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Bottle of Lies, Cabinet of Neglect

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The Financial Express It is, of course, possible to allege a bias in such reporting; Eban, after all, nudges readers to trust top brands, from patent-holders, over generics. Under normal circumstances, US-based investigative journalist Katherine Eban’s Bottle ... More »

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Male child preference is back, with a vengeance

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The Financial Express A crackdown in Punjab—a state with one of the worst SBRs in the country—resulted in, so far this year, 60 sex-determination centres being caught. India’s declining total fertility ratio (TFR), in both rural and urban areas, may be good ne... More »

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An Ayushman Bharat database is a good step

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The Financial Express Apart from fraud reduction, an Aadhaar-linked health-data repository offers many positives. Setting up a health-data repository of Ayushman Bharat beneficiaries, especially with Aadhaar linkage—a health ministry panel recently recommended... More »

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Environment approvals can’t be mere tokenism

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The Financial Express What the court objected to, and rightly so, was that even a basic environmental impact assessment (EIA) was not done. The first major reclamation of land in Mumbai, the Bombay High Court judgment on the coastal road project does well to n... More »