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Sep 18, 2019
Ill-equipped private madrassas in Assam ignore child rights, junk formal education; girl students often end up as child bridesThe private madrassas are one of the key reasons for low rate of income among the Muslim community as hardly anyone graduating from these ill-equipped institutes will have a chance to survive in today's competitive job markets.
Jul 18, 2019
Private doctors are pushing women in India to undergo dangerous hysterectomies they don't really needSome women have been pressured into having hysterectomies so they can work as cane cutters without periods to interrupt their ability.
May 29, 2019
Fight to demystify menstruation is on in rural India, where the taboo continues to costs livesWhile people in urban cities are more open to talking about it, the veil is still very much present in rural India.
May 24, 2019
Babies in Shrirampur are escaping malnutrition because of how they're held during breastfeedingThe team of medical professionals is training mothers in using the cross-cradle hold, and for good reason.
May 17, 2019
Hypertension Day 2019: This 'silent killer' that ails many and goes unnoticed, is easy to controlIn India, hypertension has led to a total of 1.63 million deaths in 2016 and needs to find a way to overcome it.
Apr 03, 2019
Starvation deaths emerge as key poll issue in Jharkhand as ration card woes keep vulnerable groups hungryActivists claim that anomalies in the public distribution system (PDS) in Jharkhand is a major contributor of malnutrition among children in the state, the BJP government in the state, however, denies these allegations
Jan 02, 2019
India can't achieve 8% annual GDP growth without reducing income and gender inequality and improving healthcareIndia is one of the most unequal countries in the world, with the top 10 percent controlling 55 percent of the total wealth against 31 percent in 1980, according to the 2018 World Inequality report.
Sep 12, 2018
Family planning in India: Women brave health risks to opt for sterilisation, as men shrug off responsibilityOne in three married Indian women in the 15-49 age group resorts to sterilisation, often in areas where facilities are scarce and risk to their health high.
Aug 20, 2018
India can double per capita GDP in 30 years if it discards beliefs that perpetuate caste, gender inequalities: StudyIndia’s per capita GDP per annum grew 26 times between 1958 and 2018. “This increase could have been higher if Indians were less rigid in their religious views,” says study
Jul 18, 2018
Women and Child Development Ministry set to move Cabinet in a bit to make child marriages invalidCurrently, child marriages are valid in India, but can be annulled if a case is filed in a district court by either of the two contracting parties within two years of becoming an adult, or through a guardian in case of minors.