KOCHI: A room that he shares with six others in Kerala's business capital Kochi is the closest thing that 20-year-old Johirul Sheikh from Assam has to a home for now. He came to Kochi around two years ago with...
Rajapalayam, Tamil Nadu: Before the break of dawn, Muthulakshmi Mariappan slips out of her home and starts running. In the stillness of the morning, she gasps for breath but eggs herself on to run faster, take longer strides and ignore the...
New Delhi: The number of cesarean deliveries or C-Section surgeries have increased in the country, which is a matter of concern for all, Health Minister JP Nadda said on Friday. "C-Section (surgeries) have increased, specially in private institutes. It is...
New Delh: Delhi's sex ratio has increased from 898 females per thousand males in 2015 to 902 in 2016, according to a report released by the Delhi government on Wednesday. The report "Registration of Births and Deaths in Delhi-2016" was released...
Barabanki, Uttar Pradesh:  For more than 50 years, Madarsa Noorul Makatib was synonymous with traditional and religious learning. But it all began to change in 2014 with just six laptops opening a window to a wider world – and...
Mumbai: When non-profit Video Volunteers launched a campaign to tackle patriarchy in rural parts of the country, several women mentioned a seemingly innocuous custom: not being allowed to call their husbands by their first name. Women, particularly in villages, are...
New Delhi: The Union health ministry on Thursday said there has been a significant improvement in breastfeeding rates across the country and a programme has been launched to raise awareness about its benefits among the masses, especially mothers. An official...
United Nations: Nearly one lakh children die every year in India due to diseases that could have been prevented through breastfeeding, according to a UN report which said mortality and other losses attributed to inadequate breastfeeding could cost the...
Mumbai: Hotels in Mumbai and other Indian cities are to train their staff to spot signs of sex trafficking such as frequent requests for bed linen changes or a "Do Not Disturb" sign left on the door for days...
New Delhi: About 8,000 patients pass through Dr Zarir F Udwadia's busy clinic every year. The patients who are usually referred to him by colleagues from different parts of the country are difficult cases of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB). An...

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