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Anger In Coal-Rich Orissa District Reflects India’s Flawed Mining Policies

Anger In Coal-Rich Orissa District Reflects India’s Flawed Mining Policies

(On a rainy September day, locals living atop some of India’s richest coal seams in central Odisha make their way to a public hearing about a coal mine planned on…

Floods Grab Headlines But India’s Deadliest, Most Unknown Killer Is Lightning

Floods Grab Headlines But India’s Deadliest, Most Unknown Killer Is Lightning

  The devastating floods in Jammu and Kashmir, the worst in the state in 60 years, caused due to heavy rains, have already claimed 175 lives. Over the last 11 years…

Why India’s Children Have A Healthy Future

Why India’s Children Have A Healthy Future

  Is India winning the battle against malnutrition?   A comprehensive answer, for several reasons, would be yes. First, there is a downstream impact of economic growth and reduction in…

India’s 240 Million Child Brides, A Third Of Globe

India’s 240 Million Child Brides, A Third Of Globe

A  recent United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)report said 720 million women around the world, alive today, were married before 18 years compared to 156 million men. One-third of these are…

India’s States See 10-Fold Jump In Grants ToRs 259,000 Crore On Modi Devolution Promise

    The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had promised in its 2014 Election Manifesto that it would work on a model wherein development would be “driven by the states”.  …

Food Security Act Good Move But Yields Low: Global Agri Body

  The National Food Security Act, passed by the UPA Government which was in power from 2004 to 2014 is being seen as a positive step towards food security in…

BRICS Upon BRICS: Now A $100 Billion Bank

   Brazil has been a destination and centre of attraction in recent days, not just for organising the FIFA World Cup 2014 but also for hosting the second cycle of…