How Once ‘Backward’ Idukki Is Leading Kerala And India In Ending TB

Idukki, Kerala: In 2006, Idukki was the worst performing district in tuberculosis (TB) control in Kerala. The scenic hilly district, famous for its tourist destinations of Munnar and Thekkady, has dif...

Food, Water, Disease Crises For Nations Like India If Global Warming Not Quickly Contained: UN Report

New Delhi: If India wishes to avoid the water, food and health crises and intensifying natural disasters caused by a global temperature rise of more than 1.5 deg C, it will have to collaborate with a ...

How Kerala Is Fighting TB, And Winning

Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Idukki (Kerala): Agathi mandiram (poor people’s home) in Kollam city was built after Independence to provide shelter to beggars. Today, its 123 residents are mostly homeless ...

India, World’s Second-Largest Coal Consumer, Awaits Grim, New Global Climate Report

New Delhi: Recent extreme weather events, such as floods in Kerala, wildfires in Uttarakhand and heat waves in the north and east, have demonstrated how vulnerable India is to climate change. Such eve...

Swachh Bharat: A Tale Of Disappearing Toilets, Vanishing Data

New Delhi: October 2, 2018, marks the completion of the fourth and penultimate lap in a five-year sprint towards a promised clean India--a Swachh Bharat. With a year to go, different voices, includ...

Indian Women Facing Domestic Violence Find Succour At Government Hospital Crisis Centres

Mumbai: For years, Rima Chari’s life involved hospital trips, the consequence of eight childbirths and frequent visits to treat the injuries caused by her husband’s beatings. The last time Cha...

‘India On Track To Achieve Open Defecation-Free Status Earlier Than October 2019 Deadline’

Mumbai: The Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 2, 2014, to change the behaviour towards usage of toilets, and ensuring ‘Clean India’ or Swachh Bhar...

GDP Grew 6.8% Annually In 5 Years To 2015, Jobs 0.6%: New Report Contradicts PM’s Advisers

New Delhi: India lost 7 million jobs over three years to 2015 and “absolute decline” has continued past 2015, according to a report published on September 25, 2018. The young and those with hig... ...

As Justice Chandrachud Calls Aadhaar Law ‘Unconstitutional’, Government Increases Use Of Controversial Short Cut

Mumbai: "The passing of Aadhaar Act as a money bill is a fraud on the Constitution,” said Justice DY Chandrachud in his dissenting judgement on the 2016 Aadhaar Act on September 26, 2018. “If a Co...

Why Trained Masons Are Critical To India’s Sanitation Drive

Chennai: G Ramesh* was 12 when he first accompanied his father to a construction site in Tamil Nadu in 1994. He spent the day carrying stone and bricks, fetching equipment and cleaning cement containe...