Meriel Watts may be unknown to the people of the endosulfan-hit villages of Kasaragod, but the campaign the New Zealander had run on their behalf for getting the highly toxic pesticide banned globa

Many pesticides banned by developed countries
Curbs on pesticides reduced suicides in Sri Lanka
KOCHI: The Kerala government's plan to ban the use of a series of pesticides is likely to have a major positive spin-off: a substantial fall in the number of suicides in the State which has one of the highest suicide rates in the country.

Psychiatrists, social workers, and researchers, who have wel