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Impersonation, Identity Theft Most Common Cyber Crimes Reported In Bengaluru

Impersonation, Identity Theft Most Common Cyber Crimes Reported In Bengaluru

Bengaluru reports the most cyber crime in India--1,041 complaints were filed in 2015, 8.9% of all filed in the country. Impersonation and identity theft are the most common types of cyber crime reported, crime data from 95 #Bengaluru police stations accessed through RTI filings reveals.…

Thousands Lose Jobs, Wages As Restive Kashmir’s Tourism Economy Dwindles

Thousands Lose Jobs, Wages As Restive Kashmir’s Tourism Economy Dwindles

Jobs have been lost and income cuts imposed on thousands who depend on tourism in the restive Kashmir Valley. Until July 2016, when militant leader Burhan Wani’s death set off a spiral of violence, nearly 1.3 million tourists had poured into Kashmir over the year.…

Cruelty In Marriage, Molestation Most Common Crimes Against Women In Bengaluru

Cruelty In Marriage, Molestation Most Common Crimes Against Women In Bengaluru

More than 70% of crimes against women reported in Bengaluru in 2015 consisted of two types of cases: cruelty by the husband or the in-laws, and molestation. More than eight complaints of crime against women were lodged every day on average in 2015.…

Older, Prosperous Bengaluru Registers More Crime

Older, Prosperous Bengaluru Registers More Crime

While older, more prosperous Bengaluru localities witnessed the most crime in 2015, a third of the city reported no crime through the year. Nearly 34% more crime was reported during the day, including more rapes and crimes against children, according to our analysis of police data for 2015, accessed through right-to-information requests.…

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India's Great Challenge: Health & Sanitation

India To Become 2-4◦ C Warmer, But Heat Deaths Are Preventable

India To Become 2-4◦ C Warmer, But Heat Deaths Are Preventable

India’s recent temperature statistics and heatwave mortalities would show US President Donald Trump that global warming is for real, and not as he thinks, a hoax nor a money-making industry nor a concept created by and for the Chinese in order to make US manufacturing non-competitive.…

Caring Like A Kangaroo: India Can Cut Neonatal Death Toll, World’s Highest

Caring Like A Kangaroo: India Can Cut Neonatal Death Toll, World’s Highest

If more Indian mothers can be persuaded to care for their babies like kangaroo mothers do, many of the 750,000 babies younger than four weeks who die every years--the world’s highest such death toll--can be saved.…

Shame, Taboo Resulting In Unhygienic Menstrual Practices Across Much of India

Shame, Taboo Resulting In Unhygienic Menstrual Practices Across Much of India

A widespread culture of silence and shame around menstruation has resulted in low levels of awareness about menstrual hygiene: Only in seven states or union territories did 90% or more women (15-24) use hygienic methods of menstrual protection in 2015-16, according to the latest national health data.…

‘Sanitation Workers Clean Our Cities, But They Are Denied Even Minimum Wage’

‘Sanitation Workers Clean Our Cities, But They Are Denied Even Minimum Wage’

They sweep your streets, clean your sewers, but they are denied vacations, rest days, healthcare or even water to wash. After a decade-long legal battle, the Supreme Court in April 2017 ruled that permanent jobs be given to 2,700 contract workers of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, India’s richest municipal corporation.…

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IndiaSpend Interviews

‘If India Was Serious About TB, We Would Not Have Such A Staggering Disease Burden’

‘If India Was Serious About TB, We Would Not Have Such A Staggering Disease Burden’

“India has under-invested in TB control for several decades,” Madhukar Pai, Canada Research Chair in Epidemiology and Global Health at McGill University, Montreal, and the Associate Director of the McGill International TB Centre, told IndiaSpend in an email interview. We spoke to Pai on why India still has a large TB burden, and how it could eliminate the TB epidemic. …

India To Become 2-4◦ C Warmer, But Heat Deaths Are Preventable

India To Become 2-4◦ C Warmer, But Heat Deaths Are Preventable

India’s recent temperature statistics and heatwave mortalities would show US President Donald Trump that global warming is for real, and not as he thinks, a hoax nor a money-making industry nor a concept created by and for the Chinese in order to make US manufacturing non-competitive.…

Caring Like A Kangaroo: India Can Cut Neonatal Death Toll, World’s Highest

Caring Like A Kangaroo: India Can Cut Neonatal Death Toll, World’s Highest

If more Indian mothers can be persuaded to care for their babies like kangaroo mothers do, many of the 750,000 babies younger than four weeks who die every years--the world’s highest such death toll--can be saved.…

‘Sanitation Workers Clean Our Cities, But They Are Denied Even Minimum Wage’

‘Sanitation Workers Clean Our Cities, But They Are Denied Even Minimum Wage’

They sweep your streets, clean your sewers, but they are denied vacations, rest days, healthcare or even water to wash. After a decade-long legal battle, the Supreme Court in April 2017 ruled that permanent jobs be given to 2,700 contract workers of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, India’s richest municipal corporation.…