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Fact Check: Are There More Muslim Undertrials In Indian Jails?

  India’s Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde recently addressed a letter to the Chief Ministers of different states, urging them not to wrongfully detain ‘Muslim’ youth in cases. He…

Slumdog Millionaires: Life Is Tougher But Better Than The Rest

  Highlights * There has been a 25% increase in slum population since 2001 while the average household size has declined in the last decade * Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh…

A 30-Day Shutdown In India = 31% Reduction In Fiscal Deficit!

  India’s latest monthly finances statement doesn’t look pretty. Fiscal deficit for the first 5 months of the current financial year is already at 75% of the total budgeted amount.…

A Statistical Profile Of India’s ‘Dehati’ Woman

Highlights *Overall sex ratio (number of women per 1,000 men) improved only marginally in rural areas from 946 to 947 between 2001- 2011 * Female literacy rate increased in rural…

Fact Check: Did The NDA Government Really Quadruple Forex Reserves?

Piyush Goyal, Rajya Sabha MP and national treasurer of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), claimed on the social media website  Twitter(@PiyushGoyalBJP), that the BJP-led NDA Government had “quadrupled forex reserves and…

We Never Saw Partnerships, We Just Saw Public-Private contracting in Infrastructure: Nasser Munjee

Nasser Munjee, Chairman, DCB Bank, feels that India has a phenomenal opportunity and if it had the right policies, it would be growing at 8% instead of 4%.   Munjee…

New Breed Of Infrastructure Entrepreneurs Will Rise: Vinayak Chatterjee

Vinayak Chatterjee, Chairman, Feedback Infra, feels strongly that the second phase of Indian infrastructure building will start in the next couple of years with long-term stable investors.   Chatterjee spoke…