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Rihanna Calls on World Leaders to Fund Education for the World’s Poorest Children

Rihanna attends the Fenty Beauty by Rihanna presentation at Callao Cinemas on Sept. 23, 2017 in Madrid, Spain.   Fotonoticias/FilmMagic/Getty Images Rihanna is leveraging her Twitter power to urge world leaders to financially commit to educating children in the world’s poorest countries while she takes part in an international conference in Senegal. In her role as ambassador for the Global Read More

Education, Not Condemnation, Key to End Gender Violence, Say Local Women Leaders

Sally Mboumien remembers the day she pressed a steaming hot stone against her chest. In Bawock, the rural community of western Cameroon where she grew up, young girls often had their young, sprouting breasts flattened with a hot iron or a hammer or spatulas that had been heated over burning coals. This was good for the girls because it would Read More

Ad lines blur as political leaders turn quasi brand ambassadors

Newspaper readers were in for a complete surprise earlier this month when the face of the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi stared at them via front-page ads for Jio, Reliance Industries’ telecom service. For an audience otherwise used to the PM appearing in ads for his party or when his government has an initiative to launch or message to Read More

Raksha Bandhan 2016: From PM Modi to Delhi CM Kejriwal, how leaders celebrated

While Prime Minister Narendra Modi celebrated Rakshabandhan with school children, other political leaders were not far behind in celebrating this festival that promotes unity. Addressing the audience after laying the foundation stone for the new headquarters of the Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP), PM Modi spoke of how athlete Sakshi Malik had earned new respect for tricolour, this Raksha Bandhan, by winning a Read More

Amit Shah meets Gujarat BJP leaders, ministers

BJP President Amit Shah met party leaders and Ministers in Gujarat, where Assembly election is due in late 2017, and discussed organisational matters. Shah, who arrived in Ahmedabad on Tuesday, is expected to stay till Friday and meet some more leaders, said Gujarat BJP media convener Harshad Patel. Several top BJP leaders and Ministers, including state unit chief and Transport Read More

Congress needs movement towards some actor-turned BJD leaders

Congress activists on Saturday staged an illustration in front of the office of the Odisha DGP in Cuttack demanding instant arrests of some actor-became-politicians of the ruling BJD for allegedly deceptive humans to make investments inside the chit fund organizations. Allegedly acting as brand ambassadors, those cine stars-grew to become-politicians had asked their fanatics to invest in the chit fund Read More

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School libraries face a bleak future as leaders try to balance the books

Libraries are suffering at the hands of budget, curriculum and digital demands. But we must not underestimate this vital resource ‘Libraries need to be accessible to all children – not made redundant on the whim of those who mistakenly think they are outdated and irrelevant.’ Iremember my school library: it had two floors with spiral staircases, individual study cubicles and Read More