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Malnutrition on the rise in key states, finds government survey

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).

Indian women losing uteruses over illiteracy, unemployment

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.

Not litchi, asbestos behind AES deaths in Bihar, says study

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.

#UPShocker: When BJP minister rationalized rape of married women

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.

Worried about population, Jain-community wants couples to have more children

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.

Bengal, not Bihar, now tops India in child marriage prevalence

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.

In Assam, newly-wed wife gang-raped by husband, friends over dowry

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.

Kerala man undergoes vasectomy, Facebook post listing reasons wins hearts

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.

Condom use among unmarried women increases 6-fold in 10 years

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.

Child marriages in India on rise; 12 million marriages recorded

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.

Assam has India's highest maternal deaths, text messages save lives

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).

Food tech revolution: What is clean food?

26 Mar 2017

Food tech revolution: What is clean food?

In recent years, meat substitutes have seen an intense growth in the food markets.

Over half of all Indian under-5 children are anaemic

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.

Once robust Punjab now has wasted children, anaemic men

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.