‘India can be example to world in eliminating TB’

‘India can be example to world in eliminating TB’

Jotindra Singh, 65, suffering from Tuberculosis (TB) waits for his free treatment outside a medical centre in the eastern Indian city of Siliguri March 24, 2009. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri/Files   New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Janet Tobias says she admires the fact that India is striving to eliminate tuberculosis (TB) by 2025 […]

U.S. teachers say they sacrifice for the job they love

U.S. teachers say they sacrifice for the job they love

Teacher Jenny Vargas poses for photos at a rally outside the state Capitol on the second day of a teacher walkout to demand higher pay and more funding for education in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, U.S., April 3, 2018. Courtesy Ginny Duncan/Handout via REUTERS   April 5(Reuters) – John-David Bowman, Arizona’s 2015 “Teacher of the Year,” […]

Arctic jazz: bowhead whales have amazingly diverse songbook

Arctic jazz: bowhead whales have amazingly diverse songbook

A bowhead whale surfaces in Fram Strait, to the northwest of Norway in this undated image released on April 3, 2018. Courtesy Kit Kovacs/Norwegian Polar Institute/Handout via REUTERS   WASHINGTON, April 4 (Reuters) – Bowhead whales, the black filter-feeding giants of the Arctic that can live for 200 years devouring tons of tiny marine creatures, […]

Rare Kabul exhibition brings taste of Mughal art back home

Rare Kabul exhibition brings taste of Mughal art back home

Woman takes photo at art exhibition at Babur Garden in Kabul, Afghanistan March 31, 2018. Picture taken March 31, 2018. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail   KABUL, April 1 (Reuters) – An exhibition that reproduces the precious treasures of Mughal art in their original setting in Kabul’s Babur Garden opened this weekend, bringing a rare moment of cultural […]

India can produce 3.17 million more graduates by providing better nutrition to children in early life

India can produce 3.17 million more graduates by providing better nutrition to children in early life

IndiaSpend Mount Abu | March 31   Ensuring supplementary nutrition for children in the zero-to-three years age bracket could raise the number of graduates in India by 3.17 million, according to new research.   Children who received extra nutrition through government-run programmes from the time they were in their mothers’ wombs until age three were […]

Guns versus books – campaigners urge nations to spend more on education for children

Guns versus books – campaigners urge nations to spend more on education for children

Syrian refugee children leave a school after attending classes in Mount Lebanon, October 7, 2016. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir   Ensuring all children received an education would cost another $40 billion annually – about a week’s worth of global military expenditure.   BEIRUT, March 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Countries should spend more on schooling and less […]

From catwalks to news, Pakistan’s transgender community aims to shift attitudes

From catwalks to news, Pakistan’s transgender community aims to shift attitudes

Marvia Malik, at the Kohenoor television studio, in Lahore, Pakistan. Picture taken March 25, 2018/Thomson Reuters Foundation/Zile Huma   Pakistan is becoming more tolerant of transgender people but the country’s first transgender news anchor says there’s still a long way to go   KARACHI, Pakistan, March 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – As the first transgender […]

In the rush to develop, Asia’s cities advised to think green

In the rush to develop, Asia’s cities advised to think green

An artist impression of the New Clark City development in the Philippines. Picture provided by the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) on 15 March, 2018. THOMSON REUTERS FOUNDATION / Handout   In the Philippines, New Clark City seeks to shake up urban planning by uniting government, business and the public – and proving resilience […]