Social Issues News

Haryana mulls death for rape of girls below 12

The Haryana government is mulling over enacting a law for awarding the death penalty to those guilty of raping girls aged 12 and below.

posted by Jawwad Kazi 21st Jan 2018

Students being used to push drugs

A team from the City Task Force (CTF) apprehended a group of youngsters with ganja. While five of them were abusing the drug, two others were said to be peddlers.

posted by Jawwad Kazi 18th Jan 2018

Decline in infant mortality rate

According to the data from the Sample Registration Survey (SRS), India posted its sharpest year¬-on-¬year decline decline in the under-5 infant mortality rate (u5) since 2010.

posted by Jawwad Kazi 17th Jan 2018

Section 377: Supreme Court to revisit its order

Supreme Court referred to a larger Bench a writ petition filed by five gay and lesbian members of the LGBT community to strike down the colonial Section 377 in the Indian Penal Code of 1860, which criminalises homosexuality

posted by Jawwad Kazi 9th Jan 2018

Food poisoning, a common outbreak in 2017

Union Health Ministry’s Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme's (IDSP) recent data indicated that food poisoning is one of the commonest outbreaks reported in 2017. This is apart from acute diarrhoeal disease (ADD).

posted by Jawwad Kazi 8th Jan 2018