For decades, India has relied on female sterilization as its primary mode of contraception.
A couple of villages in Mehsana and Banaskantha districts in Gujarat have imposed the ban in recent weeks, with more villages joining the campaign.
Furious over his greed and demands for dowry, a 24-year-old woman called off her marriage to a government school teacher.
Kunwar Bai had sold-off her 8-10 goats to build two toilets at her home.
Obesity is a major breast cancer risk factor in postmenopausal women, and scientists believe increased inflammation is an important underlying cause in this population.
A national survey to determine the overall health of the country has revealed startling problems - among them, severe malnutrition among children younger than five years.
A village in Gujarat has banned single women from using mobile phones, with elders deeming the technology a "nuisance to society".
The Union government today cleared a pact between the AYUSH Ministry -- the ministry for ayurveda, yoga and alternative forms of medicine -- and the World Health Organisation (WHO) in the field of traditional medicine.
The Maharashtra government has invited suggestions from both government and private In-Vitro Fertility (IVF) centres to strengthen the existing laws and regulate these establishments.
"We are setting up a National Agriculture Market, a virtual and digital platform, in the coming days," Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, addressing farmers in Madhya Pradesh's Sehore district.

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