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How Doctors For You joined the battle against Covid-19 in Mumbai

How Doctors For You joined the battle against Covi

July 2, 2020

As India marked National Doctors Day on Wednesday, Dr Vaishali Venu, a practising doctor and president of Doctors For You, an NGO, recounts the life during the pandemic.

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Substance abuse in India rises during Covid-19

Substance abuse in India rises during Covid-19

June 26, 2020

Drug abuse, one of the key banes of Indian youth, is set to become a bigger menace during Coronavirus pandemic.

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World Day Against Child Labour: India’s uphill battle

World Day Against Child Labour: India’s uphill b

June 12, 2020

Child labour is one of the several persisting social problems in India, despite decades of action to remove the evil practice. The coronavirus pandemic could have made the situation far worse.

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World Environment Day or World Emergency Day?

World Environment Day or World Emergency Day?

June 4, 2020

In line with the theme of this year’s World Environment Day, urban forests could become instrumental in protecting biodiversity and cleaning up the Earth at the same time. Friday marks the 46th World Environment Day (WED), a global event coordinated by United Nations Environmen...

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UN warns of sharp spike in child marriages in India

UN warns of sharp spike in child marriages in Indi

May 28, 2020

Hit hard by the economic misery wrought by the lockdown, poor families in India are turning to marry off teenage girls in order to reduce the cost of running the household. A spike in child marriages is one of the most devastating side-effects of the lockdown.

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Horrors of a Covid-19 hotspot

Horrors of a Covid-19 hotspot

May 21, 2020

One of the biggest challenges since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic is faced by those living inside a hotspot or containment zone.

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Salvation Army hospital in Ahmednagar leads battle against coronavirus

Salvation Army hospital in Ahmednagar leads battle

May 12, 2020

The Evangeline Booth hospital is well known all over Ahmednagar, a district in western Maharashtra. The 125-year-old institution is run by the Salvation Army, a global Christian charity. Due to its structure that had an entire wing that was enclosed and could be isolated, the hos...

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Experts caution against rise in child trafficking post lockdown

Experts caution against rise in child trafficking

May 2, 2020

While the focus of coronavirus coverage has been on the doctors, patients, migrant workers and the lot, children in India, especially from disadvantaged backgrounds, face dangers of a different order.

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Virtual weddings to overcome real lockdowns

Virtual weddings to overcome real lockdowns

April 23, 2020

April marks the beginning of wedding season in India. But with the lockdown ruling out large gatherings, some couples are turning to the digital space to tie the knot.

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No lockdown on domestic violence

No lockdown on domestic violence

April 16, 2020

#StayHomeStaySafe is the tagline being aggressively pushed by the government to keep people indoors during the lockdown. However, to an increasing number of women in the country, just the reverse has become true as domestic violence rises.

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