A wildlife sanctuary now surrounds their homes and fields. Will they stay in the village where they have stayed all their lives? Or will the animals that threaten their livelihood, force them to move out?
The government’s Dhanalakshmi scheme was meant to encourage families to delay marrying girls off, by offering Rs 100,000 as insurance if the girl child was not married by 18. However, more than two-thirds of those surveyed said they would use such an incentive to meet marriage costs.
Four of five Indians could afford the Internet if data costs fell by 66%, according to a Facebook-commissioned report on Internet access. But Indian telecom operators already run data services at a 11% loss, making cost-cutting difficult.
Young graduate mothers gave birth to 899 girls per 1,000 boys, lower than the national average of 943, according to an IndiaSpend analysis of Census data.
Indian men are twice as likely as women to kill themselves, but of all the methods of suicide, self-immolation is the only one that claims more women than men, according to national crime data.
Almost a decade after the launch of a “gender budget” in Karnataka, the state does not collect gender specific data to establish if the schemes actually help women.
One in ten tweets by Rahul Gandhi mention Prime Minister Modi, whereas Modi himself has mentioned the Congress vice-president only twice. The only two times Modi mentioned Gandhi involved birthday wishes of the two leaders.
A study in Udupi has found lung and skin problems prevalent in migrant construction workers.
With illegal ads pinned hard into their trunks using staplers, trees outside the office of the state forest “conservator” are no different from thousands of others across the city.
The private trust which is building a school in a Koramangala playground has said that it has the permission to do so. Residents of Koramangala 3rd Block are upset with the school being built in one part of the local playground.
Over 60 per cent of all recognized private schools in Delhi did not admit a single child from socio-economically disadvantaged families this year, claims a new study.
Five cars with essential supplies are on their way to Chennai to assist flood victims, after a Facebook post by a Bangalore-based youth went viral.