Patna: The Bihar Cabinet has approved reservations for persons with disabilities in government jobs and educational institutions. The cabinet gave its approval during a meeting presided by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Cabinet Secretariat Department Special Secretary Upendra Nath Pandey told reporters. The...
Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has announced a slew of measures for women in the state, including a financial assistance of Rs 2 lakh for remarriage of widows. Speaking at his monthly radio broadcast 'Dil Se', Mr...
New Delhi: Experts underscored the need for early diagnosis of breast cancer for effective treatment of the disease with increasing number of cases among women. The stigma associated with the breast cancer often delays diagnosis and treatment, thereby jeopardising survival...
Hastinapur, Rajasthan: It took residents of Hastinapur village in Rajasthan three years of poring over maps, demarcating boundaries, and numerous petitions and visits to local officials to regain control of their traditional common land. But the wait - and the effort...
Mumbai: Indian women over the age of 45 and travelling in groups of four will be able to go for the Islamic Haj pilgrimage without a male guardian next year, if the government adopts proposed reforms. Women meeting these criteria...
London:  India has the highest number of moderately and severely underweight children and adolescents in the world, according to a study which also found that the number of obese under-19s globally has risen tenfold in the past four decades. The...
Hyderabad: For years, Haji Khan - a lanky man in his thirties - moved inconspicuously in the bylanes of Hyderabad's Old City, scouring the streets for child brides for older men visiting from Gulf states, pocketing about Rs 10,000...
Coimbatore: A hearing and speech impaired man from Kerala travelled around 16,000 km in India and two neighbouring countries in 61 days on a motorcyle. His mission was to prove that people with such impairment can drive and should not be...
New York: When it comes to sanitation, trees may not be more important than toilets, but a study of 300,000 children in 35 nations has found that increasing tree cover in watersheds can reduce the burden of diarrhoeal disease, which...
Berhampur (Odisha): An organisation of people with disabilities in Ganjam district in Odisha on Tuesday demanded fee waiver for students with 40 per cent disabilities. "We have been demanding that students with 40 per cent disabilities be exempted from paying...

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