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Why Education Does Not Interest Child Workers

Why Education Does Not Interest Child Workers

8,044 children (aged five to 17) are estimated to be working in the garment industry in eight wards of the National Capital Territory of Delhi.…

Facts Belie Minister’s Immunisation Prediction

Facts Belie Minister’s Immunisation Prediction

Health Minister J P Nadda sparked scepticism when he declared on June 30 that India would reach the universal immunisation target, or 95% of all children, by the end of 2016.…

Delhi Voters Get Rs 253 Crore For Self Rule

Delhi Voters Get Rs 253 Crore For Self Rule

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal (left) and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia at a budget consultation meeting with industry and trade bodies on June 3, 2015…

#SelfieWithDaughter: Can India Save 23 Million Girls?

#SelfieWithDaughter: Can India Save 23 Million Girls?

India’s child sex-ratio (below six years) is now the worst in 70 years, possibly the worst ever. The latest decline was from 927 (girls per 1,000 boys) in 2001 to 918 in 2011.…

Prime Time: India's Grand Challenges

Stopping India’s #1 Killer Is Up to Indians

Stopping India’s #1 Killer Is Up to Indians

One evening after dinner in 1991, Satish Karekar, then 42, a Mumbai businessman, experienced a dull pain and heaviness in the chest and lightness in the head. When the feeling persisted well into the night, his doctor brother whisked him off to hospital.…

Diabetes: The Epidemic That Indians Created

Diabetes: The Epidemic That Indians Created

Meerut’s Sharad Tripathi developed diabetes five years ago, at 33, “no thanks to the stressful life of a sales person that involves a lot of travel, eating out and irregular meal times, and leaves no time for exercise”.…

Stealthily, Smoke Kills 1 in 8 Indians

Stealthily, Smoke Kills 1 in 8 Indians

Breathing doesn’t come easy to Asgar Ali Siddique, 45, a Mumbai resident, especially if he walks fast or climbs stairs—all because at the age of 15, he and his friends started to experiment with smoking.…

How Cancer Has India In Its Grip

How Cancer Has India In Its Grip

Amit Vaidya, 37, a PhD in economics, savours each day, as only a two-time cancer survivor can.…

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Modi's Message: India's States Reply

Agricultural Income Rises, Andhra Plans Industrial Future

Agricultural Income Rises, Andhra Plans Industrial Future

Agriculture’s share in the gross domestic product (GDP) of truncated Andhra Pradesh is growing—unlike the decline India is witnessing—but the state plans an industrial future for itself.…

In Election Year, Bihar Faces Financial Shock

In Election Year, Bihar Faces Financial Shock

Bihar, India'sthird-most-populous state and one of its poorest, faces financial shock in an election year--with a 42% decline in aid from Delhi and a doubling of debt.…

How Will—Unprepared—States Handle A $29-Billion Budget Bonanza?

How Will—Unprepared—States Handle A $29-Billion Budget Bonanza?

Last week the NitiAyog’s sub-group of Chief Ministers helda crucial meeting to discuss the future of Centrally Sponsored Schemes (CSS) in India. CSS, a key instrument through which social-sector priorities are financed, have been at the center of much public debate over the last month.…

Rajasthan Creates Surplus Budget—By Not Spending Money

Rajasthan Creates Surplus Budget—By Not Spending Money

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led government in Rajasthan—like its counterparts in Tamil Nadu, Delhi and Jammu & Kashmir—is preparing for a slowdown in fund flows from the central government.…

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