Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh together account for nearly half the number of primary health centres running without doctors in the country. The three poll-bound states have a medical emergency of a different kind.
Muslims constitute nearly 35 per cent of Assam’s 33 million people and the high birth rate among the community is a major source of friction over the state’s most volatile issue—undocumented immigrants, especially those from neighbouring Bangladesh.
Before the rains started, coffee planters in Coorg were talking of a good crop —the plants were well rested after a lean year and went through the process of blossoming and forming fruits. That settled, seasonal certainty is gone with the wind and merciless lashings of torrential rain.
The surge is a two-year high and gives the government the device to parade an economic rebound before general elections next year. But aside the drum beat of praise one may well ask if the economy is really recharged?
Why the ongoing Jangalmahal Cup is embroiled in an ugly dispute? Why does Punjab government plan to import sexed semen from US and British companies? Read to find out in this week's The Subcontinental Menu.