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28% Rise In Communal Incidents Under NDA, Short Of UPA High

28% Rise In Communal Incidents Under NDA, Short Of UPA High

  Mumbai: Communal violence under the National Democratic Alliance government led by the Bharatiya Janata Party increased 28% over three years to 2017–822 “incidents” were recorded that year–but it was…

Poor Lung Capacity In 8 Of 10 Delhi Children, Youth

Poor Lung Capacity In 8 Of 10 Delhi Children, Youth

  New Delhi: In New Delhi, India’s capital and its most polluted city, eight of every 10 children and youth below 20 years of age living in areas with constantly…

1 Year Left For Swachh Bharat Deadline; 54% Rural Households Defecate In Open

1 Year Left For Swachh Bharat Deadline; 54% Rural Households Defecate In Open

  New Delhi: About four (38.9%) of ten Indian households defecated in the open, according to the latest national health data gathered in 2015-16, down from 55.3% a decade before…

Indian Babies Heavier Than Ever–And That’s A Good Thing

Indian Babies Heavier Than Ever–And That’s A Good Thing

  New Delhi: Indian babies are being born heavier than ever, a sign of better-educated, richer and more aware mothers and better healthcare.   Only 18% of live births over…

8 Of Every 10 Indian Cities Breathe Toxic Air

8 Of Every 10 Indian Cities Breathe Toxic Air

  People living in eight of every 10 Indian cities breathe toxic dust particles, PM 10, at levels exceeding national safety limits, according to a recent report.   National capital…

‘Educated Dalits Are Mobilising Against Upper Caste Antagonism, Rise Of Hindutva Forces’

‘Educated Dalits Are Mobilising Against Upper Caste Antagonism, Rise Of Hindutva Forces’

Dalit activists protest at Thane railway station in Mumbai on January 3, 2018. Dalits, educated and aware, are now responding to the antagonism of dominant castes and the collateral damage…

If The BJP Calls Early Elections, Here Are The Underlying Mathematics

If The BJP Calls Early Elections, Here Are The Underlying Mathematics

  A recent article (“12 reasons why Lok Sabha elections could happen in the next 100 days”) by Rajesh Jain–the architect of the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) Mission-272 electoral campaign…