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More men now seek counselling


September 12th, 2012 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) Breakdown of support systems and the "conflict of expectations" are leading to problems in relationships, with more men now approaching counselling centres for their ... Read more...

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Seeking curbs on magical cure ads, Delhi tells court


August 30th, 2012 - 12:15 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) The city government Monday informed the Delhi High Court that a letter has been written to the information and broadcasting (I&B;) ministry and others to ... Read more...

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Survey shows wealth equals health in Canada


August 14th, 2012 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
Ottawa, Aug 14 (IANS) Does wealth equal health? It seems so in Canada, according to the results of a public opinion survey. Only 39 percent of those earning less than ... Read more...

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Hepatitis awareness programme launched for Mumbai slums


July 28th, 2012 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 28 (IANS) Marking World Hepatitis Day, National Liver Foundation Saturday launched an awareness and medical care programme on hepatitis-B in the city's slums.The voluntary organisation's pilot project named ... Read more...

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Committed to food security bill: Thomas


July 18th, 2012 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Food Minister K.V. Thomas Wednesday said the union government was committed to ensuring food security of the people, particularly the vulnerable sections.He said the proposed ... Read more...

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‘Food security bill can be global example’


July 17th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) The proposed National Food Security Bill has the potential to be a global example, experts from the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) and Oxfam said ... Read more...

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‘Draft bill against manual scavenging with stricter provisions in monsoon session’


July 16th, 2012 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Even as actor-activist Aamir Khan Monday met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to raise the age-old issue of manual scavenging the government said it is ... Read more...

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Bengal institutions deny Team Sangma’s allegation


July 8th, 2012 - 1:10 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 7 (IANS) Even as presidential candidate P.A. Sangma's team claimed that UPA Pranab Mukherjee held two offices of profit in West Bengal when he filed nomination for ... Read more...

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Pregnancy killing a million girls every year: Report


June 28th, 2012 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) Pregnancy has emerged as the biggest killer across the globe for teenage girls, with a million teenagers dying annually, a report by international voluntary organisation ... Read more...

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Assam NGO moves court for probe into floating currency


June 27th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 27 (IANS) A voluntary organisation Wednesday filed a public interest litigation (PIL) in the Guwahati High Court seeking a government inquiry into the discovery of Indian currency ... Read more...

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Tobacco ads everywhere, why isolate Metro: DMRC


June 6th, 2012 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) Reacting to a letter by an anti-tobacco advocacy group on display of tobacco advertisements at various Metro stations in the capital, the Delhi Metro Rail ... Read more...

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108 jailbirds clear secondary exams in Bengal


May 29th, 2012 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 29 (IANS) Jail inmates in West Bengal have scripted a success story, with over 100 of them passing the Madhyamik (Secondary) examination and outperforming general students in the ... Read more...

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Police seek account audit of Anna-led group


May 22nd, 2012 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The Delhi Police told a court here Tuesday that they have sought an audit of the accounts of Anna Hazare-led voluntary organisation India Against ... Read more...

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Delhi observes Good Friday with fasting and prayers


April 6th, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Delhi observed Good Friday with fasts and day-long prayers to mark the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.The day started with fasting which will end Sunday when ... Read more...

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NGO to provide free insulin to poor diabetics


March 30th, 2012 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) A medical technology firm in collaboration with a voluntary organisation Friday committed to provide free insulin to diabetic children from economically weaker sections and organising ... Read more...

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CBI probe sought into Chidambaram’s role in 2G scam (Second Lead)


February 24th, 2012 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) A voluntary organisation, Centre for Public Interest Litigation (CPIL), Friday sought from the Supreme Court a court-monitored CBI probe into Home Minister P. Chidambaram's ... Read more...

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Inequality on rise in G20 nations: Report


January 19th, 2012 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Inequality has increased in 14 of 18 countries of G20, including India, with economic growth failing to trickle down to the poor, a new ... Read more...

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Voluntary sector seeks tax relief in Budget


January 17th, 2012 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Representatives from voluntary and social sector organisations Tuesday urged Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee to provide tax relief to the sector.A group of 24 representatives ... Read more...

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Hunt for NGO directors after tubectomies on 53 women


January 10th, 2012 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Jan 10 (IANS) Bihar Police were Tuesday looking for the directors of a voluntary organisation that conducted a health camp where three unqualified volunteers performed tubectomies on 53 women ... Read more...

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Incidents of ragging in Sainik Schools being probed: Antony


December 19th, 2011 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) With "stray" incidents of ragging in Sainik Schools run by the defence ministry being reported from across the country, these were being probed and action ... Read more...

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Declining sex ratio attributed to misuse of medical technology


December 18th, 2011 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Dec 18 (IANS) Demographers and development specialists Sunday identified the misuse of advanced medical technology as a major factor responsible for the decline in the sex ratio in Rajasthan ... Read more...

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For children, by children… diyas that shine brighter


October 25th, 2011 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) Lit up by decorative diyas made by children, the congested bylanes of the Bapu Dham slum in south Delhi glow with an added shine this ... Read more...

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Girl child still victim of patriarchal mores


October 14th, 2011 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) Though social schemes seek to empower the girl child, India's patriarchal system continues to run the writ, according to voluntary organisation Plan India.Over 70 percent ... Read more...

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‘Schools admitting poor students unsure of being reimbursed’


September 15th, 2011 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) Private schools are admitting 25 percent children from disadvantaged sections of the society under the Right to Education (RTE) Act but are apprehensive about receiving ... Read more...

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CSDS offering fellowships to journalists


September 10th, 2011 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) The Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, a Delhi-based voluntary organisation, has announced it is offering Inclusive Media Fellowships 2011 for journalists.The fellowship duration ... Read more...

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Parents abandon girl child - for two months


August 25th, 2011 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
Jodhpur, Aug 25 (IANS) It could be another case of a girl child being abandoned but there's an unusual twist... a nine-month-old baby was found at the doorstep of a ... Read more...

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Support for Hazare grows across Rajasthan


August 18th, 2011 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Aug 18 (IANS) Support for social activist Anna Hazare's stir for a more inclusive anti-graft law is growing across Rajasthan, with protests rallies across the state and a half-day ... Read more...

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Social schemes not reaching the needy: NGO audit


July 13th, 2011 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) Benefits of social security schemes related to health, employment and housing are not reaching the socially marginalised people, said an NGO's audit report released here ... Read more...

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Running short, Himachal borrows condoms from Punjab


July 13th, 2011 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 13 (IANS) For six months, Himachal Pradesh has had no condom in its stocks meant for free distribution among AIDS high-risk groups and for ensuring birth control. So, ... Read more...

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The fifth estate: Street kids turn editors


May 9th, 2011 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) At a time when journalism is courting sensationalism and sleaze, an unassuming four-page tabloid is doing its bit by writing about the trials and tribulations ... Read more...

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French president supports Grameen’s Yunus


April 6th, 2011 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 6 (IANS) French President Nicolas Sarkozy has said his government will closely monitor the developments regarding Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus' removal from Grameen Bank and will take ... Read more...

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Health ministry to tweak TB campaign


March 23rd, 2011 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) The ministry of health and family welfare is all set to re-position its media and public awareness campaign for the control of tuberculosis (TB), an ... Read more...

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BJP candidate in Kerala charged for violating election code of conduct


March 7th, 2011 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
Palakkad (Kerala), Mar.7 (ANI): A Bharatiya Janata Dal (BJP) candidate was charged with violating the Code of Conduct of the Election Commission, ahead of state polls in Kerala.C. Uday Bhaskar, a candidate ... Read more...

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Governor suggests tax hike for tobacco products


March 2nd, 2011 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, March 2 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Governor N.N. Vohra has written to state Finance Minister Abdul Rahim Rather asking him to raise taxes on cigarettes and other tobacco products ... Read more...

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Delhi’s slum children to get Australian degrees


March 1st, 2011 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) Delhi's slum children will now be able to study in Australia under an exchange programme between the University of Melbourne and voluntary organisation Asha, officials said here ... Read more...

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