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New Delhi: An illustrated book seeks to address the problem of visual impairment due to refractive error in children and is available in English and six other Indian languages. The book titled "The Singing Tree" is being distributed to 75,000...
Mumbai: A plan to convert old railway coaches into shelters for the homeless before the start of colder weather is on the cards, a move, campaigners say does not address the issue of a crippling shortage of shelters and affordable housing...
Mumbai: Widows of farmers who have committed suicide face abuse and threats to their children's safety when they demand their inheritance, highlighting the risks vulnerable women face in claiming rights over property, a report said. Thousands of farmers kill themselves...
Biswanath: When she was a little over knee high, Badaik's father took her on a trip. They walked through lush tea gardens, boarded a bus and reached "somewhere". As she took in the sights, her father turned back and went home,...
Imagine a 5 year old, innocent, vulnerable girl, totally oblivious of the evil existing in this world, as she happily enters a dark room with a man whom she fondly calls ‘bhaiya’ (brother). The man however, chooses to betray her...
MUMBAI: Campaigners are using social media and lobbying for special laws to annul child marriages in India. Kriti Bharti, founder of Saarthi Trust, has helped nullify more than 30 child marriages in Rajasthan, and recently used Facebook posts as evidence...
My wife Merlyn Joseph was a positive person. She would never sit and grieve when faced with trouble. She knew how to laugh when in pain. After she was diagnosed with Aplastic Anemia, we were initially shattered. It took...
Bhopal: A three-year-old boy from Bhopal is battling a rare heart condition. While Indian doctors have declared him “inoperable” in the country, his father Sagar Meshram has found some hope in the United States. Priyanshu Meshram was 3 months old...
London: About 14 million people are being made homeless on average each year as a result of sudden disasters such as floods and storms, new figures show. The risk of displacement could rise as populations swell and the impacts of climate...
Mumbai: Domestic workers in India will soon be entitled to a minimum wage and social security benefits, according to a draft proposal that activists say does not go far enough to protect these workers and lets employers off the hook. The...

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