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25 Killed As Wedding Party Truck Plunges Off Bridge In India

25 Killed As Wedding Party Truck Plunges Off Bridge In India

A truck carrying a wedding party plunged off a bridge early Tuesday in western India killing at least 25 people, most of them women and children, officials said. Initial investigations indicated the driver lost control causing the truck to swerve off the bridge and fall eight metres (26 feet) onto a dry riverbed in Gujarat state, […]

Women And The Festival Of Colour In India

Women And The Festival Of Colour In India

It’s the bold image of India most often seen in ad campaigns, films and music videos. People coming together from all walks of life to sing, dance and splash their friends and family with colored powder and water. Brands such as Sony and Canon have used the vibrant festival to showcase their products.British Airways recently […]

Going Undercover To Help Girls

Going Undercover To Help Girls

Nida has been going to Shaheen’s centers in India since she was eight years old. With Shaheen’s vocational training, she learned how to do mehendi—or henna—to make an income and now does it at weddings and other celebrations, and also teaches other girls. She has become a powerful advocate focused on ending early and forced […]

MTV To Tackle FGM And Sex Work With New Drama Series In Egypt,India

MTV To Tackle FGM And Sex Work With New Drama Series In Egypt,India

American cable television channel MTV is launching drama series in Egypt and in India with storylines on female genital mutilation, child marriage and sex work with the aim of generating debate around issues often seen as taboo. Both series by the Viacom-owned youth entertainment broadcaster will feature soundtracks to appeal to young audiences and popular […]

International Day of Yoga

International Day of Yoga

Yoga is an ancient physical, mental and spiritual practice that originated in India. The word ‘yoga’ derives from Sanskrit and means to join or to unite, symbolizing the union of body and consciousness. Today it is practiced in various forms around the world and continues to grow in popularity. Recognizing its universal appeal, on 11 […]

‘A Day in the Life Of’ GE Africa’s Supriya Bhandari

‘A Day in the Life Of’ GE Africa’s Supriya Bhandari

Born in Nairobi, Kenya, Supriya Bhandari was the youngest of seven children – six girls and one boy. At the age of 10, her family immigrated to the United Kingdom (UK) to stay in the Midlands. Supriya came from a family that supported education and growing up, she developed a passion for investigative journalism, resulting […]

Botswana: Celebrate Women Everyday – Shukla

Botswana: Celebrate Women Everyday – Shukla

High Commissioner of India to Botswana, Dr Ketan Shukla says women should be celebrated every day because they play a big role in the society. Giving a keynote address at the women in leadership dialogue in Gaborone, he stated that the goal of the event was to promote inclusiveness of women from different walks of […]

Angry Mob Attacks Africans In India After Teen’s Death

Angry Mob Attacks Africans In India After Teen’s Death

Hundreds of residents of an Indian city where a teenage boy died of a suspected drug overdose went on a violent rampage against Africans, using steel chairs to attack shoppers in a local mall. The riots broke out late Monday after police in Greater Noida, a satellite city of New Delhi, released five African students […]

‘Pedal Power’ Gets Girls To School In India, Kenya

‘Pedal Power’ Gets Girls To School In India, Kenya

  In developing countries, attending school can be a daily struggle for some children. They may walk several kilometers to school because their families do not have money to send them on buses or other forms of transportation. With schools far away, and little money to pay for transport costs, parents worry about the safety […]

India: Street Kids Publish Newspaper To Raise Awareness

India: Street Kids Publish Newspaper To Raise Awareness

Delhi, India – Sexual abuse, torture, drug addiction, harassment at the hands of thugs and policemen sums up life of street children in India. Delhi’s Balaknama newspaper – the Voice of Children, which is run by the street children has been working to highlight the plight of fellow youngsters. The editor of Balaknama, 17-year-old Shambhu, washes cars […]

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