Society

Kashmir and the fading voices

Kashmir and the fading voices

June 21, 2017

The valley is suffering, innocents lives lost and yet the struggle continues to grow with each passing day.

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Darjeeling unrest – society cries under vested politics

Darjeeling unrest – society cries under vest

June 12, 2017

The most-visited mountains of eastern India, Darjeeling in West Bengal has been witnessing a prolonged unrest; however, the socio-economic issues in the mountains might still take a backseat amidst triangular political conflict.

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World Day Against Child Labour 2017

World Day Against Child Labour 2017

June 12, 2017

Each year on June 12, the World Day Against Child Labour brings together governments, employers, various organisations and millions of people from around the world to highlight the plight of child labourers. This year, the World Day Against Child Labour focuses on the impact of ...

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GivePhotos: Adding smiles and memories for the marginal

GivePhotos: Adding smiles and memories for the mar

June 2, 2017

Let’s give away photographs to people who would never have their smiles documented as memories, thought a USA-based Indian, Bipasha Shom. A unique project, GivePhotos has already given more than thousand a reason to cherish their smile.

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India’s obese growing in numbers

India’s obese growing in numbers

May 26, 2017

Obesity, a major health concern across the world has been recorded to be on a rise across countries worldwide, including India, as a recent OECD report points out.

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Numerous rapes within days of death sentence

Numerous rapes within days of death sentence

May 20, 2017

In a country that is witnessing escalating sexual violence against women, it becomes evident that death sentences are hardly deterrents.

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Garv Sanskar to help couples get perfect babies in India

Garv Sanskar to help couples get perfect babies in

May 11, 2017

Are we really approaching a time when Ayurveda would defeat science in a race to customise and conceive a perfect baby? India’s Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), a right-wing voluntary organisation, claims to have a solution for a fair, healthy and intellectual baby.

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India evasive on ratifying treaty against torture

India evasive on ratifying treaty against torture

May 10, 2017

India is yet to take a stand on the United Nations' Convention Against Torture and turn it into a law despite 30 years after signing it.

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Death sentence of ‘Nirbhaya’ rapists-murderers upheld

Death sentence of ‘Nirbhaya’ rapists-murderers

May 5, 2017

The gang-rape and murder case in 2012 that shook national consciousness and shifted global gaze on the safety of women in India saw a verdict from the Supreme Court of the country.

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Brushing against HIV/AIDS: First free condom store in India

Brushing against HIV/AIDS: First free condom store

May 5, 2017

After the Indian parliament passed the HIV/AIDS (Prevention and Control) bill last month to shield the rights of sufferers and protect them from discrimination, AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) recently launched India's first free condom store, from where anyone is free to order ...

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