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Tribute to Gail Omvedt : feminist scholar, dalit and feminist activist died on August 25, 2021

by Vibhuti Patel | On 09 Sep 2021

The Untold Story of the Left in Indian Science

A number of scientists, such as Meghnad Saha, Husain Zaheer, Sahab Singh Sokhey, were not only founders of Indian science, but also close to the Communist Party of India.

by Prabir Purkayastha | On 19 Oct 2020

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In the age of publicized mourning and the appropriation of death for grand and often seedy spectacles, the interest in ways of dying has found repeated sparking points. Yet we see how some deaths find...

by Pramod K. Nayar | On 28 Sep 2020

eSS Edits: Balbir Singh Sr: India’s Golden Run in Olympic Hockey

Balbir Singh, India’s hockey legend died on May 25, 2020. He was 96. Boria Majumdar’s tribute.

by Boria Majumdar | On 31 May 2020

Further Estimations of the Likely Total Infections and Deaths Due to COVID19 in Select Countries (Version 2 dt. April 10, 2020)1

We had earlier estimated the likely cases and deaths over the course of the pandemic for a number of countries. This was an early attempt and gave somewhat tentative results. With some 7 more days of...

by Sebastian Morris | On 09 May 2020

A Quick Estimate the Likely Total Infections and Deaths Due to COVID19 in Select Countries (Version April 1, 2020)

The main objective of the working paper series of the IIMA is to help faculty members, research staff and doctoral students to speedily share their research findings with professional colleagues and t...

by Sebastian Morris | On 09 May 2020

Assessing the Impact of Complete Lockdown on COVID-19 Infections in India and its Burden on Public Health Facilities

The COVID-19 has emerged as a global public health concern due to a large-scale community-based outbreak across countries. The number of confirmed cases has also increased in India in the past few w...

by Laxmi Kant Dwivedi | On 07 May 2020

Conflict-Related Sexual Violence: A Cross-National Comparison of Circumstances Related to State Forces’ Use of Sexual Violence in Armed Conflicts

This study aims to explore and identify circumstances related to the use of sexual violence by armed groups, and by state forces in particular. The overall purpose is to contribute to an understandi...

by Matilda Carlsson | On 20 Feb 2018

Levels and Trends in Child Malnutrition

UNICEF, WHO, World Bank global and regional child malnutrition estimates from 1990 to 2017 reveal that we are still far from a world without malnutrition. The joint estimates, published in May 2017,...

by United Nations Children's Fund UNICEF | On 25 Jan 2018

Ebola Outbreak: Lessons Learnt and Future Challenges

The article discusses the devastating effect of Ebola outbreak and challenges in terms of combating this lethal disease.

by Anshu Joshi | On 18 Jan 2018

Improving Data on Missing Migrants

The reports discuss the methodological challenges of gathering data on missing migrants.

by Frank Laczko | On 25 Sep 2017

The Triple Burden of Disease

This paper explains the concept of triple burden of disease and its implications for public health policy.

by Danica Ortiz | On 06 Sep 2017

SG 50 and Beyond: Protecting the Public Space in the New Era of Singaporean Pluralism

Over the last ten years or so it have begun to see public lobbying over moral and cultural issues such as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual (LGBT) rights, Sanctity of Life issues including aborti...

by Johannis Bin Abdul Aziz | On 02 Aug 2017

Jalli Kattu – Primitivity Amidst Modernity?

Jalli Kattu however glorified is a brutal sport for both the players and sometimes even to the sadistic crowd. It is one of the cultural markers of manliness and to express Bravery during civil times...

by K.R. Shyam Sundar | On 13 Jan 2017

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One of the main outcomes of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) was the agreement by Member States to launch a process to develop a set of Sustainable Development Goals (...

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Protecting Women’s and Children’s Health From a Changing Climate

The International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report notes that up to 2050, the main impact of climate change on health will be an increase in illness and deaths related to the env...

by World Health Organisation (WHO) | On 13 Oct 2016

Challenges for Maternal Health Efforts

Financing problems, new global goals, and provision of good quality care are some of the key challenges facing the next era of improving maternal health.

by The Lancet Maternal Health Series | On 20 Sep 2016

Improving Air Quality in Delhi: Moving Beyond Status Quo

What are the management interventions that can be done to reduce the air pollution in Delhi?

by Prashant Gargava | On 11 May 2016

Chief Minister Sayeed’s Death could upset Jammu and Kashmir’s Stability

The death of Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed has thrown into doubt the stability of the government in this strategically located Indian State. Sayeed’s death has brought into sh...

by Ronojoy Sen | On 14 Mar 2016

Libya – The Risky Business of Internal Conflict

What started off as a peaceful protest has descended into a full-scale armed insurrection, pitching opposition forces in the east against loyalist forces (estimated at 8,000 and 40,000 respectively)....

by S. Rajaratnam International Studies | On 04 Mar 2016

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The field study has comprised of survey visits covering all districts except Samtse and Dagana; while visits of longer duration and repeated revisits, have been made in Paro; Punakha; Phobjikha and Ru...

by | On 02 Mar 2016

A Tragic Exit from Social Death

In spite of his continuous victimization, Rohith Vemula did live a life of the mind that militated against the caste of the mind.

by Gopal Guru | On 09 Feb 2016

Does War Empower Women? Evidence from Timor Leste

Conflicts may change the material conditions and the incentives individuals face through death, displacement and other consequences of violence. Being a victim of a war can also profoundly change indi...

by | On 26 Jan 2016

Pakistan’s Widening Sectarian Divide

This paper looks at the latest targeted killings in Pakistan that have not only exacerbated its sectarian tensions but also exposed the failings of the civil administration in a country where the Army...

by | On 23 Jan 2016

Nutrition Security of Women and Children in India: Opportunity for Building Partnership with Low Income Countries (LIC)

Malnutrition in India is a public health emergency with serious health, academic and economic consequences. Malnutrition, though imperceptible, is in fact an underlying cause in about a third of preve...

by Sheila Vir | On 22 Jan 2016

International Trade and Determinants of Price Differentials of Insulin Medicine

Empirical studies on pharmaceuticals pricing across countries have found evidence that prices vary according to per capita income. These studies are typically based on survey data from a subset of cou...

by Toshiaki Aizawa | On 29 Dec 2015

Committing to Child Survival: A Promise Renewed

This report is a global partnership initiative aimed at ending preventable child and maternal deaths. It also provides current information on causes of child and maternal deaths, and coverage of key i...

by United Nations Children's Fund UNICEF | On 11 Dec 2015

Mr Modi and Dr Singh

There must be a way of combining sensible policy, based on a certain worldview and an agenda, with a bias for action.

by T.N. Ninan | On 26 Oct 2015

Strategies for Safe Motherhood in Tamil Nadu: A Note

While most states in India are grappling with the problem of high MMR, states such as Tamil Nadu have managed to reduce MMR levels to 79 deaths per 100,000 live births (SRS 2011–13). This review also...

by William Joe | On 06 Oct 2015

India: Death Without Legal Sanction

This study highlights that India has not been complying with its obligations under the ICCPR and has indeed been imposing death penalty without legal sanction. While the violations of international fa...

by Asian Centre for Human Rights ACHR | On 14 Sep 2015

Report on the Death Penalty

The Law Commission of India received a reference from the Supreme Court in Santosh Kumar Satishbhushan Bariyar v. Maharashtra [(2009) 6 SCC 498] and Shankar Kisanrao Khade v. Maharashtra [(2013) 5 SCC...

by Law Commission India | On 31 Aug 2015

Lethal Lottery: The Death Penalty in India- A Study of Supreme Court Judgments in Death Penalty Cases 1950-2006

This report presents evidence for re-examining the death penalty in India, through a study of Supreme Court judgments in death penalty cases from 1950-2006.

by Amnesty International AI, | On 31 Aug 2015

The New ‘MASVAW Men’: Strategies, Dynamics and Deepening Engagements. A Case Study of a Networked Approach to Challenging Patriarchy Across Institutions in Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh is ranked second among Indian states in ‘crimes against women’, which includes rape, abduction, dowry-related deaths, mental and physical torture and sexual harassment (Government of Utt...

by Jerker Edström | On 25 Aug 2015

Death Penalty Through Self Incrimination in India

This ACHR report focuses on six specific case studies on the right to life in the context of death penalty. The report highlights Constitutional and other legal guarantees against self-incrimination a...

by Asian Centre for Human Rights ACHR | On 24 Aug 2015

Undeniable Violations and Unidentifiable Violators

The Human Papillomavirus vaccine "demonstration projects" conducted by a United States non-governmental organisation in collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research were suspended by the...

by Amar Jesani | On 30 Jul 2015

Health Implications from Monocrotophos Use: A Review of the Evidence in India

This document is based on a literature review and which was prepared for the Regional Office of South-East Asia. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and WHO have encouraged countries to phase...

by World Health Organisation (WHO) | On 20 Jul 2015

Report of the Sixty-Seventh World Health Assembly on WHO Global Disability Action Plan 2014–2021

This provides guidance on the draft action plan for better health to disable people. There are more than 1000 million people with disability worldwide, about 15% of the global population. The prevalen...

by World Health Organisation (WHO) | On 01 Jun 2015

The Human Rights of Stateless Rohingya in Thailand

The Rohingya are an ethno-religious minority group from the Rakhine region, which today is encompassed within the borders of Myanmar and is adjacent to Bangladesh. The majority of Rohingya in Myanmar...

by The Equal Rights Trust | On 14 May 2015

Law, Society, and Capital Punishment in Asia

Students of capital punishment need to study Asia, the site of at least 85 percent and as many as 95 percent of the world’s executions. This article explores the varieties of Asian capital punishment...

by | On 01 Apr 2015

Death Sentences and Executions 2012

This report covers the judicial use of the death penalty for the period January to December 2012. Amnesty International records figures on the use of the death penalty based on the best available info...

by Amnesty International AI, | On 13 Mar 2015

A Post-2015 World Fit for Children

This issue brief outlines a roadmap for human progress over the next 15 years. Known as the Sustainable Development Goals, these new global targets will drive investment and action in virtually every...

by United Nations Children's Fund UNICEF | On 20 Jan 2015

Global, Regional and National Age–Sex Specific All-Cause and Cause-Specific Mortality for 240 Causes of Death, 1990–2013: A Systematic Analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013

Up-to-date evidence on levels and trends for age-sex-specifi c all-cause and cause-specifi c mortality is essential for the formation of global, regional, and national health policies. In the Global...

by | On 19 Dec 2014

Multidimensional Poverty and Child Survival in India

Though the concept of multidimensional poverty has been acknowledged cutting across the disciplines (among economists, public health professionals, development thinkers, social scientists, policy make...

by Sanjay K. Mohanty | On 02 Dec 2014

Efficiency in Healthcare Delivery: Performance of Public Services

This paper focusses on the current health profile of the state of Maharashtra, and its performance as against other growth driven states like Tamil Nadu and Gujarat. Using parameters such as birth rat...

by Manisha Karne | On 21 Nov 2014

Cause of death among reproductive age group women in Maharashtra, India

Reliable data on mortality and morbidity among women of reproductive age group are scarce in India. The present study is the Maharashtra component of a large multicentric task force study on the c...

by Ragini Kulkarni | On 11 Nov 2014

Mortality Burden and Socioeconomic Status in India

The dimensions along which mortality is patterned in India remains unclear. We examined the specific contribution of social castes, household income, assets, and monthly per capita consumption to mort...

by Y. T. Po June | On 07 Nov 2014

Committing to Child Survival: A Promise Renewed 2014

Child survival rates have increased dramatically since 1990, during which time the absolute number of under-five deaths has been slashed in half from 12.7 million to 6.3 million, according to a report...

by United Nations Children's Fund UNICEF | On 18 Sep 2014

Floods: Trends and Social Impacts in Indian Context

India is the most flood affected nation in the world after India is the most flood affected nation in the world after Bangladesh. ? It accounts for 1/5 It accounts for 1/5thth of the global deaths by...

by Gopakumar K.U. | On 15 Sep 2014

The Effects of Mortality on Fertility: Population Dynamics after a Natural Disaster

Understanding how mortality and fertility are linked is essential to the study of population dynamics. The fertility response to an unanticipated mortality shock is investigated that resulted from the...

by Jenna Nobles | On 02 Sep 2014

India: Death Penalty Has No Deterrence

Two people are sentenced to death every day in India, but it has not proved to be a deterrent to crime, says the latest report by NGO Asian Centre for Human Rights. Analysing government data for 12 ye...

by Asian Centre for Human Rights ACHR | On 02 Sep 2014

Yes to Justice, No to Death

PUDR’s opposition to the penalty of death is three decades old. Like everything else our opposition on capital punishment is evolving and is a ‘work in progress’. Starting with serious objections to t...

by PUDR Peoples Union for Democratic Rights | On 25 Jul 2014

The Millennium Development Goals Report 2014

At the turn of the century, world leaders came together at the United Nations and agreed on a bold vision for the future through the Millennium Declaration. The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) wer...

by United Nations UN | On 08 Jul 2014

Women's Migration, Urban Poverty and Child Health in Rajasthan

The paper is concerned with the high levels of infant and child illness and death amongst poor urban slum communities in Rajasthan, a state with one of the highest infant mortality rates in India. Ur...

by Maya Unnithan Kumar | On 15 Jan 2014

Arresting Child Mortality Rates: What Do the Report Cards Say?

The issue of child mortality in India has been under the scanner in several research publications in recent times. All the reviews acknowledge that India will not achieve the required reductions of un...

by Shambhu Ghatak | On 28 Oct 2013

Hungama - Fighting Hunger and Malnutrition

Despite India’s remarkable economic growth over the last decade, many children still struggle to meet their most basic needs, including access to sufficient food and health c are. According to the 2 0...

by Hungama - Citizen's Alliance Against Malnutrition | On 30 Aug 2013

Committing to Child Survival - A Promise Renewed

To advance Every Woman Every Child, a strategy launched by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, UNICEF and other UN organizations are joining partners from the public, private and civil socie...

by United Nations Children's Fund UNICEF | On 30 Aug 2013

The Impact of Parental Death on Child Well-being: Evidence from the Indian Ocean Tsunami

Identifying the impact of parental death on the well-being of children is complicated because parental death is likely to be correlated with other, unobserved, factors that affect child well-being....

by Ava Gail Gas | On 16 Aug 2013

Montek Singh Ahluwalia on Poverty Line

Interview on the recent released poverty line.

by Planning Commission | On 05 Aug 2013

Food Security Bill: Time To Act

The basic objective of the Congress led- United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government’s proposed Food Security Bill is to address the acute problems of hunger and malnutrition in India. Despite of hav...

by Niranjan Chichuan | On 28 Jun 2013

Action Alert! Even Money Does not Make them Accountable to Children: Children Still Die in India’s Oldest Paediatric Hospital

The one and only one government hospital for children in the country supported by the Central Government with a budget of Rs. 55.40 Crore in the year 2012-13 is once again in news for miserable cond...

by HAQ Centre for Child Rights HAQCRC | On 26 Nov 2012

Consequences of Gestational Diabetes in an Urban Hospital in Viet Nam: A Prospective Cohort Study

Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is increasing and is a risk for type 2 diabetes. Evidence supporting screening comes mostly from high-income countries. Prevalence and outcomes in urban Viet Nam ar...

by Jane E Hirst | On 03 Aug 2012

Child Malnutrition in Pakistan: Trends and Determinants

The major objective of this paper to examine the determinants of child malnutrition, based on the Pakistan Panel Household Survey (PPHS-2010). The study has focused on individual (child), household an...

by G M Arif | On 16 Jul 2012

India’s 2012 UPR Examination: No Commitment on Enhancing Human Rights but a Mountain to Climb

On 24th May 2012, the United Nations Human Right Council reviewed India’s human rights record during the 13th session of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) in Geneva, Switzerland. This was India’s...

by Asian Centre for Human Rights ACHR | On 12 Jul 2012

Priority-Setting in Health: Building Institutions for Smarter Public Spending

Creating and developing fair and evidence-based national and global systems to more rationally set priorities for public spending on health. An interim secretariat should be there to incubate a global...

by Amanda Glassman | On 10 Jul 2012

Innovative Approaches to Managing Longevity Risk in Asia: Lessons from the West

This paper discusses what is longevity risk, why it is important, approaches used by the West to manage longevity risk and what lessons can be learnt by Asian countries from the experiences of the Wes...

by Amlan Roy | On 18 Apr 2012

The Iban Population of Sarawak: 1947-2000

The paper gives an analysis and description of the quantity and quality of the Iban population of Sarawak. The information about the pattern and trends of change of the population over time is also sh...

by Lam Chee Kheung | On 09 Apr 2012

The Age Distribution of Missing Women in India

Relative to developed countries, there are far fewer women than men in India. Estimates suggest that more than 25 million women are "missing". Sex selection at birth and the mistreatment of young g...

by Siwan Anderson | On 09 Mar 2012

Beyond the Numbers: Describing Care at the End of Life

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by Plos medicine Editors | On 01 Mar 2012

Can these Policies Change their Life?

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by Anwesha Sen | On 19 Dec 2011

Quality of Maternal Health Care: A Call for Papers for a Maternal Health Task Force–PLoS Collection

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by Samantha R Lattof | On 02 Dec 2011

Torture in India 2011

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by Asian Centre for Human Rights ACHR | On 21 Nov 2011

Hospital based Crisis Centre for Domestic Violence: The Dilassa Model

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by ... CEHAT | On 02 Nov 2011

Maternal Deaths and Denial of Maternal Care in Barwani District, Madhya Pradesh: Issues and Concerns

There have been reports of a large number of maternal deaths in recent months from Barwani, Madhya Pradesh with many of the deaths taking place in the District Hospital (DH), Barwani. This issue was i...

by Subha Sri | On 08 Mar 2011

Politics for winners

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by T.N. Ninan | On 24 Sep 2010

Can Public Private Partnership reduce Maternal Mortality? Assessing Efforts Made by the ‘Chiranjeevi’ Scheme in Gujarat

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by Akash Acharya | On 13 Nov 2009

The Pilot Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health Project (MNCH) at Nilphamari: Profiling the Changes During 2006-07

BRAC health programme (BHP) initiated a pilot maternal, neonatal and child health project (MNCH) in Nilphamari in 2006 to improve the health status of women of reproductive age including neonates an...

by Shahnawaz Mohammad Rafi | On 15 Oct 2009

Situational Analysis of Reporting and Recording of Maternal Deaths in Gandhinagar District, Gujarat State

A situational analysis of recording and reporting maternal deaths in Gandhinagar district, Gujarat, India and to suggest improvements in the system for reporting and recording maternal deaths based o...

by Tapasvi I Puwar | On 23 Sep 2009

Crime, City and Space: A Case of Mumbai Megapolis

The present study has been an attempt to examine spatial distribution of various forms of crimes in Mumbai city (Municipal Corporation) and find out their correlates. More specifically the attempts ha...

by Abdul Shaban | On 23 Jun 2009

City, Crime and Space: A Case of Mumbai Megapolis

The present study has been an attempt to examine spatial distribution of various forms of crimes in Mumbai city (Municipal Corporation) and find out their correlates. More specifically the attempts ha...

by | On 23 Jun 2009

Database for Disease Burden Estimation Malaria, Filaria, Dengue & Diarrhoeal Diseases

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by Indian Council of Medical Research ICMR | On 05 Jun 2009

Perinatal and Neonatal Mortality in Rural Punjab A Community Based Case-Control Study

The study aimed at identifying social and biomedical risk factors attributable to perinatal and neonatal mortality (PN, NNM) in rural Punjab.

by Rohina Joshi | On 30 Apr 2009

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by United Nations Children's Fund UNICEF | On 13 Feb 2009

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by Chronic Poverty Research Centre CPRC | On 15 Sep 2008

Proportion of Births Attended by a Skilled Health Worker 2008 Updates

In our analysis, attempts have been made to quantify the proportion of births attended by health workers other than doctors, nurses and midwives in order to show the proportion of births conducted by...

by World Health Organisation WHO | On 08 Aug 2008

Market Failure and the Poverty of New Drugs in Maternal Health

A new survey finds that only 17 drugs are under active development for maternal health indications, which is less than 3% of the pipeline in cardiovascular health (660 drugs). The international agenci...

by Nicholas M Fisk | On 30 Jan 2008

Innovative Indo-US Collaborations – Missed Opportunities

This paper analyzes the situation of the Indo US Knowledge Initiative on Agriculture, by using the science studies approach.

by C. Shambu Prasad | On 16 Jan 2008

Child Marriage: Social and Economic Linkages and Opportunities for Intervention

The presentation shows the consequences of child marriage, how to prevent child marriage. [Power Point Presentation].

by Geeta Rao Gupta | On 19 Dec 2007

Two Indian Birth Anniversaries: The Meteor and the Mahatma

In popular belief, Bhagat Singh and Gandhi occupy two antipodes in India's struggle for freedom – the former representing the young generation impatient to overthrow foreign rule by any means necessar...

by Niranjan Ramakrishnan | On 03 Oct 2007

Custodial Death of Rohtas Singh of Haryana: A Fact Finding Report

The report of a two member team of Asian Centre for Human Rights (ACHR) consisting of Advocate Nitesh Kumar Singh and Advocate Rajesh Pandey on the death in custody of Rohtas Singh, owner of a ready-m...

by Asian Centre for Human Rights ACHR | On 13 Jul 2007

The Changing Face of Occupational Medicine

Work related accidents are a major cause of death and disability. Occupational health is not a minority interest but one that must involve all of society. One important industry where the consumers e...

by PLoS Medicine | On 03 Jul 2007

Campaign Issues in Child Health

The health and survival of children is a key index of the level of development of any society. Unfortunately, India's track record on this front continues to be dismal and is a true reflection of a f...

by Jan Swasthya Abhiyan | On 02 Mar 2007

Maternal Mortality in India, 1997-2003 : Trends, Causes and Risk Factors (Sample Registration System)

This Report provides estimates of maternal mortality for the period 1997-2003. The study shows that overall MMR which was in the vicinity of 400 in 1997-98, has come down to about 300 in 2001-03, thus...

by Registrar General, India | On 20 Dec 2006

Prospective Study of One Million Deaths in India: Rationale, Design, and Validation Results

Over 75% of the annual estimated 9.5 million deaths in India occur in the home, and the large majority of these do not have a certified cause. India and other developing countries urgently need reliab...

by Prabhat Jha | On 31 Oct 2006

Make it a Habit

Dr Singh in fact has a rare blessing: alone among all governments of the past four decades, his government is not faced with a mid-life crisis; all that it needs to do is avoid mid-life paralysis. And...

by T.N. Ninan | On 19 Aug 2006

Crime and Punishment: An Analysis of Death Penalty

However despite the enuniciation of ‘rarest of rare’, there has been no decrease in the number of death sentences awarded by various courts. This essay shall attempt to chart the ‘hardening’ of the c...

by Bikram Jeet Batra | On 28 Jul 2006

Liberation, March 2006

Butcher Bush, Go Back! Tribute to Bhagat Singh AIALA’s Second National Conference Review of Rang De Basanti

by CPI (ML) | On 24 Feb 2006

Infant And Under-Five Mortality In India: Levels, Patterns And Correlates

General economic growth (resulting in higher living standards), improved infrastructure, and greater child immunization coverage will be essential in lowering infant and under-five mortality rates in...

by Anil B. Deolikar | On 26 Aug 2005

Reducing Accidents by Improving Road Safety Infrastructure

Pedestrians and cyclists account for 60-80% of the fatal accidents in metropolitan areas . High rate of traffic accidents is as much due to perfunctory enforcement of rules as due to poor road traffic...

by Sanjeev Shami | On 24 Aug 2005