London: Pre-term babies have more medical sleep problems such as nocturnal movement, restlessness during the night as compared to full-term babies but they are more likely to fall asleep independently, a new study suggests. "Pre-term children needed less support to...
The draft rules for maternity entitlements under the National Food Security Act (NFSA) have been circulated to state governments for comments and are available on the website of the Ministry of Women and Child Development (MWCD). The NFSA, passed...
Humankind has come a long way in the quest for knowledge, science and technology. The global economy has never before witnessed such unprecedented levels of economic growth and technological advancements. The last century, in particular, has transformed the social...
New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved an increase in cost norms for supplementary nutrition provided in anganwadi centres that would benefit 11 crore children, adolescent girls, pregnant women and lactating mothers. The Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi...
"Buried under her winter jackets, I didn’t realise another baby was growing in our family," cried the mother of 14-year-old. Her daughter, naive and oblivious, was raped by her paternal uncle. She was beyond the provisions of Medical Termination of...
He was 29 when a personal tragedy shook Kanchukutla Subhash’s world. In 1996, his father was diagnosed with Fluorosis, a disabling disease that is caused due to excess of fluoride in ground water. When a person drinks this fluoride-contaminated...
New York:  Policymakers in developing nations may not know enough facts and figures about problems facing women and girls to help reach gender equality, research showed on Wednesday. Only a handful of policymakers could estimate the maternal death rate in...
Chennai: Families are forced to make their young children toil at brick kilns to make enough bricks required to earn them their minimum wages, a report found on Wednesday. Up to 80 per cent of children between the ages of...
As one steps inside the ‘All Women Police Station’ in Salem town, 345 km from Chennai in Tamil Nadu, lady cops in neatly-tucked uniforms can be seen engrossed in their duties. This is the place where distressed women come...
Nagapattinam: Vinod Kumar remembers a time, not so long ago, when the fields in his village in Tamil Nadu were green all year round. His family lived comfortably from its farmland of just over 2 acres, growing vegetables, coconuts and...

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