National Family Health Survey
Opinion  /  Published 15.01.22

Letters to the Editor: Remember, it's important not to become that which we hate

Mirrored prejudice Sir — The objectionable tweet put out by the actor, Siddharth, about the badminton champion, Saina Nehwal, is unacceptable. The actor is free to disagree with Nehwal’s...

Opinion  /  Published 16.12.21

A false alarm: population bill

There has been considerable parliamentary debate on the population control bill. The two-child policy has been tabled in Parliament over 35 times since Independence but has failed to become a law. The...
By Sumanta Roy

Opinion  /  Published 06.12.21

Stunted nation: child health

A primary marker of national growth is the health of children on whom depends the future of the nation. Yet, over the years, children’s health has been consistently neglected in India that has a...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 04.12.21

Those unborn: right to life?

Evie Toombes, a 20-year-old woman from the United Kingdom who was born with spina bifida — a serious birth defect — sued her mother’s doctor for ‘allowing her to be born’...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 02.12.21

Inner beast: spousal violence

The independence of the judiciary is non-negotiable. The president of India, Ram Nath Kovind, emphasized this in his speech on Constitution Day. While this is a universally accepted doctrine — a...
By The Editorial Board


Opinion  /  Published 01.12.21

Letters to the Editor: People lose sleep over sleeping time

Sleepless Sir — As if people were not stressed enough, it seems they must now lose sleep over sleeping time. A recent poll found that up to 51 per cent Indians sleep for four to six hours only....
By The Telegraph

Opinion  /  Published 30.11.21

Holistic index: poverty

Poverty is usually associated with the lack of economic means to survive adequately. Hence income is used as the most common measure of poverty. However, poverty as deprivation has many dimensions tha...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 29.11.21

Proved wrong: population control

India’s burgeoning population has, for long, been a thorn in the side of its progress. The recent findings of the National Family Health Survey-5, therefore, come as a breath of fresh air: it ha...
By The Editorial Board

Jharkhand  /  Published 25.11.21

State: anaemia among kids drops

The percentage of anaemic children in Jharkhand has dropped marginally in the past five years even though figures have been rising nationally,  the latest National Family Health Survey (NFHS-5) 2...
By Our Correspondent in Ranchi

India  /  Published 17.11.21

Millets once a week in school meal

The Centre has asked the states to introduce millet-based recipes in the meals served at government and aided schools to children up to Class VIII. School education secretary Anita Karwal and agricul...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi


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