On The Gangetic Plain, 600 Million Indians Feel Effects Of Air Pollution And Changing Climate

Varanasi: It’s 6.30 pm in the northern Indian city of Varanasi on a cool January evening. Darkness is yet to fall but visibility already has. The cars on its teeming streets are hard to see from jus...

‘India Needs Banks In Underserved Areas, Not Aadhaar, To Deliver Direct Benefit Transfers’

Mumbai: With less than a couple of months for the 2019 general elections, political parties have called for welfare schemes and programmes that will guarantee the development of disadvantaged socio-ec...

The Story Of Trainee First Officer Garima Sheoran, And The Rise Of India’s Women

Mumbai: In 2016, when 17-year-old Garima Sheoran was admitted to the highly-competitive Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Akademi (IGRUA), India’s national flying school at Fursatganj Airfield in Uttar P...

Indian Girls Have Dreams But Face Backlash, Lack Opportunities

New Delhi: “Don’t play kabaddi anymore. It is not a good sport and it looks bad for our khandaan [family’s honour],” Farheen Chaudhari, 19, was admonished by her 21-year-old brother. For four ...

UPA-II Faced Most Disruptions In Lok Sabha, Lost 1/3rd Of Work Hours. Current NDA Fared Slightly Better

Mumbai: The most number of disruptions in the Lok Sabha (lower house) in the history of India’s parliament occurred during the second term of the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA). In t...

Gurugram Most Polluted City In The World, South Asia Most Polluted Region: New Report

Mumbai: Indian cities dominate a new ranking of the world’s most polluted cities in 2018, claiming 15 of the top 20 spots, according to a new report released today by the NGO Greenpeace and IQ AirVi...

New Formula Could Double National Minimum Wage To Rs 375/Day, But Implementation Is Key

Mumbai: Millions of informal workers across India may see their minimum wage entitlement more than double from Rs 176 per day at present to Rs 375 per day or Rs 9,750 per month, if the government acce...

‘Sahab, Kuch Kaam Milega Kya?’ Demonetisation, GST Effects Continue, Deepen Indore’s Jobs Crisis

Indore: It was a regular day here in India’s cleanest city, the largest in Madhya Pradesh and the state’s commercial capital: While the middle-class rushed to work, a crowd of daily-wage workers, ...

This Disease Is The 2nd Highest Killer Of Indians, Yet Doctors Or Patients Do Not Know Enough About It

Pune: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) was the second highest cause of death in India after heart disease in 2017, killing 1 million (958,000) Indians that year, according to University of...

As Supreme Court Stays Eviction Of 9.5 Million Forest Dwellers, Here’s How States Illegally Rejected Land Claims

Chittorgarh (Rajasthan): Breaking the law isn’t something one is usually proud of. But for Devi Lal, a resident of a forest village in southern Rajasthan, a court summons for encroaching on forest l...