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...
Ajmer: Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi on Wednesday urged religious leaders to use their huge following to unleash a "mass awakening" against sex abuse and trafficking of children. "Every religious head I have spoken with, every faith leader I have met, has...
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...
London: Pneumonia or sepsis infections may increase the risk of cardiovascular diseases such as stroke by six times, a study warns. "Severe infections in adulthood are associated with a contemporaneously raised risk of cardiovascular disease," said Scott Montgomery from the...
Mumbai: The Maharashtra government on Wednesday informed the Bombay High Court that it had set up a committee to suggest measures to ensure safety of women working in the Information and Technology (IT) sector. In January this year, a woman...
New Delhi: A total of 6,992 children were reported missing and 1,967 kidnapped in Bengal in 2015 and majority of them were later recovered, the Rajya Sabha was informed. Also, as many as 2,214 persons were arrested over kidnapping of...
Kolkata: The National Family Health Survey-4 (2015-16) reveals low rates of initiation of breastfeeding within one hour of birth nationally, despite increase in the rates of institutional childbirth. "However, Bengal fares better than the national average in this respect," said...
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: Fifty per cent of working women in Indian metro cities feel that corporate houses lack breastfeeding facilities and nearly 54 per cent quit their jobs after giving birth to ensure that their newborns are breastfed, revealed a survey...

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