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May 27, 2017
Three years of Narendra Modi govt: Terrorism claimed more lives in Jammu and Kashmir under BJP ruleThere have been 42 percent more terrorism-related deaths in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) since the Narendra Modi-led BJP came to power in May 2014, compared with the last three years of the second term of the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA-II).
May 26, 2017
#3YearsOfModiGovt: In two years, BJP govt electrified 13,523 villages, of these, only 8% were completely electrifiedAs many as 73 percent of the 18,452 villages that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government identified for electrification in 2015 now have power supply, but only 8% of these villages had all their households electrified, according to the government’s own data.
May 24, 2017
Swachh Bharat two-and-a-half years on: Narendra Modi government's claims remain unverifiedAlthough Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (Clean India Mission) has sent India on a toilet construction spree, 51.6 percent of households across the country did not use an improved sanitation facility – a system that separates human excreta from human contact–between January 2015 and December 2016.
May 20, 2017
India's poorest areas are the most vulnerable to heat waves as planning targets citiesPeople living in underdeveloped parts of central India are most vulnerable to the health impacts of heat waves.
May 18, 2017
Ragpickers are critical to clean India's 62 mn tonnes waste: It's time to recognise their effortsRagpickers help clean up a significant proportion of the 62 million tonnes of waste generated annually in India, but despite that they are ill-treated often work without any job security or help from the government
May 15, 2017
Amid farmer crisis in Tamil Nadu, agriculture ministry predicts record harvest across IndiaIn the midst of Tamil Nadu's agrarian turmoil in a state that produced 5.6 percent of India’s rice in 2014-15, the agriculture ministry has predicted a record national harvest.
May 06, 2017
Reported molestations in Bengaluru rose 417%, conviction rate was 0.37% over 10 yearsIn a decade to 2016, the incidents of molestation reported in Bengaluru increased more than four-fold.
May 05, 2017
Swacch Bharat survey sees Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh emerge as India's cleanest states; UP filthiestGujarat and Madhya Pradesh have emerged as the top two states with the most number of clean cities — 12 and 11, respectively — in India's top 50 clean cities, according to Swachh Survekshan 2017
May 04, 2017
Amid NITI Aayog's push for a gender-balanced labour force, rising incomes push women out of workRising income levels and stability in families are disincentivising women from joining the labour force, according to Reassessing Patterns of Female Labor Force Participation in India, a March 2017 report by the World Bank.
May 03, 2017
India surpassed energy efficiency targets for 2012-2015, but why is Modi govt not making data public?A government-led scheme to improve energy efficiency and cut emissions in some of India’s most energy-intensive industrial units has purportedly exceeded targets, saving enough energy to avoid capacity addition equal to India’s entire nuclear-power capacity as of end 2016, and preventing as much CO2 from being released into the air as would have been discharged by 19.4 million Indians in one year at 2013 levels.