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The Two Faces of India's Democracy

How should one billion Indians, for whom deprivation has become an inescapable way of life, join us in celebrating 75 years of Independence? And where do we go from here? asks Kalyan Singhal.......

'I don't want to live, but I have no option'

'How will they give me permission to die when there are many others in conditions worse than mine?' IMAGE: Seema Sood. All photographs: Neeta Kolhatkar   She was still a teenager, on the cusp......

India projected to surpass China as most populous country by 2023: UN report

India is projected to surpass China as the world's most populous country next year, according to a report by the United Nations on Monday which said that the world population is forecast to reach......

UN rights chief slams US top court's abortion ruling, says it's anti-women

The UN human rights chief has termed the US Supreme Court ruling that overturned the constitutional right to abortion as a 'huge blow' to women's human rights and gender equality, as UN agencies......

Bill to increase marriageable age of women sent to select committee

A bill that seeks to fix 21 years as the uniform age of marriage for women and men was introduced in Lok Sabha on Tuesday with Union Minister Smriti Irani terming the move a 'decisive step' in the......

India gets $1.75 bn World Bank loan for health, private investment

The World Bank has approved loans totalling $1.75 billion (about Rs 13,834.54 crore) to fund India's  PM Ayushman Bharat scheme and private investment to boost the economic growth.......

UP, Bihar, J'khand among poorest states; Kerala, Goa have lowest poverty: Niti

Bihar, Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh have emerged as the poorest states in India, according to Niti Aayog's first Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) report. Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com As......

Govt to unveil extensive economic data related to health on Monday

On the heels of the National Family Health Survey-5 (NFHS-5), which revealed new demographic trajectories including the replacement level of fertility, the government will, on Monday, unveil......

'BJP wants to treat labour like animals'

'COVID-19 is just an excuse to pass anti-labour laws.' IMAGE: Migrant labourers head back to their villages on a crowded bus. Photograph: Aftab Alam Siddiqui/ANI Photo Central trade unions have......

Will Modi govt manage to push labour reforms this time?

After assuming power in 2014 with a full majority of its own, the BJP-led NDA government started an ambitious process of reforming labour laws in the form of codes aimed at making the framework......

Mai Review

All its many characters, though portrayed by an able cast, are, ultimately, mere outlines devoid of nuance or depth, points out Sukanya Verma. A mother's protective instincts and intense reaction......

Indian hockey legend Balbir Singh Sr dies at 96

One of India's greatest hockey players, Balbir Singh Sr, died at a hospital in Chandigarh on Monday after battling multiple health issues for over the last fortnight. The legend was 96 and is......

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Coming to India and making

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