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India records most number of New Year’s Day babies

At 70,000, India had the highest number of births across the world on New Year's Day, coming ahead of countries such as China, Pakistan, and US.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacts with children during Independence Day celebrations, August 2018 | PTI

When future of children is at stake, Modi must learn to share stage than hog limelight

The all-powerful Narendra Modi cannot undertake the task of helping India's children alone. He must involve others.
Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra at JFK airport earlier this month | Gotham/Getty Images

Nick Jonas lucked out with Priyanka Chopra — not the other way around

Priyanka Chopra has done what no other Indian star has been able to do — cross over without sacrificing her stardom in either Bollywood or Hollywood.
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Curbing teen pregnancy can help check India’s anaemia epidemic, study finds

An estimated 53% of India’s women in the reproductive age group are said to suffer from anaemia, according to the latest National Family Health Survey.

Indian fathers get no paid paternity leave, despite high infant population

UNICEF says policy makers in India have proposed a national Paternity Benefit Bill which would allow fathers up to three months of paid paternity leave.
Decline in MMR

Maternal mortality drops 22%, India meets UN millennium development goal

According to data released by the registrar general of India, Kerala registered the lowest maternal mortality ratio in 2014-16, at 46, emerging as one of the few states with a double-digit figure.
vaccine

Indian vaccine exports take ill as they are not immune to Chinese competition bug

Indian vaccine exports have been falling steadily since 2015-16 even as the global market has been expanding under the threat of new pandemics.
File photo of Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

Iran likely to increase nuclear capacity & Jordanian PM resigns over economic protest

Saudi-led Yemeni coalition seeks US help as last resort, and no one is pleased with China's guts in the disputed waters of the South China Sea
a young girl participating in a protest against sexual abuse against women

Mumbai’s mental health therapists ill-equipped to handle cases of child sex abuse: Survey

70% of Mumbai therapists said they lack specialised training to handle cases; 77% found therapy with victims an emotionally overwhelming experience.

On Camera

Africa has a new health care crisis — obesity

The recently published Global Wellness Index set alarm bells ringing when South Africa scored poorly for life expectancy, alcohol use, depression and diabetes.

PUBG players arrested: Overreaction by police or is addiction a public concern?

The Gujarat police arrested several PUBG lovers, many of them students, for playing the banned video game.

Defence

1 soldier killed as Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC in J&K’s Rajouri

Pakistani troops have violated ceasefire over 110 times along the LoC since January.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

China humiliated India because of these 5 fatal follies of Modi Doctrine

India looks less equal to China than 5 years ago, US alliance is hobbled by trade, and Pakistan looks anything but chastened by Balakot. What’s gone wrong?