Awareness

  • LS polls: EC launches online media channel for voter awareness 17-04-2014 03:15 PM

    Aimed to motivate voters to exercise their franchise and provide information on the polling process, the Election Commission has launched its own internet-based media arm called 'Voter Education Channel'. Numerous video clips featuring iconic personalities urging citizens to vote have been uploaded on the channel and can be viewed on...
  • LS polls: Social media abuzz with awareness campaigns 06-04-2014 06:25 PM

    As India prepares itself to cast the first round of votes for Lok Sabha elections, social media platforms and tech companies have also caught on the poll fever with many coming out and urging youth to cast their vote in the country's biggest battle for the ballot. Be it Google's...
  • Lok Sabha polls: Earthen pots a new medium for election awareness 05-04-2014 06:10 PM

    Earthen water pots are the new medium for election awareness in this high-stakes constituency as the poll machinery has roped in artisans to make ubiquitous pots with slogans to attract voters in far-flung areas. 'Matkis' made out of clay are used at a mass level to keep water cool in...
  • 57-year-old woman artist writes slogans on rice grains to create poll awareness 04-04-2014 02:19 PM

    A woman artist in Jaipur has adopted a unique method to create awareness on the importance of voting -- writing poll-related slogans on rice grains -- and plans to display them at public places to draw the attention of voters. The 57-year-old Niru Chhabra says she chose 16 slogans to...
  • 118 km long human-chain to be formed for voter awareness in riot-hit Muzaffarnagar 03-04-2014 03:50 PM

    A 118-kilometre long human-chain will be formed in riot-hit Muzaffarnagaron April 7 with an aim to raise awareness among voters ahead of Lok Sabha elections. The human-chain will extend from Bijnor border to Kandhla check post around Muzaffarnagarand is planned by district authorities along with social activists, District Magistrate, Koshal...
  • Sudeep-Vijay Raghavendra come together for AIDS awareness 03-12-2013 06:14 PM

    Popular names Kiccha Sudeep and Vijay Raghavendra decided to come together for a noble cause. The actors have decided to join hands to spread awareness among the masses regarding the fatal disease AIDS. On the occasion of World's AIDS day, Sudeep and Vijay Raghavendra lent their voice for the Teach...
  • Tweeting bra: A high-tech bra that tweets each time it is unhooked 26-10-2013 11:53 AM

    New Delhi: With the view to remind women of their monthly breast self-exam and promote breast cancer awareness, Nestle Fitness, with its ad agency Ogilvy Athens, introduced a high-tech, pink bra that automatically sends a tweet each time it is unhooked. The purpose here is to deliver the life-saving message...
  • Leela calls off 25-year-old branding alliance with Kempinski 07-10-2013 03:23 PM

    Luxury hotel chain, 'Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts', on Monday said it has decided to discontinue its 25-year-old branding alliance with the German hotel group Kempinski. "We have mutually agreed to bring our fruitful 25-year relationship with Kempinski Hotels to a close, effective October 1. Following a progressive phase-out which...
  • Anna, VK Singh plan to resume nation-wide tour for creating awareness among voters 27-08-2013 09:34 AM

    Former Army chief VK Singh has said he and Gandhian Anna Hazare are planning to resume their nation-wide tour from Bihar to create awareness among people for systematic changes in the country, besides recruiting volunteers to spread their message. On a tour to the US to accompany Anna Hazare during...
  • Northeast Chief Ministers advocate awareness on AIDS 08-06-2013 04:09 AM

    Guwahati: With some of the northeastern states still having higher adult HIV and AIDS prevalence rates than the national average, three chief ministers on Friday advocated higher awareness of the disease in rural areas and among school children. At the North East Regional Consultation on HIV/AIDS organised by Forum of...
  • Karnataka: Prominent citizens raise voting awareness 08-04-2013 09:28 AM

    Bangalore: Bangalore-based astronomer, Ashwin Mahesh isn't gazing at the stars for now as he has hit the campaign trail. He along with icons like former Infosys Director Mohandas Pai, and other prominent citizens are addressing voter concerns and raising awareness ahead of May 11 polls. "Representation and public participation is...
  • Religious leaders join hands for diabetes awareness 08-11-2012 10:21 AM

    New Delhi: Leaders of different faiths have come forward to spread awareness on diabetes in the national capital ahead of the World Diabetes Day on Nov 14. Prominent religious structures, such as Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple, Jama Masjid, Sacred Heart Church and Bangla Sahib Gurdwara will be lit in blue to...
  • Mamata to raise awareness about illicit liquor 30-12-2011 06:41 AM

    New Delhi: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is set to begin a padyatra on Friday to raise awareness about the hazards of consuming illicit liquor. This in the wake of the hooch tragedy that claimed over 170 lives in December. The West Bengal CID earlier arrested wife of kingpin...
  • Will the Taj turn blue tonight? 13-11-2011 01:31 PM

    Agra: While many historical buildings across India will sport a blue look to support a campaign for creating awareness about diabetes Sunday evening, uncertainty about permission to turn the lights on at the Taj Mahal continues. Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) officials here appear hesitant to allow permission to NGO...
  • Four crore Indians have mental illness: Study 11-10-2011 09:46 AM

    New Delhi: Startling facts coming to light during Mental Health awareness week. A new study says that almost four crore Indians suffer from mental illnesses and there's an extreme shortage of psychiatrists. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) report, the number of suicides in India could be reduced by...
  • Bangalore accident videos now on Facebook 06-07-2011 07:26 AM

    Bangalore: Bangalore police has come up with a unique traffic awareness program. They have posted several videos of accidents on social networking sites. Is it a three-wheeler on two wheels? A nose-diving film stunt? A clearly drunk driver? Well, you can be the judge, or you can learn the lesson...
  • Government gives thumbs down to condom kurta 20-06-2011 12:46 PM

    New Delhi: Delhi-based designer MA Rahman, who made a condom kurta in 2010 to raise AIDS awareness, says he had approached the Indian government for support but there was no reply from the authorities and so he sent the shirt to the UN secretary general. "I thought of doing something...
  • 'Stanley ka Dabba' on a new mission 30-05-2011 09:02 AM

    After charming audiences, the little star of 'Stanley ka Dabba' is raising awareness about child labour. ...
  • In which I recklessly predict winners

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    I am not on any of the juries of the Vodafone Crossword Book Award 2010. Thank goodness. The Fiction and Non-fiction juries have to choose...

  • Singapore launches toilet manners campaign 20-12-2010 02:11 PM

    Singapore: Squeaky-clean Singapore needs cleaner toilets and public awareness is one way to achieve this, a civic group said at the launch of the latest stage of its LOO campaign -- Let's Observe Ourselves. The city-state has 30,000 public restrooms and is pushing to make 70 percent of them at...
  • Red Ribbon Express: India's fight against HIV 01-12-2010 04:28 PM

    New Delhi: Being hailed as the biggest AIDS awareness campaign in the world, over the past one year, the Red Ribbon Express completed its second phase of travel, chugging across the country to spread awareness on HIV/AIDS. It is addressing the cause of HIV and AIDS to the people at...
  • Big bold AIDS awareness campaign in Israel 14-05-2010 12:13 PM

    Sponsors Durex condoms donated 100 shekels to the AIDS Task Force. ...
  • Watch: HC orders removal of AIDS campaign posters 06-08-2009 01:48 AM

    A woman's photo has been used on the posters without her consent. ...
  • T20 fever continues: Celebs, docs play ball for charity 27-05-2009 02:56 AM

    They showed their support to a cancer association over a cricket match. ...
  • Doc talk: All you need to know about Deep Vein Thrombosis 30-03-2009 12:45 PM

    The month of March has been Deep Vein Thrombosis Awareness month. ...