AWARENESS

  • India must set up anti-terrorism ministry: Experts 10 hours 13 minutes ago

    Jammu: A team of security experts on Sunday said there was a need to strengthen the anti-terrorism mechanism in the country and the Union government must set up a separate "anti-terrorism ministry". "The Union Home Ministry is already overburdened and there is an immediate need to establish a full-fledged anti terrorism...
  • Indian Navy organises coastal security awareness campaign in Kerala March 29, 2015

    Kochi: The Navy on Sunday organised a two-day coastal security awareness campaign (CSACs) along the coastal villages of Alappuzha district to spread awareness among the populace about threats from the sea and their role in thwarting it. The campaign will also include officers from Southern Naval Command giving awareness tips...
  • Medtronic: Technologies that transform lives, episode-2 March 27, 2015

    In this episode, experts from Medtronic address the problem of cardiovascular disease (CVD) which killed 2.5 million Indians in 2014. Experts talk about innovative financing and diagnostic offerings to heart patients in India. ...
  • Satisfied with government's steps on swine flu: Delhi High Court March 25, 2015

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday expressed satisfaction on the steps taken by the central and city governments to deal with swine flu, saying "no case of the failure of administration is made out for this court to step in". A division bench of Chief Justice G. Rohini and...
  • 39% girls agree women have no choice but to accept some violence: Survey March 4, 2015

    Bengaluru: A Bangalore based research organisation Children's Movement for Civic Awareness (CMCA) has done a survey on the attitudes of the youth in the country. The survey was done in association with Indian Market Research Bureau. A total of 11,299 students from 330 high schools, 220 colleges in 11 state...
  • Public awareness, better hygiene, medical care can fight swine flu February 23, 2015

    Dr H Sudarshan Ballal, Medical Director & Chairman - Medical Advisory Board, Manipal Health Enterprises While the entire nation is gripped by the concern of Swine Flu, it is to be remembered that a right proportion of awareness, vigilance, public health measures and appropriate medical care can reverse this growing trend....
  • Amitabh Bachchan to take part in Andhra Pradesh Government's awareness campaign on maternal and child mortality February 17, 2015

    Hyderabad: Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan would take part in an awareness campaign of Andhra Pradesh Government on health issues like maternal and child mortality. "The Principal Secretary (Health) is going to Mumbai next week. He will meet him (Bachchan) with regard to the campaign which would be mainly on maternal and...
  • Delhi metro services to start at 4 am on polling day February 6, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi Metro will start operations at 4 am on February 7, the day of polling for Delhi Assembly elections. Trains will run at an interval of 30 minutes till 5.30 am on all its lines. The frequency will increase and trains will start running as per the normal schedule...
  • Why campaign on sexual offences in English language: HC November 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Friday slammed the city government on its move to run the campaign mostly in "English language" to educate the common masses on sexual offences and the stringent punishments it invites. A division bench of Justice Kailash Gambhir and Justice Sunita Gupta asked that when...
  • Psychiatrists ask PM Modi to launch awareness campaign on mental illness October 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Concerned over an alarming rise in suicide cases in India, leading psychiatrists and mental health experts on Thursday made a plea to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to launch a nationwide awareness campaign to remove the social stigma associated with mental illnesses. India's demographic profile shows that it has the...
  • 36 per cent increase in Delhi's dengue cases; total reaches 75 September 23, 2014

    New Delhi: A total of 75 cases of dengue have been reported in the national capital so far this year with an increase of 36 per cent noted over the last one week, as per a report. A total of 55 cases were reported in Delhi till September 13, the report...
  • Odisha: Voters' awareness campaign to raise votes in Kandhamal bypolls September 21, 2014

    Berhampur: In order to raise voters' awareness and participation in ensuing Kandhamal Lok Sabha byelection, the district administration has started systematic voters' education and electoral participation (SVEEP) programme. "We are trying our best to draw voters to the booths by educating them on their right to vote," returning officer and...
  • National Cancer Awareness Day on November 7 every year: Harsh Vardhan September 20, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: National Cancer Awareness Day will be observed across the country on November 7 every year, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan announced. "Henceforth, November 7 will be observed all over the country as National Cancer Awareness Day. It is high time we went into combative mode against this disease," he...
  • Generate legal awareness among women, poorer sections: SC judge September 13, 2014

    Puducherry: Supreme Court Judge, Justice SJ Mukhopadhaya on Saturday called upon lawyers, medical personnel, students and other sections of society to acquaint themselves with provisions of various legislations and then generate legal awareness among people for whom the laws were meant to ensure their protection and to promote their welfare....
  • HDFC bank organises secure banking workshop in Odisha September 7, 2014

    Bhubneshwar: HDFC Bank launched its Secure Banking programme and plans to extend it to all its 96 branches across Odisha as part of its efforts to create banking awareness among customers. Speaking about the initiative which was launched in Bhubaneswar, Debashish Senapati, Zonal Head, HDFC Bank, said banking in India...
  • Indian wrestlers move HC for WFI derecognition for not holding trials June 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Three wrestlers on Wednesday moved the Delhi High Court seeking derecognition of Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) alleging violation of sports code by not holding trials for selecting players for the upcoming Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. The petition was mentioned before a vacation bench of justices Siddharth Mridul and...
  • Fire Department conducts awareness programmes to curb fire June 16, 2014

    New Delhi: With several incidents of fire being reported in the last three weeks in the national capital, Delhi Government has initiated number of steps and conducted important activities in order to curb them. The fire department had received 1701 number emergency calls for extinguishing fire which were attended with...
  • People should pay heed towards environmental conservation: Kailash Meghwal June 5, 2014

    People should realise their responsibilities about environment and its conservation, Rajasthan Assembly Speaker Kailash Meghwal said on Thursday. The Speaker said this at Ramniwas Bag in Jaipurwhile flagging of a 'Run for Environment' and 'Cycle Rally', on the occasion of World Environment Day on Thursday. Meghwal said there was need to...
  • SCR to observe Level Crossing Awareness Day June 3, 2014

    Rajahmundry: The South Central Railway is observing International Level Crossing Awareness Day (ILCAD) on Wednesday. Every year, UIC (International Union of Railways) observes a day as the International Level Crossing Awareness Day (ILCAD). SCR is participating in this global campaign to sensitise the road users. The Day focuses on educational measures and...
  • LS polls: EC launches online media channel for voter awareness April 17, 2014

    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 social...
  • LS polls: Social media abuzz with awareness campaigns April 6, 2014

    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 'pledge...
  • Lok Sabha polls: Earthen pots a new medium for election awareness April 5, 2014

    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 this...
  • 57-year-old woman artist writes slogans on rice grains to create poll awareness April 4, 2014

    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 motivate...
  • 118 km long human-chain to be formed for voter awareness in riot-hit Muzaffarnagar April 3, 2014

    A 118-kilometre long human-chain will be formed in riot-hit Muzaffarnagar on 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 Muzaffarnagar and is planned by district authorities along with social activists, District Magistrate, Koshal Raj...
  • SudeepVijay Raghavendra come together for AIDS awareness December 3, 2013

    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 hightech bra that tweets each time it is unhooked October 26, 2013

    New Delhi: With the view to remind women of their monthly breast selfexam and promote breast cancer awareness, Nestle Fitness, with its ad agency Ogilvy Athens, introduced a hightech, pink bra that automatically sends a tweet each time it is unhooked. The purpose here is to deliver the lifesaving message...
  • Leela calls off 25yearold branding alliance with Kempinski October 7, 2013

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

    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 a...
  • Northeast Chief Ministers advocate awareness on AIDS June 8, 2013

    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 Parliamentarians...
  • Karnataka: Prominent citizens raise voting awareness April 8, 2013

    Bangalore: Bangalorebased 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 required...