Mumbai: About 2.5 million Indian workers work long hours with toxic chemicals for poverty wages in the country's leather industry, making shoes and clothes for Western brands, a study has found. In a report published on Wednesday the India Committee of the Netherlands...
Sahebganj, Jharkhand: Nine-year-old Pinki Paharin lives in an isolated tribal village in Chuha Pahar, situated atop the Rajmahal Hills in Sahebganj district of Jharkhand. Her village has a primary school where her name has been registered since she was...
By Bhanupriya Rao/ IndiaSpend Melamarungoor, Sivagangai district (Tamil Nadu): Mazharkodi Dhanasekar has a radiant smile and is keen to talk about her achievements, which, as it emerges, are considerable: Building 650 toilets and making her panchayat in southern Tamil Nadu...
IndiaSpend Team India's most populous state has slid past Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh to record the country's worst infant and under-five mortality rates, according to newly-released health data. Although Uttar Pradesh's infant mortality rate (IMR) improved from 73 deaths per 1,000...
London: Physical activity may start tailing off as early as age seven and not during adolescence as is widely believed, according to new study. The study conducted at the University of Strathclyde in the UK also found that there is...
New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Thursday gave its nod to the National Health Policy 2017 assuring affordable healthcare facilities to all. The health policy has come after a gap of 15 years to address the emerging health challenges....
By Bhanupriya Rao/ IndiaSpend Thalaiyuthu panchayat, Tirunelveli district (Tamil Nadu): P Krishnaveni remembers the night of 13 June, 2011, clear as day. Barely 200 m from her home of 15 years, in front of a local temple, she lay in...
Dindigul, Tamil Nadu: A festering wound on Vijay Kumar's thigh is a constant reminder of the four years the teenager spent behind a hot wok frying sweets and savouries. It reminds him of the day the food shop owner beat...
Mumbai: Workers rescued from bonded labour will be unable to access compensation because the government has linked the benefit to Aadhar card that most victims do not have, activists said. Rights campaigners warned that rescued workers could be forced back into...
With more than 2,300 one-room brick homes and shops, Panchanantala in Kolkata is densely populated. The homes are tin roofs and crammed with stoves, trunks and furniture. With the intervention of Addressing the Unaddressed, a Dublin-based non-profit organisation, people...

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