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Nov 15, 2017
India facing undernutrition and obesity: Nutrition expert says country needs to look within for answersThe 'Global Nutrition Report 2017' said that 51 percent women in India are are underweight, while 22 percent are overweight.
Nov 02, 2017
Gender vulnerability index points at high regional imbalances; Goa ranks top in security, Bihar worst overallA report on gender vulnerability index, conducted for the first time by Plan India seems to explain as to why India may have slipped 21 places on the World Economic Forum's Global Gender Gap index
Oct 13, 2017
India slips in hunger index ranks: Nutrition not just about food but sanitation and access to health care tooThe NITI Aayog's National Nutrition Strategy paper points out that a 10% increase in open defecation leads to a 0.7% increase in both stunting and severe stunting. This highlights the importance of sanitation
Oct 02, 2017
Narendra Modi calls Swachh Bharat 'mass movement', urges people not to politicise issuePrime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said the Swachh Bharat campaign has become a "mass movement".
Sep 23, 2017
Critics of 1991 liberalisation have been proven wrong, says ex-PM Manmohan SinghGlobalisation is here to stay and those who were sceptical about the success of India's "new policies" have been proven wrong, says Manmohan Singh
Aug 20, 2017
Maneka Gandhi urges government to enact law to rehabilitate and reintegrate beggarsUnion minister Maneka Gandhi has said there was a need to enact a law on begging with an emphasis on rehabilitation and reintegration of the vulnerable section of the society rather than criminalising the act.
Aug 15, 2017
Maharashtra's marginalised face discrimination even in death as state govt fails to offer burial, cremation groundsA lack of burial and cremation grounds in rural Maharashtra especially Marathwada region shows that there's no respite for Dalits, Muslims, and other marginalised communities even in death
Jul 17, 2017
Venkaiah Naidu is NDA's vice-presidential candidate: BJP leader resigns as Union minister, to file nomination on TuesdayBJP leader M Venkaiah Naidu, who has been nominated as the vice-presidential candidate of the ruling NDA alliance, resigned from his post as Union minister in the Narendra Modi cabinet
Jul 09, 2017
Unable to afford oxen, farmer from Shivraj Singh Chouhan's home district uses minor daughters to plough fieldsUnable to buy a pair of oxen due to acute poverty, a farmer from the home district of Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, has been using his two minor daughters in place of the oxen to pull the plough for the last two years.
Jul 06, 2017
The myth of the 'urban poor': Gayatri Jayaraman continues specious argument in a new bookGayatri Jayaraman's 'Who Me, Poor?' is a continuation of the ideas she expressed in her BuzzfeedIndia essay about the 'urban poor'