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How Water Inequality Governs Drought-Hit Maharashtra

The coastal region of Konkan—occupying a tenth of the state’s landmass and home to 14% of its population (except Mumbai)—contains more than half of Maharashtra’s water

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$1 Trillion Extra GDP By 2020-If All Indians Get Online

The Internet reached 29 per cent of Indians-354 million users-in September 2015, IndiaSpend reported. It could rise to 39 per cent, or 462 million users, by June 2016

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Jobs Cleaning Human Excreta Are Illegal. How They Persist

The persistence of manual scavenging is linked to the Hindu caste system, with about 1.3 million Dalits, mostly women, make a living as manual scavengers across India

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Half Of Promises Made By Ministries To Parliament Not Kept

The committee must ensure assurances are implemented within three months. Secretaries of ministries are supposed to review assurances to Parliament every week or fortnight

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Alcohol Kills An Indian Every 96 Minutes

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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Don’t Report It: How Bihar Fights Crime

Bihar’s murder rate—or murders per 100,000 people—is higher than either MP, Rajasthan, Gujarat or Kerala. One possible explanation is that Bihar is generally low on crime but, for some reason, is more prone to murder

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A Third Of WB MLAs Face Criminal Charges; Trinamool Maximum

Assam has elected 14 candidates with a criminal record–11% of the total assembly, the same proportion as 2011

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12 BJP States Now Govern 520 Million Indians

Tamil Nadu voters remained indifferent to the BJP, with no more than 2.8 per cent voting for the party, compared to 2.02 per cent in 2006

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Surge In Female Contestants, Not MLAs

Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress gave 15% of its tickets to female candidates in 2016, up from 14% in 2011

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Indians Increasingly Prefer Private Education, 71 Million Take Tuitions

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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13 African Countries Top India’s Infant Mortality Rate

Five of the 13 countries—Libya, Tunisia, Morocco, Egypt and Algeria—are from relatively prosperous Arab north Africa

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Despite Low Net Use, India’s E-commerce Triples Over Last 5 Years

The online retail sector in India is expected to be a $1 trillion market by 2020, according to a recent report by the Confederation of Indian Industry and Deloitte

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Education Not Diminishing India’s Preference For Boys

The Census 2011 data for fertility of women based on education levels also show that educated mothers gave birth to fewer children

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

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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Why India’s Construction Slowdown Threatens To Increase Poverty

The construction sector is now India’s second-largest employer after agriculture, the trend coinciding with India’s high-growth phase and decline in poverty levels

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