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Centre to improve mental health launched


September 7th, 2012 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) To address gaps in mental health services and to promote research, capacity building and improving the quality of life of the mentally disabled, a centre ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Violence rising against women for using right to choose partner


July 20th, 2012 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Incidents of violence against women for love marriages or entering into relationships are increasing in the country, a feminist legal group said Friday.Advocating the women's ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s new panel chief follows Gandhi’s teachings


July 10th, 2012 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 10 (IANS) Pakistan's new Chief Election Commissioner Fakhruddin G. Ebrahim was born in India's Gujarat state where he attended lectures given by Mahatma Gandhi. He continues to be ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Bihar seeks Aamir’s help to popularise generic medicines


July 8th, 2012 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 8 (IANS) Impressed by Aamir Khan's advocacy of generic drugs, Bihar has sought the Bollywood star's help to create awareness and popularise the medicines among the people ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

‘Time to mobilise voice of South Asian women’


March 14th, 2012 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) Stressing on the empowerment of rural women, a UN body on gender empowerment is all set to lend more power to the voice of women ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Progress needed on safe motherhood: NGO


March 7th, 2012 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) A senior official of the White Ribbon Alliance said Wednesday that women in India are still dying due to lack of birth planning among families ... Read more...

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Crime against women rise in northeast


February 14th, 2012 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Feb 14 (IANS) The northeastern states have recorded a sharp rise in incidents of crime against women, the Women Power Connect (WPC) said Tuesday.Ranjana Kumari, the WPC president, said ... Read more...

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Guide book to tackle child abuse released


November 19th, 2011 - 12:09 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) What is the difference between "good touch" and "bad touch"? A guide book that talks about different types of violence faced by children and ways ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Conrad Murray trial enters its second week


October 3rd, 2011 - 9:30 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Oct 3 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The trial of Michael Jackson’s former doctor continues at the Los Angeles Superior court on Monday. Dr. Conrad Murray is charged with second degree manslaughter in ... Read more...

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Pak SC adjourns hearing of NRO review petition till Tuesday


April 11th, 2011 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Apr 11 (ANI): Pakistan's Supreme Court on Monday adjourned hearing of a petition filed by the government against the court's verdict of declaring the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) illegal till Tuesday.According ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Today is Cesar Chavez Day


April 1st, 2011 - 12:37 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Mar 31 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Cesar Chavez is being honored throughout the United States for his contribution to the cause of the minority in the United States and his work in ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Gay rights activist murdered in Uganda


January 27th, 2011 - 11:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 27 (IANS) A leading gay rights activist has been murdered in Uganda a few months after a newspaper printed his photograph and called for him to be killed, the Sky ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Malaysia urged to speed up changes to Internal Security Act


January 26th, 2011 - 3:24 pm ICT by ANI
Petaling Jaya (Malaysia), Jan.26 (ANI): Malaysia should expedite its amendments to the Internal Security Act (ISA) and other laws that are considered restrictive, says Human Rights Watch in its latest report.The New ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Shimla hosts campaign to motivate specially-abled children


November 28th, 2010 - 9:16 pm ICT by ANI
By Hemant ChauhanShimla, Nov.28 (ANI): A ten-day Disability Awareness Campaign was held here recently to spread awareness about helping specially-abled people to be a part of mainstream society.The National Trust, a voluntary ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Get local bodies to implement food security, suggest experts


October 26th, 2010 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) There should be more clarity in implementing the Food Security Act and local bodies could be involved in the process, experts said Tuesday while welcoming the ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

UAE won’t renew lawyers’ licences for violating law


September 25th, 2010 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Sep 25 (IANS/WAM) The enrollment committee at the justice ministry has decided not to renew the licenses of a number of lawyers for violating the advocacy law. At a meeting held ... Read more...

Posted in World |

US to launch 40 million-dollar women’s rights programme in Pakistan


August 31st, 2010 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug 31(ANI): The United States is launching a new 40-million dollar 'Gender Equity Grants Programme' in Pakistan to expand women's rights and support the country's policies against gender inequities."The US and ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Civil societies seek playgrounds for slum children


August 13th, 2010 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Ahead of the Commonwealth Games (CWG), civil societies in the capital Friday asked the government to give some attention to the slum children and provide them playgrounds ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Thousands run in New Delhi to spread awareness on population


July 11th, 2010 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 11 (ANI): With the aim of spreading awareness of the hazards of the growing population on the World Population Day, about 3,000 students from various schools in New Delhi ... Read more...

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Azad to flag off World Population Day run


July 9th, 2010 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 9 (ANI): Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Ghulam Nabi Azad will on Sunday flag off a run for population stabilization involving 3000 children from various schools of ... Read more...

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Tobacco giants in NYC file lawsuit over graphic anti-smoking posters


June 4th, 2010 - 6:09 pm ICT by ANI
New York, June 04 (ANI): Tobacco giants Reynolds, Philip Morris and Lorillard are not happy with the graphic anti-smoking posters in New York City.The three firms are suing the city over color ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Castration solution to abandoned babies: Malaysian Senator


April 30th, 2010 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Apr 30 (ANI): Malaysian Senator Ahmad Husin has said that men who do not want to take responsibility after having made girls pregnant after marriage, should be castrated.Expressing anger and ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Unclean water kills 4,000 children daily: World Bank


April 28th, 2010 - 12:08 am ICT by IANS
Surabaya (Indonesia), April 27 (IANS) More than 4,000 children die every day across the globe due to lack of sanitation and access to clean water, the World Bank said here Tuesday.The bank's ... Read more...

Posted in World |

UN appoints envoy to help in Guyana-Venezuela border controversy


April 22nd, 2010 - 3:11 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) – Norman Girvan was appointed by the United Nations on Wednesday to assist Guyana and Venezuela in resolving a long-standing border controversy.Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appointed the respected Jamaican ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

‘Over 90 pct Pakistani women facing gender-based violence’


March 12th, 2010 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Mar. 12 (ANI): Over ninety percent women in Pakistan are suffering from some form of gender-based violence, according to speakers at a seminar.The seminar was organised by members of the Mumkin-Violence ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Jillian Michaels Brings Out New DVD


March 3rd, 2010 - 8:56 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Mar 3, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Jillian Michaels, the top trainer of "That's Fit," has just released her latest DVD. Titled "Jillian Michaels: Yoga Meltdown," the DVD deals with the yoga training ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Jai Maharashtra, says Gauri Khan


February 13th, 2010 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 3 (IANS) Gauri Khan is doing what she does best -- managing the home turf for husband and Bollywood Badshah Shah Rukh Khan. While Khan is attending the Berlin Film ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Why is Shiv Sena soft on Amitabh, Raj Thackeray asks


February 11th, 2010 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 11 (IANS) Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray Thursday targeted the Shiv Sena for not criticising Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan despite sharing a dais with Pakistani artistes while ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Rajan Zed urges Indo-Americans to be counted in upcoming census


January 18th, 2010 - 5:48 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Indo-American statesman Rajan Zed has urged all people of India-descent living in USA to stand-up and be counted in upcoming census.Zed, who is chairperson of Indo-American Leadership Confederation, in a statement in ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

South Africa mulls legalising prostitution to check HIV spread during World Cup


January 9th, 2010 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 9 (ANI): South Africa could legalise prostitution during the 2010 World Cup amid fears that the tournament will spread the HIV epidemic.Around 500,000 football supporters will descend on South Africa ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

American politicians fail to impress their constituents: Poll


December 20th, 2009 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 20(ANI): A recent poll has found that only 16 percent of the 1,000 people surveyed felt that politicians set a good example for their constituents in terms of public ... Read more...

Posted in World |

School students to grade MPs on climate change


December 6th, 2009 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) As the world focuses on the climate change summit in Copenhagen, a group of students here will go door-to-door to the houses of MPs, grading them on ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Manmohan Singh lauds Indian-American contribution to India-US ties


November 24th, 2009 - 9:53 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov.24 (ANI): Stating that the edifice of the India-US partnership is founded on many pillars, Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmhan Singh said on Monday that one of these pillars was ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Brooke Shields felt suicidal after giving birth


November 17th, 2009 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 17 (ANI): Brooke Shields has revealed that she felt suicidal after giving birth to her child because of a post-partum depression.The actress recollected the events while receiving an advocacy award ... Read more...

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Lou Dobbs Announces Decision To Leave CNN


November 12th, 2009 - 7:22 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey San Francisco, Nov. 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Media outlets were shocked by a news that came from one of the godfathers of their own world. Lou Dobbs, the advocacy anchor of ... Read more...

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