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10 Years: 1,303 Death Sentences, 3 Executions

10 Years: 1,303 Death Sentences, 3 Executions

A death sentence--such as the one handed to YakubMemon, lone convict of the 1993 Mumbai serial bombings--is common in India, with 1,311 capital-punishment verdicts between 2004 and 2013, according to this National Crime Record Bureau’s (NCRB) Prison Statistics report.…

80% Assurances Made To Parliament Pending

80% Assurances Made To Parliament Pending

It's not just promises made to citizens, the Centre has failed to implement assurances made to the Parliament as well, according to data compiled by Factly.in, a data-journalism portal.…

Shut Out: India’s Poor, Urban Children—Part II

Shut Out: India’s Poor, Urban Children—Part II

Urban India has 0.2 million elementary schools, against 1.2 million in rural areas; urban schools serving the poor are more crowded than rural schools and their learning outcomes as dismal.…

Shut Out: India’s Poor, Urban Children—Part I

Shut Out: India’s Poor, Urban Children—Part I

A child from a poor, urban family is 40% more likely to die than a richer child in India's towns and cities.…

Prime Time: India's Grand Challenges

Why Malnutrition Remains A Challenge For India

Why Malnutrition Remains A Challenge For India

India has reduced malnutrition, but it is 27% worse than Brazil, 26% worse than China and 21% worse than South Africa.…

6 Hurdles To Building 44,000 Homes A Day

6 Hurdles To Building 44,000 Homes A Day

Less than seven years are left for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ambitious Housing for All scheme aimed at providing a home to all the urban poor by 2022.…

India: Make-Or-Break Player For Climate Change

India: Make-Or-Break Player For Climate Change

Earlier this month, the U.N.’s climate chief Christina Figueres told the media that an Indian pledge to voluntarily cut carbon emissions is “critically important” to any meaningful agreement at a crucial UN climate summit in Paris in December.…

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.…

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Modi's Message: India's States Reply

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…

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.…

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