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`Malnutrition needs to be addressed`

Last Updated: Thursday, August 14, 2014, 19:39

With thousands of children in India malnourished, policymakers should look at its seriousness and scale of the problem, a civil society organisation said Thursday.

Children pay heavy price in Gaza`s war

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 06, 2014, 19:33

All 11-year-old Yasmin Al-Bakri remembers is that her mother was baking bread.

UNICEF laments Gaza child casualties, warns of task ahead

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 05, 2014, 22:39

More than 400 children have been killed in Israel`s assault on Gaza, and almost a thousand times as many are traumatised and face an "extraordinarily bleak" future, the top UNICEF official in Gaza said on Tuesday.

Kareena Kapoor`s noble side

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 05, 2014, 10:19

Call her the diva of bollywood or a glam doll, Kareena Kapoor can pull off anything with grace and style. But there`s more about her than just her elegant side.

Maharashtra govt, UNICEF launch campaign against diarrhoea

Last Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014, 22:05

Maharashtra government and UNICEF on Monday launched a fortnight-long awareness campaign to mobilise communities, health personnel and political leaders towards prevention of diarrhoea.

Glitzy opening ceremony kicks off Glasgow Commonwealth Games

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 09:47

Scotland rolled out a spectacular opening ceremony on Wednesday with dazzling and colourful display of their unique culture and heritage on a breathtaking night, which also had some Indian flavour to set the stage for the 20th Commonwealth Games here.

Commonwealth Games 2014: India to lead parade in opening ceremony

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 23:22

India, by the virtue of being the previous hosts, will lead the parade, featuring more than 4,500 athletes from 71 nations and territories, during the opening ceremony of the 20th Commonwealth Games at Celtic Park here tonight.

Amitabh Bachchan rejoices polio eradication from India

Last Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014, 08:16

The polio eradication campaign by the Government of India has been successful and the actor recently posted about his happiness on Twitter.

Crib death toll in Malda hospital mounts to 21

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 20:55

With six more infants dying in the Malda Medical College and Hospital here, the number of crib deaths went up to 21 in past five days, officials said today.

2 million under-fives die each year in central, west Africa: UN

Last Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014, 01:17

Two million children under five die each year in central and western Africa, accounting for almost a third of all deaths worldwide in that age range, the UN children`s agency said today.

Nicolette Van Dam resigns as UNICEF goodwill ambassador after offensive tweet

Last Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014, 11:09

Dutch actress Nicolette Van Dam resigned as a UNICEF goodwill ambassador, after a scandal erupted over her tweet of a doctored photo appearing to depict two Colombian football players snorting cocaine.

Honoured to be associated with UNICEF: Madhuri Dixit

Last Updated: Friday, June 13, 2014, 13:08

Bollywood diva Madhuri Dixit, who has recently been appointed as UNICEF`s `celebrity advocate for child rights`, said she is honoured to get associated with a cause that is close to her heart.