By Bhanupriya Rao/ IndiaSpend Melamarungoor, Sivagangai district (Tamil Nadu): Mazharkodi Dhanasekar has a radiant smile and is keen to talk about her achievements, which, as it emerges, are considerable: Building 650 toilets and making her panchayat in southern Tamil Nadu...
IndiaSpend Team India's most populous state has slid past Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh to record the country's worst infant and under-five mortality rates, according to newly-released health data. Although Uttar Pradesh's infant mortality rate (IMR) improved from 73 deaths per 1,000...
New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Thursday gave its nod to the National Health Policy 2017 assuring affordable healthcare facilities to all. The health policy has come after a gap of 15 years to address the emerging health challenges....
By Bhanupriya Rao/ IndiaSpend Thalaiyuthu panchayat, Tirunelveli district (Tamil Nadu): P Krishnaveni remembers the night of 13 June, 2011, clear as day. Barely 200 m from her home of 15 years, in front of a local temple, she lay in...
Dindigul, Tamil Nadu: A festering wound on Vijay Kumar's thigh is a constant reminder of the four years the teenager spent behind a hot wok frying sweets and savouries. It reminds him of the day the food shop owner beat...
Mumbai: Workers rescued from bonded labour will be unable to access compensation because the government has linked the benefit to Aadhar card that most victims do not have, activists said. Rights campaigners warned that rescued workers could be forced back into...
New Delhi: Almost 20,000 women and children were victims of human trafficking in India in 2016, a rise of nearly 25 per cent from the previous year, government data showed. The Ministry of Women and Child Development told the parliament that 19,223...
Guntur, Andhra Pradesh: She married at 17 for love. Today, she is a widow, who is determined that her two-year-old son would not grow up to be a farmer like his father. He would go to school when he...
Coimbatore: World Glaucoma Week is celebrated from from March 12 to 18. According to experts, three to five per cent of Indians are at the risk of Glaucoma and 90 per cent of them are yet to be diagnosed. Glaucoma...
New Delhi: During Question Hour in the Lok Sabha last week, the Rural Development Minister Union Minister Narendra Singh Tomar's deputy Ram Kripal Yadav said the incidence of stunted growth among children below five years age has declined to...

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