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64% Rise In Terror Incidents in J&K Over 2 Years, As BJP-PDP Alliance Splinters

64% Rise In Terror Incidents in J&K Over 2 Years, As BJP-PDP Alliance Splinters

  Mumbai: There was a 64% rise in terror incidents in Jammu and Kashmir over three years to 2017, providing some perspective to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) decision to…

Railways Mull Rs 6,250 Cr Replacement To Flawed Bio-Toilets–After Spending Rs 1,620 Cr

Railways Mull Rs 6,250 Cr Replacement To Flawed Bio-Toilets–After Spending Rs 1,620 Cr

  Mumbai: Having spent nearly Rs 1,370 crore on 136,985 railway bio-toilets–criticised for being “no better than septic tanks”–and after earmarking Rs 250 crore to install bio-toilets on remaining trains…

Smaller Indian Cities Better At Managing Waste Than Larger Ones

Smaller Indian Cities Better At Managing Waste Than Larger Ones

  New Delhi: Some of India’s smallest cities, such as Vengurla and Panchgani in Maharashtra, and mid-level cities, such as Alappuzha and Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala, are more efficient in managing…

Toxic Air Is Now A Year-Round Problem For Delhi

Toxic Air Is Now A Year-Round Problem For Delhi

  Mumbai: Delhi’s toxic air is no longer limited to winters.   While Delhi is experiencing high levels of air pollution largely caused by a dust storm hitting western India,…

India 60 Tankers Short Of Blood In 2016-17, As Shortage Increases

India 60 Tankers Short Of Blood In 2016-17, As Shortage Increases

  Mumbai: India fell short of 1.9 million units of blood in 2016-17–equivalent to 60 tankers–that could have aided more than 320,000 heart surgeries or 49,000 organ transplants, according to…

Ragging Incidents Up 75% In 1 Year, Over 3,000 Complaints In 5 Years

Ragging Incidents Up 75% In 1 Year, Over 3,000 Complaints In 5 Years

  Mumbai: The University Grants Commission (UGC) received 3,022 complaints of student ragging over the last five years, between 2013 and 2017, according to official data presented in the Lok…

Upper-Caste Hindus Fear The Police The Least, Sikhs The Most

Upper-Caste Hindus Fear The Police The Least, Sikhs The Most

  New Delhi: Upper-caste Hindus fear the police the least, are most likely to have a favorable opinion of them and are least likely to be contacted by them, according…

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