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2,200 Indians die every day from tobacco use

2,200 Indians die every day from tobacco use

India on Thursday imposed a countrywide ban on smoking in public spaces in its fight against tobacco use, which a medical study warned would claim 1 million lives in the country each year from 2010. The ban, aimed at the country’s 120 million smokers, has received a good

October 2, 2008 | By | Reply More
Acid attacks shut off victims from the rest of the world

Acid attacks shut off victims from the rest of the world

In her adolescent days Mariam had a dream of life in a mud-walled hut with a caring husband and a family of her own in a quiet village surrounded by green rice terraces in the heartland of Bangladesh. But Mariam’s dream was shattered when her husband threw acid at her as “punishment” because her parents […]

October 1, 2008 | By | Reply More
A journey to India, land of religions

A journey to India, land of religions

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQchZ03ZTSc]Hindu pilgrims bring a newborn into a temple for the first time. Sikh priests sing all night at the Golden Temple in Amritsar. A Tibetan nun spins a prayer wheel next to the Dalai Lama’s house in

September 17, 2008 | By | Reply More
Nobel laureate Yunus blasts Telenor ethics in Bangladesh

Nobel laureate Yunus blasts Telenor ethics in Bangladesh

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQ030y37uMQ]Norwegian telecom operator Telenor, which recently tightened ethical procedures in Bangladesh, still has sub-contractors there using child labour,

September 4, 2008 | By | Reply More
Will we lift the child in Bangladesh from poverty: Obama

Will we lift the child in Bangladesh from poverty: Obama

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBqbGe0rNdg]Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama spoke to a huge crowd estimated at more than 200,000 people in Berlin, Germany on Thursday as a “proud citizen of the United States and a fellow citizen of the world.” “I know that I don’t look like the Americans who’ve previously spoken in this great city,” Obama said, “The

July 25, 2008 | By | Reply More