Modi-Obama’s Mann ki Baat – save girl child

Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his joint address with the United States President Barack Obama in programme ‘Man Ki Baat’ on All India Radio, last night expressed concern over the skewed sex ratio in the country. Prime Minister asked the people of the country to save the girl child and educate them, while taking it … Read more

Speech by Pranab Mukherjee at the banquet

Speech by the President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee at the banquet hosted in honour of the President of the United States of America H.E. Mr. Barack Obama = Your Excellency, President Barack Obama, Mrs. Michelle Obama, Excellencies, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen, It is a great honour and privilege to welcome you and the … Read more

Himachal Pradesh tragedy

Twenty four students from an engineering college in Hyderabad are washed away in the Beas river near Mandi in Himachal Pradesh. Six of them are girls. The incident occurred at around 6.30 pm on Sunday when the students, who were on their way to the resort town of Manali for an excursion, were clicking pictures … Read more

When newlyweds believe in sharing household chores, follow-through is everything

Of all the starry-eyed just-married couples you know, which couples are likely to stay the happiest? A University of Illinois study says chances for bliss are highest when husband and wife both believe in divvying up the household labor equally. But that happiness won’t last long if one partner is perceived as not carrying their … Read more

Nursery admissions on hold in Delhi schools

Nursery admissions have been put on hold again in Delhi schools; this time by the Supreme Court, a week after the Delhi High Court gave the green signal. The apex court on Friday put on hold nursery admissions in the Capital as it was dissatisfied with the controversial inter-state transfer points system. Nursery admissions have … Read more

Small bite, big threat

More than half the world’s population is at risk from diseases such as malaria, dengue, leishmaniasis, Lyme disease, schistosomiasis, and yellow fever, carried by mosquitoes, flies, ticks, water snails and other vectors. Every year, more than one billion people are infected and more than one million die from vector-borne diseases. This World Health Day – … Read more

Puppet shows to educate villagers on water & sanitation issues

With edutainment activities like puppet show, street play and magic show in villages, the West Bengal government and UNICEF has launched a campaign to educate people about safe drinking water and safe sanitation practises. Panchayat minister Subrata Mukherjee said the campaign is meant to generate demand for improved water supply in unreached habitations and gradually … Read more

The victory over polio – India

India celebrates a landmark achievement in public health – ‘the victory over polio’. The country has now completed three years without any polio, one of the key pre-requisites for polio-free certification, amidst a very sensitive surveillance system for poliovirus. The celebration is organized by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to commemorate this great … Read more

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