People walk through a road illuminated by street lights in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh. The government’s Street Lighting National Programme aims to replace 35 million conventional street lights with LED bulbs to save 9,000 million units annually. The government is planning to replace almost 6% of conventional street lights nationwide by installing two million power-saving … Continued
Police officials present before press three accused arrested in connection with the theft of idols from a Jain temple, in Gurgaon, Haryana, on January 19, 2016. As many as 69,427 more repeat offenders were arrested in 2015 than in 2012, among more than 3.6 million arrested under the Indian Penal Code, an increase of 11% … Continued
Foreign tourists take pictures outside the historic Red Fort in the old quarters of Delhi. As many as 1,367 foreigners were arrested in 2015 under the Foreigners Act, 1946, which is meant to prevent illegal entry and stay in India. The number of foreigners overstaying or illegally entering India rose 84% in 2015 over … Continued
Army personnel give a gun salute to Havildar Ashok Kumar Singh, who was among the 18 soldiers killed in the terrorist attack on an army camp in North Kashmir’s Uri area, during his funeral in Bhojpur district, Bihar. The army’s combat death toll in Jammu and Kashmir is 64 this year (until September 18), the … Continued ...
One in every three corruption-related cases against officials of the central government since 2006, investigated by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) with trial complete, resulted in the acquittal of officials, according to this report by data journalism site Factly, based on data released to the Lok Sabha (lower house of parliament) in August … Continued
Women inmates watch visitors from their cell in a prison in Kolkata. The percentage of female inmates in Indian prisons has remained steady over a 30-year timeframe: 4% of total inmates, the same as in 1985. As many as 17,681 women were in prisons at the end of 2014, according to data from the … Continued
A view of the Krishna Raja Sagara Dam built on the Cauvery. Bengaluru consumes 50% of Cauvery water reserved for domestic use in Karnataka. As much as 49% of this water supplied is what is called “non-revenue water” or “unaccounted for water”, i.e. water lost in distribution. As Karnataka continues its legal battle over … Continued
As many as 1,702 prisoners died in jails nationwide in 2014, according to this reply by the ministry of home affairs to the Lok Sabha (Parliament’s lower house) in August 2016. While 1,507 (89%) died of natural causes, 195 (11%) died of unnatural causes, such as “suicide, execution, murder by inmates, deaths due … Continued ...
Police baton-charge farmers protesting the release of Cauvery river water to Tamil Nadu as they try to enter Krishnarajasagara dam in Mandya on September 9, 2016. Both states are short of water–with a “normal” monsoon masking local rainfall deficits–and the data indicate there is no option but to share the Cauvery’s water. Tamil Nadu … Continued
India will not have universal upper secondary education (covering the age group 14-17 years and 9th to 12th standard) till 2085, over half a century late, according to the Global Education Monitoring Report 2016 by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). This has to be viewed against the recent improvements in … Continued