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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.
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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.

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Why does the Right-wing want to ‘occupy’ Delhi’s liberal hotspot Khan Market?

BJP's Ram Madhav took party workers to Khan Market to celebrate the Lok Sabha victory to assert the "new political ideology and culture".

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An AN-32 aircraft of the Indian Air Force

IAF workhorse AN-32 gets a fuel that’s green and creates jobs for tribals

The IAF will now run its AN-32 transport aircraft on a blended bio-fuel partly derived from trees. It plans to widen the experiment over the next two years.
Graphic by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi era begins in politics as caste factor fades. Here’s why he won’t be easy to beat

BJP's Mandir politics has subsumed Mandal under Modi-Shah and created a pan-Hindu vote. Modi's challenger has to invent a new politics.