India 131st out of 180 countries on child survival rankings

Source: According to a new WHO-UNICEF-Lancet Commission report called ‘A future for the world’s children?’ India ranks 131st among 180 countries in the category of child survival. The report states that... Read more »

Salt pan workers of Tuticorin suffer silently with dwindling incomes, lack of adequate support

Source: By Mahera Dutta Light from the scorching sun gleamed on crystalline salt heaps stretching across saltpans in Rajapandi Nagar. The edges and walls of the many wheat colored makeshift straw... Read more »

A day after Shah’s praise, Delhi cops go for the kill

By Sanjeev Kumar Singh Chauhan New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) A day after Union Home Minister Amit Shah suggested to the Delhi Police that it should be ready to deal with miscreants... Read more »

Brutalising Innocence: A report on police excesses on minors in UP

Source: The ongoing protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), National Register of Citizens (NRC) and National Population Register (NPR) have brought along with them news of brutal attacks on protestors... Read more »

Odisha has 5,950 beggars

Bhubaneswar, Feb 15 (IANS) A total of 5,950 beggars have been identified in Odisha, informed Social Security & Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (SSEPD) Minister Ashok Chandra Panda on Saturday. Replying to... Read more »

Rein’state’ed – The case of the ‘exchanged’ women at Partition

Source: By Manan Mehra The paradigm of the “recovery” and “restoration” of women was a form of biological citizenship, as it entailed not only determining the religion (at birth) of a... Read more »

SC slaps fine on states for no reply on community kitchen schemes

Source: Feb 11, The five states of Punjab, Nagaland, Karnataka, Uttarakhand and Jharkhand, along with the Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar, were slapped with a fine of Rs. 5 lakh... Read more »

Why BJP failed to breach Kejriwal’s bastion

By Nisheeth Sharan  It is universally acknowledged that incumbent governments are in campaign mode all through their tenure, while the opposition gets its act together closer to the hustings. I use this... Read more »

More people displaced due to disaster than conflict

New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) Back in 1990, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) had noted that the single greatest impact of climate change will be on human migration. In 2018,... Read more »

Union Budget ‘moves away’ from Right to Education, 1.3 lakh schools closed down

Source: By Dr Aparajita Sharma It was a shocking reply by the Union human resource development minister to a question raised in Parliament on closure of schools in a country where... Read more »

Maharashtra cane-cutters: Women, children face hardest brunt of exploitative conditions

Source: Approximately 80% of the population in Marathwada is dependent on agriculture and animal husbandry for their livelihood. These are the only sources of sustained earnings for the community. However, prolonged... Read more »

World food prices continue to climb in January: UN FAO

Rome, Feb 7 (IANS) World food prices rose for the fourth consecutive month in January, as prices for oils and sugar continued to grow, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization... Read more »

Delhi Election: Why there is still fight left for Feb 8

BY RAHUL VATSA  Even when the Delhi elections were weeks away, many political experts had declared Arvind Kejriwal and his Aam Aadmi Party the winner. As for the Bharatiya Janata Party, the... Read more »

How Constitutional right to primary education became reality in a dark Kolkata slum

Source: By Moin Qazi The present-day education reformers believe that schools are broken and market solutions are the only remedy. Many of them embrace disruptive innovations, primarily through online learning. There... Read more »

Women are on the front-lines

Source: Prominent feminists write open letter to the Prime Minister demanding that he rein in his party men who have repeatedly made derogatory remarks and threats against women protesters In wake... Read more »

66% Indians find it tough to manage their daily expenses

New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) The common man is now feeling the heat of price rise and overall economic slowdown as an IANS-CVoter survey shows that 65.8 per cent respondents are saying... Read more »

Reflection on partition as government opens wounds on citizenship

BY SAEED NAQVI Since the word “Partition” has figured in the discourse on CAA, NCR, NPR the mind turns towards Maulana Azad, who was fiercely opposed to the country’s division. By a... Read more »

BJP’s J&K outreach is vote bank politics: Iltija Mufti

Jan 23 (IANS) Iltija Mufti, daughter of former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, has said that the ongoing visit of Union Ministers to the Union Territory was just the BJP’s vote... Read more »

30 years after exodus, Kashmiri Pandits struggle for justice

BY DEEPIKA BHAN  For three decades a community of over five lakh people has been waiting for justice to get the perpetrators of their forced exodus identified and booked. The Kashmiri Pandits,... Read more »

How CAA is different from Citizenship Act 1955

By Rajnish Singh  New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) contains amendments to five major grounds mentioned in the Citizenship Act, 1955. The CAA aims to provide Indian... Read more »