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India may be on the verge of becoming the most populous nation - Here's why

India may be on the verge of becoming the most populous nation - Here's why

Among those children, some will unfortunately not make it past their first day. 
 

Jan 02, 2018, 14:45 PM IST
Priyanka Chopra shakes a leg with children on a Punjabi track—Watch

Priyanka Chopra shakes a leg with children on a Punjabi track—Watch

Priyanka took to Instagram to share the video.

Dec 24, 2017, 15:09 PM IST
US government official Henrietta Fore appointed UNICEF head

US government official Henrietta Fore appointed UNICEF head

UN chief Antonio Guterres has appointed former senior US government official Henrietta H Fore as the new executive director of UNICEF, the world body said.

Dec 23, 2017, 11:07 AM IST
I still fail, but see myself playing cricket till 2019: Yuvraj Singh

I still fail, but see myself playing cricket till 2019: Yuvraj Singh

He had recently hit the headlines for skipping Ranji Trophy matches to train at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru.

Dec 05, 2017, 11:15 AM IST
Unicef expresses concern over malnourished Afghan children

Unicef expresses concern over malnourished Afghan children

The education situation has improved in Afghanistan since the collapse of the Taliban regime in 2001.
 

Nov 19, 2017, 16:16 PM IST
Privileged to be top most influencer for Unicef: Amitabh Bachchan

Privileged to be top most influencer for Unicef: Amitabh Bachchan

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who has served as Unicef Goodwill Ambassador for the polio eradication campaign in India, says he is fortunate to be the top most influencer for the organisation.

Oct 25, 2017, 19:44 PM IST
Bangladesh PM seeks help for Rohingya crisis as exodus tops 400,000

Bangladesh PM seeks help for Rohingya crisis as exodus tops 400,000

The authorities have sent police reinforcements to Cox`s Bazar to protect Buddhist temples in case of a radical Muslim backlash.

Sep 16, 2017, 16:30 PM IST

Centre to launch sanitation campaign Swachhta Hi Seva tomorrow

On October 2, Gandhi Jayanti, which is also the Swachh Bharat Diwas, awards for essays, short film and painting competitions will be given.

 

Sep 14, 2017, 19:12 PM IST
Rohingya exodus to Bangladesh reaches 389,000: UN

Rohingya exodus to Bangladesh reaches 389,000: UN

UN refugee agency spokesman Joseph Tripura gave AFP the latest number. Other UN agencies have sounded the alarm over conditions for the Rohingya who have fled a military crackdown in Buddhist-dominated Myanmar`s Rakhine state.

Sep 14, 2017, 18:06 PM IST
Priyanka Chopra delivers bang-on reply to Twitter user who questioned her UNICEF Jordan visit

Priyanka Chopra delivers bang-on reply to Twitter user who questioned her UNICEF Jordan visit

For the record, the 'Bajirao Mastani' diva on Sunday met Syrian refugee kids in an attempt to make a difference in their lives. But, apparently, this didn’t amuse a Twitterati who then questioned Piggy Chops' visit and asked her why she is not meeting Indian rural kids.

Sep 11, 2017, 14:09 PM IST
Priyanka Chopra lauds Unicef for a game to help adolescents

Priyanka Chopra lauds Unicef for a game to help adolescents

Actress Priyanka Chopra has lauded Unicef India for making a stress-free mobile game to help adolescents to beat "stressors" in life.

Sep 04, 2017, 17:52 PM IST

83 Nigerian kids used as 'human bombs' since January 2017: UNICEF

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said at least 83 children have been deployed as "human bombs" by Nigeria's militant Islamist group Boko Haram in the country's northeast region between the month of January and August.

Aug 23, 2017, 07:26 AM IST

83 Nigerian kids used as 'human bombs' since January 2017: UNICEF

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said at least 83 children have been deployed as "human bombs" by Nigeria's militant Islamist group Boko Haram in the country's northeast region between the month of January and August.

Aug 23, 2017, 07:26 AM IST

Over 200 children killed in Yemen war in 2017: UNICEF

 A top United Nations official in Yemen said on Monday that a total of 201 children have been killed in the Yemeni ongoing civil war since the beginning of 2017.

Aug 08, 2017, 08:34 AM IST
US citizen accused of infiltration sentenced to 10 yrs in Iran

US citizen accused of infiltration sentenced to 10 yrs in Iran

In January, Tehran's chief prosecutor said as many as 70 "spies" were serving sentences in the city's prisons -- the identities of only a handful of which have been made public.

Jul 16, 2017, 17:46 PM IST
Cholera cases in Yemen may reach 300,000, warns Unicef

Cholera cases in Yemen may reach 300,000, warns Unicef

In a teleconference from Sanaa, the representative of the United Nations Children`s Fund (Unicef) in the Arab country, Meritxell Relano, explained that forecasts are based on the fact that the growth curve of affected people continues to rise.
 

Jun 23, 2017, 20:51 PM IST

United Nation says IS targets children to hold Mosul civilians hostage

UNICEF said 1,075 Iraqi children have been killed and 1,130 wounded since IS militants overran nearly a third of Iraq in 2014.

Jun 22, 2017, 08:44 AM IST

UN rights expert urges Myanmar to protect detained Rohingya children

Children as young as 10 were among hundreds of men detained on charges of consorting with Rohingya insurgents. 

Jun 15, 2017, 18:44 PM IST
One child out of five living in relative poverty in rich countries: UN report

One child out of five living in relative poverty in rich countries: UN report

The number of adolescents reporting mental health problems is increasing in the majority of the countries included in the study, along with the rate of obesity among young people.

Jun 15, 2017, 09:57 AM IST
ISIS using minors as human shields in Mosul: UNICEF

ISIS using minors as human shields in Mosul: UNICEF

Operations to recapture western Mosul were launched on February 19 after the eastern section of Iraq`s second largest city was liberated in January. 

Jun 06, 2017, 09:22 AM IST