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Opinion  /  Published 21.12.20

Free fall: indices of progress

India continues to perform poorly on global indices of progress. With the largest number of internet shutdowns in the world, India has recorded a third consecutive year of declining online freedom; it...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 21.12.20

Hollow bellies: child undernutrition in India

Sir — The fifth round of the National Family Health Survey reveals disturbing trends as far as the burden of child undernutrition in India is concerned. Across the 22 states and Union territorie...
By The Telegraph in

Opinion  /  Published 18.12.20

Distant goal: correcting gender imbalance

India’s goal of correcting its gender imbalance seems to have grown more distant. The National Family Health Survey has found that a number of states that had made progress in terms of the sex r...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 17.12.20

Hungry India: layered and complex

A step backward can reverse years of progress. Such a threat looms large over India’s efforts to tackle malnutrition. Data from the latest National Family Health Survey reveal that in the last f...
By The Editorial Board in

India  /  Published 13.12.20

Sex ratio at birth worsens in Kerala

Kerala is among eight states where the sex ratio at birth, a measure of prenatal sex determination, has worsened over the past five years, the latest National Family Health Survey findings released on...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

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Opinion  /  Published 27.08.20

Time to marry: Proposal and lessons of Covid-19

In late June, a 15-year-old girl from East Midnapore in West Bengal alerted a non-governmental organization about her impending marriage. It had been arranged by her father who had lost his income bec...
By Bhaswati Chakravorty in

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


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