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Features
Green Humour: harmonising nature and satire

Green Humour: harmonising nature and satire

23 Jun 2019 | 6:26 PM

By Radhika Tiwari New Delhi, Jun 23 (UNI) 'The only way to survive is to have a sense of humour' - a quote which reminds us that amidst our constant battle of choosing a right, left or centre side, humour has dwindled away from our lives in the current times.

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UN fund helps thousands of sex abuse survivors rebuild their lives

UN fund helps thousands of sex abuse survivors rebuild their lives

22 Jun 2019 | 2:59 PM

United Nations, Jun 22 (UNI) The UN Trust Fund, in support of victims of sexual exploitation and abuse, has supported women in the Democratic Republic of the Congo receive vocational trainings like mushroom farming.

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First-ever WHO global report on epilepsy

First-ever WHO global report on epilepsy

21 Jun 2019 | 12:23 PM

United Nations, Jun 21 (UNI) More than seven in 10 people with epilepsy in developing countries are not getting the low-cost care they need, and UN health experts have said this could lead to a “significantly higher” risk of death among sufferers than in industrialized nations.

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Low trust in vaccines global crisis

Low trust in vaccines global crisis

19 Jun 2019 | 2:36 PM

London, Jun 19 (UNI) Public mistrust of vaccines means the world is taking a step backwards in the fight against deadly yet preventable infectious diseases, warn experts.

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169 countries facing danger of desertification

169 countries facing danger of desertification

17 Jun 2019 | 7:11 PM

By Ajeet Jha
New Delhi, Jun 17 (UNI) With increasing urbanisation and increase in cultivated land, 169 countries across the world , including India, are facing the prospect of desertification.

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Most 'meat' in 2040 will not come from slaughtered animals

Most 'meat' in 2040 will not come from slaughtered animals

17 Jun 2019 | 2:07 PM

Sydney, Jun 17 (UNI) Most of the meat people eat in 2040 will not come from slaughtered animals, according to a report that predicts 60pc will be either grown in vats or replaced by plant-based products that look and taste like meat.

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Norman Borlaug: Man who helped feed world

Norman Borlaug: Man who helped feed world

12 Jun 2019 | 2:02 PM

New York, Jun 12 (UNI) In the early 1900s, newlyweds Cathy and Cappy Jones left Connecticut in the US to start a new life as farmers in north-west Mexico's Yaqui Valley, a little-known dry and dusty place, a few hundred kilometres south of the Arizona border.

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When Chaplin and Nehru cheated death in Switzerland

When Chaplin and Nehru cheated death in Switzerland

10 Jun 2019 | 6:37 PM

Bern, Jun 10 (UNI) A close shave on a Swiss road with actor Charlie Chaplin and India’s first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru could have changed history.

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Mela Kheer Bhawani: Most important festival of Kashmiri pandits

Mela Kheer Bhawani: Most important festival of Kashmiri pandits

10 Jun 2019 | 2:22 PM

By Abid Bashir
Tulmulla, Jun 10 (UNI) Thousands of devotees from different parts of the country joined the night-long 'Puja' on the occasion of Mela Kheer Bhawani, the most important festival of Kashmiri pandits, associated with the Hindu Goddess Ragnya Devi in the central Kashmir district of Ganderbal.

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Ocean Day: Promoting gender equality crucial contribution

Ocean Day: Promoting gender equality crucial contribution

09 Jun 2019 | 3:09 PM

United Nations, Jun 9 (UNI) Women are engaged in all aspects of interaction with our ocean, yet their voices are often missing at the decision-making level, the head of the United Nations cultural agency said on World Oceans Day on Saturday, emphasising that “we must ensure diversity and gender inclusiveness at all levels” to set a balanced course for humanity and foster innovative solutions for the ocean.

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Mediterranean plastic pollution hotspots highlighted in report

Mediterranean plastic pollution hotspots highlighted in report

07 Jun 2019 | 7:27 PM

London, Jun 7 (UNI) Nine coastlines have been identified as the places in the Mediterranean most polluted with plastic, a report says.

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Nepal Yarchagumba season: Pickers in pitiable conditions

Nepal Yarchagumba season: Pickers in pitiable conditions

07 Jun 2019 | 5:26 PM

Kathmandu, Jun 7 (UNI) It’s Yarchagumba (Cordyceps synensis) picking season in the mountains of Nepal.

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More than 1-million STI occur every day: WHO

More than 1-million STI occur every day: WHO

07 Jun 2019 | 4:53 PM

United Nations, Jun 7 (UNI) The global scale of sexually transmitted infections (STI) should be a “wake-up call” to governments, UN health experts have said, citing data showing that one in 25 people today have “at least one” curable STI, which occur at a rate of more than one million a day worldwide.

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Development, mayhem & Hindutva – Making of Brand Moditva

Development, mayhem & Hindutva – Making of Brand Moditva

31 May 2019 | 4:49 PM

By Nirendra Dev New Delhi, May 30 (UNI) The journey from being ‘Modi’ to the ‘Moditva phenomenon’ has been of a loner, and that of a man who vanquished adversaries at virtually every stage.

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World's tiniest surviving baby born in California

World's tiniest surviving baby born in California

30 May 2019 | 1:21 PM

San Diego, May 30 (UNI) A hospital here has announced the birth of a micropreemie, a baby born before 28 weeks.

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