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Apr 25, 2018
BJP’s income rose 81 percent in 2017 while Congress’ declined 14 percent, reveals ADR reportWith its income rising 81.2 percent over a year to 2016-17, the income of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) accounts for two-thirds (66.3 percent) of the total income of India’s political parties, according to a report by Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR), an advocacy.
Apr 24, 2018
Death penalty for child rapists does not mean swifter or better justice: Reporting of rape deterred, not actAbout 90 percent of child rape cases were pending trial in India in 2016, no more than 28 percent of such cases ended in conviction, and there is a 20-year backlog in bringing cases to trial, the latest available national crime data show.
Apr 23, 2018
Half of India’s 94 cities with toxic air are in 4 states including Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh, shows government dataEvery third city that failed to meet national air quality standards in India–where most people die of air pollution than any other nation–was in two of the country’s biggest states, Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh, in five years to 2015, according to government data.
Apr 22, 2018
Climate change poses challenges to India's food and nutrition security, says IFPRI's 2018 Global Food Policy ReportIncreasing climate variability, extreme weather events and rising temperatures pose challenges to India’s food and nutrition security, according to the 2018 Global Food Policy Report by International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
Apr 21, 2018
Tamil Nadu: How violence is used as the ultimate tool of intimidation against assertive women leaders in politicsIn this story, we see how violence is used as the ultimate tool of intimidation against assertive women leaders in grassroots Tamil Nadu politics
Apr 20, 2018
Cash crunch: Currency stocks have not kept pace with the demand; Indians apathy for digital transactions also to be blamedCurrency stocks should have been adequate for country's average requirements–if Indians had adopted digital transactions at the scale Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government envisaged after demonetisation
Apr 19, 2018
Least productive Lok Sabha session in four years wasted Rs 198 crore, shows reportThe recently concluded budget session was the least productive in four years for the Lok Sabha (lower house of Parliament), where four in five hours stipulated for business were lost due to interruptions, according to an analysis by PRS Legislative Research, a think tank.
Apr 18, 2018
Despite plastic ban in 25 states, 600 truckloads of polythene carry bags discarded every dayTwenty-five Indian states/Union territories now have some form of ban on polythene carry bags, but the implementation is often lax.
Apr 17, 2018
Diabetes is India's fastest growing disease: 72 million cases recorded in 2017, figure expected to nearly double by 2025India’s economic development has brought higher incomes–and a large helping of diabetes.
Apr 16, 2018
Brazilian health crusader Carlos Monteiro says cash transfers better at arresting malnutrition than subsidised rationsPropelled by the expansion and improvement in public institutions such as primary schools and health centres, Brazil made strides in reducing malnutrition. Stunting in children, which stood at 37 percent in 1974, fell to 7 percent by 2006.