Tuesday, 9 August, 2022


Why new policies are needed to tackle India’s orphaned wells with no water

It's time to realise that good times of groundwater development are behind us, and with it the dependability on food security and drinking water supply.

At 67,385, India had the most babies born on 1 January in the world, says UNICEF

An estimated 3,92,078 babies were born around the world on New Year's Day, according to UNICEF.

India to have 31 cr school graduates by 2030 but over half will lack job skills: UNICEF

Only 47 per cent of Indian school graduates by 2030 will have the basic skills to be employable, says the UNICEF report.

Over 8.8 lakh deaths — India on top in UNICEF report on under-5 child mortality in 2018

Nigeria saw 8.66 lakh deaths & Pakistan 4.09 lakh. UNICEF report says median under-5 mortality rate per 1,000 live births in India is 37, against Nigeria's 120 & Pakistan's 69.

Bihar’s snoozing govt, clueless doctors blame heat and litchis as encephalitis kills 110

Nearly 110 children have died in Bihar this year due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome, compared to 33 between 2015 and 2018.

UNICEF study shows why India needs to get cracking on becoming open defecation-free

In villages of Bihar, Odisha & Bengal where open defecation still occurs, even household water is 2.77 times likelier to have faecal matter than ODF villages.

India records most number of New Year’s Day babies

At 70,000, India had the highest number of births across the world on New Year's Day, coming ahead of countries such as China, Pakistan, and US.

When future of children is at stake, Modi must learn to share stage than hog limelight

The all-powerful Narendra Modi cannot undertake the task of helping India's children alone. He must involve others.

Nick Jonas lucked out with Priyanka Chopra — not the other way around

Priyanka Chopra has done what no other Indian star has been able to do — cross over without sacrificing her stardom in either Bollywood or Hollywood.

Curbing teen pregnancy can help check India’s anaemia epidemic, study finds

An estimated 53% of India’s women in the reproductive age group are said to suffer from anaemia, according to the latest National Family Health Survey.

On Camera


Opposition leaders protest outside Parliament | Representative image | ANI

Confused, aimless—why Opposition parties live up to Ronen Sen’s ‘headless chicken’ remark

From ‘compromising national security’ to 'playing havoc' with institutions, the Opposition continues to attack Modi while failing to reflect on own actions.
Representational image | Rupixen/Unsplash

‘We are cracking down’— how Modi govt plans to make it tougher for states to fund freebies

The Narendra Modi government is looking at ways to check states’ spending on handouts like free electricity and rations. The first step is to tighten the noose on state borrowings.


Women Army officers outside the Supreme Court in New Delhi on 17 February 2020 ( representational image) | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

First batch of 19 women cadets join NDA, set to begin training this week

The cadets will train for three years at NDA, Khadakwasla for the 148th course. The Supreme Court last year paved the way for women to take the NDA test for the first time.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.