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Gender Inequalities: Undesired by Walter Astrada

In India, all women must confront the cultural pressure to bear a son. The consequences of this preference is a disregard for the lives of women and girls. From birth until death they face a constant threat of violence. http://mediastorm.com/publication/undesired

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India set to be first country to publish ‘natural wealth’ accounts

India is today expected to become the first country in the world to commit to publishing a new set of accounts which track the nation’s plants,animals, water and other “natural wealth” as well as financial measurements such as GDP. The announcement … Continue reading

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India’s sanitation crisis

Far more people in India have access to a mobile phone than to a toilet, according to a United Nations study on how to improve sanitation levels globally. India’s mobile subscribers totalled 563.73 million at the last count, enough to … Continue reading

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Authorities clear out Delhi’s poor

Work is continuing around the clock in New Delhi to meet the deadline for the completion of the athletes’ village for the Commonwealth Games. But as the teams move in, authorities are continuing to move out the city’s poor. The games organisers … Continue reading

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India’s grain rots as poor go hungry

About 400 million poor in India cannot afford to buy grain, instead they depend on the government for food handouts. To feed them, India uses a decades-old distribution system. But supplies in some warehouses have become contaminated and India has been … Continue reading

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India Tries Using Cash Bonuses to Slow Birthrates

Sunita Laxman Jadhav is a door-to-door saleswoman who sells waiting. She sweeps along muddy village lanes in her nurse’s white sari, calling on newly married couples with an unblushing proposition: Wait two years before getting pregnant, and the government will … Continue reading

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India Asks, Should Food Be a Right for the Poor?

Inside the drab district hospital, where dogs patter down the corridors, sniffing for food, Ratan Bhuria’s children are curled together in the malnutrition ward, hovering at the edge of starvation. His daughter, Nani, is 4 and weighs 20 pounds. His … Continue reading

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Water Dispute Increases India-Pakistan Tension

In this high Himalayan valley on the Indian-controlled side of Kashmir, the latest battle line between Indiaand Pakistan has been drawn. Indian workers here are racing to build an expensive hydroelectric dam in a remote valley near here, one of several India plans to … Continue reading

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Indians, Envious of U.S. Spill Response, Seethe Over Bhopal

The contrast between the disasters, more than a quarter-century and half a world apart, could not be starker. In 1984, a leak of toxic gas at an American company’s Indian subsidiary killed thousands, injured tens of thousands more and left a … Continue reading

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Population key to power

In the forecasting business, demographics always rule, the report says. People are a nation’s primary resource. Therefore, it is safe to predict that both economic and military power will lie with the countries that have the right population numbers, and … Continue reading

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