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ACID ATTACKS ON WOMEN

Acid vengeance

THE SUNDAY STORY India is among a handful of countries that witness the maximum number of horrific acid attacks on women. The male pe »

Ministry, National Commission for Women in the dark

THE SUNDAY STORY In most cases, acid attacks permanently disfigure and eventually destroy the victim, both physically and psychologi »

Bereft of support, she stands alone

THE SUNDAY STORY Laws to protect women need to be strengthened and implemented in the strictest possible manner, Delhi-based girl Lax »


Public Health Policies and the Tobacco Industry

A law making it mandatory for health warnings to cover 85 per cent of the total display area on packages of tobacco products was put on hold in March, five days before it was to take effect. In this article, Aparna Ravi calls for the implementation of internationally accepted guidelines to protect public health policies from being influenced by the vested interests of the tobacco industry by taking proactive measures to address conflicts of interest. Read more. »

The then Pakistan President Ayub Khan said in a broadcast that India’s "threats against Pakistan" could lead to "general and total war".

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