Nikita Sarah, Head, Advocacy and Communication, Diana Princess of Wales Health Education and Media Centre, The Leprosy Mission Trust India, stated that leprosy was one of the leading causes of disability with India accounting for 58 per cent of the global leprosy burden.
Leader of India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and New Delhi MP Meenakshi Lekhi, in an interview to OneWorld South Asia, said that urban areas need to learn the art and science of converting waste into a valuable resource. Excerpts from the interview.
The three-member panel formed to look into the demands of Terry Walsh to stay on as the chief coach of the national hockey team could not arrive at a decision on the issue on Friday and fixed another meeting on Monday.
The Sports Ministry appointed a three-member panel comprising former India hockey captains Ajit Pal Singh, Ashok Kumar and Zafar Iqbal to assess the demands made by Terry Walsh to stay on as the chief coach of the national team.
The main accused in the murder of television journalist Soumya Vishwanathan has been sent to three years in jail by a Delhi court in a separate case of trying to escape from custody by throwing chilli powder on police officials in 2009.
China today said it attaches high importance to relations with India and is ready to work with the new Indian government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to strengthen cooperation and contribute to the peace and progress of Asia and the world.
Demanding that late hockey legend Dhyan Chand be conferred with the Bharat Ratna, former players and several fans of the game today marched upto the Prime Minister`s Office to submit a memorandum requesting that the process be expedited.
British police are investigating an incident in which a bench installed in the town of Middlesbrough in northeast England in memory of Ashok Kumar, an Indian-origin Labour Party Member of Parliament (MP) who died in 2010, was set alight.
Former Indian players on Wednesday not only backed Hockey India`s decision to send back Pakistanis but also advocated more stringent action even as players from across the border urged that the upcoming bilateral series should not be derailed due to the ongoing conflict.
Considered one of India`s most gifted golfers, Ashok Kumar on Saturday took a big step towards his breakthrough win as he took the sole lead at the end of the third round of the Panasonic Open India here.