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Ramadoss' smoking ban is year's highlight

A dogged Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss overcame stiff resistance from the tobacco lobby to press ahead with a ban on smoking and stepped up his campaign during the year against junk food. The......

Bihar tops states in domestic violence

Nearly 60 per cent of married women in Bihar are victims of domestic violence, the highest in India, according to a survey by the Union Health and Family Affairs Ministry.An alarming 59 per cent of......

Mumbai women top list of divorcees

Women from Mumbai top the list of divorcees across the country in 15-49 age group, says a new government survey."In Mumbai, 0.4 per cent women in 2005-06 have opted for divorce while in Delhi, it......

Govt survey calls for sex education in schools

Notwithstanding the controversy over sex education in schools, a government survey has found that most people feel the right age to teach children about HIV and changes in their bodies is at the......

Over 40% married women face domestic violence

About 40 per cent of ever married women in India have experienced physical or sexual violence at some stage with Bihar having the dubious distinction of highest number of spousal violence cases,......

Evaluating India's well-being

  The past decade has seen significant improvements in India’s health indicators, but it still lags other Asian countries, notes Shankar Acharya When it comes to economic news, the......

How 11 Indian states score on standard of living

11 states were assessed for access to clean water, energy and sanitation and use of iodised salt. Image: Uttarakhand was the only state which showed significant improvement in all five parameters......

Rs 32 a day: Playing dirty politics with the poor

Second-generation neoliberal policies, coupled with multiple failures on the food front, could do to the UPA what India Shining did to the NDA in 2004, says Praful Bidwai.The United Progressive......

India: Elusive healthcare for the poor

India's poor health status, particularly in relation to a country like Bangladesh, which enjoys a lower level of income, has significant implications. If this continues despite high growth and......

Reservations: The real reasons

Although a lot of emotion is being spent on the issue of reservations, national-level leaders and parties need to make a rational choice.The reservation juggernaut continues. It has already......
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Hic not hurrah! In Goa drinkers on rise

The article below represents a preview only and is not meant for reuse or republishing. PANJIM, July 27 -- The number of Goan drinkers has gone... ...

http://www.htsyndication.com/htsportal/article/Hic-not-hurrah--In-Goa-drinkers-on-rise/14695351
In monsoon, Saharias battle double whammy

SHEOPUR: Saharia tribals are no stranger to hunger and malnutrition. But come rains and their woes multiply. Rain-related diseases trigger rise in... ...

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bhopal/In-monsoon-Saharias-battle-double-whammy/articleshow/53395895.cms
Tracking the heath #SDG targets

India has had limited success in realising the health Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The country missed the mark on both MDG 4 (child... ...

http://www.orfonline.org/expert-speaks/measure-to-act-tracking-the-heath-sdg-targets/
Muslims at bottom of higher education ladder, alongside backward tribes

New Delhi Despite almost trebling in the decade ending 2010 -- from 5.2 per cent to 13.8 percent -- the rate of Muslim enrolment in higher... ...

http://www.prokerala.com/news/articles/a665536.html
Nutrition for tribals stuck in Odisha government slow lane

BHUBANESWAR: The shocking spate of deaths among Juang infants in mineral-rich Jajpur's Nagada has exposed the slow progress achieved by the State... ...

http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/odisha/Nutrition-for-tribals-stuck-in-Odisha-government-slow-lane/2016/07/21/article3539430.ece

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