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THE ALPHONSO: OUT OF REACH FOR THE AAM AADMI

posted by Boom Live|April 23, 2015   in Articles|3 comments

Alphonsos have arrived in the market. But the eyebrow raising price-tag means that they are now only available to those with deep wallets.


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Rape Cases in India: The Curious Case of Under-Reporting Crimes Against Women

posted by Factly|April 23, 2015   in Articles|one comment

Factly analyses under-reporting of crimes against women in India using official crime data.


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‘800 Conversions’ That Never Happened

posted by Arunabh Saikia|April 20, 2015   in Articles|13 comments

Most of the mainstream media went to town screaming forced conversion of Valmikis in Rampur. The truth is far more complex and much less sensational.


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Top Secret: No one knows the value of gifts presented by PM Modi to the Obamas

posted by Factly|April 20, 2015   in Articles|4 comments

Factly goes through the various RTIs seeking details about the expenditure on Obama’s visit.


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Farmed Land Drops Over 25 Years, So Does Food Per Person

posted by IndiaSpend|April 20, 2015   in Articles|2 comments

Cultivated land in India has already declined 15% over 25 years, according to government data analysed by IndiaSpend. With the Centre trying to push the new Land Act, cultivated land may soon reduce drastically.


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The Myth of India’s Muslim-Population Rise

posted by IndiaSpend|April 16, 2015   in Articles|92 comments

Uddhav Thackeray’s remark about the rise of India’s Muslim population gets fact checked.


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Indians Abroad Send $70 billion Home, No. 1 Globally

posted by IndiaSpend|April 15, 2015   in Governance|3 comments

The Indian diaspora sent home $70 billion (Rs 4.34 lakh crore) in 2014, topping for the 7th year the list of countries receiving money from immigrants, according to data released by the World Bank.


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UP, Chhattisgarh & J&K account for 3/4th of all the Police Firing Incidents between 2009 & 2013

posted by Factly|April 14, 2015   in Governance|one comment

Factly analyses data by the National Crime Records Bureau on incidents of Police Firing in the country from 2009 to 2013.


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Who’s Afraid Of The RTI

posted by Arunabh Saikia|April 14, 2015   in Articles|10 comments

Without the Central Information Commissioner, the Act stands significantly diluted and bereft of any real power to make the government accountable and keep track of public money.


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In Election Year, Bihar Faces Financial Shock

posted by IndiaSpend|April 13, 2015   in Governance|2 comments

Bihar, India’s third most populous state and one of its poorest, faces financial shock in an election year–with a 42% decline in aid from the Centre and a doubling of debt.


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