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Why Merely Fixing Schools Will Not Bring Back Children To Classrooms

Why Merely Fixing Schools Will Not Bring Back Children To Classrooms

  For every child aged 8-19 years who blamed school environment for dropping out, three said family issues forced them out, according to a recent study that followed a group…

In 30 Months, 3,896 Public Servants, 41 Politicians Involved In Corruption Cases

In 30 Months, 3,896 Public Servants, 41 Politicians Involved In Corruption Cases

  As many as 1,629 cases of corruption were reported in India–in which 9,960 people were involved or 11 every day–under the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988, over two-and-half years…

Bengaluru’s Unpaid Bills Up 7706% In 4 Years; Top Official Says Things Improving

Bengaluru’s Unpaid Bills Up 7706% In 4 Years; Top Official Says Things Improving

A flyer announcing a protest to demand the completion of Bengaluru’s Hennur Road flyover, under construction for eight years now. Six months into the financial year, no more than 3.6%…

As Millions Try To Prove Citizenship In Assam, One Man’s Story Reveals Perils of Proof

As Millions Try To Prove Citizenship In Assam, One Man’s Story Reveals Perils of Proof

Moinal Molla, 32, at his lawyer’s chambers in Guwahati, Assam. He was one of nearly 90,000 people declared as an illegal immigrant over 51 years to August 2017. More than…

Solar Light Cleaner, Cheaper. Yet India Subsidises Kerosene

Solar Light Cleaner, Cheaper. Yet India Subsidises Kerosene

A woman demonstrates the use of a solar-powered lamp. Despite the health risks it poses, 43% of rural Indian households use kerosene as their primary source of lighting and kerosene…

5 States Have Half Of India’s Slums

5 States Have Half Of India’s Slums

A view of JJ Camp, a large slum in the Kali Bari Marg area of central New Delhi. Five states–Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Jharkhand, Tamil Nadu and Bihar–had 51% of India’s slum…

How Not To Use A Development Fund For Mineral-Rich Areas

How Not To Use A Development Fund For Mineral-Rich Areas

A stone mine near Samodi village in Bhilwara district, Rajasthan. The Pradhan Mantri Khanij Kshetra Kalyan Yojana empowers India’s mining districts to levy a charge on mining operations to create…