China regions see birthrates decline in 2018 – China Daily

China regions see birthrates decline in 2018 – China Daily

Women play with children at a park in Jinhua, Zhejiang province, China November 5, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer/File Photo SHANGHAI, March 22 (Reuters) – Several Chinese regions, including the capital Beijing, saw birthrates decline again in 2018, the official China Daily reported, after a 2016 move to relax family planning controls failed to encourage couples to have […]

India bursts with colour in celebration of Holi

India bursts with colour in celebration of Holi

A man daubed in colours looks on during Holi celebrations in Mumbai, India, March 21, 2019. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas New Delhi, March 22 (Reuters) – Hindus across India this week celebrate the two-day festival of Holi, which marks the beginning of spring, with an explosion of colours, chanting of devotional songs and prayer. For many, the […]

JK Rowling’s gay reveal fails to impress fans

JK Rowling’s gay reveal fails to impress fans

Writer J.K. Rowling attends the British premiere of ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ movie in London, Britain, November 13, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville The Harry Potter books author has been accused of retroactively trying to insert diversity into a series dominated by white heterosexual characters LONDON, March 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – J.K. Rowling’s revelation […]

Glorification of trolling has added crazy pressure on entertainers: Priyanka Chopra

Glorification of trolling has added crazy pressure on entertainers: Priyanka Chopra

New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) Priyanka Chopra has always walked to the beat of her own drum. But the actress says glorification of trolling has added “crazy pressure” on entertainers. She feels the increasing prevalence of trolling culture only leads to bullying and depression. “First of all, the pressure comes from people’s opinion and how in […]

Parineeti Chopra appeals to society to stop using plastic

Parineeti Chopra appeals to society to stop using plastic

New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) Actress Parineeti Chopra urged people to eliminate the use of plastic from their daily routine. At the final edition of Behtar India campaign here on Thursday, Parineeti, who is the brand ambassador of the initiative, spoke about the severe effects of plastic. She said: “I am an ocean lover and scuba […]

Discrimination against women disturbs me: Bachchan

Discrimination against women disturbs me: Bachchan

Mumbai, February 24 (PTI) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan on Sunday said he is pained that women who carry hepatitis B virus face discrimination in the society, something he will continue to fight for. Bachchan, who is the World Health Organization’s Goodwill Ambassador for Hepatitis in South-East Asia Region, said women must be treated with respect and […]

Kareena to front immunisation campaign, says women literacy vital

Kareena to front immunisation campaign, says women literacy vital

Mumbai, February 21 (IANS) Actress Kareena Kapoor Khan, who has been appointed ambassador for the Swasth Immunised India campaign, says educating the women will help in spreading awareness about the initiative of child vaccination in the most impactful way. Kareena told the media here on Thursday: “This is a special and personal project for me because […]

Having realistic goals may help you lead better life

Having realistic goals may help you lead better life

Geneva, February 17 (IANS) You can hope for better well-being if you set realistic goals for yourself as a new study suggests that the key for later satisfaction is whether the life goals are seen as attainable and what they mean to a person. The findings of the study, published in the European Journal of Personality, […]

Create healthy work environment with creative workspace

Create healthy work environment with creative workspace

New Delhi, February 17 (IANS) A healthy work environment through a blend of active urban setting as well as a stress-free ecosystem with sustainable measures can go a long way in improving employees’ productivity, say experts of workspace design. Praveen Rawal, Managing Director of Steelcase, Southeast Asia and India, Shaishav Dharia, Regional CEO, Lodha Group and […]

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