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More women in southern states hold land than rest of India, reveals survey

Lakshadweep and Meghalaya are the best among all 35 states and union territories of India at providing land rights to women, while Punjab and West Bengal are the worst, according to an index create...

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Each year, 600,000 newborns die within 28 days in India, highest in world

A quarter of global neonatal deaths happen in India where nearly 600,000 newborns die within 28 days of their birth every year, according to a new Unicef study. The study, which found the number of...

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India to host World Environment Day in June

India will host United Nations World Environment Day celebration this year with a theme Beat Plastic Pollution. The Union Ministry of Environment and Forest and the United Nation on Monday signed a...

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Lakshadweep, Meghalaya best among 35 states, UTs at providing land rights to women; Punjab, West ...

Lakshadweep and Meghalaya are the best among all 35 states and union territories of India at providing land rights to women, while Punjab and West Bengal are the worst, according to an index create...

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Turkey denies allegations of using chemical weapons in Syria’s Afrin region, says it takes utmost...

Munich: Turkey never used chemical weapons in its operations in Syria, and takes the utmost care of civilians, its foreign minister said, after Syrian Kurdish forces and a monitoring group accused ...

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Blockchain is being used for humanitarian aid with charities experimenting with technology to imp...

Blockchain, the technology behind the cryptocurrency bitcoin, is taking root in a sector far from finance: the world of humanitarian aid. By offering refugees a virtual identity, reassuring donors ...

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