14 Dec 2020
Malnutrition on the rise in key states, finds government survey
The government recently released the first set of findings of the latest fifth round of the National Family Health Survey (NFHS).
12 Jul 2019
Indian women losing uteruses over illiteracy, unemployment
A few months ago, there were reports of several cases of hysterectomies (surgical removal of the uterus) among women sugarcane cutters in Beed, Maharashtra.
29 Jun 2019
Not litchi, asbestos behind AES deaths in Bihar, says study
As a suspected Acute Encephalitis Syndrome outbreak resulted in 150 children's deaths in Bihar, the central and state government are trying to determine the exact cause of the deaths.
10 Jun 2019
#UPShocker: When BJP minister rationalized rape of married women
Recently, Uttar Pradesh minister Upendra Tiwari made controversial remarks about rape, questioning the veracity of rape allegations made by adult women.
06 Mar 2019
Worried about population, Jain-community wants couples to have more children
In a bizarre news, the Jain community in India has distributed sops to young couples asking them to give birth to more than two children.
09 Feb 2019
Bengal, not Bihar, now tops India in child marriage prevalence
West Bengal has now edged past the 'Bimaru' states in terms of child marriages, with the state having the highest incidence of girls aged 15-19 years being married off.
25 Apr 2018
In Assam, newly-wed wife gang-raped by husband, friends over dowry
A woman was allegedly raped by her husband, and two of his friends on April 17 in South Assam's Karimganj district, just three days after her wedding.
08 Apr 2018
Kerala man undergoes vasectomy, Facebook post listing reasons wins hearts
It all falls to women- pregnancy, family planning and what not. However, a Kerala man has proved this can be changed, by undergoing vasectomy to save his wife from going through a painful contraceptive process.
29 Jan 2018
Condom use among unmarried women increases 6-fold in 10 years
Findings of the National Family Health Survey (NFHS) 2015-16 are encouraging, a testament to the fact that more unmarried, sexually active women are now practising safe sex.
03 Jun 2017
Child marriages in India on rise; 12 million marriages recorded
12 million child marriages were recorded in India in 2001-11; 5 million victims were girls and 7 million were boys revealed a report.
23 Apr 2017
Assam has India's highest maternal deaths, text messages save lives
Assam has a maternal mortality ratio of 300 deaths per 100,000 live-births, the worst in India and almost the same as Ghana (321) and Sudan (325).
26 Mar 2017
Food tech revolution: What is clean food?
In recent years, meat substitutes have seen an intense growth in the food markets.
06 Mar 2017
Over half of all Indian under-5 children are anaemic
According to the National Family Health Survey (NFHS), 2015-16, over 58% of all children aged below five years are suffering from anaemia, i.e. they have insufficient haemoglobin in their blood.
04 Feb 2017
Once robust Punjab now has wasted children, anaemic men
Punjabis have for long been perceived as relatively well-off people who eat heartily and live an energetic lifestyle.