Indian government launches mobile app on HIV/AIDS

Now, a mobile application called HELP (HIV Education and Linkage to Prevention) will provide complete information on HIV, increase awareness and risk perception.

LGBTs should not feel caged in our society, says Priya Dutt

Lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgenders (LGBTs) should not feel caged in our society, asserted Congress leader and Parliamentarian Priya Dutt. She was speaking at the 3rd National Solidarity Event in New Delhi.

Bihar village gears up to own water treatment plant

Khaira, a small village of Bihar, is all set to launch a community owned Reverse Osmosis (RO) Water Purification Plant for providing clean water to the villagers. Khaira is located in Kharagpur Block of Munger, one of the two districts in Bihar that are enlisted as both arsenic and fluoride contaminated.

Graduates in India share business plans for social causes

Around 3000 students from across the country showcased their entrepreneurial skills in New Delhi by showcasing 57 projects developed for community empowerment.

Remembering a tete-a-tete with Dr APJ Abdul Kalam

As the news of the death of former Indian President and Bharat Ratna Dr APJ Abdul Kalam broke on Monday, the entire nation found itself shell shocked, and fondly remembered the encouraging and inspiring words for which India’s Missile Man was known for throughout his life.

Indian agriculture needs greater entrepreneurship: Ashwani Muthoo

Ashwani Muthoo, Deputy Director of the Independent Office of Evaluation, IFAD, talks to development journalist Ashok Kumar about the agency’s role in making smallholder farming profitable in India.

India, China played central role in poverty reduction: Report

According to the final report on the Millennium Development Goals, Southern Asia has made remarkable progress in moving towards the achievement of the MDGs in some areas.

Our identity creates obstacles for us: Transgender activists

For the transgender (TG) and Hijra communities, visibility is the biggest challenge as it invites derision and discrimination from people and compounds their problems. This sentiment was echoed by the representatives of the sexual minorities in India at the Third National Hijra Habba or the ‘Transgender Festival’ held in the New Delhi.

Delhi to host global conference on prenatal sex selection

To exchange international knowledge on sex selective practices, the Center for Social Research (CSR), a nonprofit, is organising an international conference in New Delhi in the second week of July.

Indianised solutions key to fight climate change: Minister
Indianised solutions key to fight climate change: Minister

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Experts representing different part of the world urge for localised solutions to fight the global challenge of climate change.

For a better future, over four lakh Indians write to PM

Over four lakh Indians sent postcards and another sixteen lakh took action on the online platforms as part of the Action-2015, May mobilization campaign, urging the Prime Minister Narendra Modi to commit to a better future for India, when he represents the country at the UN General Assembly in September where the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for the next fifteen years will be adopted.

Salaam Cinema: Rare film posters, images on display in Kolkata

An inimitable assemblage of rare black and white stills of Indian film legends Satyajit Ray, Uttam Kumar and Nargis; vintage posters from celluloid classics like "Antony Firingee" and limited edition merchandise are upholding the spirit of Indian cinema at a five-day exhibition that began here on Wednesday.

Media is ‘oxygen’ for decentralised planning, say experts

Devolution of powers to the block and Panchayat level is not possible without media playing a constructive role, said experts at a media workshop on decentralised planning this week, in Bhubaneswar, the capital of Odisha. The workshop aims to familiarise media people with local planning processes and good practices with focus on the larger picture of decentralisation and convergence.

Mobile services to benefit 7 crore farmers in India: Report

The mobile based services would be especially beneficial to the small and marginal farmers living on the edge of poverty, says the report.

Develop disaster-proof response mechanisms, urge experts

As earthquakes continue to hit South Asia, experts review emergency preparedness and response mechanism in New Delhi.

'India, Pakistan report least inclusive growth in Asia-Pacific'

In terms of inclusive growth, developing countries like India, Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh rank at the bottom in the Asia Pacific region, says a report by the UNESCAP.

Road rage: Commuters hit hard as DTC bus strike in Delhi continues

Commuters hit hard as DTC bus strike in Delhi continues

Road rage case: DTC drivers' strike put 45 lakh commuters in a fix

Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) bus drivers went on strike on Monday to protest against the death of a 42-year-old bus driver in an alleged road rage incident.