7 In 10 Teenage Indian Girls Want To Graduate, 3 In 4 Have Career Plan: New Survey

Mumbai: Seven in 10 teenage Indian girls want to finish graduation, three in four have a specific career path in mind, and nearly three in four do not want to marry before the age of 21. These are som...

India’s Under-5 Mortality Now Matches Global Average, But Bangladesh, Nepal Do Better

Mumbai: India’s under-five mortality rate now matches the global average (39 deaths per 1,000 live births), but the number of infant and neonatal deaths--and the performance of India’s poorer neig...

For Homeless Indians With Mental Illness, Institutional Care Need Not Be Final Destination

Chennai: A majority of homeless women with mental illness (73%) were able to reintegrate into community life after they were discharged from the institution where they were under care and reunited wit...

Majority Of Indians Prefer Leaders From Own Caste, Religion, Tribe

Mumbai: A majority of Indians prefer political leaders from their own caste, tribe or religion, according to a 2018 study, indicating how identity politics plays a significant role in state and genera...

Indians Trust The Military The Most, Govt. Officials, Political Parties The Least

Mumbai: In India, the army enjoys the highest level of “effective trust”, followed by the supreme court (SC) and the high courts (HC), according to a 2018 study. Political parties were at the bott...

India’s Richest Young Women Fear Public Transport Most; Poorest Fear Cinema Halls

Mumbai: India's richest girls and young women, aged 11 to 18, felt the least safe among all income groups in public spaces, according to a new report that explored safety perceptions among adolescent ...

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 (...

Most Indians Non Vegetarian; Men More Than Women, South & East Most

New Delhi: India’s Bharatiya Janata Party-led government has been advocating vegetarianism on grounds of religion and ideology, the latest being an effort by Indian Railways railways to enforce vege...

Indians Richer But Less Happy Today Than 3 Years Ago

Mount Abu, Rajasthan: India has been ranked 133rd among 156 countries in the United Nations’ (UN) World Happiness Report 2018, 15 places down from its position in 2015. This is despite the rep...

25 Indian States Ban Plastic Bags. Yet, 600 Truckloads Of Plastic Discarded Every Day

Plastic waste at the Achen dumping site in Srinagar. Jammu & Kashmir announced a blanket ban on use of polythene bags in January 2018, but the implementation is lax, as is the case with 24 other s...