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Bad-Loan Crisis? Over 8 Million Rural Women Turn Defaulters, Finds Study

By Saumya Tewari New Delhi: Two years ago, Nirmala Devaki, a landless farmer from Dastikoppa village in Karnataka's Dharwad district, borrowed Rs 50,000 for a cousin's wedding from her self-help group. Under the National Rural Livelihood...

Dealing With Depression: Every Case Of Suicide Is Preventable, Say Psychiatrists

New Delhi: Three patients are on a suicide watch in the psychiatric ICU of Institute of Human Behavior and Allied Sciences (IHBAS) in Delhi. Among them is Rajani. The 33-year-old has made three suicide attempts...
In Maharashtra's Beed, Crops Fail But Toil Continues

In Maharashtra’s Beed, Crops Fail But Toil Continues

Hundreds of farmers attribute their dying crops to the dried up Mehekari Dam located in Shirapur.
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How Hepatitis B, C Are Silently Killing India

Despite the cost of drugs coming down and dramatic advances in the treatment of Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C, getting rid of both types of the disease remains a huge challenge primarily due to...

Elderly Women’s Group In Kerala Create Low-Priced Organic Sanitary Pads

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 -...

9 Years, 19 Surgeries. This Survivor Decides To Not Give Up

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...

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