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Living atop a tree, he campaigns for the environment (With Images)


August 23rd, 2012 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 23 (IANS) Brikesh Singh is getting ready to climb another tree, this time inside a tiger reserve, and stay there for a month - not for fun ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Mumbai to host medical students’ global meet


August 7th, 2012 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 7 (IANS) An international panel of medics will host its 61st general assembly in Mumbai Aug 9, to be attended by 1,000 delegates from across 114 countries, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Veteran socialist leader Mrinal Gore dead


July 17th, 2012 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 17 (IANS) Veteran socialist leader Mrinal Gore, popularly known as "Paaniwali Bai", died of old age problems Tuesday in a hospital in Maharashtra's Thane district, family sources said. ... Read more...

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Plot ownership rights for seven lakh Delhi families


July 17th, 2012 - 12:38 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) With eyes to the 2013 assembly elections, the Congress-led Delhi government Monday decided to grant land ownership rights to over seven lakh families living in ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Discover India with Oprah Winfrey in two-part series


July 11th, 2012 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) Oprah Winfrey went to the slums, visited the Taj Mahal, socialised with Bollywood's gliteratti and explored real India on her maiden visit to the ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Facebook drive brings in rain gear for poor kids


July 6th, 2012 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 6 (IANS) The severe monsoon of Goa will now not hold back over 200 children from poor families from attending school.Thanks to a civil society initiative, the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Uttaran’ completes 900 episodes, team celebrates (With Images)


June 22nd, 2012 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 22 (IANS) Popular TV show "Uttaran", which had two generation leaps since it went on air in 2008, will complete a run of 900 episodes.The cast and the ... Read more...

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Bundchen to find model from remote areas


June 10th, 2012 - 7:37 am ICT by IANS
London, June 10 (IANS) Supermodel Gisele Bundchen will find a model from some of the poorest areas in her native Brazil.The 31-year-old was in the South American country to promote ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Delhi slum dancers revive a sub-culture (Feature)


June 2nd, 2012 - 9:27 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) It's hard to imagine that a small room in a dingy lane is the training ground for young talent from nearby slums who are ... Read more...

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Toll in Allahabad blast rises to six


May 24th, 2012 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Allahabad, May 24 (IANS) The toll in Wednesday's bomb blast in the Kareili area of Allahabad, around 200 km from Uttar Pradesh capital Lucknow, has overnight climbed to six, with ... Read more...

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Binayak Sen urges ‘intolerant’ Bengal to change policies


May 4th, 2012 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 4 (IANS) In the wake of the forcible eviction of people from slums in eastern Kolkata, human rights activist Binayak Sen Friday accused the West Bengal government ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Government offers assistance to Delhi Milk Scheme


May 2nd, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) The Delhi government Wednesday decided to assist Delhi Milk Scheme (DMS) in extending the reach of its products in the national capital.The decision was made ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Kolkata Slum dwellers’ eviction a crime: Binayak Sen


April 29th, 2012 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 29 (IANS) Describing the eviction of people from slums in Nonadanga in the eastern part of the city as a "tragedy and great crime", human rights activist Binayak ... Read more...

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Ahmedabad slum children to spread Gandhi’s message in US


April 27th, 2012 - 11:45 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 27 (IANS) Sixteen children from the slums of Ahmedabad in Gujarat, will tour the United States from May 6 to June 16 to spread Mahatma Gandhi's message of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Dream of affordable homes gathers dust in Maharashtra


April 25th, 2012 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) An ambitious plan to construct 500,000 affordable homes in Mumbai, Thane and Raigad districts of Maharashtra is gathering dust due to "inaction and policy paralysis" on ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Childcare needs of urban poor ignored: Experts


April 24th, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Childcare needs of the urban poor continue to remain ignored despite social schemes, experts said Tuesday at the release of a micro study conducted in ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Hello, This Is Nature’s Call From A Garbage Heap!


April 7th, 2012 - 1:15 am ICT by admin
By Shobha Shukla- WORLD HEALTH DAY -(CNS): Safe drinking water and proper sanitation facilities are basic necessities of life and the likes of you and me perhaps have never ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

‘Conditions of MCD schools worst under BJP rule’


April 6th, 2012 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) The Congress' Delhi unit Thursday, expressing displeasure at the condition of MCD schools in the capital, blamed the BJP for not providing better infrastructure for ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Jayalalitha vows to make Tamil Nadu a leader by 2023


March 22nd, 2012 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 22 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Thursday unveiled her government's Vision 2023 that envisages GDP growth at 11 percent per annum.The document also seeks to raise ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

‘Quarter of Delhi slum dwellers drink impure water’


March 21st, 2012 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) Around a quarter of families living in slums across the national capital are drinking contaminated water, according to a survey released Wednesday. The survey was ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Prince Henry plays volleyball in Brazil


March 11th, 2012 - 8:53 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, March 11 (IANS) Prince Henry of Wales participated in a flurry of sporting activities Saturday in his first visit to Brazil.His activities began by introducing the Sport ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Not obsessed with PM’s post, Congress solid in UP: Rahul (Third Lead)


February 6th, 2012 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
Varanasi, Feb 6 (IANS) Making it clear that he was not obsessed with becoming the prime minister, Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi Monday said his mission was to change ... Read more...

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Not obsessed to be PM, Congress solid in UP: Rahul (Second Lead)


February 6th, 2012 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Varanasi, Feb 6 (IANS) Making it clear that he was not obsessed with becoming the prime minister, Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi Monday said his mission was to change ... Read more...

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Poll outcome will be solid for Congress: Rahul(Lead)


February 6th, 2012 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Varanasi, Feb 6 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi Monday said the results of the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls would be "solid" for his party. He also said he ... Read more...

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Poll results will be solid for Congress: Rahul


February 6th, 2012 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
Varanasi, Feb 6 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi Monday said poll results for his party would be "solid" in Uttar Pradesh where elections to elect a new government ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

500 dwellings gutted in Delhi slum fire


January 31st, 2012 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) Nearly 500 dwellings were gutted Tuesday morning in a fire broke that out in a densely populated slum at Ghazipur in east Delhi. However, no ... Read more...

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From showbiz to slums - Winfrey enjoys meeting ‘tolerant’ talents


January 17th, 2012 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) After meeting socialites and Bollywood celebrities shortly after her arrival, international talk show queen Oprah Winfrey visited a slum on her second day here. What ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Judge visits slums over gangrape case (Lead)


January 12th, 2012 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) A Delhi court judge hearing a gangrape case visited a slum cluster in north Delhi Thursday, a day before issuing her order in the mater.Additional ... Read more...

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Judge visits slums over gangrape case


January 12th, 2012 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) A Delhi court judge hearing a gangrape case visited a slum cluster in north Delhi Thursday, a day before her order.Additional Sessions Judge Kamini Lau, ... Read more...

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73 percent kids in Indore slums are malnourished: Survey


January 4th, 2012 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Jan 4 (IANS) Around 73 percent children below six years in 10 slum localities in the financial capital of Madhya Pradesh are malnourished, reveals a survey conducted by an ... Read more...

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Maharashtra largesse for slum-dwellers, house-seekers


January 3rd, 2012 - 12:24 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 2 (IANS) Ahead of the forthcoming civic bodies polls, the Maharashtra government Monday announced two major decisions which would make affordable housing a reality and better amenities for ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Congress misleading on Ambedkar memorial, Thackeray warns Dalits


January 2nd, 2012 - 11:44 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 2 (IANS) The Shiv Sena Monday asked Dalits not to get "misled" by the central government's assurance that the Indu Mills land in south-central Mumbai would be ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Murdered British charity worker rules slum children’s hearts (With Images)


December 23rd, 2011 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Dec 23 (IANS) He may have been brutally murdered here five years ago, but British charity worker Michael Blakey continues to live in the hearts of schoolchildren who have ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Over 11 mn Brazilians live in slums


December 22nd, 2011 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Rio De Janeiro, Dec 22 (IANS) Some 11.42 million Brazilians are living in slums, about 6 percent of the population, said a report released Wednesday.The report by the Brazilian Institute ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

A community effort to curb suicides in Mumbai


December 19th, 2011 - 11:29 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 19 (IANS) Kumbharwada, a hamlet of potters in Mumbai's Dharavi slums, suffered from a very high rate of suicides some three decades ago. Men, women, young boys ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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