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1.More a tax topping than health initiative?

Kerala’s bold step to tax certain junk food items appears to mirror the Denmark example — of food tax being considered as a ‘source of funds’ than a planned move to promote healthy living read more

2.Tracking India’s hidden burden.

Under-reporting and social stigma have combined to downplay the fact that the incidence of TB in children in India is directly proportional to that in the adult population read more

3.Setting free the writer’s block

The Perumal Murugan order is an exceptional act of citizenship. It must be a call for action for citizens — writers, artists and their collectives, along with other civil society organisations — to activate the public sphere to annihilate fear read more

4.India, U.S. will weather trade disputes: Farrell.

The two countries have had several irritants in their relationship on the trade front in recent months. read more

5.G20 must step up to fix global trade: China.

The global economic situation is grim and major economies must lead the way in tackling problems including sluggish growth and weak trade, China’s trade minister Gao Hucheng said. read more

1.How malnutrition is killing kids of a mineral-rich Odisha tribal village.

Between March and June this year, at least 12 children died in Nagada village, located in the forests of Odisha’s Jajpur district. The underlying reason for their deaths was malnutrition, local medical authorities and community workers said. The village population is solely of the Juang scheduled tribe, one of India’s ancient tribes, declared `particularly vulnerable’ by the government.  read more

1.New quota call: divide BC, rule with reservation.

NEW DELHI: The Modi government is all set to change the Other Backward Class (OBC) politics like never before.  read more

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