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The truth about child sex ratio

31 Aug 2016 9:15 PM GMT
More male babies were victims of foeticide than female in 2014, the latest year for which data is available, according to national crime data,...

Fastest-growing economy lags most in S Asia

15 July 2016 10:42 PM GMT
The world’s fastest-growing economy, on course to become the world’s third largest by 2030 with a gross domestic product (GDP) of $7.3 trillion, India ...

Jan Dhan deposits up 118% over 21 months

28 Jun 2016 9:01 PM GMT
The average deposit per account under the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) - a financial inclusion programme launched by Prime Minister Narendra ...

Analysing malicious internet activities

3 Jun 2016 10:12 PM GMT
Cyber crimes reported in India rose 19 times over the last 10 years (2005 to 2014), from 481 in 2005 to 9,622 in 2014. India is now ranked third -...

Manual scavenging: Illegal, yet it persists

28 May 2016 10:10 PM GMT
It is a criminal, non-bailable act, but manual scavenging continues unhindered. “We do not have any illegal forms of work,” Charu Mori, chief...

Fast-expanding market

14 May 2016 9:30 PM GMT
Although India’s use of the internet is lower than many poorer countries, the country’s e-commerce sector tripled - or grew by 209 percent over the...

Much entanglement in Assam

23 April 2016 9:36 PM GMT
A 65-year-old citizenship issue, reflecting the strains of migration, has resulted in no more than 3.2 percent of Assam’s population being enrolled in ...

Farmer suicides in parched Maharashtra

8 April 2016 8:16 PM GMT
A staggering 3,228 farmers committed suicide in Maharashtra in 2015, the highest since 2001, according to data tabled in the Rajya Sabha on March 4,...

Lack of quality at the very foundation

5 March 2016 10:26 PM GMT
Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) -- a national programme for universal elementary education -- has seen Rs.1,15,625 crore ($17.7 billion) spent on it over...

Bridging India’s vocational training gap

4 March 2016 9:31 PM GMT
There is a shortage of 100,000 trainers for implementing skill-development programmes across the country. The question is: Can the 74 percent increase ...

A brief history of ‘sedition’

19 Feb 2016 9:27 PM GMT
India’s 156-year-old, colonial-era sedition law - used against arrested Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union President Kanhaiya Kumar - has...

Sewage going nowhere

28 Jan 2016 10:14 PM GMT
There are four years left for the government target of ensuring all Indians use toilets, but in urban India alone, no more than 30 percent of sewage...
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