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Unsafe abortions are the third leading cause of maternal mortality in India, the order stated, resulting in the deaths of an average of eight women every day.

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In a career spanning more than six decades, Chatterjee, who died of Covid-19, worked closely with late Oscar-winning director Satyajit Ray – one of the most influential artists of the 20th century.

HIV-positive protesters, at high risk of contracting the disease, are calling for the government’s free treatment programme to resume – while others say it has only been operational for some six months since February 2019.

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India’s three-week lockdown to curb the spread of Covid-19 means many elderly people are stranded without carers or family members to help them.

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Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan made headlines when his third child was born to a surrogate mother. But under proposed strict new rules to govern surrogacy, his case – like many others – would not have been allowed.

The country decriminalised gay sex six months ago, but its film industry has only taken hesitant steps in the direction of equality. What does this say about attitudes towards homosexuality, and about Indians themselves?

As election season looms, a spate of recently released films seem to be directly channelling the Indian prime minister’s policies, presence and rhetoric

Newton’s out, Narendra Modi waves are in – as are nip and tucks for gods and stem-cell surgery for mythical beings. In modern India, science is in danger of becoming a matter of politics and religion

In Kolkata, one clan of Doms – the caste of corpse burners – work in all the government mortuaries. And they have held these jobs for two or three generations.

In a country where doctors can get suspended for Facebook posts on health crises, ‘mystery fever’ is the preferred term to dodge government paranoia