UK-India ‘teaching assistants’ programme

UK-India ‘teaching assistants’ programme

NEW DELHI: The British Council, the UK international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities and various schools across India are organising a week-long series of events around school education. The ‘Schools Week’ began with the launch of the British Council’s ‘Generation UK India Teaching Assistants Programme,’ followed by a School Award Ceremony at Hotel […]

BSF wild cow chases crash Bangladesh beef economy

BSF wild cow chases crash Bangladesh beef economy

It’s heart-warming news for the fellows who want to ban the beef trade. Now BSF jawans have to chase cows as well! The Bangladesh beef industry is tottering, thanks to the Indian government’s new found obsessive love for cattle.   Some 30,000 Indian soldiers guarding the border with Bangladesh have an extra job under Prime […]

National Doctors’ Day: why and wherefore

National Doctors’ Day: why and wherefore

July 1 is celebrated as National Doctors’ day in India. It’s a day to remember the role that doctors play in our lives, and also a day for the medical professionals to do some introspection as well. National Doctors day in India is a big awareness campaign offering opportunities to all to get aware about […]

Fishermen grow mangroves in Sri Lanka

Fishermen grow mangroves in Sri Lanka

The fisher folk of Sri Lanka’s north-western coast, are convinced that well-tended mangroves can protect lives and property against the monsoon rains that lash the island from July to October. One such person is Milan Gamage, a 35-year-old woman, who planted mangroves behind her home on the edge of the Puttalam lagoon in 2008. They […]

On broken wings: no jobs for new Pilots

On broken wings: no jobs for new Pilots

Training costs up to Rs one crore, still 7,000 pilots jobless Flying in the air with a starting salary of two lakh per month. Sounds interesting? But the reality is that today some of the pilots are in search of other careers. A newspaper mentioned the story of one Deepak Malik who trained as a […]

Village kids make music at Ravi Bharati

Village kids make music at Ravi Bharati

For the past two decades, Ravi Bharati the archdiocesan communication centre has been welcoming kids to a ‘summer camp’ of music. On Saturday, the eve of World Music Day, some 42 kids put on a concert for their parents, on the concluding day of their month long camp. The children, aged 10 to 13 showcased […]

Bihar Livelihood Target: educating 12 lakh rural women

Bihar Livelihood Target:  educating 12 lakh rural women

Bihar Rural Livelihood Promotion society, [Jeevika] and the Mass Education Directorate of the Education have joined hands to give over 12 lakh rural women basic educational inputs in the course of one year. Chief executive officer of Jeevika, N Vijaya Lakshmi and principal secretary, education, RK Mahajan signed a MoU with this aim on Monday. […]

Women’s Studies can help stop elder abuse

Women’s Studies can help stop elder abuse

Elder women are the most prone to destitution, and the government is partly to blame for the abetment of elder abuse, says Bihar Mahila Samakhya State Project Officer Keerti. “The way the government has a focus on adolescent girls, and young mothers, why doesn’t the government have a programme for elderly women on the same […]

Follow WHO guidelines, says GNP+

Follow WHO guidelines, says GNP+

Governments should ensure that they follow the WHO guidelines and give all HIV infected people access to uninterrupted supply of medicines.  The right to health for HIV+ people can only be ensured fully  if governments decriminalize gay sex and sex work, says an appeal from GNP+ As the World Health Organisation (WHO) gathers to discuss […]

Orissa unwilling to link Mahanadi- Godavari

Orissa unwilling to link Mahanadi- Godavari

Bhubaneswar, Orissa: Linking rivers is not such a great idea, says the state government. Reports say that Orissa is not excited about linking the Mahanadi and Godavari rivers, because this may lead to acute shortage of water in the Mahanadi basin in the future. Official sources said the state government feared that the Mahanadi river […]

Nodal Officer at Chapra ignores Widow’s plea

Nodal Officer at Chapra ignores Widow’s plea

ALERT! Child in dire straits while doctors pass the buck! CHAPRA, BIHAR: When 25 year old Uma Devi (name changed) went to get ART medicines for her child she was told that the ARV 9anti-retroviral) medications are out of stock. This is despite the state government’s assurance to the High Court that adequate stocks of […]

WHO WILL LISTEN TO THE PEOPLE?

WHO WILL LISTEN TO THE PEOPLE?

Did you know that in Chhapra, Bihar, essential anti-retroviral treatment medicines have dried up at the ART centre, and if the regime is not available for even a day, the lives of the children are severely threatened?

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