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VHP disrupts India, Pakistan joint I-Day celebrations


August 14th, 2012 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 14 (IANS) Activists of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) Tuesday disrupted India-Pakistan joint celebrations of their independence organised by a group of voluntary organisations here.The activists tried to ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Abandoned HIV positive woman finds succour in Delhi shelter (With Image)


July 11th, 2012 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) "Hazaribagh in Jharkhand." These are the words HIV positive Roohi, 20, has been repeating since she was found writhing in labour pain at the New ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

WHO calls for investment in disaster management


June 6th, 2012 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, June 6 (IANS) The World Health Organisation (WHO) Wednesday called on countries for greater investment in strengthening the resilience of communities to save lives during disasters and emergencies.At a ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

High drop-out rate hits Delhi’s tobacco cessation centres


June 4th, 2012 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) The sight of haphazardly placed posters and pamphlets saying 'Quit Smoking' and showing a stubbed out cigarette in an ashtray signals a smoker's failed attempt ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

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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Health ministry wary of merging AIDS department with NRHM


May 3rd, 2012 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) The Planning Commission's proposal to merge the two-decade-old AIDS control department with the flagship National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) has caused a stir in the ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Government plans new bill to ban manual scavenging


April 19th, 2012 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The government said Thursday that it intends to introduce in the monsoon session of parliament a new bill on prohibition of manual scavenging in view ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

India has the will to bring change: Desmond Tutu


February 9th, 2012 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) India has the political will to bring change that can help abolish evils like child marriage, Nobel laureate and South African anti-apartheid icon archbishop Desmond ... Read more...

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‘India’s AIDS control mission a successful model’


February 6th, 2012 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) In existence for nearly two decades, India's HIV-AIDS control mission has been the most successful global model to deal with the disease, the head of ... 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...

Posted in Business |

Now, a diet chart for Amarnath pilgrims


January 7th, 2012 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Jan 7 (IANS) Free kitchens set up by voluntary organizations to feed pilgrims undertaking the Amarnath Yatra will now prepare food as per a specific diet chart, suiting ... Read more...

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Thousands pray to setting sun to mark Chhath


November 1st, 2011 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Nov 1 (IANS) Hundreds of thousands of people, mainly women, marked the festival of Chhath Tuesday across Bihar by fasting, praying and making offerings to the setting sun.The four-day ... Read more...

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Bihar’s popular Chhath festival begins


October 30th, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Oct 30 (IANS) The four day Chhath festival, one of the most popular and biggest in Bihar, began early Sunday as hundreds of thousands of devotees, mainly married women, ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Help pours in for AIIMS patient Shehnaz (IANS Impact)


October 24th, 2011 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 24 (IANS) A day after IANS reported on 17-year-old Shehnaz, who spent over a month outside the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here, help poured ... Read more...

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Tearful farewell to Durga, 600 idols immersed in Yamuna


October 6th, 2011 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 6 (IANS) The drum beats and the dancing peaked and the tears flowed freely. Thousands of Bengalis and others in the capital bid an emotional farewell to ... Read more...

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Much garbage to remove from Ramlila ground in little time


August 28th, 2011 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) Social activist Anna Hazare's rallying call for the nation to clean up its act has left behind piles of garbage at Delhi's Ramlila ground.Shortly ... 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...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Himachal’s abandoned Hul mines get global attention


May 1st, 2011 - 10:47 am ICT by IANS
Chamba (Himachal Pradesh), May 1 (IANS) Copper mines lying abandoned for over 200 years near this historical Himachal Pradesh town are finally getting its historical due with help to ... Read more...

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Agra activists agitate in support of Hazare


April 6th, 2011 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, April 6 (IANS) Civil society activists and youth leaders representing various voluntary organisations staged a protest here Wednesday in support of Anna Hazare, who is on a fast-unto-death ... Read more...

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Rajasthan NGO gets special status from UN body


February 17th, 2011 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Feb 17 (IANS) A Rajasthan NGO, Vaagdhara, which works for the empowerment of impoverished and vulnerable groups in the state, is among 17 from across the world to be granted special ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Grant management to NGOs in India to be more transparent


January 28th, 2011 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 28 (ANI): Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Women and Child Development Krishna Tirath on Friday said that the transparency in managing grant system was imperative.She said this while ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Malaysia to set up special counters to help Indians without documents


January 18th, 2011 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 18 (ANI): Malaysia's National Registration Department (NRD) offices will set up special counters next month under the "MyDaftar" campaign to address documentation problems involving the Indian community.The counters will ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Malaysia to resolve ethnic Indians’ citizenship issues


December 31st, 2010 - 1:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Dec 31 (IANS) Malaysia will launch a nationwide "My Daftar" (my office) campaign next February to resolve problems faced by ethnic Indians who do not have relevant documents pertaining to ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Joshi calls for radical change in role of CAPART


December 28th, 2010 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 28 (IANS) The Council for Advancement of People's Action and Rural Technology (CAPART) needs a new institutional framework to develop linkages with panchayati raj institutions (PRI), Rural Development Minister ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

New pictorial warnings on tobacco products in effect


December 2nd, 2010 - 12:53 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 1(IANS) Tobacco products in the country must carry a new set of pictorial warnings depicting a cancer-stricken mouth from Dec 1, a notification by the ministry of health ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

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...

Posted in Health Science |

Delhi building collapse: People, NGO pitch in with succour (Lead)


November 17th, 2010 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) With government agencies woefully slow in responding to the disaster, survivors of the east Delhi building collapse are relying on voluntary organisations to help them in ... Read more...

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Delhi building collapse: People pitch in with relief work


November 17th, 2010 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) With little or no government help, survivors of the east Delhi building collapse are relying on voluntary organisations to help them in rehabilitation.Members of an NGO, South ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Festive mood in Bihar as Chhath festival begins


November 10th, 2010 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Nov 10 (IANS) Millions of devotees offered early morning prayers at river banks across the state Wednesday as the four-day Chhath festival began amidst tight security.Chhath, celebrated six days after Diwali, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

NGOs supporting Maoists under scanner in Jharkhand


October 31st, 2010 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Oct 31 (IANS) The Jharkhand government has put a large number of voluntary organisations in in the state under the scanner for their alleged soft corner for Maoists or for promoting ... Read more...

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Former child labourers want education to get priority


October 27th, 2010 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) A group of former child labourers Wednesday sent Diwali greetings to United Progressive Alliance (UPA) chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Leader of Opposition Sushma Swaraj, adding that ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Transparency among NGOs on cards for plan panel


October 22nd, 2010 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) In a bid to enhance the role of voluntary organisations in the social sector, the 12th five year plan (2012-17) would take into account transparency among non-profit ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

UN thanks India for Pakistan flood aid


October 8th, 2010 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 8 (IANS) Describing India as one of the top donors for Pakistan's flood relief, United Nations has said that it was a demonstration of the country's solidarity with the ... Read more...

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‘Civic bodies moving dogs to undisclosed locations’


October 6th, 2010 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 6 (IANS) Delhi's civic authorities, clearing the city of stray dogs in the wake of the Commonwealth Games, are dumping them on the outskirts of the city and ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Games around, beggars made to disappear from Delhi streets


October 1st, 2010 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) You may not be able to spot too many beggars on Delhi streets all of a sudden. As the city decks up for the Commonwealth Games, many ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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