Flu-Like Epidemic Could Kill 80 Mn Globally, Wipe Out 5% Global GDP: New Report

Mumbai: With increased mobility, unprepared health facilities and the possibility of weaponising disease, a viral respiratory disease can travel through the world quickly, turning into an outbreak cap...

Why India Is Likely To Miss Its Nutrition Targets For 2022

New Delhi: At its current rate of progress, the National Nutrition Mission (NNM) cannot meet its 2022 targets to reduce malnutrition in India, a new study has reported. This is despite the reduction i...

As UN Prepares To Convene Emergency Climate Summit, Urgency Clear For India

Mumbai/New York: On September 23, 2019, world leaders will convene at the United Nations (UN) headquarters in New York to attend an emergency climate summit called to address the increasingly evident ...

47% Of India’s Poorest Children, 30% Of Richest Not Fully Immunised

Mumbai: Nearly 47% of India’s poorest children are not fully immunised, 17 percentage points more than the richest children, according to national health data, leaving them prone to preventable dise...

Why India’s New Wage Code Will Push Migrants Deeper Into Poverty

Ahmedabad: “I get Rs 300 for a day’s work and this is the best work I can get,” said Kamlesh*, an Adivasi migrant worker from Banswara in southern Rajasthan. For Kamlesh, “best work...

‘Delhi Police India’s Best On Numbers, Infrastructure & Money Use, UP Police Worst’

New Delhi: The Delhi police are India’s best in terms of staffing, infrastructure and use of budget, followed by Kerala and Maharashtra, a new study has revealed. Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Bih... div#n2-ss-6{width:620px;float:left;margin:0px 0px 0px 0px;}html[dir="rtl"] div#n2-ss-6{float:right;}div#n2-ss-6 .n2-ss-slider-1{position:relative;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;p... In general, states performed better on infrastructure indicators than on budget utilisation, the study said. The inadequacy of police infrastructure can hardly be attributed to the inadequacy of budge...

‘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 National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) can reduce violent events by half by shielding wor...

Communications Blockade Creates New Mental Health Challenges In Kashmir

Srinagar and Baramulla: She sat in a corner, beside the door of the doctor’s office, hidden by papers and medicine boxes on the compounder’s table. “I feel frustrated thinking about the future, ...

Barely Regulated Thermal Power Plants Use Up More Water Than Permitted, RTI Data Show

Bengaluru: In addition to polluting the air and warming the planet, India’s thermal power plants are consuming excessive amounts of water, in many cases beyond the permissible limits set by the envi...

We Will Not Survive This Disaster: Kashmiri Entrepreneurs As Lockdown Continues

Srinagar and Baramulla: Haji Mohammed Ghani, 74, squatted at the border of his apple orchard, sporting a neatly trimmed, white beard, and a frown. Around him were trees laden with apples ripe for pick...