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National Family Health Survey
West Bengal  /  Published 16.02.19

Truant tablets fail to check anaemia

More than 60 per cent adolescent girls in the state suffer from iron deficiency and anaemia, a survey conducted on behalf of the Union health and family welfare ministry has revealed.The 2015-16 Natio...
By Chandreyee Ghose in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 28.06.19

Indians must take women's health seriously

Unlike many countries in the world, Indian women had shorter life spans than Indian men until the mid-1990s. Because females are generally believed to have greater biological powers of endurance than ...
By Nandita Saikia in

Opinion  /  Published 13.02.19

Ending child marriage takes more than education

Every silver lining has a cloud. The fourth National Family Health Survey, conducted in the year 2015-16, confirms that the incidence of child marriage has shown a steady decline all over India, excep...
By The Editorial Board in

North East  /  Published 09.11.18

Infant deaths rock Jorhat hospital

The number of babies who have died in Jorhat Medical College and Hospital (JMCH) since November 1 rose to 18 on Friday, prompting in Dispur rushing a team of experts to take stock of the situation.Ass...
By Devajit Baruah in Jorhat

Opinion  /  Published 05.06.19

Celebrating births and weddings by planting trees

Sir — In our family, we have a custom of planting new seeds on important occasions such as birthdays or wedding anniversaries. It was, therefore, all the more heartening to learn that a civic body i...
By The Telegraph in

Opinion  /  Published 31.05.19

Girls' education and drop in fertility rates

There is some smoke in the world with no fire to match. The reiterated notion that the largest minority community in India is producing so many children that they will overtake the majority communityâ...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 17.07.19

Urgent action needed on children living in poverty

The multidimensional poverty index report of 2019 has been released recently. The MPI tracks 101 countries on deprivations across 10 indicators in health, education and standard of living. The index w...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 10.11.19

Unethical population control policies will backfire

Can repressive measures always help tide over tough times? This seems to be one of the most pressing questions arising out of what has been criticised as ‘coercive’ population control policies in ...
By The Editorial Board in

Jharkhand  /  Published 07.11.19

The ravages of hunger & anger in Jharkhand

A state that is hungry, it can be argued, is perpetually angry. Jharkhand, where a Muslim man was lynched on Wednesday on the suspicion that he was a thief and where a Dalit woman allegedly starved to...
By Achintya Ganguly in Ranchi


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