social stigma

‘Special’ mothers to take care of ’special’ children (Feature)


September 18th, 2012 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Sep 18 (IANS) Two years ago 40-year old Anuradha, who is HIV positive, came to Jaipur with a frail body and weak mind clouded with uncertainty about her future. ... Read more...

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Court approves guidelines for media reporting on kids


August 8th, 2012 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday gave its go-ahead to guidelines for media coverage on matters related to children, requiring reporters not to reveal identity of ... Read more...

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Social message in ‘Second Marriage Dot Com’ (IANS Preview)


August 8th, 2012 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) If you are not among the ones who can handle the blood saga in "Gangs of Wasseypur 2", then there is "Second Marriage Dot Com" ... Read more...

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‘Second Marriage Dot Com’, about elderly’s needs (With Images)


July 21st, 2012 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Director Gaurav Panjwani deals with the sensitive issue of remarriage in old age in his debut movie "Second Marriage Dot Com", and says the film ... Read more...

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Kenyan man gets ’second life’ after Delhi treatment


July 19th, 2012 - 12:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Wracked by uncertainty and struggling to find a bride after white patches appeared on his face, the 33-year-old Indian-origin businessman flew down from his ... Read more...

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Eunuchs demand equality, special privileges


June 2nd, 2012 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) Members from the transgender and eunuch community Saturday came together, demanding equality and special privileges for themselves to live with dignity in society. At the ... Read more...

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Gay couple in UP on run after marrying


April 13th, 2012 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 13 (IANS) Homosexuality may have been decriminalised by a Delhi court, but a gay couple in Uttar Pradesh is running for cover as their "marriage" solemnised "by mistake" ... Read more...

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‘Create a helpline for rape victims’


March 2nd, 2012 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 2 (IANS) In a significant development, the Lucknow bench of Allahabad High Court has asked the Uttar Pradesh government to create a helpline for rape victims.A bench comprising ... Read more...

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Noida police draw flak for exposing rape victim (Lead)


February 28th, 2012 - 12:41 am ICT by IANS
Noida/New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) After drawing flak from all sides over the naming of the 17-year-old victim of a gang-rape, Noida police have ordered an inquiry in the ... Read more...

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All Indian police communalised, says Bhushan


February 27th, 2012 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Team Anna member and Supreme Court lawyer Prashant Bhushan Monday claimed that police across the country were "communalised"."Police throughout the country are clearly ... Read more...

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Noida police irresponsible, broke law: Women actvists


February 27th, 2012 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Women rights activists Monday slammed the Noida police for their superintendent of police (SP) naming a gangrape victim at a press conference, and said ... Read more...

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Flash mob performs jig with brooms at Noida


January 30th, 2012 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) Holding brooms, a large number of people Monday broke into a jig -- which turned out to be a flash mob of its own kind ... Read more...

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Tortured for Mecca Masjid blast, money can’t heal their wounds


January 8th, 2012 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Jan 8 (IANS) From a bank executive to a medical student to the imam of a mosque to an embroidery worker, everyone arrested on false charges of involvement in ... Read more...

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Type 2 diabetes rising among kids: Experts


November 11th, 2011 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 11 (IANS) Type 2 diabetes, the most common form of the illness, is on the rise among children under 15-years-old, with altered lifestyles and bad food habits increasing ... Read more...

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How barbaric is Pakistani society, wonders daily


October 17th, 2011 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 17 (IANS) Terrible atrocities often go unnoticed, showing "just how barbaric a society we have become", Pakistani daily said Monday as it expressed shock over sexual assault ... Read more...

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Special law to adopt transgenders on the anvil


October 16th, 2011 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Oct 16 (IANS) The National Legal Services Authority is working on a special law to safeguard the interests and welfare of transgenders on the lines of Special Marriage Act, ... Read more...

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Kashmir mental health institute gets excellence tag


October 15th, 2011 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Oct 15 (IANS) In the over two-decade-long violence in Jammu and Kashmir, it treated thousands of patients with psychiatric ailments like insomnia, melancholia, schizophrenia and hallucinations. The institute of ... Read more...

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Former US first lady Betty Ford dead


July 9th, 2011 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 9 (IANS) Former US first lady Betty Ford, the widow of former president Gerald Ford who was known for her unabashed candour on public issues, has died. ... Read more...

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Women and men sign up for Bhopal Slutwalk


July 8th, 2011 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, July 8 (IANS) Over 4,560 and counting. By Friday, all these people had signed up on Facebook for "Besharmi morcha", a version of the global Slutwalk, to stand ... Read more...

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Happy to be gay, especially in Thailand!


June 12th, 2011 - 11:04 am ICT by IANS
Phuket, June 12 (IANS) They soak in the romantic settings, walk hand in hand and cosy up to each other without a worry in the world. Faced with social stigma ... Read more...

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Stigma, low awareness hinder tracing HIV+ kids: Unicef


June 9th, 2011 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 9 (IANS) Social stigma, discrimination and lack of awareness are the main problems in identifying the children living with AIDS and HIV in India, say Unicef officials."The main ... Read more...

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HIV-positive man dies, relatives say doctors biased


May 17th, 2011 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, May 17 (IANS) A man died in a Ranchi government hospital after doctors refused to operate upon him for a liver problem as he was HIV-positive, his family members ... Read more...

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Obesity raises risk of depression by 25 percent


May 12th, 2011 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, May 12 (IANS) Being obese could increase the risk of depression by 25 percent, a study has found.According to professor Alberto Hernandez: "The word 'fat' has become a social ... Read more...

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Obesity closely associated with depression, says Cuban expert


May 12th, 2011 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, May 12 (IANS) The word "fat" is fast becoming a social stigma and has a deep psychological toll on the individual, a Cuban health expert has said.Obesity is very ... Read more...

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‘Minority women’ gang raped in Bangladesh in 2001-02 (Lead)


April 26th, 2011 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 26 (IANS) A judicial commission has concluded that over 200 Hindu women were raped following the 2001 parliamentary election, forcing many terrorized families to flee the country.The ... Read more...

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Minority women in Bangladesh gang raped in 2001-02: report


April 26th, 2011 - 12:27 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 26 (IANS) A judicial commission in Bangladesh has concluded that "over 200 minority women were gang raped" in the violence following the October 2001 parliamentary poll that ... Read more...

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Promises of change: Sonagachi voters hoping against hope


April 24th, 2011 - 11:41 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 24 (IANS) One may or may not root for a regime change in West Bengal in this election season, depending on his political affiliation. But the promises of ... Read more...

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After cigarettes, government to crack down on chewing tobacco use (Second Lead)


April 4th, 2011 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) It comes in small pouches, is easy to slip into the pocket and cheap - and also a killer. Chewing tobacco, or gutkha, is a ... Read more...

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After cigarettes, health ministry targets other tobacco (Lead)


April 4th, 2011 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) After coming down on smoking, the health ministry is planning measures to curb the use of chewing tobacco - the most widespread form of tobacco ... Read more...

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After cigarettes, health ministry targets other tobacco


April 4th, 2011 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) After coming down on smoking, the health ministry is planning measures to curb the use of chewing tobacco - the most widespread form of ... Read more...

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Health ministry to tweak TB campaign


March 23rd, 2011 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) The ministry of health and family welfare is all set to re-position its media and public awareness campaign for the control of tuberculosis (TB), an ... Read more...

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Three held for attempt to rape


February 24th, 2011 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Three people were arrested for allegedly attempting to rape a woman and her niece in west Delhi Thursday, police said."Sanjeev, Monu and Sunil were held from Kanjhawala ... Read more...

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Marking People’s War, forgetting 4,000 Maoist foot soldiers


February 14th, 2011 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Feb 14 (IANS) Bijeta Shrestha wanted to change the world, end injustice and help establish a classless society - as a Maoist. Today she is a cooking assistant at ... Read more...

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Lifestyle disorders causing infertility in women


February 6th, 2011 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) Changing lifestyle, smoking, erratic work routines and other lifestyle-related disorders are causing infertility among women, gynaecology experts said at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) ... Read more...

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HPV vaccine also works for boys: Study


February 5th, 2011 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 5 (ANI): A new multi-center study led by H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and UCSF has revealed that the vaccine for human papillomavirus (HPV) can prevent 90 percent of genital ... Read more...

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