Indian poverty levels higher than Pakistan’s:UN report

India, the world’s second fastest growing economy, has been ranked as poorer than its blighted enemy Pakistan in a United Nations report on global poverty. The report also finds more ‘gender equality’ in conservative Pakistan than in ‘tolerant’ India. Its findings amount to a wake-up call for a nation which has taken great pride in its rapid economic growth and the increasing clout of its billionaire business leaders but has failed to share the spoils…

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Rs 1000 note is coming back by December

After glimpses of the about-to-be-rejigged Rs 50 in fluorescent blue and the brand new bright yellow coloured Rs 200, brace for deep impact. Even the Rs 1,000 is coming back. Reserve Bank of India is bringing back the currency note by December this year, according to latest reports. According to a DNA Money story, the Narendra Modi government, which pulled back all the Rs 1,000 notes on November 8, 2016 as part of demonetisation, is…

"Rs 1000 note is coming back by December"

1.77 million homeless in India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has set a target for the nation – every Indian must have a house by 2022. This is a tough task. Only good planning and judicious spending of funds will help the State meet the deadline. They can be found everywhere but somehow the Indian State fails to notice them. They are the homeless people of India. According to the government’s definition, homeless or houseless are those who live in “the…

"1.77 million homeless in India"

Rajasthan minor repeatedly gangraped in school by the school owner and teacher

A minor girl from Rajasthan’s Sikar was allegedly gang-raped by the school owner and a teacher. The 12th standard student was studying in Janta Bal Niketan School in Ajeetgarh area and according to reports, the school’s owner Jagdish and a teacher, Jagat Singh, had been sexually abusing the girl for a few months. The incident came to light when the girl got pregnant and the duo tried to get fetus aborted at a hospital in…

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Shame on India as accident victim waited 45 minutes for help and passed away

Corporate worker Amandeep Kaur’s cries went in vain on the busy airport road after a tipper rider hit her scooter and fled. On her way to the hospital, where she succumbed to her injuries, she had told her uncle that instead of helping her, some passersby took photos of her. A 25-year-old woman died two months before her wedding after her two-wheeler was hit by a truck on Wednesday, with her family members alleging she…

"Shame on India as accident victim waited 45 minutes for help and passed away"

Tuberculosis kills one Indian every minute

“Tuberculosis is Ebola with wings. It does not differentiate between the driver in the front of the Mercedes to the CEO in the back or between the maid in the kitchen and the memsahib in the living room. It kills an Indian every minute.” As a lead up to World Tuberculosis Day, TED has released India’s first Ted Talk on TB by Zarir F Udwadia, a leading chest physician from Hinduja Hospital, Mumbai. He highlights…

"Tuberculosis kills one Indian every minute"

All India Press and Media Council (AIPMC) condemns murder of Gauri Lankesh

NEW DELHI: AIPMC condemned the murder of senior Kannada journalist-activist Gauri Lankesh. “AIPMC joins advocates of press freedom in India and world-wide in condemning the murder of respected journalist Gauri Lankesh in Bengaluru,” the AIPMC said in a statement. “We offer our sincere condolences to the family, friends, and colleagues of Ms. Lankesh,” it stated. Lankesh was shot dead by unidentified assailants at her residence in Bengaluru on Tuesday night. She was editor of popular…

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India has one of the world’s highest suicide rates for youth aged 15 to 29

Every hour, one student commits suicide in India: National Crime Control Bureau India has one of the world’s highest suicide rates for youth aged 15 to 29, according to a 2012 Lancet report, which illustrated the need for urgent interventions. Arjun Bharadwaj, a 24-year-old management student, committed suicide by jumping out of a 19th-floor hotel room in Mumbai. Media reporting suggested he had been depressed about failure in exams and repeatedly talked about ending his…

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Every hour, one student commits suicide in India: National Crime Control Bureau

India has one of the world’s highest suicide rates for youth aged 15 to 29, according to a 2012 Lancet report, which illustrated the need for urgent interventions. Arjun Bharadwaj, a 24-year-old management student, committed suicide by jumping out of a 19th-floor hotel room in Mumbai. Media reporting suggested he had been depressed about failure in exams and repeatedly talked about ending his life on social media. There were also suggestions he was battling drug…

"Every hour, one student commits suicide in India: National Crime Control Bureau"