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How BCCI Preparing For IPL 2018 Mega Splurge?

Not long ago, India’s sports budget for the entire year was about Rs 600 crores. Now, it’s Rs 453 crores for six weeks of IPL. If you thought only Indian skipper Virat Kohli was getting his priorities wrong, the Indian cricket board (BCCI) was not to be left behind. On …

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India’s Cricket Team Selection: Desperate Times, Desperate Measures

Cricket is a funny game and in a week’s time perspectives can change drastically. The ongoing South Africa-India Test series is a classic example of that. Before the start of the series in Cape Town, we were considering this tour as India’s best chance to register a Test series win …

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Seriously, India Need Strict ‘Food Policies’ To Ensure Not To ‘Get Sick’ Before ‘Get Rich’

Obesity is rising amidst the megatrends of urbanisation, globalisation, and industrialisation. Improved human well-being is one of the modern era’s greatest triumphs. The age of plenty has also led to an unexpected global health crisis: two billion people are either overweight or obese. Developed countries have been especially susceptible to …

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Is This Brother Judge The Real Target Of The Four Supreme Court Judges’ Ire?

At an unprecedented press conference Friday, the four most senior Supreme Court judges – Jasti Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi, Madan B. Lokur and Kurian Joseph – spoke out against what they said were contentious decisions by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra One of the main issues they raised was Dipak …

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Even Kids Are Bullied For Being Muslims In Elite Indian Schools

Many Muslim kids have become targets of Islamophobia and nationalism in their classrooms and playgrounds and it’s a worrying trend. The year was 2014 and as a new mother I felt the need to reach out to my counterparts. I was unprepared for what lay ahead. The stories that tumbled …

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Why ATMs Are Dying In Cash-Obsessed India?

The ATM industry in India, where a large portion of the population is still struggling for banking facilities, may be in a rut. Up to 1,782 ATMs across the country were shut down between May and November 2017, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) data show. This is the first time …

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All That Is Wrong With The Proposed National Medical Commission Bill

On Tuesday the 2nd of January 2018, thousands of doctors from across the country joined the heated protest against the proposed National Medical Commission (NMC) bill. The bill was brought forth with the aim of replacing the Medical Council of India (MCI), which is mired in severe allegations of corruption, …

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Now, Ladies & Gentlemen, Presenting, Our Own – The ‘Made In India’ Bitcoin ‘Lakshmi’

Websites promoting desi bitcoins in the garb of ‘Make in India’ initiative; Delhi Police receives 8 complaints in a month; people duped of crores of rupees. Suspected fraudsters in India have come out with desi versions of bitcoin, a cryptocurrency used globally, and duped people of crores of rupees, police …

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Why Institutional Delivery in India Is a Nightmare for Women?

Healthcare providers need to be held responsible for their actions and must treat women in labour as autonomous individuals. India has a shockingly high maternal mortality ratio (MMR) of 167: for every 100,000 births, 167 maternal deaths occur. This is more than twice the target to be achieved under the …

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Slowing Indian Economy Risks Turning Demographic Dividend Into A Disaster

There weren’t enough jobs in India when the economy was growing at a world-beating annual rate of 8% in financial year 2015. So, the latest official estimate of GDP growth should be a wake-up call for the Narendra Modi government, lest India’s famed “demographic dividend” is turned on its head. …

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