UPs new law against ‘love jihad’ another conspiracy against Muslims?

Critics said the unlawful conversion order approved by the cabinet of Uttar Pradesh state, run by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's BJP, was aimed at... Read more »

What cost will Britain’s foreign aid cut have on the world’s poorest?

"The UK faces real financial challenges but cutting aid would do huge harm to the world's vulnerable people while making little difference to the... Read more »

G20 leaders wow to help poorest countries in Covid-19 battle and after

"We need to avoid at all costs a scenario of a two-speed world where only the richer can protect themselves against the virus and... Read more »

Implementation of FRA in J&K a long-awaited and welcomed move by nomadic tribes

The Forest Rights Act (FRA) of 2006 aimed to recognise the rights of at least 150 million indigenous and rural people to inhabit and... Read more »

Women and girls hit hardest by Covid-19’s economic impact and famine, as they eat last and least

"There is a huge risk that millions of women and girls around the world are already going hungry," Sarah Fuhrman, a humanitarian policy specialist... Read more »

Make India free of manual scavenging!

Despite the constitution abolishing untouchability in the country, I am asking you, people, do you shake hands with them? The answer is no. That... Read more »

Will vaccines reach the poorest in the world?

Even before COVID-19 hit, access to vaccines was deeply unequal with around 20 million children not receiving vaccines that could save them from serious... Read more »

Sex workers suffer setback following a U-turn by country’s human rights body

"This is a setback ... they will not be recognised as full-fledged citizens of the country, having full access to various citizenship documents and... Read more »

“COVID-19 patient tracking tool” raises red flags among digital rights groups

"When you create a society where you have extensive monitoring of citizens all the time, you also create a situation where people start self-sanctioning... Read more »

People with low-income are more likely to face exposure to Covid-19

"If lower-income people were simply ignoring the trend towards physical distancing, we would have expected them to continue going to places like supermarkets, liquor... Read more »

India’s largest Covid-19 hospital appears to be crumbling under the weight of soaring coronavirus cases

According to Delhi government's Corona application, only 19 per cent of the ICU beds with ventilators are vacant across the city, 22 per cent... Read more »

Kashmir nomads brought to a stage where they can only survive with a begging bowl

"They have been facing a number of challenges which include those from the decades-old armed conflict in the region, shrinking grasslands and the challenges... Read more »

Govt wants soldiers to serve longer as it faces shortage of funds

The newly created Department of Military Affairs headed by General Bipin Rawat has proposed to increase the retirement age of officers of the Indian... Read more »

46 per cent Indians borrow money to meet daily needs because of pandemic

Forty-six per cent people borrowed money to make ends meet followed by 27 per cent for paying their EMIs and 14 per cent suffered... Read more »

Causes and solutions of migration of the poor from within the country

An Impact and Policy Research Institute (IMPRI), New Delhi, note on special talk by Prof Babu P Remesh on Labour Migration in South Asia Read more »

UP moving towards making women self-reliant, confident, and ensuring their safety and respect

The decision to include women empowerment in the curriculum of Basic Education and Secondary Education has been hailed by parents. Read more »

Millions of orphans in India lack basic facilities required for survival

According to the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), India is home to 29.6 million orphaned and abandoned children. Another study by an international children's... Read more »

Bihar election, former migrant worker going door to door seeking votes in villages

"This was my own struggle ... I know how (migrant workers) are harassed," said Sahni, who was an electrician on building sites in Delhi... Read more »

Will India make its cities climate smart?

The "Climate Smart Cities Assessment Framework" will tackle the "increasing frequency of cyclones, floods, heatwaves, water scarcity and drought-like conditions", according to the government. Read more »

COVID-19 impact makes world question UN’s ability to protect human rights

"The pandemic has hindered the ability of the U.N. to respond effectively to human rights issues." Read more »