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How ASHA workers helped save lives of ethnic tribes in Arunachal Pradesh

Washed out bridges, absence of roads and uncertainty of reaching destinations deep in the forest, do not come in the way of ASHA workers in their effort to provide precious health services to ethnic tribes in Arunachal Pradesh.

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Infant refugee becomes face of Australia's tough asylum seeker policies

Infant refugee becomes face of Australia's tough asylum seeker policies

The infant, known only by the pseudonym Asha, Nepalese for "hope", has humanised hundreds of anonymous asylum seekers.

Health ministry launches e-health initiatives

Mobile academy' allows ASHAs to ugrade their skills without the need to travel anywhere.

Girls in government schools in UP to get free sanitary pads

In a laudable move, the Uttar Pradesh government will soon provide free sanitary napkins to reduce the absenteeism of girls in schools during their periods, an official said, adding the move follows growing concerns over personal hygiene of girls attaining puberty.

New programme for patients, pregnant women in Odisha

In order to help patients and pregnant women from inaccessible areas reach their nearest hospital or motorable road, a new programme has been launched in Rayagada district of Odisha under which 183 remote villages will be provided with a specially-designed sling each.

India to overtake China in population growth by 2028: Govt

The government today said the birth rate in India is greater than that of China and said the country's population will cross China's by 2028.

App launched to aid ASHA workers in maternal, child healthcare duties

 A Hyderabad-based IT services company today said it has developed a mobile App that would allow Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHA) in Andhra Pradesh to access requisite guidelines on pre and post- pregnancy care anywhere and at any time.

Vinayak Couture's new range straight from Benares

 Designer duo Asha and Gautam Gupta have diversified their brand Vinayak Couture by launching a bespoke handloom collection made solely by local artisans from the city of Benares.

Daily allowance and honorarium of Assam home guards raised

The daily allowance and honorarium for home guards, village defence parties, anganwadi workers and helpers, ASHA workers and casual employees in Assam has been raised with effect from April one.

Urban health mission gets cabinet nod

The government Wednesday introduced a scheme to provide healthcare to the urban poor on the lines of its flagship National Rural Health Mission, which is seen as successful in reaching the rural populace.

ASHA workers stage protest over remuneration

Accredited Social Health Activists staged a protest after a meeting held by Naveen Patnaik.

‘Mai’ Review: Asha Bhosle fails to save a dour story

A point that seems to falter is the way the movie winds down.

I still haven`t escaped comparisons with Didi: Asha Bhosle

Veteran singer Asha Bhosle, known for crooning a variety of songs during her over six decade-old career, admits she still faces comparisons with her elder sister, singer Lata Mangeshkar.

Ashaji will surprise in `Mai`: Padmini Kolhapure

Padmini Kolhapure says that Asha Bhosle will surprise everyone.

Dual-SIM Nokia 110 hits store shelves in India, priced at Rs 2,489

The device comes pre-loaded with well-known titles from EA games and provides access to social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter, the company said.

I will be myself while essaying `Maaee`, says Asha Bhosle

Legendary playback singer Asha Bhosle says she would be her spontaneous self in her debut movie `Maaee`.

Shammi, Asha share thoughts at screening of ‘Teesri Manzil’ in Mumbai

Bollywood movie veterans Asha Parekh and Shammi Kapoor here shared their thoughts at the special screening of 1966 box office hit movie ‘Teesri Manzil’ here over the weekend.