Sino-India border resolution not easy

Sustained diplomatic engagement, mutual respect for each...

In 2023, CAT ordered cancellation of Puja Khedkar’s IAS selection

NEW DELHI: UPSC and DoPT must answer how...

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Antibiotics misuse fuels antimicrobial resistance, India worst affected

India is one of the worst affected nations by antimicrobial resistance (AMR), a condition wherein bacteria and other microorganisms become resistant to antimicrobial medications...

How community radio is empowering women in the villages of Haryana

When the residents of Mewat heard the voice of a woman on their community radio, Alfaz-e-Mewat, for the first time, they weren’t too pleased....

Centre will set up committees for treatment of rare diseases

In a move to expedite the implementation of the National Policy for the Treatment of Rare Diseases, which recommends an initial corpus of Rs...

Book Review: A fresh perspective on the disorder of human life

Peace Has Come By Parismita Singh Publisher: Westland Books Pages: 280 Price: Rs 499   In one of the stories in Parisimita Singh’s Peace Has Come, two college friends in a...

Book Review: Breezy anecdotes from a moderately glamorous life

The Perils of Being Moderately Famous By Soha Ali Khan Published by Penguin Random House Pages: 176 pages Price: Rs 254   The thing with people who are not famous...

Self-administered abortions on the rise

A spurt in the cases of self-administered abortions using medical abortion (MA) pills, especially in the absence of adequate medical supervision, is increasingly leading...

New Medical bill futuristic, but needs fine-tuning: Doctors

Healthcare experts and doctors The Sunday Guardian spoke to have, in general, welcomed the National Medical Commission (NMC) bill which seeks to overhaul medical...

Book Review: How nudity and concealment can affect the body politic

Naked or Covered: A History of Dressing and Undressing around the World By Mineke Schipper Publisher: Speaking Tiger Pages: 272 Price: Rs 499 Despite its prominence in subsequent academic...

TB is leading cause of death among people with HIV

Tuberculosis associated Human Immunodeficiency Virus, popularly known as HIV/TB co-infection, is affecting almost half of the patients (already living with HIV) in India, experts...

As fancy drugs flood market, treating diabetes gets prohibitive

An escalation in the overall costs of treating diabetes, with a marked increase in the use of newer, expensive insulin and oral anti-diabetic drugs...

Book Review: Many characters, clichés of World War II spoil the plot

Last Train to Istanbul By Ayse Kulin Amazon Publishing Pages: 395 Price: Rs 399 Storytelling is a gift. A gift that empowers the writer with a sustained knack of...

Over 24,000 clinical trial deaths and SAEs in India in ten years

Pharmaceutical companies conducting clinical trials in India are increasingly taking advantage of the lacunae in the law and regulatory framework, which is resulting in...

Smart Cities Mission gets a Berkeley facelift

The Government of India Smart Cities Mission is getting a facelift from the United States India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF), which, in collaboration with...

Patients pay as doctors follow corrupt ‘cut practice’

Incidents of illegal commissions being offered to doctors or hospitals by fellow doctors or private laboratories for patient referral have become longstanding and widespread...

Book Review: Unimaginable facets of the human personality in this legal thriller

Unlawful Justice Vish Dhamija Harper Collins Pages: 293 Price: Rs 250 Crime drama, of the likes of John Grisham’s The Whistler and The Runaway Jury, works because the narrative exposes the byways...

Muslim women welcome ban on triple talaq, are cautiously optimistic

A majority of Muslim women have welcomed the Supreme Court’s verdict of striking down the contentious practice of instant triple talaq—under which a Muslim...

Midnight daredevilry puts bikers’ lives at risk

Bike racing, a nocturnal activity, wherein two to four people race against each other, while performing stunts, has become a menace in Delhi, while...

Rehabilitation of trafficked children proving to be a challenge

The rehabilitation of trafficked children is proving to be a major challenge for Child Welfare Committees (CWCs), Child Care Institutes (CCIs) and non-governmental organisations...

‘Congress’ criticism of Indu Sarkar is knee-jerk reaction’

The Congress’ stiff criticism and opposition to his political drama Indu Sarkar, based on the 1975-77 Emergency, was a “knee-jerk reaction” and “an attempt...

Global assessment test to gauge high order thinking, eliminate rote learning

Macmillan Education, one of the world’s leading publishers of English Language teaching and school curriculum materials, has  launched ICAS programme for the Indian subcontinent....

Book Review: Madams and Maids: Stories of ugly truths inside our homes

Maid in India Tripti Lahiri Aleph Book Company Price: Rs 599 Pages: 304 Inside the rich man’s abode, things can be stinky. At Mahagun Moderne, a luxury apartment...

Start-ups in India failing due to lack of innovation

India might have retained its position as the third biggest start-up base in the world, according to a 2016 NASSCOM (National Association of Software...

And now, a résumé verification industry

The widespread practice of fabricating résumés has seeded a background verification industry, which, experts say, has witnessed a steady growth in the last two...

‘National policy for rare diseases a welcome step, challenges ahead’

Experts have welcomed the government’s decision to approve the National Policy for the Treatment of Rare Diseases, the draft of which was submitted by...

‘Robotic surgery an effective treatment for oral cancers’

An incision-less robot-assisted surgery for early stage head, neck and throat cancer (oropharyngeal carcinoma caused by tobacco consumption) has made inroads in India and...

Book Review: A critical analysis of Gandhi’s legacy in the modern world

Why Gandhi Still Matters: An Appraisal Of The Mahatma’s Legacy Rajmohan Gandhi Aleph Book Company Price: Rs 499 Pages: 184 Close to 70 years after his death, Mahatama Gandhi...

Delhi government is reluctant to fill vacant posts in public schools

Despite half of the total teaching posts amounting to over 33,000 lying vacant in the Delhi government and Municipal Corporation of Delhi schools, the...

‘Suicides at IITS not due to academic stress alone’

In the first semester of 2017 alone, three students committed suicide at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur. According to the reply to...

Cybercrime is on the rise in Gurugram

Online banking frauds, including fraudulent ATM withdrawals, unauthorised debit and credit card transactions, data theft and hacking, are on the rise in Gurugram, with...

AAP has been humiliating me time and again: Vijender Gupta

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) pitted Arvind Kejriwal against Vijender Gupta, Leader of the Opposition in Delhi Assembly from the Bharatiya Janata Party, by...

No Maternity leaves for Female resident doctors in Delhi government hospitals

The ongoing strike by resident doctors in Delhi is not just a protest against the assault on a colleague by the relatives of a...

National Health Policy is half cure, say experts

The National Health Policy 2017, approved by the Union Cabinet on 16 March, came after a hiatus of nearly 15 years. It was last...

Anti-social elements dot Gurugram’s MG Road

Even as the Millennium City of Gurugram dazzles with high-class discotheques and pubs on the Mehrauli-Gurgaon (MG) road, the 1.5 km stretch between IFFCO...

Delhi’s first digital village struggles to justify status

When Surakhpur, a small, sleepy village in the Najafgarh sub-division of south west Delhi, was declared the capital’s first fully digital enabled payment village...

There is no feud in the family: Aparna Yadav

Aparna Yadav, the 26-year-old daughter-in-law of Mulayam Singh Yadav, is making her political debut by contesting against BJP’s Rita Bahuguna Joshi, from the Lucknow...

My shift to BJP was necessary: Rita B. Joshi

Rita Bahuguna Joshi, made news last year in October when she ended her 24-year-old association with the Congress to join the BJP instead. She...

Sheila Dikshit cost Congress loyal voters from Unnao: Gautam Dikshit

Unnao, a small town 70 km from Lucknow, predominantly a Brahmin-majority area, is also the hometown of the in-laws of Sheila Dikshit, the Congress’...

Mayawati can never care for the public: Swati

Swati Singh, wife of former BJP state president Daya Shankar Singh, is contesting Anurag Yadav, nephew of Mulayam Singh Yadav, from the Sarojini Nagar...

Jats divided in Moradabad, majority in RLD’s favour

“Jats are like potatoes now. We don’t have any absolute favourite this time,” Mitrapal Singh, ex-pradhan of Kafiyabad village of Moradabad Rural told The...

Merit does not count when it comes to voting

Moradabad district, which goes to the polls on 15 February in the second phase of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections, is a Muslim dominated...

Muslims Divided, but inclined towards SP in Moradabad

Akhilesh has done spectacular work”, says almost every person belonging to the Muslim community in the minority-rich Moradabad Rural, Moradabad City and Kanth—three out...

Surgeries in GB Pant hospital put on hold due to broken machines

Patients in Govind Ballabh (GB) Pant hospital, one of the largest hospitals run by the Delhi government, are being denied surgeries because of broken...

AAP’s 1,000 mohalla clinics still a long way off

The Delhi Health Department is waiting for the new Lieutenant Governor’s office to pass the file on the setting up of mohalla clinics at...

HIV through blood transfusion is a menace

In December 2016, 10 people at a hospital in Bangalore were booked for allegedly transfusing a woman patient with contaminated blood while operating on...

Comic book crusaders

In December 2012, Delhi and the rest of the nation were left shaken after the gang rape and murder of a 23-year-old physiotherapy student....

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