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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…

The Statistical Guide To India, A Flawed Democracy

“The government you elect is government you deserve,” said Thomas Jefferson. Put another way, democracy is a form of government where the people are all powerful. They choose their rulers…

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%…

Minorities Ministry’s Budget Sees 23-Fold Jump In 7 Years But Little To Show

India’s Vice President Hamid Ansari speaking in Mumbai recently said ‘The Muslim segment of India’s population has lagged behind, is educationally backward and because of it cannot avail all the…

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…

Can A Drought Kill Your Political Chances?

    Highlights: * Andhra Pradesh & Karnataka, both drought affected states voted against the respective ruling parties in elections following droughts * Drought does not seem to be affecting…