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2,736 Stone-Pelting Incidents in J&K Over Year To March 2017

2,736 Stone-Pelting Incidents in J&K Over Year To March 2017

As many as 2,736 stone-pelting incidents were reported over a year ending March 2017, according to this reply to the Lok Sabha (lower house of Parliament) on April 11, 2017,…

India’s Decadal Population Growth 17.64% Compared To Pakistan’s 24.78%

India’s Decadal Population Growth 17.64% Compared To Pakistan’s 24.78%

India’s decadal (2001-2011) population growth was 17.64%, lower compared to Pakistan (24.78%) but higher than China (5.43%), according to Census 2011 data.   Source: census.gov.in Census Notes: For China, USA,…

No Drought In India–Yet–But Rains Stay Away

No Drought In India–Yet–But Rains Stay Away

  While India witnessed a 30% deficit in rainfall last week (September 10-16), there has been a 16% deficit in rainfall across India over the entire monsoon season.   With…

Heaviest. Strongest. And Awaiting An Astronaut

Heaviest. Strongest. And Awaiting An Astronaut

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Dreaming Of An NRI Partner? Beware.

Dreaming Of An NRI Partner? Beware.

  Marriages may be made in heaven, but for a lot of Indians looking for the ideal NRI (non-resident Indian) partner, their weddings turn out to be a farce. We…

Railways hog 35% of govt salary bill

Railways hog 35% of govt salary bill

  The Indian government spent Rs 108,071 crore ($17.4 billion) on salaries for its 3 million civilian employees in 2012-13, an increase of 13% from the previous year, according to…

India fights good—and—successful fight against AIDS

India fights good—and—successful fight against AIDS

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