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'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......

54 pc Indian women okay with wife-beating: Unicef

In a startling revelation, a United Nations Children's Fund study has found that over 54 per cent of women in India believe it is okay for their husbands to hit them.The Unicef report titled......

Sexual harassment charges dog UNICEF India head

The UNICEF country head in India has come under a cloud as a government enquiry has found him to be prima facie guilty of sexually harassing a female colleague.The enquiry by the Women and Child......

'India has most number of anaemic married women'

India has the largest number of anaemic married women and children, according to UNICEF."There is more than one reason for Indian women and children being anaemic. Low social status of women, poor......

India on track to meet 2015 millennium goals

India is on track to meet its 2015 Millennium Development Goal target on water says a UNICEF report, though sanitation remains a cause for concern.According to the 'Progress for Children: A Report......

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......

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......

'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......

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.......

Kareena Kapoor: I did not enjoy going to school

Kareena Kapoor says she did not like going to school, as she felt left out for being an average student. The 33-year-old actress, who is UNICEF's celebrity advocate for education in......

Kristen Stewart & Dakota Fanning's steamy lip lock!

Get your low down on what's happening in the world of Hollywood, right here! After her Twilight fame, Kristen Stewart is racing back into the limelight for her steamy kiss with Dakota Fanning in......

Vote: Ash's sexiest covers

Years after she won the Miss World title, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is still gorgeous and much sought after. Her stunning looks have made sure that they've featured on a number of magazine covers,......

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......

CWG Chit Chat: Indian flag shown upside down; Farah pulls out

India hit the headlines for reasons other than sporting in the just-begun Commonwealth Games after it came to light that the country's flag was shown upside down in the official song for the 11-day......

PHOTOS: Commonwealth Games kick-off with spectacular opening

The 20th Commonwealth Games kicked off at Celtic Park in Glasgow on Wednesday with a colourful and spectacular opening ceremony. India, by the virtue of being the previous hosts, led the parade,......

CWG 2014: Queen's Baton showcased at India Gate

The Queen's Baton of the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games was taken at the historic India Gate by the country's top sportspersons in a low-key event on the first day of its India stop on Saturday.......

2014 CWG Queen's Baton makes low-key entry into India

The Queen's Baton of the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games was given a ceremonial reception by top Indian sportspersons and officials, including Indian Olympic Association acting chief Vijay Kumar......
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Assam to start 2nd phase of Mission Indradhanush in 18 districts

In Assam, all efforts are being made to start the second phase of the Centre�s ambitious Mission Indradhanush program in 18 districts from... ...
Aamir Khan to be the face of road safety drive

Taking a cue from the success of pulse polio campaign by Amitabh Bachchan, Union Minister of Road, Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari is planning... ...
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... ...
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... ...

At least 500 children have died and over 1.7 million are at risk of malnutrition due to the conflict in Yemen, Unicef has said.Across the Middle... ...

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