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Nov 25, 2014

Sterilisation targets remain in all but name, critics say

BARUAN, Odisha (Reuters) – India officially abandoned targets for its mass sterilisation programme in the 1990s, accepting they had put undue pressure on people to undergo surgery and failed to curb population growth sufficiently.

Twenty years on and targets remain in all but name, say doctors, healthcare workers and family planning experts, meaning that, although below peak numbers, more than four million people underwent surgery in 2013-14.

Nov 25, 2014

Indian sterilization targets remain in all but name, critics say

BARUAN, India (Reuters) – India officially abandoned targets for its mass sterilization program in the 1990s, accepting they had put undue pressure on people to undergo surgery and failed to curb population growth sufficiently.

Twenty years on and targets remain in all but name, say doctors, healthcare workers and family planning experts, meaning that, although below peak numbers, more than four million people underwent surgery in 2013-14.

Nov 12, 2014

Instruments “rusty” at Indian sterilisation camp where 13 died

BHUBANESWAR, India, Nov 12 (Reuters) – Nem Bai was told
getting a tubectomy would be an easy process -that she’d be home
by sunset, a few hundred rupees richer and back to work in the
fields within two days.

Instead, the 35-year-old mother-of-five was incapacitated
within hours of having the surgery at a mass sterilisation camp
in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh on Saturday, her widower
told Reuters. She was one of 13 women who have died since.

Nov 12, 2014

“Rusty” instruments used at Chhattisgarh sterilisation camp where 13 died

BHUBANESWAR (Reuters) – The number of women who died after operations performed by a doctor accused of using rusty equipment at a mass sterilisation “camp” in India rose to 13 on Wednesday, highlighting the dangers of the world’s largest surgical contraception programme.

The women, among more than 80 to undergo surgery, fell ill at a so-called family planning camp at a village in Chhattisgarh on Saturday. Such camps are held regularly in India as part of a long-running effort to control its booming population.

Nov 12, 2014

‘Rusty’ instruments used at India sterilization camp where 13 died

BHUBANESWAR India (Reuters) – The number of women who died after operations performed by a doctor accused of using rusty equipment at a mass sterilization “camp” in India rose to 13 on Wednesday, highlighting the dangers of the world’s largest surgical contraception program.

The women, among more than 80 to undergo surgery, fell ill at a so-called family planning camp at a village in the central state of Chhattisgarh on Saturday. Such camps are held regularly in India as part of a long-running effort to control its booming population.

Nov 11, 2014

Ten women die after botched surgery at sterilization “camp” in India

BHUBANESWAR, India, Nov 11 (Reuters) – Ten women died and 14
were in a serious condition after botched operations at a
government mass sterilization “camp” in the central Indian state
of Chhattisgarh, officials said on Tuesday.

The women fell ill on Monday, two days after surgery at a
so-called family planning camp at a village. Such camps are held
regularly in Chhattisgarh and other Indian states as part of a
long-running effort to control India’s booming population.

Nov 11, 2014

Eight women die after surgery at sterilization “camp” in Chhattisgarh

BHUBANESWAR India (Reuters) – Eight women have died after undergoing sterilization surgery at a government-run “camp” in Chhattisgarh, state officials said on Tuesday. Ten more women who also had the procedure were in serious condition.

The women fell ill on Monday after having laparoscopic tubectomies two days earlier at a so-called family planning camp at a village. Such camps are held regularly in Chhattisgarh and other states as part of a long-running effort to control India’s booming population.

Nov 11, 2014

Eight women die after surgery at sterilization “camp” in India

BHUBANESWAR, India, Nov 11 (Reuters) – Eight women have died
after undergoing sterilization surgery at a government-run
“camp” in the central Indian state of Chhattisgarh, state
officials said on Tuesday. Ten more women who also had the
procedure were in serious condition.

The women fell ill on Monday after having laparoscopic
tubectomies two days earlier at a so-called family planning camp
at a village. Such camps are held regularly in Chhattisgarh and
other Indian states as part of a long-running effort to control
India’s booming population.

Oct 18, 2014

India delays decision on iron ore licence for POSCO’s $12 bln plant

BHUBANESWAR, India, Oct 18 (Reuters) – India’s federal
government has again delayed a decision on permitting POSCO
to mine iron ore, seeking more clarifications from
Odisha state where the South Korean company has waited nine
years to set up a $12 billion steel plant.

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said in January
POSCO’s request for a mining licence – the final regulatory
hurdle for the project which would be the biggest foreign direct
investment in India – was at an “advanced stage of processing”.

Oct 13, 2014

Cyclone Hudhud blasts India’s east coast, at least five dead

VISAKHAPATNAM India (Reuters) – Cyclone Hudhud blasted India’s eastern seaboard on Sunday with gusts of up to 195 km per hour (over 120 mph), uprooting trees, damaging buildings and killing at least five people despite a major evacuation effort.

The port city of Visakhapatnam, home to two million people and a major naval base, was hammered as the cyclone made landfall, unleashing the huge destructive force it had sucked up from the warm waters of the Bay of Bengal.