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Leading Welfare State Gets Less Funds From Delhi, Rebels

Leading Welfare State Gets Less Funds From Delhi, Rebels

Tamil Nadu - which is in an election year and runs India's most extensive welfare state - has rebelled against the devolution of financial power to the states, part of the decentralisation process put into motion by New Delhi.…

In 3 Months, Swine Flu Deaths Top Worst Annual Toll

In 3 Months, Swine Flu Deaths Top Worst Annual Toll

The H1N1 influenza, commonly known as swine flu, has claimed 1,947 lives and infected 32,663 people across India, according to official data, as on March 23, 2015.…

5 Things The J&K Budget Can Teach India

5 Things The J&K Budget Can Teach India

A former banker, editor and now full-time politician, regarded as a “renegade” by Kashmiri separatists who once believed he was one among them, has just set the tone for budget-making for Indian states in the era of Narendra Modi.…

Kerala’s New Gambit: Pay Interest On Agri Loans

Kerala’s New Gambit: Pay Interest On Agri Loans

The Kerala government is planning a unique experiment to tackle the agrarian crisis. Announcing the budget for the year 2015-16, Finance Minister K M Mani said the government will pay the entire interest payable by farmers on every loan where the farmer repays the principal on time.…

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How 46 Million Indians Are Being Slowly Poisoned

How 46 Million Indians Are Being Slowly Poisoned

Around 46 million people in India—or size of the population of Spain—are exposed everyday to contaminated water, which could lead to serious health issues such as crippling skeletal damage, kidney degeneration, cirrhosis of the liver and cardiac arrest.…

Jobs For Women: Why India Does Worse Than Somalia

Jobs For Women: Why India Does Worse Than Somalia

As Women's Day rolls in and various debates around the Indian woman unfold--such as, her role, education, freedom, responsibilities and job prospects--one thing is clear: The percentage of women in India's workforce is declining.…

Rural India’s LPG Failure Kills People, Changes Weather

Rural India’s LPG Failure Kills People, Changes Weather

Every evening on the smoky, denuded northern outskirts of Bangalore, Renuka (she uses only one name), a domestic worker in her mid 30s, picks pieces from a woodpile …

215 Million Indians Have Zero Assets

215 Million Indians Have Zero Assets

In a country where “inclusion” is the emerging political mantra, an estimated 215 million Indians–roughly equivalent to the population of Brazil and Australia combined–are largely excluded from economic progress.…

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Viznomics: A Quick Glance At Big Issues

45 Million Railway Travellers Went Ticketless In 4 Years

45 Million Railway Travellers Went Ticketless In 4 Years

The Indian Railways are expected to earn more than Rs 50,000 crore ($8 billion) over the next financial year, but ticketless travel has cost them almost Rs 2,000 crore ($300 million) over the last four years.…

Train Accidents Continue But Fewer Are Dying

Train Accidents Continue But Fewer Are Dying

When the Bangalore-City-Ernakulam Intercity Express smashed into a rock and derailed on February 13, killing 11 passengers and injuring more than 100, it was the latest of more than 400 train accidents over five years to June 2014.…

The Highs And Lows Of India’s Mango

The Highs And Lows Of India’s Mango

With the lifting of the ban by European Union on mango imports from India, shipments are expected to see a jump of 40-50% over the next financial year, according to Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh.…

India’s Growth Rate To Overtake China in 2016: IMF

India’s Growth Rate To Overtake China in 2016: IMF

India is expected to grow at 6.5% in 2016 ahead of China, which is likely to grow at only 6.3%, according to a recent report released by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The IMF has raised the growth projections for the global economy from 3.5% in 2015 to 3.7% in 2016 due to lower oil prices.…