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Hindi Added 100Mn Speakers In A Decade; Kashmiri 2nd Fast Growing Language

Hindi Added 100Mn Speakers In A Decade; Kashmiri 2nd Fast Growing Language

  Mumbai: Hindi was the fastest growing language in India at 25.19% adding close to a 100 million speakers between 2001-2011.   Kashmiri (22.97%), Gujarat (20.4%), Manipuri  (20.07%), and Bengali…

How India Became The World’s Most Dangerous Country For Women

How India Became The World’s Most Dangerous Country For Women

  Mumbai: India is perceived as having the worst record for sexual violence, harassment from cultural and traditional practices and human trafficking, meaning it is now considered the least safe…

India Proposes To Regulate Stem Cells As Drugs; To Require Clinical Trials, Licenses

India Proposes To Regulate Stem Cells As Drugs; To Require Clinical Trials, Licenses

  Chandigarh: New rules proposed by India’s health ministry promise to put an end to shady medical practitioners promising stem cell-based miracle cures to desperate patients, who have so far…

Bengaluru, Delhi, Chennai And Hyderabad Among 21 Cities To Run Out Of Groundwater By 2020

Bengaluru, Delhi, Chennai And Hyderabad Among  21 Cities To Run Out Of Groundwater By 2020

  New Delhi: India face the worst water crisis in its history, and 21 Indian cities will run out of groundwater by 2020, a new report from the NITI Aayog–a…

As Indian Women Leave Jobs, Single Women Keep Working. Here’s Why

As Indian Women Leave Jobs, Single Women Keep Working. Here’s Why

  New Delhi: For as long as she can remember, Kolkata-based Ruchhita Kazaria, 36 and never married, has known she would have to get a job. Two of her elder…

India Remains World’s Top Recipient of Remittances From Its Diaspora

India Remains World’s Top Recipient of Remittances From Its Diaspora

  Mumbai: India continued to be the world’s top recipient of remittance from its diaspora, gathering $69 billion in 2017–nearly 1.5 times India’s defence budget for 2018-19–an increase of 9.5%…

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…