India saw a dip of over 14% in the number of malnourished children in the age group of 0 to 6 years -- the sharpest decline in 25 years -- a UNICEF survey has revealed. The country, however, lags behind sub-Saharan Africa where 21% children are malnourished.
A new poverty figure thrown up by the socio-economic and caste census is sure to keep alive the debate over methodologies used in the estimation of just how many rural people are poor.
Experts questioned the authenticity and robustness of the new socio-economic census released on Friday, saying the data was neither validated nor discussed at the village level.
More rural households own mobile phones than a landed asset and an overwhelming majority of Indians still reside in the countryside, suggesting that the country isn’t creating enough sustainable cities necessary to lift millions out of poverty, the socio-economic caste census 2011 has shown.
An American woman travelling across India has found a striking way to force auto drivers to go by the meter -- sing Hindi songs out aloud.
BJP leader and actress Hema Malini on Friday expressed "deep sorrow" over the death of a child in a road accident involving her car, saying she was "very sad and in a distressed mind" after hearing the news.
Data from the socio-economic caste census (SECC) released on Friday will help the government better implement subsidy programmes, measure outcomes and plug leakages, officials said.
The long-awaited socio-economic caste census released on Friday has sparked fresh debate between political parties with the BJP expected to use its data, especially poverty figures, to counter the Congress on its development plank over the years.
The Bhartiya Janata Party and Janata Dal (S) in Karnataka on Friday sought state Lokayukta Y Bhaskar Rao's removal during the ongoing session of the state legislature.
Nearly one out of three people in India’s villages, or about 31.2% of the rural population, are poor with income barely enough to buy even basic essentials, a new government study has found.
A 65 year old woman from Delhi saved the life of her daughter-in-law by donating one of her kidneys even as the patient's mother backed out at thelast moment.
United Jehad Council (UJC) chairman Syed Salahuddin's son, who is a doctor with a leading hospital in Srinagar, on Friday debunked former RA&W chief AS Dulat's disclosure on his admission in a medical college and the role played by his father based in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK).
BJP chief Amit Shah on Friday came out with a new list of in-charges for different states, assigning West Bengal to newly appointed general secretary and Madhya Pradesh minister Kailash Vijayavargiya who delivered the party a grand victory in Haryana last year.
He came, he saw no crowd and he left in a huff without inaugurating the over-ground concrete waste bins waiting for launch.
Militant outfit Islamic State (IS) is trying to gain a foothold in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, a senior Army official said on Friday.