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Govt launches 24X7 toll free mental rehabilitation helpline

The Centre on Monday launched a 24X7 toll free mental rehabilitation helpline for providing psychological support to people.   The helpline 'KIRAN' (1800-599-0019) was launched by Union......

'Under very difficult circumstances, people are going above and beyond the call of duty'

'It has been a phenomenal effort at all levels of the government.''People were working 15-16 hour shifts in the central government, in the state governments, in the districts....' IMAGE: A worker......

Budget allocation for maternity programme increased two fold

Photograph: Jayanta Dey/Reuters Rs 29,000 crore has been set aside for the Women and Child Development (WCD) Ministry for the next fiscal, a 20 per cent increase over the 2018-2019 financial year......

UP's record on law and order is disgraceful

'Yogiji has neither been successful in reducing crime in the state nor has he been able to make the people feel that they are safe,' says one UP minister.Aditi Phadnis reports. IMAGE: Uttar......

She changed the lives of India's disabled

The differently-abled deserve a normal life.Nothing will stop Poonam Natarajan from ensuring that India, slowly but surely, gives it to them, discovers Shobha Warrier. IMAGE: A happy child at......

Rs 201 per day? Rs 277? How much welfare do Indians need?

Universal basic income or social security? Economist Nitin Desai feels we need a blueprint for universal health care and pensions to help the vulnerable section. IMAGE: All Indians need access to......

Don't hoard cash; come to banks when you need money: RBI

The Reserve Bank on Sunday said enough cash is available at banks and people need not be anxious and make repeated trips to branches and ATMs to hoard money. ‘The Reserve Bank assures members......

No 'one size fits all' solution for social development: India

Underscoring that there is no ‘one size fits all’ solution for social development, India has said the ambitious 2030 development agenda adopted by the UN recognises the principle......

A technology designed to touch many lives

Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology-Kharagpur have developed technologies that will enable people with disabilities enjoy the digital world, says Indrani Roy. Image: Professor......

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......

'Praying for all affected in the Chennai floods'

A look at the top posts on social media from your favourite Bollywood celebrities: Chennai has been crippled by the heavy rains and several celebrities took to Twitter to pray for everyone's......

'Khel Ratna validates my journey of ability beyond disability'

'I am happy that disability no bar, gender no bar and age no bar and now at 49, if I can be awarded Khel Ratna for active sports, it validates my journey of ability beyond disability.' IMAGE:......

Sports Shorts: Indian women's hockey team wins Malaysia series 4-0

A summary of sports events and persons who made news on Thursday IMAGE: India’s players celebrate after Navjot Kaur scores in the concluding match of the bilateral women’s hockey......

Want to play vs Vishy Anand?

Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand will be playing a game of chess closer to heart, next Sunday, in Chennai.Anand, who is the ambassador and spokesperson for Vidyasagar --a NGO for children with......

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