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Rural Bangladeshi women show how to cut dependence on forest
Climate change is putting increasing levels of stress on Bangladesh’s forests, wetlands and other ecosystems but there are shining examples in rural life where women are cutting dependence on forests through alternative income generation.

-19 Apr 2017

HIV Bill passed; concerns over access to treatment remain
New laws to protect AIDS patients and those afflicted with HIV will soon come into force, as the Lok Sabha passed the relevant Bill on Tuesday. The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) (Prevention and Control) Bill, 2014, provides a legislative framework...

-12 Apr 2017

Depression is preventable and curable: World Health Day
On World Health Day, WHO wants to create awareness about depression. For those with depression, that they are not alone, that is actually something many others are struggling with; but also for all of us that we have a role in this.

-07 Apr 2017

International Day of Sport for Development and Peace
In 2013, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 6 April as the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace to celebrate the contribution of sports and physical activity to education, human development, healthy lifestyles and a peaceful world. Since then, the date has been inserted i...

-06 Apr 2017

List of top educational institutions in HRD ministry’s rankings
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore is India’s best university followed by Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University and Banaras Hindu University, a nationwide government ranking said on Monday.The India rankings 2017 were done under the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) that considered m...

-04 Apr 2017

Current Affairs
Public Health Care: Too Far, Too Little For Assam’s Riverine Islanders
Who is the public health system actually catering to, if not these vulnerable women and children of the riverine islanders who actually are in dire need of these services? Do they not come under the MDG goal umbrella?...
Anjali Paul

Current Affairs
Banning Slaughter Houses: Not a Hasty Move
The change in guard of Uttar Pradesh has set the stage for a new chapter in UP politics. But will the fulfilling of election promises result in serious negative economic repercussions? The case of the ban on illegal slaughter houses is a case in point....
Aritra Chakrabarty

Book Reviews
Book Review: ‘Kadhakaran of Arabee Cundree’
Review of Temporary People by Deepak Unnikrishnan, Restless Books, New York,USA 224 pp;To be released: March 14, 2017. USD 17.99. ISBN: 9781632061423...
Kavya Murthy
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