India  /  Published 20.02.20

No country doing enough for children: UN report

India ranked 77th on a sustainability index that takes into account per capita carbon emissions and ability of children in a nation to live healthy lives and was placed 131st on a ranking that measure...
By PTI in United Nations

India  /  Published 02.06.20

'30 forms of abuse part of disciplining efforts in Indian households'

At least 30 different forms of physical and verbal abuse are reported as part of disciplining efforts by Indian households, according to a new study by UNICEF conducted in five states.The study 'Paren...
By PTI in New Delhi

World  /  Published 14.12.18

Congo's 'miracle' baby beats Ebola

A baby who was admitted to an Ebola treatment centre just six days after birth is now recovered from the virus.Congo's health ministry calls the baby the youngest survivor in what is now the world's s...
By AP in Johannesburg

North East  /  Published 29.05.20

Portal to aid 8 lakh students

A portal launched by the Assam government is expected to benefit over eight lakh students, from classes IX to XII, in around 4,373 government schools.The portal, developed by the department of element...
By Rokibuz Zaman in Guwahati

Health  /  Published 15.11.18

Vaccine shame in time of statue pride

An impending price rise that is likely to raise India’s budget for a key vaccine by less than Rs 100 crore has prompted the government to seek an international donor’s help at a time it has built ...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi


Opinion  /  Published 21.04.20

Off line: Technology can't solve everything

The assault of the new virus has proved that the triumph of technology cannot solve all problems. The urban centres of a locked down India are discovering that the delights of online shopping in sunny...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 06.05.19

Immunization campaigns need a shot in the arm

Sir — According to Unicef, 2.9 million children in India missed out on the first dose of the measles vaccine between 2010 and 2017 in spite of over 80 per cent immunization coverage. Measles can lea...
By The Telegraph

India  /  Published 19.04.20

UN agencies flag online class pitfalls

Two UN agencies have warned against any large-scale shift towards online education, saying it would deepen socio-economic inequalities and warning that virtual platforms can leave children vulnerable ...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

North East  /  Published 23.08.19

Ficci award for Assam cops

Assam police have been conferred with the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (Ficci) Smart Policing Special Jury award for their efforts to check human trafficking. The award assum...
By Our Special Correspondent in Guwahati

Opinion  /  Published 08.03.20

New knives are out against women

Women — girls included — have been at the receiving end of violence of all kinds. The pervasiveness of violence in their lives can mitigate the progress that they have achieved in some other spher...
By The Editorial Board


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