Accident-Prone MiG-21s Are Flying Past Their Retirement Age

Mumbai: The MiG-21 Bison that Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman was flying when he was downed by a Pakistan Air Force F-16 was well past its retirement age, and kept alive with repeated upgrades and...

How Family Planning Can Boost India’s Per Capita GDP 13% By 2031

New Delhi: India’s per capita gross domestic product (GDP) can rise an additional 13% by 2031 if family planning policies are actively prioritised, according to a new study. This can also preve...

Not Just New Highways, Delhi Needs Bus-Rapid Transit, Cycle And Walking Paths To Curb Traffic, Pollution

Boston: Delhi has laid the foundation stone for at least two new road projects in the last month--the 170-km-long Saharanpur National Highway Corridor and 27.6-km-long Northern Peripheral Road or Dwar...

Rs 1.2 Lakh Crore Cost Overruns–Worth 72 Rafale Jets–In Large Irrigation Projects

Bengaluru: In the decade to 2017, when India was hit by five droughts, only a quarter of centrally funded major to medium irrigation schemes, covering area more than 2,000 hectares of land, were compl...

‘Reforms Of India’s Inheritance Laws Inadvertently Increased Female Foeticide And Deaths In Infancy’

Mumbai: Reforms over 20 years to India’s discriminatory and anti-women inheritance laws, which could have helped raise women’s socio-economic status, appear to have failed to mitigate society’s ...

India Must Improve Monitoring Of Pill-induced Abortions To Safeguard Women’s Health

Mumbai: Four out of five abortions in Gujarat, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh are induced using a drug or a combination of drugs, according to a new study. While this medical method of abortion (MMA) ha...

India’s Drug-resistant Tuberculosis Patients Face Delayed And Confusing Diagnoses, Treatment

Mumbai: Drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) patients in India face delayed diagnoses, different treatment pathways from both public and private health care systems and differing costs for the same tre...

Incomes Shrink As Cow-Related Violence Scuttles Beef, Leather Exports: New Report

Mumbai: India’s cow protection movement is hurting farmers and herders across religious and social lines, according to a new report by the international non-governmental organisation Human Rights Wa...

A Revolutionary Toilet Saves Water, Money, But It Is Ignored By Target-Obsessed Swachh Bharat Mission

Bishambhurpur, Bihar: “Earlier, we used to wade through water to go looking for a dry spot to relieve ourselves. It is not easy to do so when the whole area is flooded. This new dry toilet has made ...

Top 12 Corporate NPAs Cost Exchequer Twice As Much As Farm Loan Waivers

Delhi: Farm loan waivers by state governments engender heated media debates and thus loom large in public consciousness, while use of government funds to infuse fresh equity into government-owned bank...