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11-11-2016

Stunted India

A malnourished child

Briefing

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Medical Education

A cure worse than the disease

India
The NITI Aayog’s draft Bill that proposes the setting up of a National Medical Commission dispenses with regulation of infrastructure and fees and giv
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Media

‘Muckrakers’ united

Other
The GIJN’s Asia conference was a telling reminder of the need for investigative and data-driven journalism to strengthen democracy in the current glob
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Maharashtra

Killing poverty

Lead Story
Malnutrition-related deaths in Palghar in Maharashtra are a pointer to the lack of employment and welfare measures for tribal people to keep the wolf
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Interview: M. Salim Engineer

‘Talaq issue politicised’

Social Issues
Interview with M. Salim Engineer, secretary-general of the Jamaat-e-Islami Hind.
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Uniform Civil Code

Code and caution

Social Issues
The impression that a uniform civil code will essentially be a Hindu code and not an amalgamation of the fundamentals of all faiths gains ground, fuel
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Combating TB

The TB burden

Lead Story
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Policy Issues

Policy disaster

Lead Story
The PDS, the ICDS and the MDM schemes constitute lifelines for a vast majority of the population. Maternity entitlements need to be seen both as a rig
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Social Issues

Dubious moves

India
The BJP-led government’s attempt to link the demand for the abolition of the practice of triple talaq with the formulation of a uniform civil code has
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Social Issues

Child rights and faith

India
Yet another Jain practice becomes controversial with the death of a child following a fast lasting 68 days.
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Medicine

Secret of the body’s self-renewal

Science & Technology
This year’s Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine has been awarded to 71-year-old Yoshinori Ohsumi of the Tokyo Institute of Technology for unravellin
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Dario Fo

Minstrel of the downtrodden

Obituary
Through his alternative theatre, Dario Fo (1926-2016) tirelessly targeted four entities: fascist nationalism, elitist Catholicism, corporate capitalis
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Poverty

Pervasive penury

Data Stories
Despite making much progress over the past two decades, India still has a long way to go in its battle to eradicate poverty.
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Nobel Prize in Literature

Bob Dylan: Song and dance man

Literature
With his songs, Bob Dylan, who won the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature, has served as a reluctant conscience in a world torn by prejudice, strife and g
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Nuclear power

Kudankulam ready for more

India
The foundation laying work for reactor units three and four has begun and talks for units five and six are under way.
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An enquiry into the past

Books
A study of the exchange between traditional structures and modernising agents within the Ezhava community in Kerala and of forces that shaped that exc
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Yemen

Saudi onslaught

World Affairs
The United States government could be held “responsible for war crimes” involving the targeting of civilians in Yemen by Saudi Arabia-led forces arme
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Odisha

Picture of neglect

Lead Story
Death of children from malnutrition and Japanese encephalitis in the backward Malkangiri district puts the Odisha government in the dock.
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Cover Story

Hunger and hard facts

Lead Story
In the latest Global Hunger Index, India is bracketed in the category of countries where hunger levels are “serious”. But the policy responses on hung
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Colombia

Giving peace a chance

World Affairs
After four years of talks, FARC rebels and the Colombian government reach a historic accord to end 52 years of fighting, but a referendum held a few d
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Gender

A flawed Bill

Social Issues
The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill faces opposition as it fails to address the concerns of the community adequately.
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Letter from America

Hillary’s trump card

World Affairs
Enthusiasm for Hillary Clinton is low. If she faced any other candidate, her victory would not be assumed. But it is Trump’s disgrace that may have sw
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Understanding Corbyn

Books
The contribution of this study lies in its ability to situate the Jeremy Corbyn phenomenon within a context that embraces global currents while retain
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Monuments

A step in time

Heritage
The baolis, or stepwells, of Delhi were built by its early rulers as secular structures that drew water from the ground in the dry season and harveste
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The chair

Literature
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Interview: Anupriya Patel

‘When it comes to health, ‘acche din’ have started coming’

Lead Story
Interview with Anupriya Patel, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare.
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Gujarat

Piecemeal initiatives

Lead Story
Malnutrition exists on a large scale across the “developed” State of Gujarat.
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Essay

Deendayal Upadhyaya: Merchant of hate

India
The BJP’s clear attempts to extend to Deendayal Upadhyaya the kind of iconic status that Mahatma Gandhi enjoys in India are in line with the Jana Sang
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Public health

A vicious cycle

Lead Story
There seems little hope of India ending hunger and ensuring a disease-free life for its citizens as it continues to put its public health stakes on pr