A letter from six women at a spinning mill in Tamil Nadu, describing the sexual harassment they face at work and asking for help, exposes the widespread exploitation of women in the multi-billion-dollar textile industry, campaigners said. "He forces himself...
Thrissur: A group of women in Kerala's Thrissur district - most of them above 60 years of age - are the latest to offer organic sanitary napkins to women in India called Soukhyam - a Malayalam word that means...
Shimla: Himachal Pradesh became Open Defecation Free, the second state in the country to achieve the feat after Sikkim. Himachal Pradesh has successfully achieved a total rural sanitation coverage of 100 per cent, with all 12 districts in the state...
Police have rescued 10 teenage boys, allegedly trafficked and held in bondage in a shoe-sole factory in Karnataka, after a tip-off from a children's helpline. Hundreds of children, mostly from poor rural areas of Bihar, are brought to Bengaluru in...
New Delhi: A national protocol for treating diabetes through ayurveda was unveiled at an event to mark the first National Ayurveda Day on Friday. A logo for National Ayurveda Day was also launched. Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office Jitendra...
New Delhi: As India continue to report 16 lakh cases of stroke every year, health experts have said that at least one third of these cases are caused by mere modifiable lifestyle factors and deteriorating air quality. A study concluded by...
Mumbai: Rural income, which has declined in the past two years, is on course to register over 20 per cent growth this financial year on the back of good monsoon, lower input costs for farmers and improving crop yields,...
New Delhi: From monitoring school bags of children to ensuring they do not carry heavy load and teaching them correct lifting and carrying techniques are among the guidelines issued by the Delhi Government to heads of schools. The Directorate of...
New Delhi: Unimpressed by the highly the Right to Education Act (RTE), Former Cabinet Secretary TSR Subramanian said that India has witnessed as much as "25 per cent drop in standards of education" after the Right To Education. "Right To...
By Shreya Shah India had double the number of estimated deaths by tuberculosis (TB) in 2015 - 480,000 deaths, up from 220,000 deaths in 2014 - because previous estimates were too low, according to the World Health Organisations Global Tuberculosis...

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