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With Pistol In Pocket, He’s Ensuring UP Teachers Show Up In Schools

The young man, having skipped school, was there to plead his case, but Manoj Mishra was having none of it. When the truant offered a letter from a relative of a government minister pleading...

Telangana Drought’s Latest Horror: 75 Farmers Dead In 5 Weeks

Telangana: In the month of August, absolutely nothing seemed to be going right for Burugula Satyam Rao, called "Sattaiah" by friends. The monsoon didn't deliver and for the third year in a row, the...

From Ragpicker To Nurse, Banu Sheikh Safi Chose Books To Turn Her Life

Yavatmal: When she was three, she lost her father. The tiny tot, instead of playing with toys, had to hold a gunny bag in her hand. On the streets of Yavatmal in Maharashtra, she...
Childhood Fitness Cuts Heart Disease Risks Adulthood

Childhood Fitness Cuts Heart Disease Risks In Adulthood

Data collection included a one-mile run to assess cardiorespiratory fitness and waist circumference measures to assess abdominal fat in childhood.
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Indoor Air Pollution Harms Pregnant Women, Their Babies

One of the major reasons for low weight among newborns in rural India is the continuous exposure of pregnant women to indoor air pollution, experts say. Indoor air pollution caused by firewood and coal used...

Slowly But Surely, Rajasthan Winning Fight Against Female Foeticide

A couple who ran a sex-determination 'clinic' in Punjab thought they were about to seal a good deal, until they realised they have walked into a trap. A team of Rajasthan anti-sex determination officials...

Women Use About 5,000 Euphemisms For ‘Periods’: Survey

Menstruation is a subject that is still taboo in many countries in the world, according to a major survey on the issue.

Work Begins At Home Of Woman Who Pawned Her ‘Mangalsutra’ For A Toilet

Work for construction of a toilet started today at the house of a woman, who had mortgaged her 'mangalsutra', in Bihar's Rohtas district. Phool Kumari has mortgaged her 'mangalsutra', the necklace given to a bride...

Women’s Day Special: Ordinary Girls, Extra Ordinary Achievers

Ahead of International Women’s Day, six girl achievers were felicitated in Mumbai on Sunday. They received a cash prize of Rs 50,000 and a laptop by the Governor of Maharashtra C Vidyasagar Rao as...

Balaknama: A Turning Point In The Lives Of Children Living On The Streets

Only 14 years old, Balaknama, a newsletter curated by working children, has been able to carve out a name for itself in the publishing industry for children. The monthly newsletter– published from Delhi –...

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