UNAIDS

  • AIDS campaigners say pandemic has finally reached tipping point December 1, 2014

    London: The world has finally reached "the beginning of the end" of the AIDS pandemic that has infected and killed millions in the past 30 years, according to a leading campaign group fighting HIV. The number of people newly infected with HIV over the last year was lower than the number...
  • Condoms, abstinence needed to control AIDS: Harsh Vardhan June 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Wednesday denied opposing promotion of condoms, and said a combination of condoms and abstinence was needed to fight HIV/AIDS. A day after reports said the minister spoke against promoting condoms for preventing the spread of AIDS, an official statement from Harsh Vardhan said that...
  • Delhi HC upholds CIC order on seats in unaided schools May 3, 2013

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Thursday upheld the Chief Information Commision's (CIC) order directing the unaided private schools to give out information relating to total no of seats in all classes. The court, however, said the schools need not disclose informations relating to their financial records. Justice Rajiv...
  • World AIDS Day: $ 100 mn spent, no vaccine yet December 1, 2012

    Mumbai: Thirty years since the first reported case of a person infected with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus or HIV and 25 million deaths later, there's still no realistic prospect of a vaccine against the disease, AIDS. One of the main reasons is that HIV is such a complex virus. There...
  • Will do ground work for UNAIDS: Aishwarya September 26, 2012

    Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, who was named the UN Goodwill Ambassador for AIDS, said she doesn't want to be just a poster girl for UNAIDS. ...
  • Aishwarya was approached by the UN ten years ago September 25, 2012

    Aishwarya said she was approached by the UN ten years ago to work with it on select causes but she decided to put it on hold as she was busy with the movie projects then. "I feel I can focus on the work of the UNAIDS today. As a mother,...
  • Aishwarya Rai named UNAIDS' goodwill ambassador September 25, 2012

    United Nations: The United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has appointed Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan as its International Goodwill Ambassador. She will raise global awareness on protecting children from HIV infection and increasing access to antiretroviral treatment. The appointment came a day before the start of the annual debate...
  • Not just a poster girl for UNAIDS, will do ground work: Aishwarya September 25, 2012

    As a part of her campaign, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan will help advocate better access to antiretroviral drugs and treatment. ...
  • Not just a poster girl for UNAIDS: Aishwarya September 25, 2012

    New York: Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, the newly appointed UN Goodwill Ambassador for UNAIDS, says she does not want to be just a "poster girl" for the organisation but will help break social barriers and stigmas that are attached with the disease. In her new role, Aishwarya will help raise...
  • Bangalore school acting against poor: Protesters July 19, 2012

    The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights has sought a probe and an Action Taken Report from the state govt within 7 days. ...
  • Have got no complaint on RTE: Karnataka officer July 18, 2012

    Bangalore: Karnataka Primary & Secondary Education Secretary G Kumar Naik says he hasn't received any complaint on any school chopping of the hair of children admitted under the Right to Education (RTE) Act and will act once he receives it. "The incident has just come to government's notice. We have asked...
  • Bangalore school chops off RTE quota kids' hair July 18, 2012

    Bangalore: The Oxford English School in Laggere in Bangalore branded students from the economically weaker sections because they were admitted under the 25 per cent quota under the Right to Education Act. The parents of four students at the unaided school in Bangalore have alleged that their children were branded...
  • 30 years of HIV: Still no vaccine for AIDS December 1, 2011

    Mumbai: Thirty years since the first reported case of a person infected with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus or HIV and 25 million deaths later, there's still no realistic prospect of a vaccine against the disease, AIDS. One of the main reasons is that HIV is such a complex virus! There are...
  • 2.3 million people in India living with HIV November 29, 2011

    New Delhi: Just a few days before the World AIDS day, an eyeopening report says at least 2.3 million people in the country are living with the virus. Many survivors have been fighting for quality of life. At least 2.3 million Indians live with HIV/AIDS, though the latest UNAIDS report...
  • Use protection, celebs advise on World AIDS Day December 1, 2010

    New Delhi: Use protection and spread awareness, suggested a few Bollywood celebrities on World AIDS Day on Wednesday. "On World Aids Day I want to appeal to you all today not to fear HIV. Just be safe, use protection and do not stigmatise people living with HIV," actress Preity Zinta posted...
  • Take action to ensure AIDS spread is checked: Preity Zinta November 30, 2010

    New Delhi: Calling mothertochild transmission of HIV particularly "upsetting", Bollywood actress and UNAIDS goodwill ambassador Preity Zinta on Tuesday said action must be taken now to ensure further spread of the infection is checked. Wednesday is World AIDS Day. "On World AIDS Day, it is important to remember two facts HIV...
  • UN HIV programme shows success in India November 23, 2010

    New Delhi: The AIDS epidemic is for the first time showing a reverse trend which has been attributed to high investment in HIV prevention programmes by India and other most affected countries over a decade. "Investments in HIV prevention programmes are producing significant results in many of the highest burden...
  • Over 33 mn infected with AIDS virus: UN report November 24, 2009

    Shanghai: An estimated 33.4 million people worldwide are infected with the AIDS virus, up from 33 million in 2007, but more people are living longer due to the availability of drugs, according to a United Nations report. However, more than half of the people who need lifesaving drugs are not getting...
  • With Left out, Govt presses ahead with education reforms July 25, 2008

    New Delhi: Forty eight hours after getting the trust vote from Parliament, HRD minister Arjun Singh met various state education ministers to chalk out a roadmap for the implementation of the massive expansion and reforms in the 11th plan for education in the next five years. The meet's top agenda...
  • National Wipes: News from across India May 6, 2008

    Here's what happened in India on Tuesday. ...
  • Arjun targets unaided institutions for OBC quota August 9, 2007

    New Delhi: Union HRD Minister Arjun Singh said on Thursday that a new Bill for OBC quota in unaided institutions is likely to be tabled in Parliament during the Monsoon Session in spite of the legal logjam over the main Central Educational Institutions (Reservation in Admissions) Act 2006. "The draft bill...
  • Lets talk about sex, says UNAIDS May 15, 2007

    Bangalore: UNAIDS country director Dr Denis Broun has a tough task on his hand. He has to convince at least three state governments not to ban sex education to control the spread of HIV. Worried after the moral brigade rose against sex education in schools, Broun has decided to tour...
  • TN shuts down over quota ruling March 31, 2007

    Chennai: A DMKsponsored bandh is being observed in Tamil Nadu on Saturday to protest the Supreme Court's stay order on OBC reservations in educational institutions. The bandh has affected normal life as no flight or train services are being operated in the state. Buses, taxies and autorickshaws were off the roads...
  • What SC stay on quota means March 29, 2007

    In a serious setback to the UPA government, the Supreme Court on Thursday stayed the 27 per cent OBC quota in Central education institutions. CNNIBNs Ashok Bagriya analyses the order. ...
  • SC concludes hearing on reservation March 7, 2007

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court concluded hearings in the OBC reservations in Higher Education case on Wednesday and reserved its order. The contours of OBC reservations also became clearer when the Government told the Supreme Court that 27 per cent reservation for OBCs was based on the caste census...
  • SC notice to Centre on OBC quota January 31, 2007

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the Centre to explain why it should not stay the decision to implement 27 per cent quota in higher educational institutions for the Other Backward Classes (OBCs). The Apex Court's notice comes as response to a petition filed by the NGO,...
  • No drugs for critical HIV patients December 1, 2006

    New Delhi: The deadly AIDS virus is spreading at an alarming rate in the country. According to the world health organization (WHO) estimates, the Indian Government spends Rs 8,000 on each HIV positive patient in the country under the Anti Retro Viral (ARV) drugs programme available to these patients in...
  • 'Antigay law wrong, spurs AIDS' November 30, 2006

    New Delhi: India is violating the human rights of its gay minority and undermining a battle against HIV/AIDS by holding on to a puritan colonialera law that bans homosexuality, the UNAIDS country chief said on Thursday. Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, which carries a jail term of 10 years...
  • 'Quotas are a shortterm solution' November 24, 2006

    Ahmedabad : The director of the biggest Bschool in India, the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad says reservation can never be a longterm solution and that the Government should first concentrate on improving the basic quality of life and education of the deprived sections. Says Dr Bakul Dholakia, "Anyone who says...
  • India must get grip on HIV by '07 November 20, 2006

    New Delhi: India must get on top of its HIV epidemic by next year or risk seeing it spiral out of control, the man who controls the richest private antiAIDS fund in the country and a senior United Nations official warned. "The signs are still ominous," Director of the Bill...