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2016 Most Poetic Year In Lok Sabha History

2016 Most Poetic Year In Lok Sabha History

Between February and May, 2016, MPs recited 43 poems in parliament’s lower house, more than in 2014 and 2015 combined, beating the previous record of 42 in 2013.…

Despite Sporting Glory, Indian Women Struggle To Rise

Despite Sporting Glory, Indian Women Struggle To Rise

Women saved the day for India at Rio, and their growing presence was reflected in the 54 female Indian athletes–the largest number ever–at the 31st Olympiad. While those rising numbers indicate the progress made by Indian sportswomen in particular, and Indian women in general, a quick look at five key parameters reveals that India’s women are routinely denied opportunities at education, work and even being born.…

Banks Race To Targets, Rural Women’s Groups To Defaults

Banks Race To Targets, Rural Women’s Groups To Defaults

Nirmala Devaki, a landless farmer from Dastikoppa village in Karnataka’s northwestern Dharwad district, had borrowed Rs 10,000 from her self-help group for her cousin’s marriage…

77 Million Women Added To Banking System In 1 Year

77 Million Women Added To Banking System In 1 Year

As many as 358 million Indian women (61%) have bank accounts, up from 281 million (48%) in 2014, the biggest jump for “banked” women among eight South Asian and African countries surveyed by Intermedia, a global consultancy.…

India's Great Challenge: Health & Sanitation

How Incurable Japanese Encephalitis Threatens Emerging India

How Incurable Japanese Encephalitis Threatens Emerging India

Over four years, from 2011-12 to 2015-16, cases of Japanese encephalitis–so called because it was first reported in Japan in 1871–rose 210%, and the death toll 181%.…

Private Hospitals Treat Twice As Many TB Cases As Govt

Private Hospitals Treat Twice As Many TB Cases As Govt

Ground zero of the global battle against one of humankind’s deadliest diseases, India could have between two and three times more tuberculosis cases than currently assumed, said a new paper.…

In Rural India, Less To Eat Than 40 Years Ago

In Rural India, Less To Eat Than 40 Years Ago

As India’s 70th year of Independence begins, widespread progress is evident, but in rural India, where 833 million Indians (70%) live, people are consuming fewer nutrients than are required to stay healthy, according to a new survey.…

321 Medical Stores For Poor In 8 Years. Govt Promises 3,000 In 8 Months

321 Medical Stores For Poor In 8 Years. Govt Promises 3,000 In 8 Months

The government promised parliament it would open 3,000 medical stores for the poor in the next seven months, but no more than a tenth of that number have opened over the last eight years, according to our analysis of government data.…

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Making Sense of Breaking News

Private Hospitals Treat Twice As Many TB Cases As Govt

Private Hospitals Treat Twice As Many TB Cases As Govt

Ground zero of the global battle against one of humankind’s deadliest diseases, India could have between two and three times more tuberculosis cases than currently assumed, said a new paper.…

Only 1 Of 27 Indian Sports Bodies Has Athlete As President

Only 1 Of 27 Indian Sports Bodies Has Athlete As President

Indian marathon runner O P Jaisha said she fainted at the Rio Olympics on a hot, humid day because no Indian sports official provided her with water or glucose water, a reminder that sports federations in India are often ignorant of sporting requirements. Much has been written about Indian sports associations managed by politicians instead of athletes. Now, there is clear data on the details.…

92% Of Villages ‘Electrified’ Have Houses Without Power

92% Of Villages ‘Electrified’ Have Houses Without Power

As many as 78% of the 18,452 inhabitable villages the government set out to provide with power have been ‘electrified’. However, 92% of the 10,072 newly electrified villages include homes which do not have electricity.…

As Cases Double In India’s Green Court, It Pares Delays

As Cases Double In India’s Green Court, It Pares Delays

Within 120 days of first hearing the case, a final verdict on the alleged destruction of a part of the Yamuna's floodplains for a spiritual festival is due on September 28, 2016, an indication of the speed at which India's National Green Tribunal (NGT) is hearing and passing judgement.…

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