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3 Reasons Bengaluru Textile Workers Rioted

3 Reasons Bengaluru Textile Workers Rioted

Policemen stand next to a damaged vehicle after a protest by garment workers in Bengaluru on Tuesday.   Bengaluru’s garment workers–about half a million of them, mostly women–have no pensions,…

Heat-Wave Death Toll Up 3 Times Over 23 Years

Heat-Wave Death Toll Up 3 Times Over 23 Years

  Heat-wave deaths in India have increased 296%, or three times, over the last 23 years with more than 150 already dead this year.   Summer heat killed 612 in…

Will You Pay Rs 2,600 To Travel On Mum-Ahd Bullet Train?

Will You Pay Rs 2,600 To Travel On Mum-Ahd Bullet Train?

The Ahmedabad Duronto Express, currently the fastest train between Mumbai and Ahmedabad, takes six hours and fifteen minutes to cover the distance.   A proposed bullet train between Mumbai and…

On Ambedkar’s Birthday, For Dalit Women, A Step Ahead, A Step Back

On Ambedkar’s Birthday, For Dalit Women, A Step Ahead, A Step Back

  The literacy rate among Dalit women has increased by 14.6 percentage points–which is more than the increase for women in the general population (10 percentage points)–from 2001 to 2011,…

India-Pakistan Ceasefire Violations Peaked In 2015

India-Pakistan Ceasefire Violations Peaked In 2015

  Ceasefire violations along the India-Pakistan border in Jammu and Kashmir peaked in 2015, according to data available from 2009 on South Asian Terrorism Portal, a South Asian terrorism database,…