Only Chhattisgarh Elected More Women MLAs Than Last Time. Mizoram, With Top Women’s Empowerment Indicators, Elected None

Mumbai: Chhattisgarh, which ranks high on women’s employment indicators, elected 13 women legislators in the recent state assembly elections, up from 10 in 2013. The other four states that went to t...

Mizoram–India’s Future Gateway To Southeast Asia–Is Among Country’s Top States, But New Government Will Inherit 4 Worries

Mumbai: On November 28, 2018, Mizoram--the last northeast bastion of the Indian National Congress (INC)--will vote to power a new government that will oversee what is planned as India’s gateway to S...

India’s Fastest Growing Crime: Kidnapping Of Women & Girls

  Highlights * Crimes against women registered a 69% decadal jump * Total number of crimes fell 3% from 2011 to 2012, but rose 9% from 2002 to 2012 * Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Gujarat & Maharashtra recorded the highest number of crimes   The recent spate of crimes against women has also triggered … Continued

Centre Provides 55% Of Rs 65,502 Crore North-East States’ Spend

India’s North Eastern states are clubbed under the category of special status states. While it is known that the 7 states – Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura receive considerable financial assistance from the Centre – the balance sheet details may not be in one place.   IndiaSpend’s Dhritiman Gupta discovers in … Continued

J&K, Maharashtra, Project Delay Culprits; Delhi, Goa Score

Jammu & Kashmir, Maharashtra lead the list of states where some 190 out of 555 Central projects with investment outlays of over Rs 150 crore have reported cost overruns of Rs 1,30,089 crore or 60.3%   The sectors which are the main culprits for these overruns are Railways, Power, Petroleum and Roads Transport and Highways. … Continued