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At Shravasti, perched on eastern Uttar Pradesh's border with Nepal, the state's ground zero of child deaths, the fight to save extremely frail newborns - born to anaemic, undernourished mothers at the 10-bed sick and newborn care unit or...
Mumbai: The death in Texas of a three-year-old girl adopted from India a year ago has prompted renewed calls for an end to international adoptions, which campaigners say put vulnerable children at risk of abuse. The girl's adoptive father, Wesley...
Having a biological child was never on her mind, but giving home to one always was. At 27, Kavita Baluni became mother to a beautiful 14-month-old daughter she named Veda. Veda suffers from Down’s Syndrome, a genetic disorder in which...
New Delhi: Around 91 per cent of 15-year-olds were enrolled in secondary schools in 2016, up from 78 per cent in 2009, a report revealed on Tuesday. The report indicated that the increase in enrolment was particularly significant for girls --...
Mumbai: A crackdown on street vendors in Mumbai after they were blamed for a stampede at a train station last month highlights the diminishing access to public spaces for the city's poor and marginalised communities, activists said. A report on...
Mumbai: Nearly 25 workers, including children, who worked 15 hour days for seven years, were rescued at the weekend at Baran in Rajasthan, in a rare crackdown on farms where forced labour is rampant. Campaigners said the workers were from...
New Delhi: When it comes to sexuality and disability, attitudes in India are not different. Most people prefer to sweep both issues under the carpet and pretend they don’t exist. The wall becomes even higher when it comes to women...
Mumbai: Swachh Bharat Abhiyan or Clean India Mission to modernise sanitation has failed to tackle the practice of low caste women clearing faeces by hand, and has even exacerbated the problem by building toilets not connected to water supplies, campaigners say. Prime...
Madhya Pradesh: More than 400 local officials could be charged in police cases after over 150 villages in Madhya Pradesh were declared open-defecation free despite not being so, according to a government inquiry. The state government says apart from declaring...
New Delhi: Many of the countries that are home to the world's 1·8 billion adolescents are poorly equipped to address their mental health needs, with less than 50 per cent setting up mental health policies. These troubling figures from Aiding...

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