Celebrate a coconut tree-themed Valentine’s Day, urges Goa NGO

Panaji, Feb 3 : On Valentine’s Day, celebrated universally on February 14, a charitable trust in Goa has invited people to make coconut trees their valentine, to innovatively protest against the state government’s controversial decision to officially de-recognise the coconut palm as a tree. Armando Gonsalves, who is part of the Goa For Giving trust, […]

Aussie grandparents want payment to care for grandchildren

Canberra, Feb 3 : Around 40 percent of Australian grandparents believe they should be reimbursed for looking after their grandchildren, SAID a new survey. The research study, released on Wednesday by the Australian Seniors Insurance Agency (ASIA), asked the nation’s grandparents if they should receive payment — either from their child (the parent) or the […]

Ministry clarifies Maneka Gandhi’s statement on female foeticide

New Delhi, Feb 2 : Seeking to clarify union Minister Maneka Gandhi’s statement on female foeticide, the Women and Child Development ministry on Tuesday said some news reports about her remarks were “factually incorrect”. “Some newspapers have reported that the minister referred to a cabinet proposal about tracking female foeticide and registering the sex of […]