Must Read News Articles – October 14th, 2018

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Zika: doctors advise caution this festive season

Say this time sees a lot of inter-State movement which increases the risk of virus spreading to new areas

Empathising with victims of sexual assault

Proper public remembrance alone restores dignity and self-respect to the victim

‘Unethical to withhold bedaquiline while waiting for Phase III results’

Drug safety results of over 5,000 patients showed significant reductions in patient mortality while no new safety signals have emerged

Human–leopard conflict in the Himalaya

Human–animal conflict is common in the Himalaya like any other region where wildlife and people live together. A study of patterns of leopard attacks here reveal that some areas are high-risk zones requiring urgent conservation measures for the safety of both man and beast.

The lowdown on bailout after default

It all started with a default in August on a ₹1,000 crore short-term loan extended by the Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) that led to a trail of several defaults in following weeks. To its many bond investors and business partners, it became increasingly clear that the complex financial conglomerate, Infrastructure Leasing and Financial Services (IL&FS), was facing a severe cash crunch.

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