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How India’s Judiciary Is Collapsing Under Its Own Weight

Highlights *Over 30 million cases pending at various levels of judiciary across the country * Lower levels of judiciary have around 27 million pending cases; over 4 million cases are…

The Rights Regime: Why the Food Security Bill?

  Govindraj Ethiraj, Editor, IndiaSpend in conversation with Dr. Surjit Bhalla, Chairman, Oxus Investments on the Food Security Bill, various subsidies, the Public Distribution System, funds allocated, unaddressed leakages, importance…

Will The Food Subsidy Bill Deliver: A Primer With Biraj Patnaik

Will India’s Food Security Bill Deliver ? The question has brought forth many harsh and polarised opinions. Many have attacked it for the potential financial damage it could cause. It’s…

India: Where A Woman Is Killed Every Hour For Dowry

  Highlights *India has lost, on an average, 9,000 women every year or 1 woman every hour due to dowry deaths between 2005-2012 *There was a 23% decadal increase in…

5 Reasons To Be India +Ve

  Highlights *Inflation is relatively tame; credit growth is stable *Foreign trade figures are turning encouraging; FDI inflows improve *Ample rainfall augurs good   agricultural harvest   The most obvious…

How A Third of India’s Judiciary Just Does Not Exist

Highlights *India has only 18,000 judges at the subordinate level, which comes up to about 13 judges per million *Over 4.3 million cases are pending in various High Courts across…

How India’s Construction Workers Get Gypped Of Their Due

Highlights *45 million construction workers form the country’s third largest employee base and fall in the unorganised or informal sector *Only 23% construction workers are registered with welfare boards across…