Dengue, Malaria spike in capital this year: MCD data

While the number of dengue case in Delhi increased by 22% in 2017 compared to last year, Chikungunya cases saw a 85% drop. There have...

The plight of Arab refugee scientists in the diaspora

By Mohamed ELsonpaty, Tareq Hmaidi, Adel Fakhir Many refugee scientists and researchers fleeing conflict in the Middle East and North Africa have been lost in...

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Global hunger rising, 815m stayed hungry in 2016: UN

The global hunger is rising after it declined over a decade, resulting in 815 million people -- over a tenth of the global population...

How inequality became the big issue troubling the world’s top economists

Unbalanced | shutterstock.com Steve Schifferes, City, University of London Every three years, all Nobel Prize winners in economics are invited to gather in the tranquil setting...

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Kerala to open trans-gender clinics in medical colleges

Kerala government has announced that it will soon set up special clinics for transgenders in all government medical colleges in the state, to get...

Religion is not the only reason Rohingyas are being forced out of Myanmar

Minorities in Myanmar, including the Rohingya, are resilient in the face of persecution. | Giuseppe Forino, Author provided Giuseppe Forino, University of Newcastle; Jason von...

Tribals return to forest, demand better rehabilitation

Over 1200 tribals who were relocated from the Melghat Tiger Reserve of Maharashtra returned and protested at the core area of the reserve demanding...

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Sanitation could help India save $50 billion: Unicef official

"inadequate sanitation" is costing India $53.8 billion every year, by the way of expenditures on treatment of water-borne diseases, among other things, said top...

Centre to set up more cancer centres across India

The central government plans to set up 49 cancer centres across the country, in addition to 31 that are already set up or upgraded...

India, Japan renew collaboration in stem cell research

The Department of Biotechnology (DBT) has renewed an India-Japan cooperative programme in science and technology, which includes research into stem-cells. The research, with Christian Medical...

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Mumbai housing society adopts solar, saves on bills

A housing society in Grant Road in south Mumbai that has installed a 15 kilowatt power (kWp) rooftop solar system in June is now...

Improved air quality would raise longevity of Indians

If India reduces air pollution and improves air quality to match standards set by the World Health Organisation, then Indians could live four year...

SC allows mining at Dibru Saikhowa National Park

The Supreme Court has given conditional approval the Oil India Liited (OIL) to extract hydrocarbon beneath 3900-4000 meters of Dibru Saikhowa National Park, Assam. The...

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