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An App To Make Slum Living Easier

Adolescent girls in the Mumbai slum of Dharavi are battling the daily challenges they face, one mobile app at a time.

Tutored on laptops donated by friends of Nawneet Ranjan, a filmmaker who set up a charity in Dharavi, the girls are embracing technology to confront issues ranging from their safety to garbage in the sprawling slum in the city.

“Girls and women suffer the most in a slum, as they often have no resources and are not aware of their rights,” said Ranjan, who studied film-making in the United States before returning to Mumbai. (more…)

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An online platform launched by the Chinese police to rescue abducted children, helped to rescue a two-year-old girl, some 32 hours after she was snatched from her parents. (more…)

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Indian women bikers travel to propagate Save Girl Child drive

Kathmandu, Jun 6 (PTI) Four Indian women bikers today started their 10-nation tour from the Nepalese capital here in which they will cover over 10,000 kms to propagate the Indian governments “Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao” campaign in the South East Asian countries.

The tour was flagged of by Indian Ambassador to Nepal Ranjit Rae from premises of Indian Embassy here.

The team from India are on an All-Women 10-Nation Ride propagating the “BetiBachao, BetiPadhao” (Save Girl Child, Educate Girl Child) campaign in the South East Asian countries.

In this first-ever attempt, enthusiastic women bikers from the female biking club, Biking Queens, will ride 10,000 kms for 36 days and cover 10 nations ?- Nepal, India, Bhutan, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia and Singapore, for a cause, the Indian Embassy here said in a statement.

Sarika Mehta, Yugma Desai, Khyati N Desai and Durriya M Tapia are the four women adventurers taking part in the biking tour, it said.