News  /  Published 08.03.22

Ministry of women & child development launches ‘Kanya Shiksha Pravesh Utsav’

The campaign has been launched with the objective of enhancing enrolment and retention of girls between 11-14 years of age in school ...
By Our Correspondent

Opinion  /  Published 14.02.22

New class: learning gap

The unhappiest birds are the first to come home to roost. The latest Annual Status of Education Report for Bengal laid bare the long-feared damage to foundational learning caused by the absence of in-...
By The Editorial Board

News  /  Published 13.12.21

Global learning platform launched by Microsoft, UNICEF, Accenture and Dubai Cares

People using Passport to Earning will be able to use the certifications to support future employment and entrepreneurship opportunities...
By Our Correspondent

News  /  Published 13.12.21

Pandemic learning gap can impoverish a generation, says World Bank report

The report has been prepared by the World Bank with UNESCO and UNICEF...
By Our Correspondent

Opinion  /  Published 15.11.21

Marital woes

The prevalence of child marriage in India lays bare the twin failures of the State. The first is a low score on the Human Development Index. Pervasive child marriage leads to a high school drop-out ra...
By Sudip Chakraborty


India  /  Published 11.11.21

UNICEF wants schools to reopen soon

The pandemic-enforced closure of schools for a longer period of time across India has become a cause of worry for the United Nations Children’s Fund, or UNCEF. According to the global body, chi...
By Our Bureau and Agencies in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 08.11.21

Model that ignores messy truth of citizens’ lives

The Indian government has taken umbrage at the Global Hunger Index ranking India 101st among 116 countries, below Bangladesh, Nepal and Pakistan, with the world’s highest child wasting rate amon...
By Sukanta Chaudhuri

West Bengal  /  Published 28.10.21

Initiative to prevent trafficking in tea estates

The Dooars Branch of Indian Tea Association (DBITA) has launched a project in association with the Unicef to prevent human trafficking, especially of women and children, from the Dooars tea belt. The...
By Our Correspondent in Siliguri

Sports  /  Published 15.10.21

ICC, Unicef bat for children's mental health

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has partnered with Unicef to amplify awareness around mental health and well-being of children and adolescents throughout the men's T20 World Cup, beginning...
By Our Bureau

World  /  Published 14.09.21

Hunger can kill 1m Afghan kids

The plight of the Afghan people came into stark relief on Monday when top UN officials warned that millions of people could run out of food before the arrival of winter and one million children could ...
By Marc Santora, Sami Sahak , Nick Cumming-Bruce in New York


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