Correction Queues Trip Up Maternity Benefit Applicants In Chhattisgarh

Ambikapur (Surguja district): “What should I do with a bank account when I never have any money in...

83 People Died Every Day From Drowning In 2018, Yet No Prevention Plan

Mumbai: In 2018, there were 83 deaths every day in India, on average, due to drowning--an unseen pub...

‘Delhi’s Air Pollution Year-Round Problem, Needs Reduction In Annual Pollution Levels’

New Delhi: Delhi declared a health emergency on November 2, 2019, due to severe air pollution. ...

As Nearby States Report 350 Stubble Fires In 7 Days, Delhi Prepares To Deal With Bad Air

New Delhi: About 350 incidents of stubble burning have been recorded in Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pr...

‘Rural Jobs Guarantee Scheme Has Social Value, Even When No One Is Doing Any Work’

Mumbai: In conflict-affected areas, rural social insurance programmes such as the Mahatma Gandhi Nat...

Dalit Battles For Promised Lands Rage Across India

Osmanabad (Maharashtra): Rambhau Kamble was five years old when he first saw Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar....

$1Bn Spent On Irrigation For Rajasthan, But Barmer Remains 80% Rainfed

Barmer, Rajasthan: It was March 2019, and Pabusari village in Barmer district in western Rajasthan w...

Only Better Educated Mothers Of Grooms Can Lead To More Inter-Caste Marriages

Mumbai: Only 5.8% of Indian marriages were inter-caste, according to Census 2011, a rate unchanged o...

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...

4 Indicators Of India’s Cashless Growth — And Hurdles To Future Expansion

As India’s government–fronted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Twitter account–announced a slew of incentives to propel Indians to discard cash, IndiaSpend found four signs of an expanding base: Five-fold growth in electronic bank transfers and doubling of ATMs and card-swipe machines over five years, and a 50% rise in credit cards over four years. It … Continued