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Triple talaq works for women and not always against them: Asma Zehra

Asma Zehra

As the issue of ‘triple talaq’ rages over the uniform civil code, Teena Thacker spoke to Asma Zehra, working committee member of the All-India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB), to understand why has it become a political flashpoint.

TB epidemic in India larger than estimated, says WHO


An estimated 10.4 million new TB cases were recorded worldwide in 2015, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Thursday.

New treatment in offer for multidrug-resistant TB


To speed up detection and improve treatment of multidrug resistant (MDR) Tuberculosis (TB), a shortened drug regimen offer new hopes in turning the tide on drug resistant TB.

One in 20 Indian adults depressed, 1 per cent suicidal: Study

While women are more prone to suffer from depression, neurotic, phobic anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorders, increasing number of men are detected with severe mental disorders like schizophrenia

13 per cent Indian adults suffer from mental disorders

Over 13 per cent of India’s adult population (18 years and above) is suffering from mental health disorders ranging from common ailments like depression and anxiety to severe illnesses that includes s

National health policy likely to get GoM nod

The draft on National Health Policy, 2015, which proposed making health a fundamental right, is likely to get through soon.

India topped in under-five deaths in 2015, says study

Yet another report on India's health care system has pointed out country's abysmal performance on various health indicators, despite the country's economic growth.

2 years on, ministerial panel to take up health policy today

Around two years after the government came out with the first draft on the National Health Policy 2015, proposing health as a “fundamental right,” the projected policy is likely to see the light of da

New bill makes bias against HIV+ an offence

With a draft law seeking to protect the interests of persons with HIV and AIDS getting approved by the Cabinet on Wednesday, bias against AIDS patients will land the offenders in jail.

Pakistani artistes are not terrorists: Salman Khan

Bollywood superstar Salman Khan on Friday said that art and terrorism should not be mixed and that he personally likes to have a situation of peace and harmony.

According to the old saying, history repeats itself first as tragedy and second as farce. But some political parties are obviously not familiar with this verity.

Now that the crucial Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections are barely a few months away, Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah has started doing the rounds of temples and attending religious functions