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  • Pollution exceeds permissible limit in most Indian cities 26-09-2013 06:42 PM

    New Delhi: Nearly three-fourths of Indian cities have particulate pollution (PM) levels exceeding permissible standards affecting the health of lakhs of people across the country, according to an analysis released Thursday. The analysis is part of a book Good News Bad News: Clearing the air in Indian cities' by the...
  • Haryana: Don Bosco educates children of brick kiln workers 21-12-2012 10:40 AM

    New Delhi: Life at the brick kilns of Jhajjar in Haryana is especially tough for children of labourers. But thanks to a new initiative by the Don Bosco Foundation, this is fast changing. Jhajjar in Haryana makes the bricks that build India's capital. But the labourers come from all over...
  • Jamia Millia Islamia provides self-defence training to girls 19-12-2012 09:50 AM

    New Delhi: The brutal gangrape in Delhi has put the focus on security for women. But there is one place in Delhi where school girls are learning the art of self-defence. A group of specially-trained women constables helps girls learn self defence. Sixteen-year-old Mariya Khan oozes confidence as she walks...
  • Manipur: IAS officer makes effort to build road in remote area 18-12-2012 09:03 AM

    Tausem: A young IAS officer in a remote corner of India is trying to make inroads in more ways than one. Armstrong Pame and his community are making a superhuman effort to build a road that will help connect hundreds of people. Only madness can define the resolve of the...
  • Correctional home reforms inmates' lives through music 17-12-2012 09:10 AM

    Kolkata: Kolkata's Dum Dum correctional home is following a unique way of reforming the lives of its inmates. It helps them polish their musical skills. Inmates have also come out with their own album. From an inmate to an artist, music has given them a new identity. 46-year-old Sujit Doloi...
  • Bihar: Students from Belgium donate Rs 2 cr build TB centre 13-12-2012 09:02 AM

    Darbhanga: Students from Belgium are in Bihar on a special mission - to build a tuberculosis research centre in Darbhanga. They have not only donated a whopping sum of Rs 2 crore for the project, but are also working as labourers. This group of bright young students from Belgium are...
  • Bhopal's 'Bitiya Club' instills pride in parents of daughters 12-12-2012 09:09 AM

    Bhopal: Bhopal's Bitiya Club is an initiative that went on to become the inspiration for the Madhya Pradesh government's hugely successful 'Beti Bachaao Aandolan'. The Bitiya Club, a club for couples with only daughters, was created to instill pride in parents and reject the false sense of pity that parents...
  • Young lawyers help NGOs access free specialised legal help 11-12-2012 09:36 AM

    New Delhi: A team of young lawyers is trying to make a difference. They are helping NGOs access specialised legal help and that too free of cost. CNN-IBN met up with some of them to find out more about their 'I-Probono' initiative. 29-year-old Swathi Sukumar, an alumnus of Columbia Law...
  • Delhi: Innovators look to revamp education system 10-12-2012 10:46 AM

    New Delhi: Some teachers in Delhi are trying to create low cost and high impact classrooms to improve the level of education in primary schools. The NGO called STIR Education has gotten together a group of 25 innovators to revamp the system. Small changes can make a big difference and...
  • Hyderabad: Charitable mission adopts govt schools 07-12-2012 09:33 AM

    Hyderabad: In the bylanes of Hyderabad's old city, students of Maharajaganj Government School cannot have enough of a blackboard that brings joy to its students. And not just Maharajaganj, the blackboard, procured with the help of 'Project 511' spreads smiles across the city's government schools. 'Project 511', as a give-back...
  • Ex-IIT students help poor kids prepare for entrances 05-12-2012 10:00 AM

    New Delhi: Akshay Saxena and Krishna Ramkumar left high paying corporate jobs to help students from economically weaker families nurture their dreams. Through their organisation Avanti, Krishna and Akshay help economically weaker students from far flung areas prepare for medical and engineering entrance exams absolutely free. Raj Kumar has studied...
  • Kolkata: World's fastest painter uses art to fight chronic schizophrenia 03-12-2012 09:28 AM

    Kolkata: The world's fastest painter uses colours and adhesives to fight his chronic mental illness. He makes an entire painting in just a few seconds. Parijoy Saha, a chronic schizophrenic, has set a record of finishing 51 paintings in just 35 minutes. The 38-year old paints awfully fast. He has...
  • Bhopal gas tragedy: NGO helps victims by empowering them 03-12-2012 08:58 AM

    Bhopal: Monday marks the 28th anniversary of the Bhopal gas tragedy. For most victims, the scars still remain. But the Swabhiman Kendra is easing their pain by empowering them. Shobha Soni still remembers waiting for her husband on that dark night of December 3, 1984. Her house was just 500...
  • Bihar: Bank provides grains on loan to Dalit women 30-11-2012 10:16 AM

    Paliganj: A bank with a difference provides grain on loan to poor Dalit women in Paliganj in Bihar. It saves them from the clutches of upper caste moneylenders. If a loan is required, the bank simply lends grain to the women. This unique idea has brought about a revolution among...
  • Bangalore group provides shelter, education to street kids 28-11-2012 09:30 AM

    Bangalore: A group of good samaritans in Bangalore have made it their mission to provide shelter and education to street children. Not just that, the group called 'Sathi' also tries to reunite the kids with their parents. They hold meetings and Sathi co-ordinator Sanjeev and his colleagues get ready to...
  • Manipur: Young professionals help victims of conflict 27-11-2012 08:32 AM

    Imphal: A team of young professionals in Manipur is going out of its way to help the victims of continuing counter-insurgency operations in the state to help overcome the trauma. And a dance therapy workshop is one of their innovative methods. Sunitibala Takhelmayum, counsellor at Human to Humane Transcultural Centre...
  • Jharkhand: Eunuch mothers 13 orphans without donations 16-11-2012 08:52 AM

    Bokaro: A eunuch in Bokaro Steel City, Jharkhand, is toiling hard to bring up destitute and orphan kids. She takes care of them till they are married off. Mother to 13 kids so far, she doesn't believe in any grants or awards. Some would say God hasn't been kind to...
  • Kerala women farmers battling all odds to save green paddy fields 15-11-2012 09:01 AM

    Malappuram (Kerala): Women farmers in Malappuram are battling against all odds to save their land. In God's own country, shocking reports have come to light on the green paddy fields, which are one of the attractions in the state - the 9 lakh hectares of the 1970s has now shrunk...
  • Dirty Angels Bikers Club: Men with a mission 14-11-2012 09:22 AM

    Tadong: The Dirty Angels Bikers Club of Sikkim has been proving to be a group of messiahs for the needy. Roaring through the hills, the young boys from Sikkim show that behind their leather jackets and tough looks, is a will to make a difference. Mayalmu Sang, an NGO in...
  • J&K: Child specialist overhauls hospital's image 12-11-2012 08:57 AM

    Srinagar: The GB Pant hospital in Jammu and Kashmir was in the news for all the wrong reasons till a few months back. It saw the deaths of 500 infants in a matter of four to five months. But all that is history now, thanks to Dr Shafqat Ahmad Tak,...
  • Cyclone Nilam: Fishermen jumped into the sea to save sailors 09-11-2012 09:51 AM

    Chennai: As Cyclone Nilam ravaged the coast of Chennai, five brave fishermen jumped into the sea to save sailors of MT Pratibha Cauvery from drowning. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa has announced a cash reward for each of them. CNN-IBN met those brave souls. The ominous cyclone warning for Nilam...
  • Meet the young Indians who won at Astronomy Olympiad 08-11-2012 10:55 AM

    Mumbai: Indian students have been consistently performing well in the various science Olympiads. CNN-IBN met the champions of the Astronomy Olympiad. Mounting a telescope is a child's play for the 18-year-olds who made India proud at the Astronomy Olympiad held in Rio De Janeiro in 2012. For 14 years in...