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Swachh mission: 19 cities in Maharashtra become free of open defecation

In the second phase, 31 other cities will become free of open defecation and a target of 49 open defecation free cities will be achieved by March 31 next year, a senior official from Urban Development Department (UDD) said.

Acid attack victims walk the ramp in Agra

The unique fashion show featured women from the Sheroes Hangout café, who are all acid attack victims.

Indian students’ initiative for women entrepreneurship gets UN recognition

‘Basta: Waste to Worth’ is an entrepreneurial model by 3 Delhi girls, who will present their business model in New York.

Hindus, Muslims come together across India against a backdrop of religious intolerance

In a spate of small but heart-warming incidents across the country, Muslims and Hindus are coming together to set examples of communal harmony.

Old man suffering from nasal cancer gets his face restored

A 69-year-old man who suffered from a rare nasal cancer, which threatened to disfigure his face, has undergone a massive reconstructive surgery at a hospital here that has restored the original look of his face.

Brain control helps paralysed man walk again

In a world's first such experiment, scientists have used non-invasive direct brain control system to get a person - with complete paralysis in both legs owing to spinal cord injury - to walk again.

All naysayers in due course became my supporters: Arunima Sinha on scaling Everest with artificial leg

Arunima Sinha, the first female amputee to scale Mount Everest is now seeking funds to develop a world-class sports academy for underprivileged and differently abled in India.

Model with Down syndrome walks the ramp at NYFW, is an inspiration

Stuart walked for South African designer Hendrik Vermeulen's spring 2016 collection.

Sustainability award for artificial milk firm led by Indians

The biotech startup, Muufri, was founded in 2014 by bio-engineers Ryan Pandya, Perumal Gandhi and Isha Datar.

Afghan surgeon earns from rich to help pay for treating poor

Plastic surgeon Abdul Ghafar Ghayur performs life-changing surgery on low-income patients at a discount or sometimes for free with the money he makes from wealthy Afghans.

Sweden’s first LGBT retirement home – a model for rainbow aging?

There's a lengthy waiting list for a place at Sweden's first retirement home for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, its success highlighting a growing demand for accommodation specifically for elderly LGBT people.

Bollywood stars romance in dump yards? Well, it’s a campaign for waste management

Can we seek inspiration on waste management from Bollywood? This unique campaign - Dirty Pictures will turn your favourite Bollywood posters into a dump of waste.