Despite Better Immunisation, Diarrhoea Or Pneumonia Kills 1 Child Every 2 Minutes In India

Mumbai: In 2016, almost 261,000 Indian children died before their fifth birthday due to diarrhoea or pneumonia, both preventable diseases. This is the highest toll taken anywhere in the world by the t...

India’s Most-Literate States Use Education Money From Delhi Most Efficiently

Mumbai: India’s smaller, most-literate states tend to distribute money given to them by Delhi for education to schools quickest, are unlikely divert or misappropriate this money--unlike larger, less...

Jammu Represents Swachh Bharat Sewage Crisis: 94% Untreated, Drinking Water Sources Contaminated

(Jammu) Jammu and Kashmir: The governor of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) declared the state open defecation free (ODF) on September 15, 2018. This ODF status has not been validated by the central govern...

How The Lights Came Back In Kerala’s Ravaged Homes

Thiruvananthapuram, Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha and Ernakulam (Kerala): Nileena and Cherian Zachariah’s home in Kallissery in central Kerala’s Chengannur taluk became a refuge for several neighbours...

‘Police, Politicians Invoke Public Interest, Morality Too Quickly, And Too Often It’s To Hinder Speech’

Mumbai: India’s Rule of Law is facing a crisis, says Harish Narasappa. The gap between the role of our institutions on paper and how they operate in reality is widening. ‘Structural violence’...

In Lush, Prosperous Goa, The Growth Of Luxury Hotels–Up 170% In 10 Years–Is Sparking Conflict

Arrosim (Goa): “Our village is the size of a coconut shell, how can it take five big resorts?” former sailor Anthony D’Silva let the question hang in the air as a luxury car whizzed past on the ...

Day After Diwali, Toxic Smog Over 41 Indian Cities

New Delhi: About 41 cities, mostly in north and central India, experienced “poor” to “severe” air quality on November 8, 2018, a day after Diwali, according to government data. Seven cities...

Delaying Marriage By A Year Can Empower Women Against Domestic Violence

Mumbai: Delaying marriage by even one year could significantly reduce a young woman’s chances of being subjected to domestic violence in India, according to a new study. Over the decade to 2016, ...

4 Ways India Can Aim For Universal Primary Healthcare

Mumbai: India has to move from vertical to comprehensive programmes, improve quality and access, hire more mid-level health workers and increase funding to improve primary care for achieving universal...

After-School Experiment In UP Village Offers Way To Address India’s Learning Crisis

Lalitpur, Uttar Pradesh: It is 4:30 p.m. and school is over for the day. Yet, some 25 children sit in groups in a classroom in an arid, drought-prone southwestern corner of India’s most-populous...