Society

Monsoons and India

Monsoons and India

September 4, 2017

Getting an ideal quantity of rain, or even an average one, seems more and more like a dream as the monsoons play truant in India, pushing the country between a drought and a flood.

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India suffocates beneath its own waste

India suffocates beneath its own waste

September 3, 2017

Currently generating nearly 62 million tonnes of solid waste jointly in a year, with inappropriate separation and control systems, Indian cities are drowning in their own waste, highlighting the garbage segregation and management problems in the country.

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World Water Week 2017

World Water Week 2017

August 31, 2017

As the world observes 2017 World Water Week from August 27-September 1, over 180 million people lack basic drinking water in countries affected by conflict and unrest. And for India, where per capita availability of fresh water declined by more than 50 pc in the past 50 years, pr...

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Marital rape as social reality in India?

Marital rape as social reality in India?

August 31, 2017

Marital rape and its status in India are back under the scanner

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Right to privacy in a modern democracy

Right to privacy in a modern democracy

August 25, 2017

The Supreme Court ruling on privacy settles the debate in India on this crucial issue, at least for now. But how does India compare to other democracies in protecting the privacy of its citizens?

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Triple Talaq declared unconstitutional in India

Triple Talaq declared unconstitutional in India

August 23, 2017

India’s Supreme Court shared a long standing verdict on Triple Talaq by placing a halt on the practice for the duration of six months during which the legislature is required to formulate a new law.

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Petition on Triple Talaq still in a state of flummox

Petition on Triple Talaq still in a state of flumm...

August 17, 2017

A recently filed plea against the arbitrary form of divorce, 'triple talaq', was declined by the Supreme Court of India (SC). Here is what do the apex court's senior judges and the Indian Prime Minister have to say.

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Floods in north-eastern India worsen

Floods in north-eastern India worsen

August 16, 2017

In the north-eastern Indian states, floods have resulted in a devastating situation as bodies such as the European Union (EU) have pledged aid. As north-eastern India, with areas such as the states of Assam, Tripura, Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh, faces perhaps the worst flood ...

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Child Trafficking in West Bengal

Child Trafficking in West Bengal

August 2, 2017

What looks like a contrast of good and evil; the eastern Indian state of West Bengal that contributes to almost 45 pc of the country's child trafficking cases has also managed to rescue the most number of missing children between 2012 and 2017.

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New trends for matrimonial websites in India

New trends for matrimonial websites in India

July 31, 2017

A new trend in online matrimony is picking up in India - creation of niche matrimonial websites that cater to people with specific ‘requirements’.

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