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Actor Jackie Shroff to help save the girl child

Oct 29, 2012 07:30 AM Bollywood actor Jackie Shroff has agreed to help the Bihar government in its campaign to end female foeticide in the state.

Paul McCartney supports campaign to save sea turtles

Oct 22, 2012 09:47 AM A long time animal rights activist, Sir Paul McCartney has joined the campaign to save sea turtles in the Cayman Turtle Farm in the Cayman Islands.
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DD to telecast anti-caste series on Tagore’s work

Oct 22, 2012 08:40 AM India's national broadcaster Doordarshan has launched a TV series based on Rabindranath Tagore’s novel ‘Gora’ that carries an anti-caste and pro-humanist message. The series is produced by Gargi Sen, documentary film maker and founder of Magic Lantern Foundation, an NGO that works on culture and rights.
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Rana Dagubatti pledges support for tiger conservation

Oct 18, 2012 06:40 AM Indian Environment Minister Jayanti Natrajan joined award-winning film star Rana Dagubatti in a show of support for planet’s few remaining tigers, highlighting the vital role forest guards play in India and around the world protecting this endangered species.

Nicolas Cage calls for an end to child labour

Oct 17, 2012 06:25 AM Hollywood heavyweight Nicolas Cage is the first artist to support the International Labour Organization’s ArtWorks which is an artist engagement programme to raise awareness of fundamental rights at work, including freedom from slavery and from child labour.
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Pavan Sukhdev is new UNEP Goodwill Ambassador

Oct 17, 2012 06:00 AM Indian banker and long-standing environmental economist Pavan Sukhdev has pledged to use his profile and influence to further the goals of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) as the organisation’s newest Goodwill Ambassador.
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Rahul Bose, Shiamak Davar urge people to junk the ‘junk food’

Oct 15, 2012 08:27 AM Blaming junk food as the primary cause of obesity, a study says around 20 per cent of school-going children in India are overweight.
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Nitin Desai elected new chair of Oxfam International

Oct 11, 2012 10:35 AM Nitin Desai, an acclaimed Indian economist, has previously served as a member in the India Planning commission and has worked with the UN in various capacities.
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Bollywood star Vidya Balan set to clean a dirty picture

Oct 10, 2012 09:00 AM The state of open defecation is disturbing for womenfolk, says actor Vidya Balan, stressing that a lot of effort is required to bring about change.
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I don't want to be just a poster girl for UNAIDS: Aishwarya Rai

Sep 26, 2012 05:35 AM Indian actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, the newly appointed UN Goodwill Ambassador for UNAIDS, refuses to be just a 'poster girl' for the organisation, but wants to help break social barriers and stigmas attached with the disease.
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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is international goodwill ambassador for UNAIDS

Sep 25, 2012 07:00 AM Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, who has been appointed as international goodwill ambassador by UNAIDS will help raise awareness on issues related to stopping new HIV infections in children and advocate for increased access to anti-retroviral treatment.

Films are an important tool for social change: Shekhar Kapoor

Jul 30, 2012 01:20 PM Oscar nominated film-maker Shekhar Kapoor, who is presently in Delhi, says that Bollywood movies are not doing enough to highlight social issues but added that films are an important tool of social change and can play a great role in creating awareness.
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Nafisa Ali adds to the joy of reading with Katha

Jul 30, 2012 01:10 PM Nafisa Ali, social activist and actress, was at Katha, New Delhi, to launch a new Spanish addition to The Katha World Library. Katha has been helping children grow up to be India’s reader-leaders.
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Udayan’s children impress French ambassador

Jul 27, 2012 07:30 AM It was double the happiness for Udayan Care, an Indian NGO working for children, with the French ambassador visiting their home and the NGO getting an international grant on July 26, 2012.
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Shankar Mahadevan to pep up midday meals with music

May 25, 2012 12:50 PM More and more Indian celebrities are joining hands for a cause. The latest one to bite the bait is noted singer composer Shankar Mahadevan who is now putting his talent to highlight the cause of children, education and mid-day meals.
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