Activists send people’s manifesto to political parties asking them to empower the tribals by recognising their rights over land and forest produce
Ethiopia, Rwanda make history; churn out gender-balanced cabinets
9 DRC communities fight a century-old land conflict with a palm oil firm
Dubai Declaration adopted to measure progress of SDGs
No way of knowing progress of 74% gender-related SDGs
Data is available on only 26 per cent of 85 gender indicators, says the first review of the status of ...
Swalia Bibi: Ujjwala's beneficiary number 2 crore can no longer afford LPG
The family of six has to take a loan every time they want to get their cylinder refilled
Despite being eligible, 1.7 million people in Jharkhand do not get pension
Public hearing in Ranchi exposed how Aadhaar is a major hurdle for half of the eligible pensioners in availing ...
Tourism industry hit as Uttarakhand HC ends night stays in meadows
Tour operators in the state plan to re-appeal against the court order
Supreme Court upholds the constitutional validity of Aadhaar
Aadhaar will no longer be required to be given to banks, cellphone firms, schools or offices but would be ...
Not one dam in Kerala was inspected before monsoon, reveals RTI
The state received 42% above normal rainfall but the Central Water Commission didn’t have any information of the criticality ...
In hurry to build 40 toilets a minute, did govt forget about safe sanitation?
CAG reports of Gujarat and Uttarakhand, which are ODF status holders, say many toilets only exist on paper and ...
Poverty and emergencies keep children out of school
Every one in five children in the world are not in school, says the latest UNICEF report
'Relations between non-profits & govt are waning since liberalisation'
In the wake of arrests of 5 human rights activists by Maharashtra police, Down To Earth speaks to activists about what ...
Expert committee sheds light on Bihar’s mounting silt crisis
A central government committee recommends removal of silt along the Ganga in Bihar to reduce flood risks and boost ...
What India should look like in 2100
A new anthology touches upon most facets of Indian society, but leaves the reader feeling like the proverbial blind ...
Odisha govt lures industries via land banks, alienates people from commons
Down To Earth travels to some of the areas in Odisha worst hit by a government-sponsored land grab to lure ...
Harvard University accused of land grab & violation of indigenous people's rights: study
The university's endowment fund, meant to support educational and research goals, was misused to acquire 850,000 hectares of farmland ...
CSE responds to DMRC’s comments on its recent analysis of urban transport
Says this is a welcome debate in Delhi on costs of urban commuting and public transport, and on who ...
Metro, AC buses remain out of bounds for low-income group people
Experts at the two-day International Conclave in Delhi call for policy changes for making public transport affordable
Govt's agenda for developing pedestrian-friendly cities does not translate into action
Smart City Mission has allocated only 8 per cent of the Rs. 20,500-crore budget for creating 'walkable localities’
Did economic liberalisation push govt and civil society in to battlefield?
The opening up of India’s economy increased the number of NGOs exponentially, but then…
Indira, Manmohan, Modi: Why all see civil society with suspicion
The arrests of activists and rights campaigners is set to further dip the relationship between government and the civil society
Bhima-Koregaon violence: Police raids homes of human rights activists, arrests at least five
In a multi-state raid, Pune Police seized laptops, pen drives and documents of human rights activists
Farmers, Dalits, ex-servicemen call for ‘Jail Bharo’ and ‘BJP Quit India’ movements
All of them launch a protest today to make their demands heard
Karunanidhi: Administrator par excellence
The DMK patriarch was a pioneer in reforming governance in Tamil Nadu. Here are three of his most notable schemes