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Though it is not complete, there is enough data to frame positive intervention policies
While the results of the remaining states and UTs will be required to work out national averages, the available data provides a glimpse into challenges(PTI)
While the results of the remaining states and UTs will be required to work out national averages, the available data provides a glimpse into challenges(PTI)
Updated on Dec 14, 2020 07:37 PM IST
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2 Haryana villages resolve to boycott Covid-19 tests, list reasons

The authorities have said that they will take action against the village heads for passing illegal resolutions.
In September, a village in Haryana had prevented health officials from testing villagers and destroyed their testing kits.(REUTERS Photo/Representative)
In September, a village in Haryana had prevented health officials from testing villagers and destroyed their testing kits.(REUTERS Photo/Representative)
Updated on Oct 08, 2020 07:15 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Rohtak | By Sunil Rahar | Edited by Abhinav Sahay

‘IVF has made it possible to help infertile couples to bring home

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), when a couple fails to conceive even after one year of unprotected intercourse, it is defined as infertility. It is not necessary that infertility is equated to being ‘sterile’, which means unable to have a child ever.
Dr. Rashmi Sharma
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Updated on Jun 10, 2020 11:40 AM IST
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Why you should be wary of abdominal discomfort

These are the most common symptoms of colorectal cancer, which, unfortunately, most of us tend to ignore, says expert.
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Updated on Mar 19, 2020 08:21 AM IST
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By By Dr. Udip Maheshwari

Get a glimpse of two royal Bengal tigresses at Ludhiana zoo

Inchara, the Royal Bengal tigress, has been released at Tiger Safari of Ludhiana Zoo on Wednesday.(Harsimar Pal Singh/HT)
Inchara, the Royal Bengal tigress, has been released at Tiger Safari of Ludhiana Zoo on Wednesday.(Harsimar Pal Singh/HT)
Updated on Feb 05, 2020 10:38 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana

Four-fold jump in HIV cases among Ludhiana central jail inmates

57 inmates (all male) were confirmed positive for HIV in 2017, 132 in 2018, and 218 in 2019, of which seven were women
All the HIV positive inmates are in the age group of 20 to 40 years.(Thinkstock)
All the HIV positive inmates are in the age group of 20 to 40 years.(Thinkstock)
Published on Jan 12, 2020 10:53 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By Harvinder Kaur, Ludhiana

Mumbai got 35% of its donor hearts from other cities: Data

Prejudices, lack of awareness to blame, say docs; call for organ pledge policy
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Updated on Nov 19, 2019 05:18 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Rupsa Chakraborty, Mumbai

Plastic will choke India in the long run. Tackle it | Analysis

What is most troubling is not the plastic challenge in cities because they would still have the first access to information, technology, funds, and expertise to tackle the problem. The real challenge lies in smaller towns and kasbahs
Instead of a no-ban on SUPs, the least the Centre could have done was ban six SUPs — plastic bags, cups, plates, small bottles, straws, and certain types of sachets — and then others in a phased manner.(Getty Images)
Instead of a no-ban on SUPs, the least the Centre could have done was ban six SUPs — plastic bags, cups, plates, small bottles, straws, and certain types of sachets — and then others in a phased manner.(Getty Images)
Updated on Oct 05, 2019 04:54 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By KumKum Dasgupta

How to lower fine under amended Motor Vehicles Act, this cop shares a way

The hefty challan created uproar among citizens - so much that on September 19, the transport associations in Delhi and Noida called for a strike.
In the video, the cop also talks about the importance of maintaining road safety.(YouTube/Shayari tutorial)
In the video, the cop also talks about the importance of maintaining road safety.(YouTube/Shayari tutorial)
Updated on Sep 20, 2019 07:05 PM IST
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By Trisha Sengupta

77% of youngsters project fake image on Internet: Study

Half of the users said that social media use determined their mood — 45% agreed that getting likes or followers on the social media makes them happy while 51% said they feel anxious or socially cut-off when they cannot access their social networking sites.
The survey, conducted among 1,000 youngsters between the age group of 16-25, was conducted as part of the students’ project for the semester and took them over two months to get the results.(Getty Images/iStockphoto( Representational Image))
The survey, conducted among 1,000 youngsters between the age group of 16-25, was conducted as part of the students’ project for the semester and took them over two months to get the results.(Getty Images/iStockphoto( Representational Image))
Updated on Sep 18, 2019 11:51 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Shreya Bhandary

DTCP to seek help of police to check illegal construction

Sudhir Chauhan, senior town planner, said that they have requested the police department to share information of paying guest houses and hostels being run in various sectors of the city. “Earlier, a survey was conducted by our own teams.
The department has sought details of PG accommodations and hostels being run in various sectors of the city.(HT image)
The department has sought details of PG accommodations and hostels being run in various sectors of the city.(HT image)
Published on Aug 21, 2019 06:52 AM IST
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Gurugram | By HT Correspondent

Two of Odisha’s Aspirational Districts lag behind in Nutrition: Niti Ayog Survey

The Aspirational District programme of Modi government aims at transforming 115 backward districts from 28 states through convergence of central and state schemes while measuring their progress and ranking states.
The dry rations are packed by local women self-help groups in transparent polythene or aluminium packets and are supposed to last a month.(HT Photo)
The dry rations are packed by local women self-help groups in transparent polythene or aluminium packets and are supposed to last a month.(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 04, 2019 09:33 AM IST
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Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty

Enrolment drive for out-of-school special kids in Delhi

Apart from identifying such children in nearby localities, the enrolment drive will rope in students of government schools, teachers and parents.
Directorate of Education on Wednesday announced guidelines for an enrolment drive to be conducted in August for out-of-school children with special needs.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Directorate of Education on Wednesday announced guidelines for an enrolment drive to be conducted in August for out-of-school children with special needs.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Jul 25, 2019 03:09 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Kainat Sarfaraz

Juvenile board asks minor to recite national anthem before acquittal

The minor was caught by the locals while trying to steal a bag containing money at a bus stand.
The Juvenile Justice Boards (JJB) in Nalanda on Friday asked a minor charged of theft to recite national anthem before acquitting his case.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The Juvenile Justice Boards (JJB) in Nalanda on Friday asked a minor charged of theft to recite national anthem before acquitting his case.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Jul 07, 2019 02:19 PM IST
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Patna | By Reena Sopam

157 restricted medical procedures can now be availed at pvt hospitals

According to officials, the treatments, most of which were emergency and high-risk medical procedures, have been made available at empanelled private hospitals as “they could not be carried out in all public health-care set-ups”.
Most of the treatments include emergency and high-risk medical procedures.(HT Archives)
Most of the treatments include emergency and high-risk medical procedures.(HT Archives)
Updated on May 22, 2019 07:50 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By HT Correspondent

‘22% didn’t return for treatment after being diagnosed with hypertension’: Reports

In 2017-18, of the 46,95,940 screened, 2,06,936 were diagnosed, with 1,82,373 receiving treatment and 12% (24,564) of the patients not coming back for follow ups.
Despite large-scale screenings and diagnosis programmes organised by the state government, lack of awareness and work-based migration patterns could be keeping the patients away from treatment, said doctors.(HT Photo)
Despite large-scale screenings and diagnosis programmes organised by the state government, lack of awareness and work-based migration patterns could be keeping the patients away from treatment, said doctors.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 17, 2019 08:45 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Sadaguru Pandit

Prioritise the prevention of domestic violence

The two solutions studied - empowerment and education via self-help groups; and community mobilization - were both found to be highly cost effective
The impact of domestic violence is vast, with costs for victims and society at large(Shutterstock)
The impact of domestic violence is vast, with costs for victims and society at large(Shutterstock)
Updated on Mar 24, 2019 08:57 AM IST
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By Bjorn Lomborg

This initiative is helping hearing-impaired people get a new lease of life

Launched in 2013, Shruti brings sustainable, low-cost otology services to underserved communities.
Under ‘Shruti’, health workers go door to door with a smartphone mobile device that allows quick screening and diagnosis of patients with ear diseases.(iStock)
Under ‘Shruti’, health workers go door to door with a smartphone mobile device that allows quick screening and diagnosis of patients with ear diseases.(iStock)
Updated on Mar 02, 2019 10:48 AM IST
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Pilot had ‘emotional breakdown’ before crash that killed 51, says Nepal probe panel

US-Bangla Airlines plane skidded off the runway on to surrounding grass, quickly catching fire. Both pilots were among those killed in the March12 plane crash last year.
Rescue workers near the wreckage of the US-Bangla Airlines plane that crashed at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal March 12, 2018.(Reuters Photo)
Rescue workers near the wreckage of the US-Bangla Airlines plane that crashed at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal March 12, 2018.(Reuters Photo)
Updated on Jan 29, 2019 01:38 PM IST
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Kausarbaug and Mohammadwadi residents in Pune irked by rash and negligent driving

The residents are particularly irked by youths indulging in stunts on the main and side roads which according to them is a serious risk to their lives and that of senior citizens and kids
Bikers speeding on Kondhwa road is a common sight.(HT/PHOTO)
Bikers speeding on Kondhwa road is a common sight.(HT/PHOTO)
Updated on Jan 15, 2019 04:55 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | By Nadeem Inamdar

Women’s participation in politics and policymaking can bring real change

Ensuring increased political representation of women can improve equity and take us a step closer towards a more inclusive society and polity
Voters waiting in long queue to cast their vote at polling station during Panchayat election at village Naushera Khurd near Amritsar on September 19(HT)
Voters waiting in long queue to cast their vote at polling station during Panchayat election at village Naushera Khurd near Amritsar on September 19(HT)
Published on Oct 30, 2018 01:08 PM IST
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By Nidhi Dubey

No takers for masters in sculpture course at Rajasthan University

There are no takers for the Master in Visual Arts (Sculpture) course in the Rajasthan University. In the last two years (2017-18 and 2018-19), not a single student has taken admission in the course
A student works on a sculpture at visual arts department in fine arts faculty at Rajasthan University.(HT Photo)
A student works on a sculpture at visual arts department in fine arts faculty at Rajasthan University.(HT Photo)
Published on Sep 24, 2018 05:29 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By Nikita Bishnoi, Jaipur

Ujjwala Scheme: Firing on all cylinders but losing spark over high dropout rate

Twenty-six months after its launch from Ballia in UP, the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY), which promised to rid rural women of the drudgery of smoky kitchens by providing LPG connections, appears to have fallen short in achieving its objective despite meeting the targets.
According to officials, more than one-third of the beneficiaries have not turned up for a refill in UP after free LPG connections were given to them.(Mint)
According to officials, more than one-third of the beneficiaries have not turned up for a refill in UP after free LPG connections were given to them.(Mint)
Published on Sep 07, 2018 02:48 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Brajendra K Parashar, Lucknow

Pesticide overdose puts poison on your platter

All the fruits and vegetables that glitter on the dining table are not good for the stomach as they may be carrying an unmonitored dose of pesticides, which have a toxic fallout on human health.
CIPMC has been training farmers and monitoring their maximum residual limit for pesticide, but the number of such farmers too is 0.5%.(Representative image)
CIPMC has been training farmers and monitoring their maximum residual limit for pesticide, but the number of such farmers too is 0.5%.(Representative image)
Published on Aug 25, 2018 01:39 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Gaurav Saigal, Lucknow

While implementing prohibition in Bihar, there will be no half measures, writes Nitish Kumar

We have always emphasised that a combination of a fair implementation of law coupled with a people-inspired campaign is a way to go. We have relentlessly encouraged the self-help groups and public representatives to demonstrate ‘social leadership’ and strengthen the hands of the state in the continued implementation of prohibition
Those who choose to be ignorant must be informed that since 2011, much before the present law came into force, the Bihar government has been marking November 26 as “Prohibition Day” and creating awareness about the ill effects of alcohol. Women self-help groups, Jeevika, were rewarded for their efforts to make villages alcohol-free in 2013, 2014 and 2015.(AP)
Those who choose to be ignorant must be informed that since 2011, much before the present law came into force, the Bihar government has been marking November 26 as “Prohibition Day” and creating awareness about the ill effects of alcohol. Women self-help groups, Jeevika, were rewarded for their efforts to make villages alcohol-free in 2013, 2014 and 2015.(AP)
Published on Jul 31, 2018 12:55 PM IST
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By Nitish Kumar

World Environment Day: Fear looms large in this ‘cancer village’

Villagers say 30 cancer deaths have occurred in Bhooripur hamlet of Bareilly district in a decade, ten in 2012 alone.
Vidya Devi, 62, is suffering from cancer and her condition is stated to be critical.(Sachin Saini/HT Photo)
Vidya Devi, 62, is suffering from cancer and her condition is stated to be critical.(Sachin Saini/HT Photo)
Published on Jun 05, 2018 11:30 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Aonla(Bareilly) | By Oliver Fredrick, Aonla (bareilly)

What is the state of pet breeding industry in Pune?

Government officials, pet enthusiasts on ill-effects of breeding and how it affects animals
Dog breeds, such as Siberian husky and golden retriever, need high maintenance and regular grooming.(HT)
Dog breeds, such as Siberian husky and golden retriever, need high maintenance and regular grooming.(HT)
Updated on May 27, 2018 03:10 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | By Anjali Shetty

Soupalicious Summer: Beat the heat with cold soups

Cold soups are among the best foods to keep yourself refreshed and cool during the scorching summers, say Delhi NCR chefs.
Some soups are best served cold.
Some soups are best served cold.
Updated on May 09, 2018 05:54 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Abhinav Verma, New Delhi

Six survivors share their stories, tell you how to tackle TB

A new book offers a nuanced, sensitive guide to the disease.
One of the main problems, say experts, is that treatment can take years and many patients don’t have the time or patience to see it through.(Kalpak Pathak / HT Photo)
One of the main problems, say experts, is that treatment can take years and many patients don’t have the time or patience to see it through.(Kalpak Pathak / HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 22, 2018 09:54 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Rhythma Kaul

Careless pet parenting adds to civic nuisance in Pune

While it is common to see owners strolling with their pets and letting the pets relieve themselves in the open spaces, the rare sight is to see the owners clean up after them. Many pet-parents believe that this is a sad example of irresponsibility.
Ashutosh Prasad, a pet owner, believes that owning a pet involves great responsibility, equivalent to being a parent.(SHANKAR NARAYAN/HT PHOTO)
Ashutosh Prasad, a pet owner, believes that owning a pet involves great responsibility, equivalent to being a parent.(SHANKAR NARAYAN/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 19, 2018 04:30 PM IST
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