This has made six of the UN’s 10 treaty bodies cancel their sessions this year
Mexico reserves 50% seats at all levels of government for women
Safeguarding women after disasters: some progress, but not enough
UN Africa panel flags vulnerability to road deaths
World Earth Day: Colonialism’s role in the overexploitation of natural resources
Colonialists saw “new” territories as places with unlimited resources to exploit, with little consideration for the long-term impacts
Towards a bitter end: India's neem shortage
India, the land of neem trees, faces acute shortage of neem oil, and now plans to import it for ...
What can be done to pacify public hostility toward immigrants?
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Despite flagship schemes, financial inclusion and skill development 'failed'
108 districts out of 112 show disappointing negative growth between July 2018 and Feb 2019; youth from marginalised districts ...
Amicus curiae flags sudden discharge from dams, lack of forecasting for Kerala floods
All 79 Kerala dams were geared up for power generation, irrigation; not controlling flood: report
Laws are chipping away at democracy around the world
Trouble is brewing around the world, say experts
Stigmatised occupations need urgent attention: Oxfam report
In addition to being prone to the risk of disease, the practitioners of such occupations also lack social security
BJD says 33% of its Lok Sabha candidates will be women
A third of the candidates from Biju Janata Dal (BJD) in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections will be women, ...
WHO announces 'sweeping reforms'
New mission plan for triple-billion target and SDGs, says UN's public health agency
Why MGNREGS workers sought police complaints against the PM
Non-payment of dues, insufficient funds cause for concern
Cabinet approves PM-KISAN, Aadhaar Ordinance, other bills and schemes
In addition, the Cabinet has also approved the National Mineral Policy 2019 and the Pradhan Mantri JI-VAN Yojana
Anganwadi workers hit the streets in protest
Allege government failure in implementation of remuneration hike, other demands not met
Gujarat land activists allege detention for demonstrating over rights
Protesters seek land rights under Forest Rights Act, roll back of decision to give land to corporations for farming
Sabarimala waste, power management threatens Periyar Tiger Reserve: CAG
An audit report blames Travancore Devaswom Board and the state electricity board for not setting up compositing and drainage ...
Tajpur and Haldia: How coastal development is impacting fishing in West Bengal
A deep-sea port is to be constructed in Tajpur and eight more jetties are to come up in an ...
CAG indicts Tripura power PSU for violation of environmental regulations
A recently tabled CAG audit report has made indicting remarks on Tripura State Electricity Corporation’s environmental track record in ...
Chhattisgarh began building Mohar reservoir without green clearances: CAG
The state water resources department had no plan to acquire land before starting work on the project, says the ...
The challenge of manufactured consent
Protests against the Citizenship Amendment Bill in the Northeast reopens the anti-migration issue
Interim Budget 2019: Pensioners let down, say activists
Piyush Goyal’s budget speech ignored the vulnerable as it had nothing about the state-assured social pension for the elderly, ...
Interim Budget 2019: 'For the BJP it’s the cow versus working people'
Worker union lashes out against Interim Budget 2019 for being pro cows and rich, with only piecemeal for poor
'UBI can help people plan their lives properly'
As govt announces basic income for small farmers in its interim budget 2019, Down To Earth talks to Sarath ...