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 ...

As Real Incomes Improved, Farmers’ Children Became Less Likely To Take Up Farming

Bengaluru: Although income mobility improved country-wide in the seven years to 2012, the progress was unequal between states, while the likelihood of children pursuing the same occupation as their fa...

499 Mumbai Buildings On Same High-Risk List As One That Collapsed, Trapping Scores

Mumbai: With more than 40 people feared trapped in the collapse of a three-storeyed building in south Mumbai on July 16, 2019--and 499 buildings in the city identified as similarly vulnerable--an Indi...

India’s Decentralised Renewables Workforce To Double By 2022-23

Bengaluru: India’s decentralised renewable energy (DRE) sector--which generates, stores and distributes renewable energy locally--could employ nearly 100,000 more people by 2022-23, according to a n...

Fast Growing States May Not Offer Best, Most Jobs: New Index

Delhi: High economic growth does not necessarily lead to better jobs, and states that do better on gender equality performed better on a new employment index.  Andhra Pradesh (including Tela...

How Special Coaching Helped A Karnataka District Improve Its SSLC Results

Bengaluru: “I want to become an engineer. That’s why I have opted for science,” said 16-year-old Nitin Kumar as he adjusted an orange band around his wrist, gently pulling down the full sleeve o...

‘Without De-Bureaucratisation, We Cannot Solve India’s Water Problem’

Bengaluru: Among the first changes the new Bharatiya Janata Party government made after winning re-election in May 2019 was to merge the ministries of water resources, drinking water and sanitation. T...

A Man, His Oxygen Tank And India’s Growing Spectre Of Death

Bengaluru: Over 34 years, as India’s economy expanded and flourished, Raj Iyer was on the move, travelling at least 14 days a month as a consultant with nonprofit and government agencies. His...

3 In 5 People Trafficked Were Children

Bengaluru, Mumbai & Kolkata: There was no--and never has been--electricity in the thatched-roof home that Rukhsana (name changed) shares with her parents. A small light flickered in the dark at th...

In India’s Capital, Fewer Jobs, More Unemployed Workers

Harola (Delhi): As the midday May sun blazed overhead, and the temperature rose to 42 deg C, several construction workers stood or sat on the pavement where they gathered every day, waiting to be pick...