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National Family Health Survey
Opinion  /  Published 15.06.22

Still short: India's life expectancy

I ndia’s life expectancy at birth has inched up to 69.7 years between 2015 and 2019, but it is still well below the estimated global average of 72.6 years. It has taken India almost a decade to ...
By The Editorial Board

Jharkhand  /  Published 10.06.22

Economist: Add an egg to midday meal

An egg served with every school midday meal will not only help address nutrition issues among children but also improve attendance at schools, development economist Jean Dreze said in a letter to Jhar...
By Achintya Ganguly in Ranchi

Opinion  /  Published 30.05.22

More meat: State bid to curb consumption

India’s food traditions perhaps bear the most robust evidence of its diversity. This is especially heartening given the orchestrated attempt by the State to curtail choices in the name of religi...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 13.05.22

Body of crime: Split verdict on marital rape

The Delhi High Court delivered a split verdict in a case seeking to outlaw marital rape after the two judges expressed opposing views. Over the years, more than 100 countries have outlawed marital rap...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 12.05.22

Thinning India

India is getting fatter. According to the National Family Health Survey 2019-20, the percentage of obese women increased to 24% from 20.6% in 2015-16, while the percentage for obese men rose to 22.9% ...
By Punarjit Roychowdhury

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India  /  Published 09.05.22

Govt survey puts question mark on death data

The Union health ministry’s National Family Health Survey 2019-21 has suggested that India’s births-and-deaths recording system registered only 71 per cent of the country’s deaths ov...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 07.05.22

Swachh boast under cloud

Nearly one in five households in India practise open defecation, according to the National Family Health Survey (NFHS) 2019-21 released by the health ministry on Thursday, more than two years after th...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

News  /  Published 12.03.22

Bengali version of population book busts Muslim growth myth

Between 1951 and 2011 Census, a net increase in the Muslim population in India was 13.6 crore. That of Hindus was 67.6 crore The fertility rate, the number of children a woman would have in her lif...
By Debraj Mitra in Kolkata

Opinion  /  Published 15.02.22

Divided care: cancer

According to a study published in Jama Oncology, the global count of people who were diagnosed with cancer went up from 18.7 million in 2010 to 23.6 million in 2019. In the past few decades, India, to...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 26.01.22

Letters to the Editor: Time to allow gays to donate blood

Blood bonds Sir — The road to equality is long and arduous. More than two centuries after homosexuality became legal in France, the country has allowed gay and bisexual men to donate blood on a...
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