28 January 2015 : Karnalwadi, Maharashtra
Whether HIV/AIDS causes someone's death isn't clear, but without treatment, it certainly can be. Kailash Borke, who expired few days after being diagnosed, didn't have any treatment. What's worse is that HIV, though not contagious by casual contact, is sexually transmissible. Borke's wife — only earning member of the family — is now HIV positive. In Karnalwadi, where the spread of misconceptions is easier than the virus of HIV, Usha Borke can't find any work to support the family or for her treatment.
Community Correspondent Rohini Pawar reports on how rumours about HIV have left Usha Borke in utter despair.
The dam at Kothida, Bharud Pura, Dhar district, Madhya Pradesh took just a year to get a crack. More than 11 surrounding villages are at risk now due to this leakage and residents are asked to vacate the area.
The matter is serious - in Jatrahi village under Sikid village council of Chatra Block, Chatra District of Jharkhand, 25 families of Bhuyan community were living for 70 years and they are asked to relocate.