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Safecity India leverages Twitter to crowdsource stories of public harassment to enable more effective measures by local authorities to protect women  

India, 27th October, 2015: Twitter users have used the platform to reach out to government agencies in times of crises, provide live reports during critical situations, and organise responses to the disasters. Inspired by how Indians have been harnessing the power of Twitter for public safety and activism, Safecity India (http://safecity.in/), is integrating Twitter’s platform

“The future we want” requires “reconciliation with creation” – Xavier Savarimuthu, SJ,St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata, India

“The future we want” and “reconciliation with creation” were the two key themes of Rio +20 summit and General Congregation 35 respectively. “The future we want” for our well-being is going through a sea-change due to human and natural activities. The humankind has not paid heed to the Lord’s request of “till and take care”.

Dual mission for central UK trade delegation

Indian firms considering expansion into Europe should consider  Northampton, at the heart of England, as a strong contender to base their operations. Councillor David Mackintosh, Leader of Northampton Borough Council, took part in a trade mission to India this week, led by The Rt Hon Eric Pickles, UK Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government.