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Mumbai: Nearly 25 workers, including children, who worked 15 hour days for seven years, were rescued at the weekend at Baran in Rajasthan, in a rare crackdown on farms where forced labour is rampant. Campaigners said the workers were from...
Ranchi: Women in Jharkhand would now have to pay only one rupee stamp duty for registration of land or property valued up to Rs 50 lakh. The Jharkhand Cabinet approved one rupee stamp duty for registration on purchase of land...
London: Babies born prematurely run a higher risk of heart failure during childhood and adolescence than those born at full term, says a study. "We found that the risk of heart failure was higher for individuals born preterm, and inversely...
Khushboo Balani/ IndiaSpend By 2020, India will have the world's largest working population -- 869 million -- but an IndiaSpend analysis revealed that India is unprepared to educate and train its young population. The study is based on indicators on literacy,...
New Delhi: On the occasion of National Girld Child Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday urged the promotion of gender equality and ensure equal opportunities for the girl child. The Prime Minister, who initiated the gender awareness campaign "Beti...
Mumbai: A crackdown on street vendors in Mumbai after they were blamed for a stampede at a train station last month highlights the diminishing access to public spaces for the city's poor and marginalised communities, activists said. A report on...
By Bhanupriya Rao/ IndiaSpend Sittilinghi, Dharmapuri district (Tamil Nadu): Nestled in a sylvan valley in northwestern Tamil Nadu and surrounded by forests, the village council, or panchayat, of Sittilinghi struggled to bring to attention the infirmities obscured by its natural...
By Nayan Kalnad, Niranjan Bose and Hari Menon/ IndiaSpend.org India added 450 million people over the 25 years to 2016, a period during which the proportion of people living in poverty fell by half. This period of rising prosperity has...
On May 10, Pune farmer Devidas Maruti Parbhane sold almost a 1000 kg of onion at the city's wholesale market. At the end of his transaction, he had earned Re 1. Mr Parbhane's was not a rare distress sale. A...
New Delhi: India has demonstrated a reduction in key health indicators like maternal mortality rate, which declined much faster as compared to global rate, the government said today. "The country has demonstrated reduction in key health indicators such as IMR,...

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