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Delhi Is India’s Most Dangerous Metropolis, Had Highest Incidence Of Murder, Rape, Abduction In 2016

Delhi Is India’s Most Dangerous Metropolis, Had Highest Incidence Of Murder, Rape, Abduction In 2016

  Delhi had the highest incidence of murder, rape and abduction among 19 cities with populations more than 2 million, national crime data for the year 2016, released on November…

India’s Growing Affluence Does Not Promise Its Women More Rights, Safety

India’s Growing Affluence Does Not Promise Its Women More Rights, Safety

  A nation’s economic well-being does not necessarily ensure gender parity or safety for women, a new index has concluded. And India is an example of this disparity, the data…

While Militancy Made Headlines, Drug Addiction Quietly Spiked In Kashmir

While Militancy Made Headlines, Drug Addiction Quietly Spiked In Kashmir

  Srinagar: Drug addiction is a bigger challenge than militancy in Jammu & Kashmir today, the state’s director general of police, Shesh Paul Vaid, told a news agency on November…

Women In India’s Small States Least Vulnerable: New Index

Women In India’s Small States Least Vulnerable: New Index

  Small states occupied six of the top 10 positions on a new gender vulnerability index (GVI) that ranked states by women’s status on education, health, poverty and protection from…

Bihar’s Poorest Women Are Changing Their Lives, With A Little Help

Bihar’s Poorest Women Are Changing Their Lives, With A Little Help

The illiterate widow of a rickshaw puller, musahar–traditional rat-catchers, considered low caste even among Dalits–Amola Devi last year managed financial transactions of Rs 1 crore. The key to her transformation…

In The Kuwaiti Desert, Where Goats Are King And Many Indian Men Subjects

In The Kuwaiti Desert, Where Goats Are King And Many Indian Men Subjects

Mirajuddin Ansar from Uttar Pradesh, paid around Rs 80,000 for a domestic-worker visa to Kuwait and ended up shepherding. In mid-October 2017, Migrants-Rights.org (MR) travelled to the desert town of…

$6.5bn Afforestation Fund Has Pitted Forest Depts Against Tribals, Again

$6.5bn Afforestation Fund Has Pitted Forest Depts Against Tribals, Again

Forest land fenced off for compensatory afforestation in Kandhamal district, Odisha. On pretext of afforestation, state forest departments are forcing plantations on forest lands claimed by tribal communities. Odisha, Jharkhand,…