Shimla: After the Supreme Court imposed a ban on sale of liquor within 500 metres of a highway, that came into force on April 1, many owners started to shift shops near or inside residential areas and has thus...
Hyderabad: In April last year, Sandhya from Hyderabad's Ranga Reddy district was going to be married off while she was in the middle of her class 10 exams. She was just 16 then, clueless and scared for what was...
By IndiaSpend Team India has achieved the target for eliminating visceral leishmaniasis (kala azar), a neglected tropical disease (NTD), in 82 per cent sub-districts, according to the fourth World Health Organization (WHO) report on Neglected Tropical Diseases released on April...
Boston: People who drink diet soda daily are three times more likely to develop stroke and dementia, a new study warns. Researchers also found that people who drank sugary beverages such as sodas and fruit juices frequently are likely to...
Surat, Gujarat: Udhiya Behera sat in a windowless room in the textile hub of Surat, staring blankly at a small television as the ground shook with the noise of power looms on the floor below. For Mr Behera, though, this...
Mussoorie, Uttarakhand:  When it comes to giving, the people of Uttarakhand-situated-hill-station Mussoorie, donate with open arms. On the insistence of the locals, Goonj, a social enterprise which uses urban discards to fuel development work across villages, is coming up with...
New Delhi: Obesity leads to 13 types of cancer, including that of pancreas and esophagus, as fat cells affect the processes that regulate the growth of cancer cells in the human body, says a study. Due to excess fat in...
Memories flood Shaina as she accompanies me to Shantiniketan Public School in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, where she was once a teacher. The 30-year-old has undergone 19 surgeries since she last visited the school nine years ago.  It was August, 2009....
Often ‘obliged’ with leftover food, the underprivileged in India end up falling sick – and their condition worsens further when they are unable to get timely treatment. A food start-up in Delhi-NCR,  Rasoi On Wheels, is changing the way they eat....
New Delhi: Rubik's Cube, a puzzle toy designed to exercise the mind, available in the markets of Delhi might actually impair the nervous system of your child and stunt his intellectual growth, a study has claimed. A new global survey,...

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