New Delhi: A ruling by the Supreme Court that criminalises sex with underage brides could prevent thousands of girls being trafficked and sold on the pretext of marriage, campaigners said on Thursday. Speaking a day after the landmark ruling, they...
NEW DELHI/SAO PAULO: Five years after the fatal gang rape of a student on a bus in New Delhi, the capital was on Monday paired with Brazil's Sao Paulo as the world's worst megacities for sexual violence against women in...
New Delhi: The "customers" of the sex trade must be targeted and their demand choked if the country is serious about ending the commercial sexual exploitation of children, experts said on Friday. Thousands of children largely from poor rural families are lured...
New Delhi: - A ruling by the Supreme Court against husbands who have sex with their child brides will protect millions of girls and may propel efforts to make marital rape a crime, according to campaigners. The Supreme Court on Wednesday...
New Delhi: India has a "serious" hunger problem and ranks 100th out of 119 countries on the global hunger index -- behind North Korea, Bangladesh and Iraq but ahead of Pakistan, according to a report. The country's serious hunger level...
New York: Babies whose mothers' suffered from fever in the first trimester of pregnancy may be at risk of developing some heart defects and facial deformities such as cleft lip or palate, a study has shown. The findings showed that fever...
New Delhi: Only 18 per cent of urban children in grade six to 10 in India eat fruits every day, show results of a survey, revealing poor eating habits of a vast majority of children in the country. At 14 per...
India has the highest Tuberculosis burden in the world. Of the 10 million TB cases reported worldwide, over 2 million are from India. Maximum drug-resistant TB patients are also found in India. The government aims to eliminate tuberculosis by 2025, ahead of the...
In the list of health priorities, adolescent health lags far behind maternal and child health in India. It’s a dangerous oversight given that India is home to the largest number of adolescents in the world. An estimated 253 million...
When it comes to talking about family planning, India is still a shy bride hiding behind her ghoonghat, a veil that is made up of the reluctance to talk about sex and the fear of “corrupting” non-existent morals. Ironically,...

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