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Woman who sold child found - still starving


July 19th, 2012 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 19 (IANS) A destitute Bihar woman who went missing after selling her child to a Nepalese couple for Rs.62 has been finally traced - still starving along with ... Read more...

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Bihar destitute woman is missing


July 17th, 2012 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 17 (IANS) Several voluntary groups in India and abroad have come forward to support a destitute woman in Bihar who sold her four month old son for Rs.62 ... Read more...

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Apex body looks at ‘gaps’ in Kashmir juvenile homes


June 28th, 2012 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has taken stock of the "gaps in Kashmir's juvenile homes" during a five-day visit that ended ... Read more...

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NHRC demands legislation for right of patients


January 20th, 2012 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Demanding a legislation to ensure "rights of patients", the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) is contemplating preparing a draft bill along with some civil society ... Read more...

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Wanted: Good Samaritans to adopt Agra schools!


November 29th, 2011 - 12:44 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Nov 29 (IANS) An experiment to rope in activists, businessmen and educational professionals to 'adopt' - or, in other words, monitor and review the running of - government-run ... Read more...

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Spies to root out Muslim extremism from British schools


September 6th, 2011 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 6 (IANS) The British government has recruited former MI5 spies in schools as a measure to root out Islamic extremism and extremists.Ministers in Britain are understood to be ... Read more...

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Siliguri sex workers demand equal status ahead of polls


March 24th, 2011 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
Siliguri, (West Bengal), Mar.24 (ANI): Demanding equal status and respect in society, sex workers in Siliguri have urged regional political parties to address their concerns ahead of provincial polls.Hundreds of sex workers ... Read more...

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‘Right to education helping kids’ health too’


February 3rd, 2011 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) The Right to Education (RTE) Act, besides giving children between six and 14 years access to free and compulsory education, also helps their health as voluntary groups ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

CARE CEO optimistic on Bihar’s health indices


January 6th, 2011 - 10:10 pm ICT by ANI
By Pooja ShaliNew Delhi, Jan 6 (ANI): The President and CEO of CARE International USA, Dr. Helene D. Gayle, on Thursday said Bihar could see a dramatic turnaround in its health indices ... Read more...

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Agra records season’s coldest night at 0.6 degree


January 6th, 2011 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Jan 6 (IANS) The city of the Taj Mahal recorded this winter's coldest night with the minimum temperature touching 0.6 degree Celsius in the pre-dawn hours Thursday morning, a ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Street plays to increase awareness on climate change


December 3rd, 2010 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) With climate change talks on at Cancun in Mexico, several voluntary groups are organising street plays, photo exhibitions, signature campaigns and talks in the capital to make ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Voluntary groups send a model Lokpal bill to PM


December 1st, 2010 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) A group of voluntary organisations Wednesday sent a model Lokpal Bill to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and asked him to make it a law ... Read more...

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Night shelter for homeless opens in Agra


November 21st, 2010 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Nov 21 (IANS) A night shelter for the homeless was inaugurated here Sunday to help them face the winter chill, an activist of a voluntary group said.The shelter, which can accommodate ... Read more...

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Protests in Agra against Queen’s baton


September 19th, 2010 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Sep 19 (IANS) Agra Mayor Anjula Singh Mahaur and Lok Sabha member Ram Shankar Katheria have announced a boycott of the Queen's baton for the Commonwealth Games when it arrives ... Read more...

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Taj city in a frenzy: Campaigns for singer Rakesh Maini


August 4th, 2010 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Aug 4 (IANS) Campaigning for Rakesh Maini has reached a frenzy in this Taj city since Agra's popular devotional singer made it to the top three finalists in the "Indian Idol ... Read more...

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House full at Agra’s night shelters


January 22nd, 2010 - 11:25 am ICT by IANS
By Brij Khandelwal Agra, Jan 22 (IANS) With the temperature dropping each day and the city of the Taj Mahal enveloped in a thick blanket of fog for the past week, night shelters ... Read more...

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Agra records coldest day Monday


December 22nd, 2009 - 12:36 am ICT by IANS
Agra, Dec 21 (IANS) The Taj Mahal city witnessed the coldest day of the season Monday as the mercury dipped to 6.4 degree Celsius, met department said. The night shelters put up ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Yet another apex court judge quits hearing a business case


November 6th, 2009 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 6 (IANS) The second senior-most judge of the Supreme Court, Justice S.H. Kapadia Friday quit hearing a lawsuit involving a business firm on the ground that he has shares ... Read more...

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Voluntary groups demand increase in health, education spending


September 25th, 2009 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) A group of voluntary organisations Friday met President Pratibha Patil and Vice President Hamid Ansari to demand an increase in education and health spending to achieve ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Union expresses anger over British Council outsourcing jobs to India


July 29th, 2009 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 29 (ANI): A decision to recruit at least 100 Indian workers, if not more, to fill finance and IT posts at the British Council in New Delhi and other ... Read more...

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Every citizen can object to environmental damage: Court


June 21st, 2009 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
By Kanu Sarda New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Be it public spirited people, environmental activists or voluntary groups, everyone has the right to raise a voice against environmental damage and be considered an ... Read more...

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Chennai sex workers learn karate to keep violent customers at bay


June 12th, 2009 - 11:36 am ICT by ANI
By Jai KumarChennai, June 12 (ANI): Sex workers in Chennai are learning karate to protect themselves from violent customers.Clad in white, around 75 masked sex workers are undergoing training in ... Read more...

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Kolkata sex workers take out torch rally on May Day


May 1st, 2009 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, May 1 (ANI): Sex workers in Sonagachi, Kolkata's biggest red light area, took out a torch rally on Friday seeking legalization of their profession.The torch rally was organised under the aegis ... Read more...

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Sex workers in WB to boycott polls if their demands are not met


April 12th, 2009 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
Siliguri, Apr 12 (ANI): Complaining of neglect and subjugation by the mafia, police and political leaders, the sex workers in Siliguri district of West Bengal have united to boycott polls if their ... Read more...

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Watching TV every day can damage health


January 28th, 2009 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 28 (ANI): Regular television watching could harm your health, a British report has suggested.According to the British Social Attitudes report, only 43 per cent of those who said they ... Read more...

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Voluntary work improves young people’’s sex lives”


January 19th, 2009 - 6:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 19 (ANI): A British politician has said that voluntary work could improve young people''s sex lives.The comments made by Tim Loughton, Tory MP and Shadow Minister for Children, has ... Read more...

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Cuba accuses US of ‘unscrupulous lying’ over hurricane aid


September 12th, 2008 - 12:25 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Sep 12 (DPA) Hurricane-hit Cuba has accused the United States of lying about its conditional offers to help the communist country as it struggles to recover and rebuild."The United States ... Read more...

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Relief work speeded up in flood-hit Bihar


September 4th, 2008 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
Saharsa (Bihar), Sep 4 (ANI): Authorities and self -help groups have stepped up relief work and set up community kitchens in flood-hit Saharsa district of Bihar. The district is among the worst ... Read more...

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Ban asks Mugabe to lift restrictions on relief work in Zimbabwe


August 15th, 2008 - 11:10 am ICT by IANS
DPA New York, Aug 15 (DPA) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has asked the government of Zimbabwe to immediately end the ban on international humanitarian assistance in the country. President Robert Mugabe, under ... Read more...

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With few Muslims in civil services, sponsors chip in


June 3rd, 2008 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
By Devirupa Mitra New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) Mohammad Furkan, 27, came to the India Islamic Cultural Centre (IICC) here to face a panel of bureaucrats looking for deserving candidates to be sponsored ... Read more...

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Immigrants struggling to speak English will lose benefits under Tory plans


May 27th, 2008 - 2:23 pm ICT by admin
London, May 27 (ANI): Immigrant workers and foreign-born citizens who struggle to speak English will be denied benefits unless they accept language lessons, under plans unveiled by the Conservatives. The Telegraph ... Read more...

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Sociable parents likely to have brighter kids


March 15th, 2008 - 2:51 pm ICT by admin
London , Mar 15 (ANI): If your parents are socially active and are involved in clubs such as political parties, voluntary groups or religious organisations, you are likely to fare a ... Read more...

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Rahul Gandhi disapproves mining in Orissa hills


March 10th, 2008 - 9:04 pm ICT by admin
Bhubaneshwar, Mar 10 (ANI): Addressing media persons in Bhubaneshwar after culmination of four-day statewide tour on Monday, All India Congress Committee (AICC) General Secretary Rahul Gandhi said that mining in hills of ... Read more...

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Animal lovers save stray dogs of Srinagar, for now


March 8th, 2008 - 4:56 pm ICT by admin
Srinagar, March 8 (IANS) The Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) has put on hold the poisoning of over 100,000 stray dogs in the city following a hue and cry raised by animal rights ... Read more...

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‘Scorpion sign on cigarette packs not enough as deterrent’


February 27th, 2008 - 11:26 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Anti-tobacco activists have cried foul after a Group of Ministers (GoM) did not approve making mandatory gory depictions of cancer lacerations on tobacco packets and chose less ... Read more...

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