Right to Health if UPA is voted to power again

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi has severely criticised Left Front Government in Tripura for failure to develop the state. Addressing a meeting at Vishalgarh 30 kilometers off Agartala this afternoon, Rahul said no development work is visible in Tripura despite the centre sending enough funds to the state. Rahul Gandhi said UPA regime in the … Read more

CPI-M Manifesto promises new food security law

The CPI(M) manifesto promises new food security law with a universal public distribution system, measures to curb corruption, ending caste discrimination and protection of rights of women, SCs, STs and minorities. The poll document released today calls for defending secularism and national unity and adopting non-aligned and independent foreign policy. The party supports a statutory … Read more

Stree Shakti Puruskar on International Women’s Day

President of India Shri Pranab Mukherjee was the chief guest at the celebrations to mark the International Women’s Day where he conferred Stree Shakti Puruskar to six illustrious women in recognition of their achievements, here today. The awardees for the Stree Shakti Puruskar are nominated by state governments, MPs, VIPs and on suo-moto basis, and … Read more

Health Education & Research – new department in central govt.

Recognizing the role of scientific inputs for accessible and affordable healthcare programmes, Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh said that government has established a new department for Health Education and Research. In his inaugural address at the 101st Indian Science Congress at Jammu University, Dr Singh said that the 2013 Science, Technology and Innovation Policy reflects … Read more

Agricultural growth in India has resulted in food security

Indian President Pranab Mukherjee has said that the healthy agricultural growth of the country has led to food security for citizens. Inaugurating the Conference of Vice Chancellors and ICAR Directors of Agriculture University at Baramati yesterday, Mr Mukherjee expressed confidence that the Right to Food Security can be fulfilled on the basis of the successive … Read more

Full speech of Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh – India

My dear fellow-citizens, Brothers, sisters and dear children, I greet you all on this Independence Day. Today is certainly a day of joy for us. But on this celebration of independence we also feel pain in our hearts that our brothers and sisters in Uttarakhand had to face devastation about two months back. Our deepest … Read more

G8 focus on economic crisis, climate change and food security

The international economic crisis, climate change and food security were the issues on which the G8 leaders focused in the first day’s proceedings at the L’Aquila Summit. The Group of Eight (G8, and formerly the G6 or Group of Six) is a forum, created by France in 1975, for governments of eight nations of the northern hemisphere: Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States; in addition, the European Union is represented within the G8, but cannot host or chair.

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Children :: Increase in Percentage of Children Living With At Least One Working Parent

Compared to national statistics for the previous year, there has been an increase in the percentage of children living with at least one working parent and the percentage of children living in households classified as food insecure has declined. High school students were more likely to have taken advanced academic courses and the percentage of young adults who completed high school has increased. The adolescent birth rate has dropped to a record low.

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