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Human sleep, menstrual cycle are affected by phases of the moon, two new studies find
science

Human sleep, menstrual cycle are affected by phases of the moon, two new studies find

While this is not uncommon for other animals, the notion that human beings were also affected by the moon was a controversial theory.

Meanwhile on Instagram: Artist-photographer Kaamna Patel's travel log is a window to the world
Life

Meanwhile on Instagram: Artist-photographer Kaamna Patel's travel log is a window to the world

Kaamna Patel is a visual artist and photographer currently based in Mumbai. Her Instagram feed spans several countries and cultures.

Wealthy but not healthy: India's rich more likely to suffer hypertension, says National Family Health Survey
India

Wealthy but not healthy: India's rich more likely to suffer hypertension, says National Family Health Survey

Nearly 13 percent women and 18 percent men aged 15-49 in the highest stratum of the wealth index have hypertension (high blood pressure), according to data from the National Family Health Survey (NFHS), 2015-16 (NFHS-4). This is the first time the NFHS has included the measurement of blood pressure.

As 8 states go to polls in 2018, a look at how rural debt, distress and death continue to grow nationwide
India

As 8 states go to polls in 2018, a look at how rural debt, distress and death continue to grow nationwide

Behind rising NPAs is a story of growing crop failures – increasingly linked to climate change – and falling rural incomes.

Indoor air pollution deadlier than industrial, caused 1.24 lakh premature deaths in India in 2015, finds study
India

Indoor air pollution deadlier than industrial, caused 1.24 lakh premature deaths in India in 2015, finds study

Indoor air pollution caused 1.24 lakh premature deaths in India in 2015, more than the emissions from coal power plants or other industrial sources.

The smart city program will lead to urban transformation says Urban Development Secretary
News & Analysis

The smart city program will lead to urban transformation says Urban Development Secretary

The government has earmarked Rs 48,000 crore for the development of smart cities.

Government will use geo-spatial technology to complete its vision of 100 smart cities
News & Analysis

Government will use geo-spatial technology to complete its vision of 100 smart cities

The Centre would extensively utilise geo-spatial technology in realising its vision to build 100 smart cities across the country, Union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said today.

Finance Minister Jaitley emphasises that India needs to undergo rapid urbanisation in next 2 decades
News & Analysis

Finance Minister Jaitley emphasises that India needs to undergo rapid urbanisation in next 2 decades

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday stressed on India's need to urbanise rapidly in the next two decades in line with its present development in order to relieve the pressure on agriculture.

Firstpost Poll: Are 'urban poor' entitled milennials or victims of consumerism?
Politics

Firstpost Poll: Are 'urban poor' entitled milennials or victims of consumerism?

So what do you think about the urban poor? Are their problems worth thinking about?

Tax on EPF: Middle class should not be unhappy with Budget 2016 when it has Kanhaiya Kumar
India

Tax on EPF: Middle class should not be unhappy with Budget 2016 when it has Kanhaiya Kumar

Who wants more money in hand when the government is giving us Kanhaiya?

Netflix not for the common man? Company says it will cater to premium customers in India
News & Analysis

Netflix not for the common man? Company says it will cater to premium customers in India

The on-demand media streaming company has said that it wants to position itself as a premium service provider in India.

Parents, principals and politicians: Let’s talk about sex (ed)
Specials

Parents, principals and politicians: Let’s talk about sex (ed)

A volunteer* led a classroom lesson on the topic of sex with girls at a private school. After she finished, she opened the floor to questions. Many students raised their hands and asked about the abortion procedures they had each recently undergone. The girls had undertaken the medical procedures without parental consent and had queries.

Indians in cities fall sick more, rural and urban population rely on private doctors: NSSO survey
India

Indians in cities fall sick more, rural and urban population rely on private doctors: NSSO survey

A higher amount was spent for treatment per hospitalised case by people in the private hospitals.

Right issue, wrong cure: What Rahul Gandhi's campaign for Indian farmers is missing
Politics

Right issue, wrong cure: What Rahul Gandhi's campaign for Indian farmers is missing

The sensational suicide in Delhi and Rahul Gandhi’s well-timed aggression have made farmers’ distress a politically expedient issue.

Kalavati, Dalit dinners, and now 'jai kisan': There's nothing new about populist Rahul 2.0
Politics

Kalavati, Dalit dinners, and now 'jai kisan': There's nothing new about populist Rahul 2.0

The problem with Rahul’s strategy is that he is been there, done that before. His faux anger, speeches, train yatras, aam aadmi acts all give a sense a déjà vu.

Delinking supply for urban and rural users: Is it the beginning of power discrimination?
Economy

Delinking supply for urban and rural users: Is it the beginning of power discrimination?

Now, this delinking is a stated policy of the government, therefore it is surprising that the house did not seek a debate on Goyal's answer. What is effectively happening is that there is a division expected between an urban consumers and a rural consumer

We have miles to go in improving investments in rural infra: Jaitley
Economy

We have miles to go in improving investments in rural infra: Jaitley

Praising the efforts of National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Nabard), Jaitley said it has played key role in development of rural India which comprises of largest percentage of India's population.<br />

Modi to unveil comprehensive financial inclusion schemes on 15 Aug. Here's a sneak peek
Money

Modi to unveil comprehensive financial inclusion schemes on 15 Aug. Here's a sneak peek

Modi's new comprehensive financial inclusion programme has three major shifts from the one pursued by the previous government.

Smart cities will be more than IT; govt working on features
Real estate

Smart cities will be more than IT; govt working on features

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in Budget 2014-15 had announced developing 100 smart cities as satellite towns of larger cities and by modernising the existing mid-sized cities.<br />

India has 12.9 cr women workers, 56% self-employed: Govt
Economy

India has 12.9 cr women workers, 56% self-employed: Govt

As per the NSSO survey in 2012, while 23.9 percent women, who were graduates and above, were working in urban areas, just 2.4 percent in the same catagory were working in rural areas.<br />