For years it has remained their sole means of negotiation. For the people of Badaun and nearby villages, there is nothing better than to boycott the state-sponsored routine immunisation (RI) programme
Taking a cue from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Independence Day speech, Sulabh International on Sunday kick-started its nationwide ‘Toilet for Every House’ campaign from Katra Sadatganj village in Badaun
Nine killed, all major rivers flowing above danger mark LUCKNOW: Nine persons died due to rain-related incidents in Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday where the flood situation worsened due to a rise in the level of major rivers in several districts, affecting road and railway traffic. Three persons died in Ramabai Nagar, two each in Badaun and Shahjahanpur, while Bareilly and Pilibhit recorded one de
India has continued to report cases of wild poliovirus and acute flaccid paralysis throughout the 2000s. Indeed, in 2009 the numbers of both exceeded the totals for 2008, by 26% and 9.5%, respectively. Confirmed wild poliovirus cases are increasingly concentrated amongst Muslim children and localised in western Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.
In an alarming development, the first-ever case of vaccine-derived polio virus Type 2 has been reported from Uttar Pradesh. The news comes at a time when the Government was planning to do away with administration of trivalent vaccine in the state because of the absence of Type 2 polio virus.