Saturday, May 18, 2024
Manoj Mishra, a dedicated environmental activist, who spent his entire life advocating for the preservation of the Yamuna river in Delhi, passed away on 4th June, 2023. Known for his campaign "Yamuna Jiye Abhiyan" (Let...
Orphaned by Covid, many kids at the mercy of elusive Govt doles
A joint family was happily living on the outskirts of village Gauras near Kareli, Madhya Pradesh, away from the hustle-bustle of urban life. The family consisted of an old mother, her three sons, daughters-in-law, and...
Vaccination yet to pick up pace even as Covid third wave stares Bihar
On 22 June, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar launched a campaign called ‘Six Crore Vaccinations in Six Months’ with a view to accelerate the vaccination process. The vaccination campaign is presently going on at a slow...
UP population ploy: Education, not punishment the right answer
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's unveiling of the state's population policy last Sunday coinciding with World Population Day (11 July 2021) came as the state's 'population bomb’. Though parts of the document were released...
No lesson learnt from second wave even as Covid-3 spectre looms
Even as India is yet to get over the ravages of the second wave of covid-19, the possibility of a third wave of the deadly disease is looming large over the country. While it’s not...
New era awaits Delhi and Kashmir despite roadblocks
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's opening gambit on Kashmir by holding talks with Kashmiri leaders is a welcome gesture appreciated by all. It has been long overdue since August 5, 2019, when without any hint or...
Covid vaccination on track after belated course correction
It's almost 15 months since Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced India's first short lockdown at just four hours’ notice followed by a 21-day lockdown to beat Covid-19 Coronavirus that had burst upon the country. Millions...
Ending child malnutrition – India's long unfinished task
The curse of child malnutrition shows no signs of relaxing its grip on India, in fact, quite the reverse. What's more, India has slipped two spots and ranks 117 on globally defined parameters like Sustainable...
Pandemics come and go, Govt knows where its priorities lie
  The second wave of the coronavirus epidemic has caught the country off guard. If this was not the case, we would not have achieved the dubious distinction of topping the charts in the cases of...
India’s switch to digital mode for a robust healthcare system
  India is among the few countries that have emerged the fastest-growing digital economies over the past few years characterised by 90 per cent growth in terms of digital adoption index between 2014 and 2017. With...