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Statement on SC verdict for closure of sterilization camps in India

Sep 17, 2016 12:15 PM This judgement has the potential to shape India’s family planning program into a programme of national significance, writes Poonam Muttreja, Executive Director, The Population Foundation of India.

If India's PM Modi wants economic reform, he must first address the Dalit plight

Aug 31, 2016 06:06 AM The Dalits who are revolting across India are also attacking Modi because they see his statements as weak and coming too late, writes Joseph D'Souza.

Monsoons have exposed chaotic urbanisation

Aug 01, 2016 09:05 AM Rajesh Tandon, President of PRIA, a non profit, reflects on issues ranging from monsoon to religion, and democracy to the youth.

India at the cusp of harvesting youth power: Poonam Muttreja

Jul 13, 2016 07:35 AM India is all set to reap rich dividends with its adolescent and youth population, writes from Poonam Muttreja, Executive Director, The Population Foundation of India.

Bangladesh health needs serious surgery

Jun 16, 2016 08:48 AM More needs to be done to give a policy makeover to an unwieldy system, writes Habib Zafarullah.

Work on a strong political will in order to protect children under humanitarian crisis from slavery and deprivation from education: Kailash Satyarthi

May 25, 2016 07:46 AM Kailash Satyarthi urges world leaders for a strong political consensus to protect children at the first World Humanitarian Summit

Focus on women’s work can help bring women out of poverty: Renana Jhabvala

Mar 08, 2016 06:21 AM Jhabvala has made significant contributions to research and policies on women’s economic empowerment

Action, accountability and inclusion needed for eradicating child leprosy: Poonam Khetrapal Singh

Jan 30, 2016 07:30 AM On the World Leprosy Day, Dr Khetrapal Singh, the Regional Director for WHO, South-East Asia Region, says inclusion of communities as well as patients can be an important strategy in eliminating leprosy.

Every two seconds, a baby is born in a conflict zone: Anthony Lake, UNICEF

Jan 05, 2016 01:41 PM According to UNICEF chief, in countries like Afghanistan, pregnant women and newborns are at an increased health risk due to lack of medical care and sanitary conditions.

India needs to keep up with world corporate governance: U K Sinha, SEBI

Dec 09, 2015 06:58 AM Sinha stressed the need for moving away from compliance to effectiveness for the need for building a strong ecosystem of Corporate Governance.

Start breastfeeding to reduce breast cancer risk

Nov 04, 2015 12:16 PM Breast cancer accounts for 25%-32% of all cancer in females and largely affects women below fifty years of age, writes Dr Victoria Kumar.

Connecting the dots: Linking Bihar’s SWASTH to SDGs

Sep 22, 2015 02:33 PM While Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) define the development discourse at the global level, initiatives such as the Sector Wide Approach to Strengthening Health (SWASTH), in Bihar are contributing in their own ways towards making these goals a reality.

Historic opportunity to end poverty: Jayant Sinha

Sep 01, 2015 03:40 AM Jayant Sinha, India’s Minister of State for Finance, laid out the vision and goal of the government to achieve financial inclusion in India.

Heat stroke deaths are tip of the iceberg: Dr Dileep Mavalankar

Jul 01, 2015 07:03 AM Heat waves are likely to rapidly increase as climate change progresses, says Dr Dileep Mavalankar.

Yoga coordinates between body, spirit, mind and soul: Rajnath Singh

Jun 24, 2015 09:34 AM Yoga joins groups in the society and it doesn’t divide, said Rajnath Singh, India’s Home Minister.

Civil society leaders in India protest against targeting NGOs

May 08, 2015 07:30 PM A number of civil society organisations have drafted an open letter to the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for lodging a strong protest with the govt over the recent crackdown on various nonprofits.

India's brick kiln labourers get a taste of freedom

Apr 20, 2015 11:49 AM Brick kiln workers are unskilled and illiterate and they are unaware of government subsidies, writes Sumnima Udas.

Mental disorders: Strengthening the district mental health programme

Apr 14, 2015 12:07 PM Depression alone accounts for around 3% of the total burden of disease in India, writes Rahul Shidhaye.

Folk arts & struggles for citizenship

Apr 02, 2015 07:45 AM The performers of such art are ordinary citizens; they are farmers, agricultural labourers, school and college going student write Martha Farrell & Rajesh Tandon.

How power can be cleaned

Mar 19, 2015 11:45 AM India has to address access to energy as much as the environmental problems of unclean power, writes Sunita Narain.
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