Kailash Satyarthi

End Silence Around Child Labour, Urges Kailash Satyarthi

Kailash Satyarthi has been a campaigner for child rights nationally and internationally for three decades. His Bachpan Bachao Andolan has had particular focus on freeing children who are forced into exploitative labour or servitude....

Can India Promise Its Children HIV-Free Future? NACO Programme Gives Hope

Geeta, 24, is seven months pregnant and is grossly underweight. She and her husband are HIV positive. Her husband believes he got infected through blood transfusions during a surgery. “I want my child to...

In 41 Years, As India’s Economy Grew 21 Times, Infant Mortality Dropped 68%

New Delhi: Over 41 years to 2016, a national health programme for children has led to a 68 per cent drop in India's infant mortality rate (IMR), but the IMR of 41 deaths per...
Golden Taj To Spread Awareness Of Childhood Cancer

Golden Taj To Spread Awareness Of Childhood Cancer

In India, the cure rate for childhood cancer is 30-50 per cent against 70-95 per cent in advanced countries.
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Balancing home, siblings, school: 9-Year-Old Asma’s Dilemma

Government's commitment to see every child in school took another leap with the opening of India's first 12-hour school in Telangana. The school, which runs from 7 am to 7 pm, is located at...

New Maternity Bill Reaches Lok Sabha, But Gaps Remain

Nishu was 27 when she became pregnant with her son five years ago.  She was working with a start-up then. For a young employee like her, working in a start-up that was growing fast had been satisfying. Like other...

1 Indian Dies Of Tuberculosis Every Minute, No One Is Immune, Says Expert

New Delhi: About 8,000 patients pass through Dr Zarir F Udwadia's busy clinic every year. The patients who are usually referred to him by colleagues from different parts of the country are difficult cases...
Bundelkhand Drought Water Storage

Crores Flow Down The Drain In Parched Bundelkhand

Water storage units in many villages of Madhya Pradesh's Bundelkhand region quench thirst only on paper.
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Two-Thirds Of Indian Children Are Not Vaccinated On Time: Study

India is a leading producer and exporter of vaccines but two-thirds of Indian children do not receive vaccinations on time which makes them susceptible to diseases and contributes to untimely deaths, according to American...
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Floods Raise Risk Of Women, Children Being Sold Into Slavery: Aid Workers

New Delhi: Women and children in flood-hit eastern region are at risk of being preyed upon by human traffickers and sold into slavery in middle class homes, restaurants, shops, and even brothels, aid workers...

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