With Football, A Girl From Jharkhand Scores A Goal In Denmark

With Football, A Girl From Jharkhand Scores A Goal In Denmark

A passionate footballer at 17, Sunita Kumari, who lives in a village outside of Ranchi, was recently the youngest speaker in Denmark amid accomplished women footballers from around the world. She plays forward at an...
55-Year-Old Ban On Lentil May Go, But Doubts Remain

55-Year-Old Ban On Lentil May Go, But Doubts Remain

Khesari dal was banned in 1961 because its consumption was linked to the neurological disorder lathyrism - which causes paralysis of the legs.
Vital To Food Output, Bees And Other Pollinators At Risk

Vital To Food Output, Bees And Other Pollinators At Risk

Bees and other pollinators face increasing risks to their survival, threatening foods such as apples, blueberries and coffee.
Gunmen Guard Water In Drought-hit Bundelkhand

Gunmen Guard Water In Drought-hit Bundelkhand

In Madhya Pradesh's Tikamgarh, a city in the parched Bundelkhand region, men with guns guard precious water of the Jamuniya river at the Bari Ghat Dam.
Haryana’s Youngest Village Chief Has A Day Job As ‘Burger Queen’

Haryana’s Youngest Village Chief Has A Day Job As ‘Burger Queen’

As a child, she had to walk to another village to go to school after Class 5. Now, as the elected chief, Rekha Rani wants to give her village a better school.
One Man’s 20-Year Crusade To Bring Sanitary Napkins To Rural Women

One Man’s 20-Year Crusade To Bring Sanitary Napkins To Rural Women

He has been working non-stop for 20 years. He travelled by bullock carts, donkeys, bulls, phatphat to reach the most interiors parts of rural India with only one mission in mind – making sanitary...
New Maternity Bill Reaches Lok Sabha, But Gaps Remain

New Maternity Bill Reaches Lok Sabha, But Gaps Remain

Nishu was 27 when she became pregnant with her son five years ago.  She was working with a start-up then. For a young employee like her, working in a start-up that was growing fast had been satisfying. Like other...
321 Medical Stores For Poor In 8 years, Government Promises 3,000 More

321 Medical Stores For Poor In 8 years, Government Promises 3,000 More

New Delhi: The government promised the parliament it would open 3,000 medical stores for the poor in the next eight months, but no more than a tenth of that number have opened over...
Childhood Fitness Cuts Heart Disease Risks In Adulthood

Childhood Fitness Cuts Heart Disease Risks In Adulthood

Data collection included a one-mile run to assess cardiorespiratory fitness and waist circumference measures to assess abdominal fat in childhood.
After Delivering, She Says She Had To Wipe Her Blood Off Hospital Floor

After Delivering, She Says She Had To Wipe Her Blood Off Hospital Floor

Billori, Chhattisgarh: As she went into labour, Soni Baghel, who lives in one of Chhattisgarh’s poorest districts, wasn’t especially worried. She had delivered two babies earlier without any problem.  By her side, in the...

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