AWARENESS

  • 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...
  • Sri Sri Ravishankar to raise awareness on women's safety February 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravishankar on Sunday said his organisation would launch a series of helplines across the country for women in distress. "We will be launching helplines across the country to help men and women facing domestic violence, addiction to alcohol and other issues so that they...
  • Religious leaders join hands for diabetes awareness November 8, 2012

    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...
  • Hyderabad: PCB trains flash mobs for bio meet August 8, 2012

    Hyderabad: Flash mobs are slowly but surely becoming the norm for all promotional events in the city. Now, if private players can stage these dances, why not government departments? Sensing that flash mobs can attract attention of one and all, the Pollution Control Board (PCB) has trained more than 100...
  • Mamata to raise awareness about illicit liquor December 30, 2011

    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 Badshah...
  • Will the Taj turn blue tonight? November 13, 2011

    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 HEAL...
  • Four crore Indians have mental illness: Study October 11, 2011

    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 July 6, 2011

    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 threewheeler on two wheels? A nosediving 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 June 20, 2011

    New Delhi: Delhibased 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 new...