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Devanik Saha

Saha is a freelance journalist based in New Delhi

Latest Articles By Devanik Saha

Alcohol Kills An Indian Every 96 Minutes

Devanik Saha

Maharashtra reported most alcohol-related deaths, followed by Madhya Pradesh and Tamil Nadu, according to the NCRB data, with experts saying high rates of alcoholism correlate with high crime rates

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Indians Increasingly Prefer Private Education, 71 Million Take Tuitions

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No more than 26 per cent of children in class V can do division, a drop of more than 10 per cent over four years, according to the 2014 Annual Status of Education Report by Pratham, an education NGO

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Women Run 14% Of Indian Businesses, Most Self-Financed

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There are 58.5 million businesses in India, of which 8.05 million are managed by women, employing over 13.48 million people. These enterprises range from corner shops to venture-funded startups

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Railway Cost Overruns = $16.4 Billion = Annual Salary Bill

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Delays in completing railway projects resulted in cost overruns of Rs 1.07 lakh crore ($16.4 billion) – equivalent to the yearly salary bill of its three million employees

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71 Indians Die Daily In Car, Taxi Accidents; Delhi Deadliest

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In December 2015, the Delhi Traffic Police complied with the Supreme Court’s recommendations of enforcing stricter traffic rules, such as suspending the driving licences of violators for three months

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Pollution In A/C Transit-Corridor Buses 25% Lower Than In A/C Cars

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India’s urban air-pollution levels exceed safe levels many times over; India has overtaken China in terms of PM2.5 levels and 13 of the world’s 20 most-polluted cities are now in India

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Digital Inequality Warning Sounded For Urban India

Devanik Saha

Only 17% of Indian adults own a smartphone, according to the survey by Pew Research. Only 7% of adults in low-income families own a smartphone; the figure for wealthier families is 22%.

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