Delhi’s attempt at a car-free day on Thursday improve its air quality? Probably, but not by as much as the government is claiming, a close reading of the data shows.

Chennai had the highest proportion of ‘severe’ days based on AQI

When the Lok Sabha passed the land boundary agreement Bill on Thursday, it might just have made legislative history.

Proportion of children underweight fell from 45.1 % in 2005-06 to 30.1 % in 2013-14

The figure for households without toilets is 47 per cent for Hindu households as against 31 per cent for Muslims and 16 per cent for Christians and Sikhs, according to NSS data.

Proposing a new “empowerment line” that aims to measure the minimum economic cost for a household to fulfil eight most basic needs, a global research organisation has estimated that 680 million Ind

Churu, a town in the Thar desert populated by 1.2 lakh people, has come a long way in the last three years.

Newly released census data shows families living in slums have a far better child sex ratio than the urban Indian average. Over a third of India’s slum dwellers live in unrecognised slums.

Delhi’s Human Development Report 2013 finds migrants to be better educated than before, more satisfied with their jobs

Migration to Delhi is falling, and the average migrant is better-off and better educated than before, Delhi’s Human Development Report 2013 has revealed. Closely tied to this is the changed nature of employment.

Younger daughters-in-law in rural families have shorter children on average, says research

There is new evidence that the unequal social status of women could play a significant — and as yet ignored — role in explaining India’s “inexplicably” high under-nutrition levels.