DEHRADUN: Uttarakhand government shut down its Mukhyamantri Swasthya Beema Yojna (MSBY), a health insurance scheme that provides cashless health benefits for its holders in case of hospitalisation

NTPC blast: Probe committee formed, NTPC says no explosion, ash collection led to ‘disturbance’

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) underscore the need to address broad inequalities in their quest to ‘leave no-one behind.’ Income Inequality Trends in sub-Saharan Africa: Divergence, Determinants, and Consequences is a groundbreaking United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) study tha

Judgement of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Justice K S Puttaswamy & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 24/08/2017 regarding right to privacy. Supreme Court rules that "the right to privacy is protected as an intrinsic part of the right to life and personal liberty under Article 21 and as a part of the freedoms guaranteed by Part III of the Constitution".

Excerpts from the Judgement of the nine member bench:

A day after the death of three newborns at SNR District Hospital in Kolar, the authorities admitted to 90 infant deaths since January this year.

This report aims to highlight some existing sanitation system alternatives (e.g.

New research, commissioned by the India Committee of the Netherlands and Stop Child Labour, reveals that modern slavery, low wages, unsafe and unhealthy working conditions are rampant in granite quarries in South India. In some quarries, especially in waste stone processing, child labour is found.

A new analysis, Global Goals Mapping: The Environment-human Landscape, confirms that ecosystem resilience, security of natural resources and the stability of Earth’s life support systems are essential for human response and adaptation to global changes and for sustainable development.

Global Witness, an international organization whose aim is to expose links between the demand for natural resources, corruption, armed conflict and environmental destruction, released a report that showed that environment and land rights activists faced heightened risk - there were, across the world, at least 200 activists killed in 2016 alone.

JAIPUR: The State Human Rights Commission has taken cognizance of a report in a prominent Hindi newspaper about two villages - Sriji Kheda in Bhilwara district and Ranidhara Phali in Sirohi - where

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