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Hyderabad: For years, Haji Khan - a lanky man in his thirties - moved inconspicuously in the bylanes of Hyderabad's Old City, scouring the streets for child brides for older men visiting from Gulf states, pocketing about Rs 10,000...
London:  India has the highest number of moderately and severely underweight children and adolescents in the world, according to a study which also found that the number of obese under-19s globally has risen tenfold in the past four decades. The...
Coimbatore: A hearing and speech impaired man from Kerala travelled around 16,000 km in India and two neighbouring countries in 61 days on a motorcyle. His mission was to prove that people with such impairment can drive and should not be...
New York: When it comes to sanitation, trees may not be more important than toilets, but a study of 300,000 children in 35 nations has found that increasing tree cover in watersheds can reduce the burden of diarrhoeal disease, which...
Jodhpur: A court in Rajasthan on Monday annulled the marriage of a young woman who had been married off when she was just 12 years old. An order to this effect was issued by Family Court number 1 in Jodhpur on...
Chennai: - Sustainable, low-cost homes must become the default option for builders and buyers amid increasing pressure on land and the environment, according to a leading architect. While affordable housing is getting an enormous push because of the government's goal...
Thiruvananthapuram: As the Lord Ayyappa temple at Sabarimala gears up for another annual pilgrim season, authorities are drawing up a comprehensive awareness campaign to curb any form of child labour in the premises of the hillock shrine in Pathanamthitta...
Vadnagar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday launched an intensive immunisation drive from Gujarat's Vadnagar, saying no child should suffer from any vaccine-preventable disease. Through the 'Intensified Mission Indradhanush' or IMI, the government aims to reach every child below the...
New Delhi: The government on Friday claimed that there has been an improvement in sex ratio at birth in 104 districts selected for the Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao (BBBP) scheme, which aims at checking female infanticide and educating the...
Majuli, Assam: Sitting on her haunches, Ritumani Baruah watches the boat drop anchor and waits for its crew to set up a clinic on the shore. Twenty minutes later, she asks to see the dentist and is guided to the lower...

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