Doctors say there ought to be an audit of C-section deliveries in private and public health facilities In its new guidelines, the World Health Organization (WHO) has called for the elimination of the so-called ‘one-centimetre-per-hour’ benchmark — a rule of thumb that obstetricians use to determine whether a delivery requires surgical intervention. This is to counter what
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What did the party propose? The proposal by the Communist Party of China (CPC) on February 25 to lift the two-term limit on the tenure of the President and the Vice-President has evoked a high-voltage response, at home and abroad. Theoretically, it means China’s top leader Xi Jinping can remain President for life. The implications
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For the BJP, the import of its victoryin Tripura goes beyond numbers There is a reason that the Bharatiya Janata Party is disproportionately pleased with its performance in Tripura, which sends only two members to the Lok Sabha. From zero to 35 seats in the 60-member Assembly in five years is unarguably no mean electoral
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The unintended harm caused by the use of cancer as a metaphor is troubling. Journalism needs constant inquiry Journalists tend to focus more on the content of their reports rather than meditate on the craft of journalism. Experience in the profession sharpens one’s skills, helps to quickly separate the wheat from the chaff, and enables
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Throwing free trade out of the window will make Americans and everyone else poorer World leaders did well to avoid protectionist trade policies in the aftermath of the Great Recession of 2008. After all, they had learned their lessons from the global trade war of the 1930s which deepened and prolonged the Great Depression, or
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Saudi Arabia has to do a lot more to begin a new journey in liberalisation In the latest in a series of steps aimed at enhancing women’s rights, Saudi Arabia has invited women to join its military. Saudi nationals aged between 25 and 35 were given the opportunity to apply for positions with the rank
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