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Mamata Banerjee has delivered a blow to Congress in Meghalaya — biggest by far. But Gandhis mustn’t blame her if Congress leaders find her better-equipped to fight BJP and fulfil their aspirations. Bengal CM, however, must know BJP’s expansion-through-defection playbook has limitations. She needs more than anti-Modiism to become national alternative.

India needs urgent correctives to tackle malnutrition. NFHS-5 shows same approach isn’t working

ICDS, India’s first scheme to tackle malnutrition, was launched in 1975. Yet, almost half a century later, nutritional indicators continue to fall in NFHS-5. This proves the more of the same approach isn’t working anymore and calls for urgent correctives, starting with raising the Rs 10 per beneficiary cost limit.

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