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India’s Fastest Growing Crime: Kidnapping Of Women & Girls

India’s Fastest Growing Crime: Kidnapping Of Women & Girls

  Highlights * Crimes against women registered a 69% decadal jump * Total number of crimes fell 3% from 2011 to 2012, but rose 9% from 2002 to 2012 *…

The Price For Insecurity: Record $18 Billion Of Foreign Tourist Earnings

  Highlights * Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEE) from tourism hit a record high of Rs 94,487 crore in 2012, up Rs 16,896 crore from previous year * FEE over five…

How India’s Poorest Take Loans But Donate Liberally

  Highlights * About 2.3% of outflows of the country’s poor people went towards donations & gifts * Water & electricity constitute 1.4% of total outflow, while education constitutes 2.3%…

How India’s Airport Body Earns 20% Of Revenues For Doing Nothing

   Highlights * AAI earned Rs 4,749 cr over the last 5 years from its share in Delhi and Mumbai airports * Airport Body earned Rs 2,669 cr from Delhi…

Are Micro Lending Institutions Back In Business?

Are India’s microfinance institutions (MFIs) on a comeback trail? Data suggests the industry is recovering from the 2010 crisis triggered by a tough law that nearly banned the industry in…

Not Everyone Wants Guaranteed Wages

   Highlights * MGNREGA has cost the taxpayer Rs 227,700 cr from its inception in 2005-06 & about 48 million households have been provided employment * Only 30% of the…

No Investment, No Growth. Simple.

India’s Prime Minister Manmohan Singh this week released a Report To The People on the achievements of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) in the nine years that it’s been in…