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2014 most devastating year for children: Unicef

The United Nations Children's Fund on Tuesday said that 2014 has been "devastating" for some 15 million children caught up in violent conflicts around the world.According to a UN News Centre......

'Baap wali baat': UNICEF's new song puts focus on mindset of men

UNICEF India on Saturday unveiled a song, ‘baap wali baat’, to mark the International Day of the Girl Child. The song puts the spotlight on men for ensuring empowerment, safety and......

Mid-day meal deaths could have been prevented: UNICEF

The United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund on Thursday said the deaths in mid-day meals in Bihar could have been prevented with strict adherence to protocols for preparing the meal. UNICEF......

'We are concerned about the Tamil refugee camps'

Last week, the Sri Lankan government expelled the UNICEF spokesman in Colombo on charges that he made statements in favour of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam while highlighting the condition......

Ban regrets Lanka's expulsion of UNICEF official

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has regretted Colombo's the decision to expel James Elder, a spokesman for United Nation's Children Fund in Sri Lanka for allegedly making adverse......

Ikea Foundation gives $31.5 mn to Unicef

Ikea Foundation, the corporate social responsibility arm of the world's largest furniture retailer, today contributed $31.5 million as grant to support Unicef's programmes in Afghanistan, China,......

Unicef attacks India's record on poverty

India has failed to use a period of high economic growth to lift tens of millions of people out of poverty, falling far short of China's record in protecting its population from the ravages of......

How entrepreneur Girish built $94 mln worth Freshdesk in no time

Way forward, FreshDesk's management feels building new products, increasing sales or scaling up operations is not too difficult but keeping its unique culture alive even as it expands is. Image:......

Success of Modi's Swachh Bharat Abhiyan across states

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to present the NSSO report on the first anniversary of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan  on October 2.   On June 31, the Union ministry for drinking......

Muktangan empowers poor women to become teachers

As the teachers began gaining confidence, it also drew the attention of other women in the community, leading to greater demand for teaching jobs, finds Ranjita Ganesan.   Image: Muktangan......

Sharmila Tagore, for UNICEF

\nYesteryear Bollywood leading lady and Censor Board chairperson Sharmila Tagore has been nominated as the UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador to raise awareness about the impact of AIDS on children in......

Big B to be UNICEF ambassador

Amitabh Bachchan will be formally nominated as a United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund Goodwill Ambassador on April 14.He will be nominated by the UNICEF executive director at the......

'Actors these days don't have unique voices like Amitabh'

'Dubbing for Rajiv Gandhi was very challenging.' 'Amitabh Bachchan told me, "I don't appreciate other people doing my voice".' Midway through's interview with Patcy N, Chetan Sashital......

'Telugu cinema never expanded into meaningful cinema'

'I prefer calling myself a 'film activist' rather than a filmmaker,' Mahesh Kathi tells Radhika Rajamani/ Mahesh Kathi is ready with the first ever crowd-funded, crowd-sourced film in......

Sharmila Tagore: I was an accidental actress

'I kept telling myself I’d quit after every film. I saw myself in my first Hindi film Kashmir Ki Kali and I didn’t like myself. I said, one more film and I’m done.......

Djokovic confident as he aims to win his third slam this year

IMAGE: Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic speaks during a news conference at the UNICEF headquarters in New York. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters World number one Novak Djokovic lost to......

Manchester United make bid for Real Madrid defender Ramos

Spanish footballer and UNICEF ambassador Sergio Ramos with Cuban children in Havana. Photograph: Enrique de la Osa/Reuters Manchester United have made a 28.6 million pound ($45 million) bid for......

Shakira poses with baby bump for UNICEF World Baby Shower

Shakira shows off her baby bump for the UNICEF shoot on Tuesday. Photograph: Shakira/Facebook Shakira, who is expecting her second baby with footballer boyfriend Gerard Pique, recently posed with......

Tendulkar takes strike with UNICEF for total sanitation

Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar became UNICEF's first brand ambassador for South Asia on Thursday and vowed to work towards promoting hygiene and sanitation in the region. "Thanks for allowing me......

Delhi Daredevils 'Dare to Care' in Hyderabad

Under a novel and noble initiative by the UNICEF, for the protection and empowerment of adolescent girls in India, the Delhi Daredevils team visited a government-run girls' home in Hyderabad, on......
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Aamir Khan to be the face of road safety drive

In the recent past, he was also appointed as the UNICEF brand ambassador for nutrition and child rights BS Reporter | New Delhi October 6, 2015... ...
Midwives to get tablets to keep tab on mothers

Close to 2.5 lakh government midwives in rural India may soon be armed with hand-held computers that would help them better manage the health care... ...
Norwegian and UNICEF to fly emergency aid to Syrian refugees

Low-cost airline Norwegian and UNICEF will send an aircraft fully loaded with emergency aid and school supplies to help Syrian children living in... ...
Kolkata scientists find affordable solution to arsenic contamination of groundwater

The simplest and cheapest solution to arsenic contamination of groundwater has been found to be none other the red laterite soil that is abundant... ...
'Kids fare better when taught in mother tongue'

NEW DELHI: Studying mathematics scores of the same set of kids in multiple rounds of tests, a researcher has concluded that kids learn better in... ...

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