94% Bihari Women Know Of Contraception, But 1 in 5 Use It: Our Study

Gaya (Bihar): Married early, Premlata Devi had had four children by the time she was 24 years old--a boy and three girls. A homemaker from Tikari block in southern Bihar’s Gaya district, she had had...

Why Mumbai Fire Brigade Gets 1 Structural Collapse Call Each Day

Mumbai: The Mumbai Fire Brigade (MFB) answers one call nearly every day regarding a building or its parts having crumbled, fire brigade data show. There are now more than 14,000 buildings in ...

‘For Children’s Nutrition, Mother’s Education More Important Than Family Wealth’

New Delhi: Cutting across the wealth divide, more than a quarter of Indian children under two years of age who were surveyed for a new study did not eat a diversified diet. More than household wealth,...

As India Develops, Leopards Die In Record Numbers

Bengaluru: India lost at least 218 leopards over the first four months of 2019, more than 40% of the previous year’s death toll of 500, which itself was the highest ever since the nonprofit Wildlife...

India’s Infant Mortality Down 42% in 11 Years Yet Higher Than Global Average

New Delhi: India has reduced its infant mortality rate (IMR) by 42% over 11 years--from 57 per 1,000 live births in 2006 to 33 in 2017, as per the latest government data released on May 30, 2019. ...

Most Women MPs Ever, Yet Only 14.6% Of Lok Sabha

Delhi: A beauty queen, an award-winning writer and four giant-killers; one who contested because she received a “signal from God” and another who once famously showed her middle finger to a hector...

Celebrity MPs: Lower Attendance, Fewer Debates & Questions

Mumbai: Celebrity Members of Parliament (MPs)--film artistes and singers--logged lower attendance, participated in fewer debates, asked fewer questions but used their constituency development funds be...

MPs’ Development Funds Unspent = Cost Of Building 100,000 Houses After Cyclone Gaja

Mumbai: Members of Parliament (MP) in the 16th Lok Sabha utilised 85% of the developmental funds they were allocated, leaving 15% unutilised--Rs 1,806.08 crore of the total amount of Rs 12,051.36 cror...

New Method Reveals India’s Malnutrition By Parliamentary Constituency

New Delhi: A new technique can measure malnutrition by parliamentary constituency in India, which has the world’s largest number of malnourished children, according to a new study. The analysis...

‘Forest Rights Could Decide Election Results In 133 (25%) Seats’

New Delhi: Poor implementation of the Forest Rights Act (FRA) could be a deciding factor in nearly a quarter (133) of the 543 parliamentary constituencies in the 2019 general elections, according to a...