Society

India’s first dog park opens in Hyderabad

India’s first dog park opens in Hyderabad

September 25, 2018

Hyderabad is the first city to get a pet park with its own dog pool, play area and even an amphitheatre. Along with proposing a solution to the issues of land degradation and plastic waste accumulation, the park can also be a solution to problem of stray dogs in the country.

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Doctors launch campaign to turn citizens into first responders for emergencies

Doctors launch campaign to turn citizens into firs

September 24, 2018

In cases of accidents and emergencies, when the patient is hanging by a thread to the threshold of life, even the slightest of care can make all the difference. With this in mind, a group of like-minded doctors and tech specialists have got together to launch the “Saviour Campa...

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Instant triple talaq a criminal offence in India

Instant triple talaq a criminal offence in India

September 21, 2018

Facing stiff opposition from political rivals in the Parliament, the Modi government opted for the ordinance route on 'Triple Talaq' in the name of gender justice, gender equality and gender dignity. Will the gamble pay off even as the move comes ahead of the assembly elections i...

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Government puts online pet sales under legal purview

Government puts online pet sales under legal purvi

September 20, 2018

After the death of 21 day old Bagheera sparked protests and campaigns which led to Quikr and Indiamart to stop the online sale of pets, the government finally puts the activity under legal purview. In a major victory for animal rights activists, the government, in a notice issued...

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Indore’s open jail allows prisoners to live with their kin

Indore’s open jail allows prisoners to live with

September 15, 2018

At an open prison in Indore district of Madhya Pradesh, there is a two-room house, where a convicted prisoner lives with his family and can step outside the prison’s premises for work.

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As India decriminalises homosexuality, did love find a way?

As India decriminalises homosexuality, did love fi

September 8, 2018

Even as the Supreme Court of India has decriminalised homosexuality in the country, people belonging to the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer) community still have a long fight ahead of them to try to get rights on a range of issues like same-sex marriage and l...

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Mobile Teaching Kitchen: Nutrition on wheels

Mobile Teaching Kitchen: Nutrition on wheels

August 29, 2018

Nutritional education in India should be given utmost importance as one in four children in the most populous cities is malnourished.

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Kerala floods: part of a larger cause

Kerala floods: part of a larger cause

August 22, 2018

Contributing the largest amount of foreign remittance to India annually, Kerala (south India) today is ravaged by the century's worst floods that have killed hundreds, injured thousands and rendered millions homeless. While heavy rains might have started the disaster, deforestati...

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India’s fight for peace

India’s fight for peace

August 20, 2018

As the world observed World Humanitarian Day under the theme ‘Not a Target’ to bring attention to hundreds of civilians affected by armed conflicts, India deals with civil disorder, insurgencies and home-grown terrorism within its borders.

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Serving poison for lunch

Serving poison for lunch

August 18, 2018

Even though Indian states have adopted the Midday Meal Scheme that offers free meals to children in state-run or state-assisted schools, it is seen that majority of the schools face the risk of food poisoning and related health hazards due to lack of infrastructure and proper mon...

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