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9 November, 2017 3:10 PM Jharkhand govt sets 2022 deadline for eradicating malnutrition

Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das on Thursday said his government has prepared an action plan to eradicate malnutrition from the state by 2022. The government will seek assistance from social organisations and corporate houses to achieve this target, the CM said at a UNICEF programme here. "We have to reduce mother and infant mortality rates by 2022," Das asserted 80

26 October, 2017 1:37 PM Govt working on new consumer protection law: PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today vowed to protect consumer interest, saying a new law is on the anvil that will crack down on misleading advertisements and provide time-bound rederesal of their grievances. Listing consumer friendly measures taken by the BJP-led government in the last three and half years, he said that a simplified Goods and Services 61

3 October, 2017 7:10 PM ICMR Chief Soumya Swaminathan Appointed WHO Deputy Director General

Dr Soumya Swaminathan will hold the newly created post The World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday appointed Soumya Swaminathan one of two deputy directors general, the first time such a post has been ever created within the organisation. The position is also the highest post held by an Indian in the WHO. Dr. Swaminathan is currently the Director 32

27 September, 2017 1:55 AM Bangladesh plans separate shelters for Rohingya children

DHAKA: Bangladesh is planning to build separate shelters for 6,000 Rohingya Muslim children who entered the country without parents to escape violence in neighbouring Myanmar, a government official said Tuesday. Children make up about 60 percent of the estimated 480,000 Rohingya Muslims who have poured into Bangladesh over the last four weeks to flee persecution 76

11 September, 2017 8:33 AM Priyanka Chopra is a woman of substance, says Sonakhi Sinha

Actress Sonakshi Sinha has praised Indian actress Priyanka Chopra, terming her a woman of substance. Priyanka, the goodwill ambassador for Unicef, is currently in Jordan to help children uprooted by the civil war in Syria. A large number of Syrian families were either killed or forced to leave their homes due to the conflict. Since then, these families 186

10 September, 2017 8:16 AM Beyond Ryan International School murder: How safe are children in India

The National Policy for Children, 1974 declared children a "supreme national asset." But, the last survey by the government on child abuse revealed that nearly 70 per cent children faced physical abuse and about 50 per cent were sexually abused. There is outrage over safety of children in schools following the gruesome murder of a 7-year-old boy in the Ryan International 70

29 June, 2017 4:58 PM Iraq Declares End Of Caliphate After Capture Of Mosul Mosque

Mosul/Erbil: After eight months of grinding urban warfare, Iraqi government troops on Thursday captured the ruined mosque at the heart of Islamic State's de facto capital Mosul, and the prime minister declared the group's self-styled caliphate at an end. Iraqi authorities expect the long battle for Mosul to end in coming days as remaining Islamic State 63

29 June, 2017 4:09 PM IS on the run as ‘caliphate’ crumbles in Iraq

The liberation of Mosul marks the end of the Iraqi half of Islamic State, focus now shifts to Raqqa, the group’s capital in Syria The liberation of Mosul would in effect mark the end of the Iraqi half of the Islamic State caliphate even though the hardline group would still control territory west and south of the city. Its capital in Syria, Raqqa, is also besieged 49

23 May, 2017 5:09 PM Did you know that Bond star Roger Moore had an Udaipur connection?

NEW DELHI: Roger Moore, the third James Bond, came to India twice that included a trip in 1982 for the shooting of "Octopussy". His second visit came 23 years later in 2005 as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador promoting the use of iodised salt. The British actor passed away today in Switzerland after a brief battle with cancer at the age of 89. A file picture 63

23 May, 2017 3:06 PM Roger Moore, The Man Who Played 'Jimmy Bond'

Sir Roger Moore said in his autobiography he had been approached about playing James Bond as early as 1967. But it was not until 1973 that he finally won the role. He made his debut in Live and Let Die, after the producers made him lose weight, get fit and cut his hair British actor Roger Moore was never one to boast about his acting ability but then the facts 93