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At Least 64 Children Died Every Day In Madhya Pradesh In 2016

At Least 64 Children Died Every Day In Madhya Pradesh In 2016

At least 64 children below the age of six died every day in the last year in BJP-ruled Madhya Pradesh,  and its infant mortality rate is worse that some African countries. The government was forced to come up with the revised figure after former chief ministerBabulal Gaur accused the state government of providing misleading information on malnourished children in […]

322 of new UP MLAs crorepatis, 143 face criminal cases

322 of new UP MLAs crorepatis, 143 face criminal cases

Whopping 322 of the 403 new lawmakers elected to the Uttar Pradesh assembly are ‘crorepatis’ (multi-millionaires) while as many as 143 have criminal cases, including of murder, pending against them. According to a report by the National Election Watch, the list of multi-millionaires elected members is headed by the Bharatiya Janata Party’s Ajay Pratap Singh […]

India leads bribery show in APAC, beats neighbours including Pakistan

India leads bribery show in APAC, beats neighbours including Pakistan

India has got the dubious distinction of having the highest bribery rate in the Asia Pacific, with a survey showing today that more than two-thirds of Indians had to pay ‘tea money’ or fork out other forms of bribe to get public services. The survey, conducted by international anti-graft rights group Transparency International, found 69 […]

800 Muslim Families Return Dowry

800 Muslim Families Return Dowry

Patna: More than 800 Muslim families from the East Indian state of Jharkhand have returned dowry to brides’ families following a massive campaign against the practice, which was launched by social activist Haji Mumtaz Ali. This is perhaps for the first time in India that families of grooms have returned dowry years after they received […]