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Under half a per cent Indian villages can be termed clean

Thursday, 22 March 2012, 2:01 pm | Alka Pande

On the eve of World Water Day Indian government honoured 2,857 villages in 23 states with Nirmal Gram Puraskars [clean village awards]. Nirmal Gram Puraskar is given by the Indian government in acknowledgement of hundred per cent water, sanitation ... More >>

Off-Track, Off-Target - Sanitation in South Asia

Tuesday, 22 November 2011, 12:28 pm | Alka Pande

The observance of World Toilet Day was initiated by the World Toilet Organization on 19th November 2001, to raise global awareness of the emotional and psychological consequences the poor endure as a result of inadequate sanitation. More >>

Killing the future: Hunger deaths among children

Tuesday, 3 May 2011, 1:21 pm | Alka Pande

(CNS): In a small village in the eastern part of Uttar Pradesh state, 88 out of 545 children were found severely malnourished, of which 32 died within a span of a week. These children succumbed to a situation due to absence of any medical intervention ... More >>

Muslim women are oppressed in India

Thursday, 24 September 2009, 12:57 pm | Alka Pande

It is in India and neighbouring countries like Pakistan and Bangladesh, alone, where Muslim women are oppressed, rest of the Muslim dominated nations give equal status and rights to women. This is how the Muslim minorities feel in this Indian state ... More >>

Is 16 old enough to have sex?

Wednesday, 5 August 2009, 4:03 pm | Alka Pande

IT is a welcome move by a forward thinking judiciary official of an Indian High Court to challenge the law made centuries ago by the British. The old law set by the British in 1860 (which is in practice even today) considers a 16 year old girl mentally and ... More >>

Spread love, not infection...

Monday, 20 July 2009, 1:12 pm | Alka Pande

With these catchy slogans, a health organisation distributed condoms to people in New Delhi, much to the irritation of political outfits like Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) and Shiv Sena, who along with their political activities in India, also play ... More >>