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Pilot project to reduce infant mortality rate by half
Hyderabad, Oct 30 (IANS) A pilot project by an NGO in Maharashtra saw infant mortality rate (IMR) in the state reduce by as much as 67 percent. The central government is now planning to replicate the project in five states in order to achieve similar results.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007 3:20:34 PM

Tea industry locks horn with government over epidemic
Guwahati, Oct 30 (IANS) Assam's tea industry is up in arms after the state government registered criminal charges against some of the plantations for triggering a diarrhoea epidemic that claimed more than 170 lives.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007 10:23:22 AM

Call to check high mortality rate in Asia Pacific
Hyderabad, Oct 29 (IANS) The high maternal mortality rate and the rising number of deaths due to unsafe abortions in several Asian countries including India were a cause of concern, participants said at the fourth Asia Pacific Conference on Reproductive and Sexual Health and Rights here Monday.

Monday, October 29, 2007 11:57:20 PM

Parents need to grow up to give kids sex education: Experts
Hyderabad, Oct 29 (IANS) Parents need to understand their children and when they begin growing up should discuss with them sex education, participants stressed on the opening day of the three-day conference on reproductive and sexual health and rights here Monday.

Monday, October 29, 2007 7:17:40 PM

Men should participate in empowering women: Chowdhury
Hyderabad, Oct 29 (IANS) Men should be involved in the process of improving the imbalanced sex ratio in the Asia Pacific region and help empower women, said Minister for Women and Child Development Renuka Chowdhury Monday.

Monday, October 29, 2007 7:16:02 PM

Humanity to become worse off than in last 100 years: UN
Manesar (Haryana), Oct 29 (IANS) The world is looking at a reversal in human development for the first time in the last 50 years, perhaps in the last 100, thanks to global warming, Kevin Watkins, lead author of the 2007 human development report (HDR) of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), said here Monday.

Monday, October 29, 2007 5:38:42 PM

Women scooterists get rewards for wearing helmets
Chandigarh, Oct 29 (IANS) On a day when women keep fasts on the Karva Chauth festival praying for the long life of their husbands, a band of youngsters Monday offered rewards to women scooter riders for wearing helmets - to drive home the point that their safety and longevity is of equal importance.

Monday, October 29, 2007 5:14:34 PM

Exploring new frontiers in sexual, reproductive health
Hyderabad, Oct 29 (IANS) Focussing on the youth, a three-day conference on sexual and reproductive health and rights began here Monday, drawing over 1,000 participants from as many as 42 countries.

Monday, October 29, 2007 2:43:14 PM

Murder charges against tea gardens for diarrhoea epidemic
Guwahati, Oct 29 (IANS) The Assam government will frame charges ranging from culpable homicide to negligence against several tea gardens for an outbreak of diarrhoea that has claimed 168 lives since April.

Monday, October 29, 2007 1:35:55 PM

On Karva Chauth, a plea for gender equality
Agra, Oct 29 (IANS) While markets decked up and women dressed up Monday to celebrate Karva Chauth, in which wives fast for the long lives of their husbands, doctors and activists in this city of the Taj made a plea for the girl child and campaigned against a society that nurtures feudal tendencies.

Monday, October 29, 2007 12:30:08 PM

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