Nobel peace laureate Satyarthi “Millions of children may fall back into slavery, trafficking, child labour, child marriage”

While rates of child labour have declined over the last few years, about 10.1 million children are still in some form of servitude in... Read more »

Street vendors ‘shattered’ as coronavirus wrecks trade

India - one of the countries worst-hit by the coronavirus - has eased most lockdown restrictions and sought to reopen its battered economy, but... Read more »

Youth, left jobless during pandemic join rebel groups in North-East

Adding to this are the reports of a large consignment of China-made weapons reaching the hands of the secessionist Myanmar-based radical groups, who share... Read more »

Children at increasing risk of trafficking and child marriage in Bangladesh’s Rohingya refugee camps

"Before Covid-19 there was a larger humanitarian footprint and... friendly spaces. Children could talk to facilitators and share their fears with friends. Those avenues... Read more »

Indian and Chinese troops are in rifle range at four locations at Pangong Lake in Eastern Ladakh

Worryingly, the eyeball-to-eyeball deployment, at least in one place, is at a place where troops had disengaged previously after military-level talks. And the fresh... Read more »

Stillbirths increase as coronavirus pandemic strains hard-pressed rural health services

Renu Singh, an ASHA coordinator who has been overseeing 26 villages in Uttar Pradesh, including Atesua where Bano lives, for nearly 15 years, said... Read more »

Coronavirus crisis pushed nearly 37 million people into poverty globally

Across the world, the virus has deepened social and economic inequality in areas like education, pay and health care access, Gates said in remarks... Read more »

MGNREGA scheme was never envisioned as a bandage in a global pandemic

"If there were 15 people for a job earlier, now there are 200. Work for eight days is getting done in one day," Rathod,... Read more »

BSF at India-Bangladesh border turns ‘saviour’ for 17 people being trafficked to India

It is understood that job loss due to the Covid-19 lockdown and less work opportunities due to the ongoing pandemic were the reasons that... Read more »

Non-agri income significantly weak due to ad-hoc lockdowns

"While government welfare transfers have partly supported rural cash flows so far, we estimate that at least Rs 2.1 trillion (1.1 per cent of... Read more »

Covid-19 pandemic reverses decades of progress in eliminating infant deaths

A Unicef survey conducted over the last several months across 77 countries found that almost 68 per cent of countries reported at least some... Read more »

Women self-help groups in UP manufacture and supply Take-Home rations

"Under SRLM, selected women SHGs have been turned into micro-enterprises which have a bank account. The scheme would allow 3,000 women SHGs to become... Read more »

Demolition of Delhi’s shacks alongside railway causes deeper poverty and great distress amid COVID-19

Campaigners also expressed concern that the Supreme Court's order might violate a 2019 Delhi High Court ruling that said forced and unannounced evictions of... Read more »

Every second child in India suffers from at least one form of nutrition failure

The government is celebrating September as a "nutrition month". In the latest offering of "Mann Ki Baat", PM Modi declared September as the "nutrition... Read more »

Bhopal’s first female rickshaw drivers – once victims of violence are now heroes for others

"I was very nervous at first... and people made fun of me too. But I carried on regardless. They slowly understood I was not... Read more »

Hundreds of thousands fear for their land in Assam

Over the past 50 years, Assam, regarded as the commercial hub of India's northeast, has seen violent clashes over land as the state's ethnic... Read more »

Nepal ‘closely’ monitoring Indian Army activities at Lipulekh

Lipulekh is the tri-junction between India, Nepal and China situated atop the Kalapani Valley in Uttarakhand. Last week, the K.P. Sharma Oli government's Ministry... Read more »

Human rights abuses are widespread and common in Gilgit-Baltistan

In a recent study conducted by the Law and Society Alliance, a New Delhi-based think tank headed by N.C. Bipindra, the population of G-B... Read more »

Municipal corporal of North Delhi introduces project to change the conventional study system

The project includes holistic learning, sensitisation and workshops of the teachers, implementing class teaching plans, and week-wise activities with particular focus on imparting social... Read more »

ASHA workers are hugely underpaid and neglected by the government

"Now we work all hours, with no days off," said 33-year-old Mhaske, who used to do farm work shifts to supplement her ASHA income... Read more »