’s only lesbian soccer team play to fight prejudice


May 13th, 2010 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI
Johannesburg, May 13 (ANI): South Africa's only lesbian soccer team, 'Chosen Few', plays to fight for their rights and eradicate prejudice.The team plays with skill and great zeal despite the waste-ground that ... Read more...

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NHRC to the rescue of Orissa’s Dalit families


February 16th, 2010 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) In a move that will offer some relief to Dalit families in Orissa's Puri district and motivate others to speak up against injustice, the National Human Rights ... Read more...

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Climate NGOs want India to reject Copenhagen Accord


January 27th, 2010 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) An umbrella group of green NGOs has called upon India and other south Asian countries to reject the Copenhagen accord because it was weak to fight climate ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

No home, no hearth, Karnataka flood victims flock to cities


October 23rd, 2009 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Oct 23 (IANS) Forty-year-old widow Susheela P. had to bid goodbye to her native Chintamandoddi village and travel a distance of around 450 km to Bangalore to find a job and ... Read more...

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Pressure on church as actress joins Orissa tribals’ campaign


July 29th, 2009 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
By Dipankar De Sarkar London, July 29 (IANS) Representatives of Britain's largest Christian denomination have met members of a tribe from Orissa to hear demands to withdraw investments from a British company that ... Read more...

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Vedanta to go ahead with mining sacred Orissa hill


July 28th, 2009 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
By Dipankar De Sarkar London, July 28 (IANS) British mining giant Vedanta said Tuesday it is going ahead with plans to mine a bauxite-rich hillside in Orissa considered sacred land by local tribals, ... Read more...

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Survival International appeals to UN to stop bauxite mine in Orissa


July 15th, 2009 - 6:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 15 (ANI): Survival International lodged two urgent appeals today to stop a controversial bauxite mine in Orissa,India.It called on both the UN and India's National Human Rights Commission to ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Farmers’s debt relief scheme extended (Lead)


July 6th, 2009 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) The government has extended the debt relief scheme for farmers from June 30 to the end of the year, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee announced Monday. "The time ... Read more...

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Poor can’t eat promises, G8 must do more: NGO


July 6th, 2009 - 10:34 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) The heads of government who are meeting this week for the G8 Summit in Italy need to find $23 billion a year to halve hunger by 2015, ... Read more...

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On World Food Day, rural women demand land rights to fight hunger


October 16th, 2008 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Seventy percent of the female workforce is engaged in agriculture, yet only 10 percent women farmers own any land. On World Food Day Thursday, women from various ... Read more...

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NGO estimates Bihar flood death toll at 2,000


August 29th, 2008 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) The Bihar government says the official death toll in floods after the Kosi river changed course is 12, but international NGO ActionAid whose workers are on the ... Read more...

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India should not betray farmers at WTO: ActionAid


July 28th, 2008 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) International NGO ActionAid has appreciated the strong stand taken by India at the WTO talks in Geneva to protect farmers in developing countries, and has condemned "the ... Read more...

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G8 must do more for food security: ActionAid


July 7th, 2008 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 7 (IANS) As the G8 summit starts in Japan, international NGO ActionAid has appealed to leaders of the world's eight richest countries to take urgent steps to end the current ... Read more...

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