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This woman is walking 3800 km across India to make the country safer for women

‘An on-foot journey through the spine of India to mobilise communities..’

On September 14, Shrishti Bakshi set off on a 3,800 km journey from Kanyakumari all the way across India to Srinagar. By the end of the 260-day walk, Bakshi will have walked one billion steps for her cause – to empower and equip women to do all that they want.

Going by the banner CrossBow Miles, this “modern day Dandi March” (video above) is, according to the website, “an on-foot journey through the spine of India to mobilise communities to make the country safer for girls and women.” In case you’re wondering how one woman walking across the country is going to accomplish this, well, she’s not.

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GHMC to restore pots at HiTec City for IT meet

While GHMC would be apparently paying for the CCTV cameras, police officials would be monitoring them.

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The plant-holders were purchased using donations made by several private firms in Cyberabad as part of corporate social responsibility (CSR).

Hyderabad: Animal-shaped plant-holders and plants, removed after the Global Entrepreneurship Summit, would be restored in view of the World IT Conference (WCIT). Several hundreds of plants from vertical gardens and about 58 plant-holders had been stolen from Hitex, Kondapur-Gachibowli Road.

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Breaking the Cycle of Poverty

Campaign for Female Education (Camfed) invests in girls and women in the poorest rural communities in sub-Saharan Africa, where girls face acute disadvantage, and where their empowerment is now transforming communities. Camfed has supported the education of 4.4 million children since 1993. “If you educate a girl, everything changes,” says Camfed Founder and President, Ann Cotton.

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Indore: Record 30,000 take green ride to make India healthier

Indore: Taking a break from their regular hectic life, as many as 30,000 citizens from all walks of lives participated in Saksham Cyclothon held in city on Sunday to raise social awareness and popularise measures to effectively implement cycling as an environment friendly alternative means of transport.

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Breaking: Senior Advocate Indira Jaising Moves SC For Live Streaming Of Court Proceedings In Important Cases

With the Supreme Court divided over questions of transparency in its functioning, Senior Advocate Indira Jaising has now approached the Apex Court demanding live streaming and video recording of cases of national importance.

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In the Petition, Ms. Jaising asserts that live telecast of such cases will increase access to courts, and will “negate the chances of any misreporting, errors or second-hand information”. The Petition, however, acknowledges that the Court may place restrictions on such videography in cases involving countervailing interests of privacy, such as family law and criminal law cases.

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GAIL continues good work at Nagaram

Its skill development institute helps village youth land suitable jobs

GAIL (India) Limited has taken up “Kaushal, ” a programme for skill development, at Nagaram village in Mamidikuduru mandal of East Godavari district.

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 Students get hands-on training at GAIL institute of Skills in Nagaram of East Godavari district. 

An explosion in its pipeline on June 27, 2014, claimed 22 lives, and since then GAIL has been trying to provide the healing touch by taking up many initiatives. As part of it, ₹ 6 crore has been spent till date, under “Kaushal,” which is part of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).

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Against All Odds, This Himachali Woman Rode up Mountains to Vaccinate Kids!

Hailing from the village of Sapnot in Karsog tehsil of Mandi district, Himachal Pradesh, this woman health worker has finally received the global recognition she deserved from the World Health Organisation (WHO).

India, in association with the World Health Organisation (WHO), launched one of the world’s most extensive immunisation campaigns against measles and rubella on 5 February 2017.

For that campaign, health worker Geeta Verma trudged through tumultuous terrains on her bike and walked long distances to far-flung settlements to immunise children in Mandi’s remotest settlements, high in the hills of Himachal Pradesh.

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Maruti Suzuki gradually building greener auto ecosystem for India, says CEO Kenichi Ayukawa

India is at the crossroad of a big change in the mobility market and Maruti Suzuki is the front runner. As concerns over climate change grow, the focus has also shifted towards an environment friendly solution that’s in sync with changing trend in the auto industry. 

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College girl biking solo across India for paraplegic soldiers

Mitsu Chavda started her journey ‘Ride for Soldiers’ on November 26 from Surat, has covered over 11,000 km so far

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“The youth of today get frustrated and feel like giving up over the smallest of things. This is why I want to make them aware of the brave paraplegic soldiers who, even after being injured, continue to serve the nation,” said Gujarat resident Mitsu Chavda, who embarked on a solo bike trip across India to raise awareness about soldiers who have suffered serious physical injuries while on duty.

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BMC awards society for green initiative

Speaking about the initiative, managing committee member Ramesh Modi said, “We started the initiative for the environment and for the next generation. While they started composting the wet waste, the compost is later on used for gardening in the society premises. Ramakant Biradar, assistant municipal commissioner, said, “We are awarding the societies that are working more on environment-friendly initiative besides wet waste segregation. The G/N ward of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation recently presented a ‘Swachhata’ award to Fortune Heights for its green initiative that was started seven years ago. According to the BMC, the corporation has taken up the initiative to encourage societies to go eco-friendly.

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