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Sep 27, 2017
Over 90% thefts in Indian mega cities are never recorded, says study; least FIRs filed in DelhiOnly six-eight percent of victims of theft in four major Indian cities lodged a first information report (FIR) with the police, according to a new study. The remaining 92-94 percent are not reflected in any official record.
Sep 26, 2017
BHU protests highlight pathetic state of women's security: Data shows 141% rise in sexual harassment cases nationwideEven as the police in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, filed charges of arson and other crimes against 1,200 Banaras Hindu University (BHU) students protesting a sexual assault by motorcycle-borne assailants, the state reported a 33 percent rise in sexual harassment cases from 2014 to 2015
Sep 25, 2017
Gorakhpur, Farrukhabad reveal stark reality of healthcare: From womb to hospital, India is failing its infantsIndia's failing healthcare system stacks the odds against a child’s survival even before he or she is conceived.
Sep 20, 2017
More students than ever before are attending school in India, but they aren't receiving an adequate educationIndia has enrolled more children than ever before in secondary schools, but it is failing to teach them what they should be learning, with the most vulnerable, such as students from scheduled tribes, falling further behind the rest, reveal the preliminary findings of an ongoing global study.
Sep 19, 2017
As states continue to create land banks for private investors, conflicts emerge across IndiaThe face-off in Nuagaon village in Odisha finds echoes in land conflicts brewing across the country, as state governments rush to build land banks.
Sep 18, 2017
Kashmir losing its agricultural land to rapid urbanisation and unplanned construction, reveals revenue reportKashmir is losing its prime agricultural land and wetlands to rapid urbanisation and faulty land-use, according to a December 2016 state policy document on land use.
Sep 18, 2017
Kashmir's agricultural fields and wetlands are falling prey to large-scale urbanisationKashmir is losing its prime agricultural land and wetlands to rapid urbanisation and faulty land-use, according to a December 2016 state policy document on land use.
Sep 17, 2017
India needs science-based policies, climate modelling to prevent natural disasters, says Scientist Krishna AchutaRaoIn the 1990s, when climate change was still a fledgling idea, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), an international body, was the first to prove irrevocably (in its second assessment report) that “the balance of evidence suggests a discernible human influence on global climate”.
Sep 14, 2017
Arsenic has been discovered in Pakistan’s groundwater: This will affect India tooAt least half of the people who were so far known to be at risk of arsenic contamination live in the Ganges-Brahmaputra basins of Bangladesh and India (West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, Assam, Manipur and Chhattisgarh).
Sep 12, 2017
Indians could live four years longer if air quality is improved to meet WHO standardsAmong Indian cities, Delhi stands to gain most in life expectancy by improving air quality (9 years), followed by Agra (8.1 years) & Bareilly (7.8 years).