‘Many Schemes Must End, Be Reviewed To Fund NYAY’

Bengaluru: In late March 2019, Rahul Gandhi, the Congress party president, announced it would roll out an ambitious minimum income guarantee programme, the Nyuntam Aay Yojana (NYAY), if voted to power...

‘Opposition To Modi Often Transcends To Opposition To India’

Bengaluru: When Tejasvi Surya, 28, was announced as the candidate from the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) long-held constituency of Bangalore South instead of the late union minister Ananth Kumar’...

How India Can Make Official Statistics Credible: Former Data Chief

Bengaluru: “There is no such report,” said India’s energy minister Dharmendra Pradhan on April 12, 2019, about a leaked National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) report that said unemployment in Indi...

‘All Political Parties Have Treated Adivasis As Disposable People’

New Delhi: In the 1990s, when sociologist Abhay Xaxa, Phd, was a secondary school student, he was booked by a forest guard under the colonial-era Indian Forest Act, 1927 for collecting firewood from a...

‘Congress Had Multiple Terms In Delhi, Did Nothing For Education’

Bengaluru: In 2018, 90.6% of Delhi government school students passed their class 12--two percentage points more than the rate in private schools, as many percentage points more than the previous year ...

‘Not One Voter In My Constituency Has Spoken About Balakot or Hindutva’

Bengaluru: Until the September 2017 murder of journalist Gauri Lankesh by members of a Hindu extremist group, actor Prakash Raj, 54, was mostly known for his versatility in portraying grey characters ...

‘Skills And Jobs Must Match To Meet High Aspirations Of India’s Young’

Bengaluru: As India heads for its 17th general elections, employment is emerging as the single most important voter issue, noted a pre-election survey conducted across Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Madh...

‘MeToo Is A Protest Movement, Doesn’t Always Lead To Action’

New Delhi: Before the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act of April 2013, there were the Vishaka guidelines passed by the Supreme Court in August 1997. V...

‘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...

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...