Killer ‘Blue Whale’ banned in India

As a reaction to the on-going ‘Blue whale’ saga, the government has now sent a letter seeking to remove the game from all major sites to make it inaccessible to the vulnerable and innocent minds

Killer ‘Blue Whale’ banned in IndiaThe government has finally taken a lead in the ‘Blue whale’ saga that seemed like a never-ending episode. Ever since the news of a 14-year-old committing a suicide in Mumbai has come out in the media, the country has been searching about the game and its availability, majorly to feed their curiosity. Reportedly, the boy’s […]

Doctors welcome move to legalise marijuana for medicinal purpose

An impending debate about using Marijuana for medicinal purpose has resurfaced after Minister of Women and Children Development, Maneka Gandhi suggested legalising Marijuana in India. Marijuana is a popular psycho-active drug that is known for its pain-relieving effects and its medicinal use is allowed in many countries across the world. Doctors say, it is a nice move, if followed with caution

Doctors welcome move to legalise marijuana for medicinal purposeAn already impending debate has now resurfaced after the Minister of Women and Children Development, Maneka Gandhi, has suggested legalising Marijuana in India for its medicinal purposes. Marijuana is a popular psycho-active drug that is known for its pain-relieving effects and its medicinal use is allowed in many countries across the world. On Sunday, the minister […]

Centre steps in to curb unwarranted c-sections

The increase in numbers of C-section deliveries had raised many eyebrows. The WHO has suggested that only 10 to 15 per cent of the total deliveries should be through a C-section.  Tamil Nadu reported a figure of 34 per cent and Telangana 54 per cent. To curb unwarranted C-sections government has directed all hospitals which fall under Central Government Health Scheme to declare C-section deliveries

Centre steps in to curb unwarranted c-sections  In a bid to curb unwarranted C-section deliveries, the central government has taken up a series of measures to control this rising trend. Earlier, private hospitals that are a part of the Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) were asked to declare the rate of C-section deliveries which take place. Now, the Federation of Obstetric […]

#TaxFreePad chorus grows on the eve of World Menstruation Hygiene Day

Working women say, when we talk about making sanitary napkins tax free we have to consider its penetration level amongst masses. We need to understand that Sanitary napkins are not luxury items. The government talks about woman empowerment but on the other hand they have taxed sanitary pads. Taxing it under GST is huge step back in women empowerment

#TaxFreePad chorus grows on the eve of World Menstruation Hygiene DayWorld Menstruation Hygiene Day will be observed on Sunday, May 28. In India menstruation hygiene remains one of the most important yet neglected health concerns. This year the day could not be more significant in Indian context because recently 12 per cent tax Good and Service Tax (GST) has been levied on the sanitary napkins […]

Set up breastfeeding room at railway stations, Maneka Gandhi writes to Suresh Prabhu

Union Minister for Women and Child Welfare, Maneka Gandhi’s office was flooded with letters from angry women passengers expressing their grievances on the lack of amenities for mothers who need to breastfeed their babies

Set up breastfeeding room at railway stations, Maneka Gandhi writes to Suresh PrabhuAfter Larissa Waters, an Australian senator made history by becoming the first woman to breast feed her baby in parliament during a session. Back home in India, Union Minister for Women and Child Welfare, Maneka Gandhi’s office was flooded with letters from angry women passengers. Sources say that, the letters mention there are no breastfeeding […]