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India aims to be malaria-free by 2030

With an aim to eliminate malaria, India is set to intensify its efforts and focus at the micro level from this year so to attain malaria-free status by 2030.

High-level meet on Zika today

To counter the possible outbreak of Zika virus in the country and specifically in the states that provide ideal conditions for proliferation of mosquitoes during this time of the year, the Union healt

‘Deworming’ drive launch tomorrow

With an aim to target the growing incidence of anaemia in children, the government will launch a mega scheme for “worm treatment” in Hyderabad on Wednesday. Union health minister J.P.

Twitterage over Nandita Das as WCD face

Nandita Das

Minutes after the women and child development (WCD) ministry announced actor and social activist Nandita Das as the ambassador for the ministry’s campaign to save the girl child, “Beti Bachao Beti Pad

PM to review health sector

With an aim to renew focus on health sector during the Budget Session, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will get a presentation from Niti Aayog bureaucrats on February 16 on the steps to improve the ailin

Airports may screen for Zika-affected

With Zika virus fast spreading its wings, India has decided that all its international airports will soon have signages asking passengers coming from affected countries to report “fever-like” symptoms

Mental illness out of new law on disability?

In what could be a huge blow to the disability movement, the Narendra Modi government is planning to keep out “mental illness” from the ambit of the long-delayed law planned on disabilities.

Govt mulls travel restrictions for pregnant women on Zika threat

With the Zika virus spreading “explosively”, the Indian government is considering issuing travel restrictions for pregnant women and those “who intend to get pregnant” to postpone travel to the countr

Air quality in smoking zones worse than outside

Even as the government claimed that the recent odd-even plan brought down pollution and proposed to bring it back, here is something to gulp down.

Breastfeeding can save lives

Increasing breastfeeding to near-universal levels for infants and young children could save over 800,000 children’s lives a year worldwide, equivalent to 13 per cent of all deaths in children under tw

Air power is the most capital-intensive means of war. A modern fighter jet now could cost several hundred crores and the prices seem to be rising exponentially.

I returned to India in August 1946 after serving in Burma and Indonesia during the Second World War.