Society

Severe cold & poor facilities responsible for homeless deaths: CHD

Severe cold & poor facilities responsible for...

February 8, 2022

Delhi’s winters are famous for two things – neither of them very pleasant for the residents. One is the massive smog that envelopes the city’s already toxic atmosphere, pushing the particulate matter levels beyond scale. The other is the sharp dip in thermometres that is se...

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Most death sentences in India in 2021: National Law University

Most death sentences in India in 2021: National La...

February 2, 2022

In the year 2021, a total of 488 death sentences were handed out by various courts across India, the highest in 17 years, says a report by Project 39A. It was only in 2004, that more death sentences were awarded when a total of 563 capital punishments the outcome of trials, as pe...

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Republic Day 2022: Youth say democracy under attack amidst low representation of youth in Parliament

Republic Day 2022: Youth say democracy under attac...

January 26, 2022

As India celebrates its 73rd Republic Day with usual gaiety and festivities, some feel that the day has been reduced to pure symbolism and that the principles behind the celebrations of this momentous occasion have been lost along the journey since 1950. It was on this day that t...

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Cardiovascular diseases now common in young Indians: Doctors

Cardiovascular diseases now common in young Indian...

January 10, 2022

A 29-year-old one day was feeling uneasiness in his chest and the pain extended from chest to his hands. Dismissing it as indigestion he took some medicines and slept. However, the chest pain rose due to blockage in the arteries delivering blood to the heart. Sadly, due to unawar...

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Bill to raise minimum age of marriage for girls disconnected from reality: Activists

Bill to raise minimum age of marriage for girls di...

December 25, 2021

Since Union Women and Child Development minister Smriti Irani moved the Child Marriage Amendment Bill 2021 in Lok Sabha, opinions on social media have been widely divided on the utility of the amendment. Since the introduction of the bill, it has faced criticism from the oppositi...

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Indian government turns blind eye to rising inequality

Indian government turns blind eye to rising inequa...

December 21, 2021

The World Inequality Report 2022 released last month by the World Inequality Lab portrays a dismal picture of the world as inequality has continued to rise stridently across most parts of the world, with an increasing share of global wealth being captured by fewer people every ye...

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Makeshift-house, landmark of farmers protest, makes its way back home

Makeshift-house, landmark of farmers protest, make...

December 16, 2021

The 13-month-long peaceful protest against the three farm laws ended only a few days ago, after a full 380 days spent by thousands of farmers on the borders of the national capital, New Delhi. Since the call by the farmers’ unions to suspend the agitation, the farmers have been...

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Singhu Border: The protest with a human touch

Singhu Border: The protest with a human touch

December 13, 2021

On Saturday afternoon, the area around Singhu Border in New Delhi bears the look of the site of a huge village fair that has come to an end after a long time as hundreds of tents set up all over are being dismantled and the huge community kitchens that fed tens of thousands every...

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Gurugram becoming hotspot of communal tensions amidst government apathy

Gurugram becoming hotspot of communal tensions ami...

December 12, 2021

As has become the weekly norm in Gurugram, offering of the weekly namaz by Muslims at a community ground in Khandsa village of sector 37 was yet against disrupted by far right elements, who blocked the access to the ground and created a din by shouting Jai Shri Ram, to ensure tha...

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Housing crisis targets Gen Z & single mothers

Housing crisis targets Gen Z & single mothers

November 28, 2021

In Sweden, the government fell in June earlier this year when it tried to change the rules that would have led to rise of house rents. In the recent elections in Germany and also in Canada political parties promised new policies to keep house prices as well as rents under check a...

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