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IANS reporter’s story wins award


April 28th, 2012 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Azera Rehman, who reports for newswire Indo-Asian News ServiceRahman' entry, titled "Letters to my unborn sister", fetched her second prize in the contest that saw ... Read more...

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IANS journalist wins UNFPA award


March 14th, 2011 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) A journalist of newswire Indo-Asian News ServiceAzera Parveen Rahman, principal correspondent with IANS, got the Most Promising Young Woman Journalist award for the year 2007. ... Read more...

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Human trafficking manual helps police in northeast


February 20th, 2011 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
By Azera Rahman Shillong, Feb 20 (IANS) What does human trafficking mean, why is it done, what punishment can it attract and how do we rehabilitate victims? A manual on human trafficking ... Read more...

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Delhi designer’s craft inspired by northeast


February 17th, 2011 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
By Azera Rahman New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) How about a pair of spoons shaped like Naga spears? Designer Ritu Varuni has come up with a range of artefacts that have a touch ... Read more...

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Where street kids get a second chance at life


February 3rd, 2011 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
By Azera Rahman New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) A 19-year-old girl pursues her passion at the Delhi College of Art, an 18-year-old boy trains in a hotel while studying in open school...It may ... Read more...

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No rehabilitation for 95 percent of rescued child labourers


January 25th, 2011 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
By Azera Rahman New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Around 95 percent of child labourers rescued from various factory units in Delhi over a year are yet to be rehabilitated, making them more liable ... Read more...

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Art Summit: India’s ‘educated art market’ impresses foreign galleries


January 23rd, 2011 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
By Azera Rahman New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Foreign galleries participating in the India Art Summit for the first time are "impressed" by the "educated art market" and the large turnout. Many ... Read more...

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Delhi shelter homes uninhabitable; over 1,800 children flee: RTI data


January 19th, 2011 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
By Azera Rahman New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) They were rescued from a difficult life of living on the streets or from the clutches of employers forcing them into labour and sent to ... Read more...

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11 childrens’ courts to come up in Delhi


December 30th, 2010 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
By Azera Rahman New Delhi, Dec 30 (IANS) Eleven children's courts will soon be set up in the Indian capital in an effort to reach out to child victims of crime who suffer ... Read more...

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Over 10,000 violations of Right to Education in Delhi


December 21st, 2010 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
By Azera Rahman New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) Just nine months after the Right to Education (RTE) Act was implemented in India, promising free and compulsory education to all children in the age ... Read more...

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Disabled demand change in mindsets, policy (Dec 3 is World Disability Day)


December 2nd, 2010 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
By Azera Rahman New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Widespread prejudice, lack of job opportunities and official apathy - the differently-abled in the country have to battle more than just their physical disabilities in ... Read more...

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Delhi, Uttar Pradesh account for 67 percent human rights violations


November 29th, 2010 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
By Azera Rahman New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh and Delhi - in that order - accounted for 67 percent of human rights violations registered by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) ... Read more...

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Wiser from 26/11, Indian tourism bouncing back


November 25th, 2010 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
By Azera Rahman New Delhi, Nov 25 (IANS) As hoteliers excitedly speak of heavy winter bookings and tourist inflows foretell a 10 percent growth this year, the Indian travel industry seems to have ... Read more...

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With surplus rooms after Games, homestay tourism gets a boost


November 21st, 2010 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
By Azera Rahman New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) The hotel rooms were ready but not many guests showed up. To overcome the dismal flow of tourists during the October Commonwealth Games, a number ... Read more...

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Answer question on disability in 2011 census, urges campaign


November 15th, 2010 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
By Azera Rahman New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) Disability carries social stigma in India. But now a new campaign, 'Badhate Kadam', hopes to fight this stigma and urges people to answer a question ... Read more...

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Nigerian athletes go gaga over Indian medical services


October 23rd, 2010 - 10:44 am ICT by IANS
By Azera Rahman Gurgaon, Oct 23 (IANS) Nigerian athletes Helen Okus and Amas Daniel are going home with much more than just memories of the 2010 Commonwealth Games (CWG). Both had to undergo ... Read more...

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Best Used Cars 2010: An Overview


October 18th, 2010 - 8:14 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Oct 18, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A best used car is based on some key criteria which include safety, reliability and availability. The other key factors of a best used var include ... Read more...

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After winning hearts, ‘Shera’ readies for job hunt


October 17th, 2010 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
By Azera Rahman New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) He's lanky, shy and all of 23. For the last 10 months, Satish Bidla had been transforming himself into Shera every day and now ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Post-CWG, foreign journos plan pleasure trips in India


October 12th, 2010 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
By Azera Rahman New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) Their Commonwealth Games (CWG) assignments will soon be over, but the several hundred foreign journalists are not leaving India yet. From a dekko at ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Negative media about Delhi Games unfair: foreign journalists


October 11th, 2010 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
By Azera Rahman New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS) "Exaggerated" and "unfair"... That is how many foreign journalists covering the Commonwealth Games (CWG) here describe the bad press the event has been receiving abroad, ... Read more...

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CWG showstopper Keshav went back to bedtime story! (Lead)


October 4th, 2010 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
By Azera Rahman New Delhi, Oct 4 (IANS) His tabla recital rocked the Commonwealth Games (CWG) opening ceremony, but once seven-year-old prodigy Keshav was away from the spotlight, he went to his hotel ... Read more...

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After stealing CWG show, Keshav went back to bedtime story!


October 4th, 2010 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
By Azera Rahman New Delhi, Oct 4 (IANS) Sitting on the edge of his seat to reach themicrophone, seven-year-old tabla prodigy Keshav looked at his mother each time a question was shot ... Read more...

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Games ceremony leaves spectators spellbound


October 4th, 2010 - 1:20 am ICT by IANS
By Azera Rahman New Delhi, Oct 3 (IANS) Sarita Joshi says she will never forget Sunday's 2010 Commonwealth Games opening ceremony for the rest of her life. The colour, the sights, the sounds, ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Small tea growers usher in winds of change in Assam (With Image)


September 4th, 2010 - 11:37 am ICT by IANS
By Azera Rahman Tinsukia (Assam), Sep 4 (IANS) A green revolution is sweeping Assam, empowering many people for the first time and rejuvenating the state's economy. Small tea gardens now dot the landscape ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

A dargah, a Hindu caretaker and hundreds of believers (Feature with image)


August 25th, 2010 - 11:54 am ICT by IANS
By Azera Rahman Dikom (Assam), Aug 25 (IANS) Seventy- two-year-old Khedan Prasad Singh has just arisen after an elaborate puja in his tiny home here. He prepares to offer namaaz soon after at ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Jackfruit that are pieces of India’s living history (Feature with image)


August 19th, 2010 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
By Azera Rahman Tezpur (Assam), Aug 19 (IANS) These are no ordinary jackfruit that are served to patients and staff at the 155 Army Base Hospital here. But living products of history ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Women-driven natural cosmetics finds growing takers


July 25th, 2010 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
By Azera Rahman New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) Unlike most others, these beauty products hardly have any Bollywood actor's endorsement. Yet a growing number of "conscious" and "mostly young" consumers are going for ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Guwahati’s landscape to change with satellite towns, BRT systems


June 16th, 2010 - 11:29 am ICT by IANS
By Azera Rahman Guwahati, June 16 (IANS) Fast-growing Guwahati has seen haphazard development and faces a mismanaged network of too many buses. But now three new satellite townships and two Bus Rapid Transit ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Dowry, sexual harassment laws among government priorities


June 11th, 2010 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
By Azera Rahman New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) Three laws - on dowry, indecent representation of women and juvenile justice - as well as a draft bill on sexual harassment at workplace are ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Delhi University’s own TV channel has much on its platter


June 6th, 2010 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
By Azera Rahman New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) Flashing on LCD screens in college canteens will be live sports events of the Commonwealth Games, job opportunities and even entertainment programmes - the Delhi ... Read more...

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8. On-call rickshaws, with frills, proposed for Games


June 3rd, 2010 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
By Azera Rahman New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) The humble cycle rickshaw could jazz up for the Commonwealth Games, complete with a driver-cum-tourist guide, newspapers and fruit juices. Around 1,000 battery-operated rickshaws ... Read more...

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Workshops, manual…Delhi University looks anew at lab safety


June 2nd, 2010 - 12:27 pm ICT by IANS
By Azera Rahman New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) The radiation leak fiasco here that claimed one life was a "wake-up call" for Delhi University. Its chemistry department, which came under heavy fire for ... Read more...

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Snapshots from underbelly of a trickster city (IANS Book Review)


May 25th, 2010 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee Book: "Trickster City: Writings from the Belly of a Metropolis"; Publisher: Penguin-Viking; Price: Rs.499Like its history, Delhi is a city of layers that tricks the eye into complaisance, tugs at ... Read more...

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Delhiites battered by heat, poor more than rich


May 20th, 2010 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
By Azera Rahman New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Even as his employers disappear into their air-conditioned home or zoom out of the gates in their cool sedans, Shiva Kumar, a 64-year-old guard, has ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

With e-learning portal, Delhi University gets tech savvy


May 20th, 2010 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
By Azera Rahman New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Keeping pace with GenY, Delhi University (DU) in its new tech-savvy avatar will launch a portal Friday where e-learning material in 12 courses will be ... Read more...

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