How a couple took ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ to new heights — three decades ago

How a couple took ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ to new heights — three decades ago

Jaipur, March 16 (IANS) Sulochana Chaudhary, a mother of three successful daughters, was watching TV with keen interest as Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the audience while launching the “Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao” campaign in Jhunjhunu on March 8.   But long before the girl child became a campaign slogan for the current Prime Minister, […]

Cold-blooded? Study finds female pythons care for their young

Cold-blooded? Study finds female pythons care for their young

An adult Southern African python is seen in this undated handout picture issued by the University of Witwatersrand, in Johannesburg, South Africa, March 14, 2018. University of Witwatersrand/Graham Alexander/Handout via REUTERS   JOHANNESBURG, March 14 (Reuters) – Shedding their cold-blooded image, snakes emerge from a recent study as more caring creatures that protect their nests […]

France is “feminist country” battling to put thought into action, minister says

France is “feminist country” battling to put thought into action, minister says

Fines have been proposed for sexual harassment on the streets, such as catcalling and obscene remarks.   NEW YORK, March 14 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A cultural shift must accompany government policies aimed at ending gender discrimination in France, the country’s minister for gender equality said.   Plans by the French government are underway to […]

FEATURE-Dentist drills through stigma holding back Indonesia’s disabled

FEATURE-Dentist drills through stigma holding back Indonesia’s disabled

Dentist and charity worker Annita Foe (left) poses alongside David Sitorus outside a medical clinic in Medan, Indonesia, February 22, 2018. Thomson Reuters Foundation / Michael Taylor   People with disabilities have been badly treated in Indonesia but their rights are starting to be recognised   MEDAN, Indonesia, March 13 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – T […]

As urgency mounts, worry among climate scientists gets personal

As urgency mounts, worry among climate scientists gets personal

“Every scientist has to find their own place in the spectrum of science and activism”   EDMONTON, Canada, March 13 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – When marchers took to the streets of Washington in a pro-science demonstration after U.S. President Donald Trump’s election, it was the first time climate scientist Cynthia Rosenzweig put on an activist […]

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