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Supreme Court Snubs Baba Ramdev

Last couple of decades; we have seen the rapid rise of many Godmen. They did have a social presence earlier also but lately their social influence and political clout...

Manipur Internet Shutdown Hurting Patients: Doctors

IDPD members who visited the state said that they could not help patients through telemedicine and train doctors in performing peritoneal dialysis and other skills.

Menstrual health of women in shambles: Surveys highlight need for inclusive and accessible healthcare services

Survey of women from the Northeast reveal 98% of women suffer from issues related to their menstrual, sexual, and reproductive health; survey of women in Srinagar revealed 60% of women still relied on cloth for their menstrual health care

Curb prison suicides: NHRC advisory to Union, States

Jail authorities were asked to do regular check on bed sheets and blankets of inmates to ensure that these are not used for suicide attempts.

Eggs, sprouts, millets once more part of mid-day meals: Karnataka

Eggs were first piloted in Karnataka's mid-day meals in eight districts in 2021. Earlier attempts to do this had faced opposition from extremist religious groups

A ‘Garbh Sanskar’ event by the RSS “teaches” pregnant women birth ‘Sanskari’, ‘Deshbhakt’ Babies

Though occupying a constitutional post, even the Telangana governor Tamilisai Soundararajan remained present at the event and said that pregnant women should chant 'Sunderkand', and read the 'Bhagavad Gita', 'Ramayana', and 'Mahabharata' to have mentally and physically sound babies.

Protests mount, 12,000 women march on issues of poor ration in PDS, water scarcity, unemployment

AIDWA Organises 12,000-Strong Massive March and Gherao of Palghar District Collectorate in Maharashtra on Wednesday

Suicide is no laughing matter, we have become a sick society, widespread condemnation over PM Modi’s ‘Joke’ on Suicide

At a media event yesterday, PM Modi began his speech with a strange 'joke' bordering on the macabre, which was premised on a young woman's death by suicide. Not only was the ‘joke’ in questionable taste, the fact that it received loud applause from the audience has drawn sharp reactions. The speech was shown on a TV channel and videos of it were uploaded on social media as well.

‘Social Murders” at Kharghar deserve judicial probe, state callousness and negligence evident

The author states that the mega event at the tax payers’ expense that cost at least 13 lives and damaged the health of over 500, is reminiscent of the Hillsborough tragedy in which 97 football fans were killed and many injured during an FA cup semi-final in Sheffield in 1987

11 deaths due to “heat stroke” at Maharashtra govt’s award function

Over 600 complained of heat related illness say reports and several had to be hospitalized due to the same. Reportedly, 20 are still recovering in hospitals, some believed to be critical.

Manual Scavenging continues unabated, Indian Govts turns a deaf ear to acknowledge this systemic, extreme violence

Even as Supreme Court directs governments to meet to discuss implementation of a central law, abolition of manual scavenging, a callous system has a lukewarm response

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