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Hungry in Delhi: More than a third of slum children are Hungry in Delhi: More than a third of slum children are
‘The fast pace of urbanization poses a significant challenge to children living in urban slums. It is especially challenging for newborns and infants whose health entirely depends on the availability of the mother to breastfeed, the ability of the caregiver and household to provide nutritious meals, the quality of the public healthcare system and over
Infant mortality in India: Over 3 lakh die within 24 hours of taking birth Infant mortality in India: Over 3 lakh die within 24 hours of taking birth
The disturbing numbers in the report say that 29 per cent of the newborn deaths worldwide happen only in India. The report, published after survey of 186 countries, says that South Asia (with 24 per cent of the world's population) records 40 per cent of the world's first-day deaths.
Centre tells states to mind water conservation and sewage disposal for project approval Centre tells states to mind water conservation and sewage disposal for project approval
‘We are building it in, we have asked all states to build it in their master plans — water conservation and sewage. In all building plans that they sanction, they must ensure that it is a part of their master plans...
Vidya Balan endorses Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan Vidya Balan endorses Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan
‘We are so far removed from the realities of the rural environment, that when I read the statistics about sanitation I did not want to lose the opportunity to be a part of this movement,' said actor Vidya Balan on being appointed as a Sanitation Ambassador who stands in support of Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan.
Agartala hopes to become Northeast India’s first solar city Agartala hopes to become Northeast India’s first solar city
‘Solar power is the sustainable and viable energy for both cities and remote areas. Electricity crisis would not be solved in the country unless we use non-conventional energy like solar power in a big way...
October 5 will be Dolphin Day in Bihar October 5 will be Dolphin Day in Bihar
With only about 2,000 Gangetic river dolphins left in India, down from tens of thousands a few decades ago, Bihar’s move is expected to help strengthen conservation efforts. The mammals fall under Schedule I of the Indian Wildlife (Protection) Act and have been declared an endangered species
Green fee to enter Shimla: Expected from September first week Green fee to enter Shimla: Expected from September first week
The Shimla Municipal Corporation’s green fee on all vehicles bearing non-HP registration is expected to be applicable from the first week of September. The union government has given its permission to the MC to implement the green fee.
Pre-school education: India shows 100 per cent-plus growth in enrolment over 9 years Pre-school education: India shows 100 per cent-plus growth in enrolment over 9 years
The number of children enrolled in nursery and kindergarten in South Asia has nearly doubled over the last decade with 47 per cent children enrolling in pre-primary programs in 2009 as against only 25 per cent in 2000...
CM seeks USAID support to build houses for Delhi’s poor CM seeks USAID support to build houses for Delhi’s poor
I don't know whether the USAID will help us in this regard. But I would want them to assist in building houses for economically weaker sections of the society. There are shanties all over Delhi and we have to take care of them as well. We have to build them houses...'
Ramesh announces Rs 990 crore for women empowerment Ramesh announces Rs 990 crore for women empowerment
If all the 2.40 lakh gram sabhas in the country were to employ women coordinators to work for issues related to women's development, then an approximate budget of Rs 2,500 crore would be needed...
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