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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......

Leaving its troubles behind, Shantha Biotechnics makes a fresh start

The biotech company's revenues had fallen to as low as Rs 50 cr after it lost a WHO contract, but now it hopes to reach Rs 700 cr in two years. It's sheer luck that made you succeed in an otherwise......

India's milkman: A genius who never compromised on quality

Best known as the ‘Father of the White Revolution’, Verghese Kurien started the biggest agricultural development programme in the world. This operation made India the largest milk......

Vedanta joins Modi's call for Swachh Bharat

Ahead of the launch of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday, Vedanta Resources said it is joining the campaign by launching special drives at all its locations and......

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 Rediff.com'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/ Rediff.com 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.......

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......

Barcelona to drop UNICEF logo from shirt front

Barcelona plan to drop the UNICEF logo from the front of their first-team shirts from July and replace it with the name of their new Qatari sponsor, a vice president of the La Liga club said on......

Paes-Dlouhy advance to UNICEF Open final

Top seeds Leander Paes and Lukas Dlouhy earned a shot at their second title of the season after reaching the summit clash of the UNICEF Open with a win over Benjamin Becker and Scott Lipsky.The......
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Facebook launches its controversial Internet.org service in Pakistan

(2 hours ago) Facebook has teamed up with mobile carrier Telenor to bring its Internet.org service to Pakistan . Internet.org lets users access... ...

http://newsr.in/n/Internet/7551kykha/Facebook-launches-its-controversial-Internet-org-service-in.htm
Lack of Security Forces City in Pakistan to Cancel Anti-Polio Campaign

An anti-polio campaign was cancelled in Quetta city, due to inadequate security. The campaign was suspended in 18 union councils of Pakistan's... ...

http://www.medindia.net/news/lack-of-security-forces-pakistan-city-to-cancel-anti-polio-campaign-149450-1.htm
Hollywood gives Nepal a helping hand

It came as no surprise when Nepal's neighbours rushed to its aid after the series of earthquakes that devastated the country and affected thousands... ...

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/english/hollywood/news/Hollywood-gives-Nepal-a-helping-hand/articleshow/47452710.cms
Twitter suspends account of LeT organisation Pak twitterati miffed

Twitter has suspended the account of Falah-e-Insaniyat Foundation, a front for the banned Lashkar-e-Taiba terror group that carried out the 2008... ...

http://m.hindustantimes.com/world-news/twitter-suspends-account-of-let-front-organisation-pak-twitterati-miffed/article1-1352014.aspx
Phuket Skal Club reaches out to children of Nepal

U.S., May 28 -- Following the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami and the global response (the worldwide community donated more than US$14 billion in... ...

http://www.htsyndication.com/htsportal/article/Phuket-Skal-Club-reaches-out-to-children-of-Nepal/7230373

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