Why India’s Children Must Wait Till 2022 To Get Justice Under Law Meant To Protect Them

Mumbai: Cases registered over four years to 2016 under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012, a law meant to protect children and hasten prosecution, will end only by 2022 ...

Statue Of Unity: The World’s Tallest But Here’s What It Could Have Paid For

Mumbai: The Statue of Unity, built at an estimated cost of Rs 2,989 crore, could have instead funded two new Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) campuses, five Indian Institute of Management (IIM) ca...

Better Roads, More Lights, Higher Economic Growth, Less Corrupt MLAs: Benefits Of Electing A Woman Revealed

Mumbai: Constituencies that elect women in India’s state legislative assemblies are likely to witness more economic growth than those run by male politicians, according to a new study that analyses ...

In A UP District, Death From Hunger, As Governance, Social Security Collapse

Kushinagar, Uttar Pradesh: "CM-ji, my older brother died of hunger, please save me," hissed a skeletal figure in a video taken by freelance journalist Anoop Kumar on September 13, 2018. The emaciated ...

As Justice Chandrachud Calls Aadhaar Law ‘Unconstitutional’, Government Increases Use Of Controversial Short Cut

Mumbai: "The passing of Aadhaar Act as a money bill is a fraud on the Constitution,” said Justice DY Chandrachud in his dissenting judgement on the 2016 Aadhaar Act on September 26, 2018. “If a Co...

Host Of Private Companies, Organisations Shut Out Of Aadhaar, But Identity Law Stands

Mumbai: Private entities cannot demand Aadhaar data to authenticate identity. Individuals must be allowed to file complaints against the use of their data. Information can be accessed for matters of n...

Had Congress Lost Closely-Fought MLA Seats (1960-2000), India Would’ve Seen 11% More Communal Riots: Study

Mumbai: Congress members of legislative assemblies (MLAs) forestall communal violence in their constituencies due to their reliance on Muslim votes and their multi-ethnic electoral prospects, a study ...

Govt Ad Spend Could Feed 46 Million Children Mid-Day Meals For A Year

Mumbai: Midday meals for 45.7 million children for a year. One day’s wages for 200 million workers under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MNREGS). About 6 million new l...

Indians Depend On Political Bodies, Social Networks To Access Govt Services

Mumbai: Indians disadvantaged by class, caste or education, and thus without access to public services or government bodies, often use political institutions and social networks to get their work done...

BJP States Most Resistant To Eggs In Mid-Day Meals, Cite Vegetarian Sentiments

New Delhi: Swati Narayan, a research scholar and an activist with the Right To Food campaign, recently mapped the inclusion of eggs in mid-day meals in schools and anganwadis across India using govern...