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Cotton quandary

Author(s): Mukta Patil 
Issue Date: Jan 31, 2015

Into the abyss?

Issue Date: Jan 31, 2015

News Briefs - January 16-31, 2015

Issue Date: Jan 31, 2015
India consumes more fat now

Letters - January 16-31, 2015

Issue Date: Jan 31, 2015
Death trap This is with reference to cover story "Lethal Target" (January 1-15). The death of 15 women at sterilisation camps in Chhattisgarh exposes the pathetic state of free medical camps in India. Surprisingly, instead of taking the moral responsibility for the fiasco, the state health minister put the blame on the doctor and suspended him.

Real pride of ancient indian science

Issue Date: Jan 31, 2015
I write this with considerable impatience and one question. Do we really have the time to waste on controversies like what ancient India did or did not achieve by way of scientific discoveries? This is when there is the huge unfinished agenda to use the best of science to tackle current challenges and crises.

WHO approves use of meningitis vaccine on infants

Issue Date: Jan 14, 2015
The World Health Organization has allowed the use of meningitis vaccine MenAfriVac on infants in Africa. The vaccine, which is inexpensive and effective, has been in use since 2010 and is manufactured by the Serum Institute of India Ltd. The move would allow the use of the vaccine for routine immunisation of children.