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Like everything else, Indian society too is going through an unsettling phase of deep and fundamental changes. Age-old mores & norms are being replaced by new ones that are yet to consolidate. We will track all these changes.

Pew Research Reveals Deep-Seated Concerns: Asian American Adults Speak Out Against Discrimination

Pew Research Reveals Deep-Seated Concerns: Asian American Adults Speak Out Against Discrimination

The study finds that a sizable 63% of the respondents think that topics that directly affect their group receive too ...

India’s net direct tax collection up by 20% to over Rs 18.90 lakh crore in current fiscal

India’s net direct tax collection up by 20% to over Rs 18.90 lakh crore in current fiscal

The preliminary total advance tax revenues for the fiscal year 2023–24 were Rs 9,11,534 crore on ...

Telangana lost Rs 157 crore to cyber criminals in one month; Central government launches two new portals to combat cybercrime

Telangana lost Rs 157 crore to cyber criminals in one month; Central government launches two new portals to combat cybercrime

Under the guise of card blocking, card limit increase, KYC updating, PAN card linking, card replacement, and reward points, fraudsters ...

Over 24.8 crore people escaped poverty in India from 2013-14 to 2022-23; poverty rate falls to 11.28%

Over 24.8 crore people escaped poverty in India from 2013-14 to 2022-23; poverty rate falls to 11.28%

An internationally accepted measure of poverty that takes into account more than just financial factors is the Multidimensional Poverty Index ...

15% in Parliament to 0% in State Assemblies: Women in Politics

15% in Parliament to 0% in State Assemblies: Women in Politics

Of the 542 seats in the Lok Sabha, 78 are held by women, which is around 15 per cent. Whereas ...

Tragedy of Manual Scavenging: A Grim Reality in India

Tragedy of Manual Scavenging: A Grim Reality in India

In December 2022, the Social Justice Ministry reported that 48 individuals had perished in 2022 because of dangerous sewer cleaning ...

Clovibactin: A Breakthrough Antibiotic

Clovibactin: A Breakthrough Antibiotic

The discovery of clovibactin among this hidden microbial variety serves as an example of the possibilities of researching the uncultivable.

Manipur Across India: Women As Targets

Manipur Across India: Women As Targets

According to recent figures, there was a 15.3 percent increase in crime against women in 2021 compared to the previous year

More than half of the states attain ‘ODF +’ status under the Swachh Bharat Mission-Gramin: But north-eastern states still lag behind

More than half of the states attain ‘ODF +’ status under the Swachh Bharat Mission-Gramin: But north-eastern states still lag behind

The Swachh Bharat Mission Gramin has received a total of INR 83,938 crore from the Central Government between 2014 ...

Data shows rise in crime against senior citizens in India: A look at steps taken by the government to protect the elderlies

Data shows rise in crime against senior citizens in India: A look at steps taken by the government to protect the elderlies

One of the important steps taken by the government towards protection of senior citizens was the introduction of the Maintenance ...

Mumbai auto rickshaw murder case: 162 cases of murder reported in financial capital in 2021, year also reported highest cases of crime against women

Mumbai auto rickshaw murder case: 162 cases of murder reported in financial capital in 2021, year also reported highest cases of crime against women

According to the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), a total of 29,272 cases of murder were registered in the ...

Online ‘Like and Earn scams’ rise exponentially as victims duped of lakhs of rupees: Cyber-crimes in India at all time high

Online ‘Like and Earn scams’ rise exponentially as victims duped of lakhs of rupees: Cyber-crimes in India at all time high

According to the Mumbai Police crime report, around 170 cases of part-time job fraud also called as ‘task ...

India Justice Report 2022 narrates the sorry tale of Prisons in India

India Justice Report 2022 narrates the sorry tale of Prisons in India

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime classifies 120 percent overcrowding as ‘critical’ and 150 percent as ...

Mumbai businessman arrested for cheating woman of Rs 72 lakh in an online fraud: 2021 reported the highest number of cybercrime cases in India

Mumbai businessman arrested for cheating woman of Rs 72 lakh in an online fraud: 2021 reported the highest number of cybercrime cases in India

As technology develops, cybercriminals adopt new strategies to prey on individuals and real money. Identity theft, phishing scams, credit card ...

PM lauds healthcare infrastructure in remote areas of the country: But data shows a different story

PM lauds healthcare infrastructure in remote areas of the country: But data shows a different story

According to the National Family Health Survey-5, in 2019–21, 49.9 percent of households did not regularly ...

65 year old woman murdered in UP: A look at rising crime against senior citizens in India

65 year old woman murdered in UP: A look at rising crime against senior citizens in India

A total of 26,110 cases were registered for committing crime against Senior Citizens (aged above 60 years), showing an ...

Gender disparity in Judiciary: Less than 8% women judges in high courts, more than half never had female chief justice

Gender disparity in Judiciary: Less than 8% women judges in high courts, more than half never had female chief justice

The growing representation of women in top hierarchy of judiciary is no doubt welcome critics say celebrations are premature until ...

COVID-19: Children may experience symptoms for longer period, study finds

COVID-19: Children may experience symptoms for longer period, study finds

This is the largest such study of long Covid symptoms among children under the age of 14

How PM Awas Yojna is silently empowering women: An IndiaTracker analysis

How PM Awas Yojna is silently empowering women: An IndiaTracker analysis

Over 69 percent or 94 lakh of 123 lakh houses built under the PMAY- Gramin scheme are either wholly or ...

Suicide by a 38 year old in Telangana’s Kamareddy highlights the problem of farmer suicides in India

Suicide by a 38 year old in Telangana’s Kamareddy highlights the problem of farmer suicides in India

Maharashtra had the highest rate of suicide deaths among those employed in agriculture (37.3 percent), followed by Karnataka (19 ...

Female literacy in India is going up but rural-urban education divide continues

Female literacy in India is going up but rural-urban education divide continues

The urban literacy rate of women in 1998 was 16 percent, which has increased tremendously to 83 percent in 2021 ...

NCRB and NFHS data mismatch in child marriages point out a common cause: Underreporting

NCRB and NFHS data mismatch in child marriages point out a common cause: Underreporting

The actual prevalence of child marriages is much higher as evident from the National Family Health Survey or NFHS-5 data

India witnesses drastic fall in birth rates; rural-urban differential also narrows

India witnesses drastic fall in birth rates; rural-urban differential also narrows

According to the latest statistics released by the Home Affairs Ministry's Sample Registration System, we have managed to achieve ...

Infant Mortality Rate in India: Mizoram tops the chart while Madhya Pradesh performs worst with highest IMR

Infant Mortality Rate in India: Mizoram tops the chart while Madhya Pradesh performs worst with highest IMR

IMR has seen a 36% reduction during the past ten years. Taking into consideration the rate of Infant Mortality Rate ...

CGWB assessment 2022: Punjab, Haryana & UP cause of concern, here’s why

CGWB assessment 2022: Punjab, Haryana & UP cause of concern, here’s why

The number of over-exploited units have significantly declined from 1186 in 2017 to 1006 in 2022. The stage of ...

Girl enrollment rises at secondary school level, but drops at primary and upper primary level, reveals study

Girl enrollment rises at secondary school level, but drops at primary and upper primary level, reveals study

According to the Gender Parity Index (GPI) of Gross Enrollment Ratio (GER), the representation of girls in school education is ...

POSHAN Abhiyan: Maharashtra among worst performing states despite highest allocation of funds

POSHAN Abhiyan: Maharashtra among worst performing states despite highest allocation of funds

Maharashtra has performed poorly in POSHAN Abhiyan, aimed at making India malnutrition-free, with the state’s ranking slipping ...

Cases of communal violence shows huge drop in 2021: Chhattisgarh tops the list, UP reports only one incident

Cases of communal violence shows huge drop in 2021: Chhattisgarh tops the list, UP reports only one incident

Communal violence was reported in various cities, and in places like Udaipur a man was brutally murdered. Similar murder was ...

Fear of rising crime rate against senior citizens pushes govt to rethink on senior citizen maintenance bill

Fear of rising crime rate against senior citizens pushes govt to rethink on senior citizen maintenance bill

Rather than including step-children, adopted children and others in the category of “children”, the government will be ...

NFHS 5: More than half of households don’t use government health facilities

NFHS 5: More than half of households don’t use government health facilities

Inadequate quality of treatment is the most common reason for not using the public healthcare facilities at national level

Global Hunger Index data on malnourishment and child malnutrition doesn’t add up: India Tracker analysis

Global Hunger Index data on malnourishment and child malnutrition doesn’t add up: India Tracker analysis

By almost all accounts, poverty in India has declined significantly in this century; with the percentage of people living in ...

Reassessing methodology of Global Hunger Index: An India Tracker analysis

Reassessing methodology of Global Hunger Index: An India Tracker analysis

This second feature in the series analyses two aspects of the research methodology behind the Global Hunger Report that appear ...

Global Hunger Index is a hit job on India; here's why: An India Tracker analysis

Global Hunger Index is a hit job on India; here's why: An India Tracker analysis

Lets deal with the anecdotal and symbolic data first, which by definition is neither rigorous nor definitive

A look at the gender wise percentage of population among different age groups in India

A look at the gender wise percentage of population among different age groups in India

It is very important to take a look at the population composition as it is a very important factor which ...

India’s unemployment rate dips to 6.4% in Sept 2022

India’s unemployment rate dips to 6.4% in Sept 2022

The numbers indicate there is an upward trend that could possibly be deepened by government policies aimed at creating new ...

Are women able to exercise the right to safe abortion in India?

Are women able to exercise the right to safe abortion in India?

The court further added that “In the evolution of the law towards a gender-equal society, the interpretation of ...

Data shows females in West Bengal have the lowest mean age during marriage

Data shows females in West Bengal have the lowest mean age during marriage

At the National level, the mean age at effective marriage for females is 22.1 years and varies from 21 ...

Bihar Shows Dramatic Drop in Infant Mortality

Bihar Shows Dramatic Drop in Infant Mortality

While Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Uttar Pradesh have brought down their IMR to 43, 32, and 38, Bihar has improved ...

Report: Food Poisoning From Mid-day Meals Has Increased Over the Past Six Years

Report: Food Poisoning From Mid-day Meals Has Increased Over the Past Six Years

The number of cases of food poisoning reported in schools across India last year, in 2022, was 979, the highest ...

Majority believe in death penalty for heinous crimes

Majority believe in death penalty for heinous crimes

The Supreme Court appointed a constitution bench on Monday to lay down certain rules and regulations to award the convict ...

Should hijab be allowed in educational institutions? Here’s what India thinks

Should hijab be allowed in educational institutions? Here’s what India thinks

CVoter-India Tracker did a survey to understand what the country thinks about the issue. The respondents were asked whether ...

Statistics 2011 -2021: Farmer Suicides in India

Statistics 2011 -2021: Farmer Suicides in India

In India, farmer suicides have long been a contentious topic in discussions about the state of the India’s ...

Lakhimpur Kheri gangrape highlights the growing incidences of crimes against Dalits in the country

Lakhimpur Kheri gangrape highlights the growing incidences of crimes against Dalits in the country

A recent incident in Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur Kheri was once again shocked the nation. On Wednesday evening, the ...

School dropouts in India: 'Lack of interest' is why children are dropping out

School dropouts in India: 'Lack of interest' is why children are dropping out

Over 35 percent of boys and 21 percent of girls between six to 17 years dropped out of the schools ...

What is the main reason behind increase in sedition cases?

What is the main reason behind increase in sedition cases?

As per the NCRB report - in 2017 - 51 sedition cases were registered, 70 cases in 2018, 93 sedition cases in ...

What do Indians think about Kerala High Court's remark on marriage and relationships

What do Indians think about Kerala High Court's remark on marriage and relationships

In a unusual judgement, a division bench of Kerala High Court observed that the younger generation apparently views marriage as ...

NCRB: POCSO cases increased by 30.8% in last five years

NCRB: POCSO cases increased by 30.8% in last five years

The latest National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) report shows that from 2020 to 2021, there was a 16.2% increase ...

Govt data: Most sewer related deaths recorded in Uttar Pradesh & Tamil Nadu

Govt data: Most sewer related deaths recorded in Uttar Pradesh & Tamil Nadu

The Social Justice and Empowerment Ministry mentioned in Lok Sabha that as per survey conducted in 2013 and 2018 - India ...

NCRB report: Uttar Pradesh reports highest number of murders in 2021, Maharashtra witnesses steep YoY increase

NCRB report: Uttar Pradesh reports highest number of murders in 2021, Maharashtra witnesses steep YoY increase

29,272 murder cases were reported in 2021, representing a marginal (0.3%) rise over 2020 (29,193 cases). Most ...

NCRB data 2021: 15.3% increase in crime against women in 2021

NCRB data 2021: 15.3% increase in crime against women in 2021

The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) in its latest data stated that there were 4,28,278 cases of crime ...

Jharkhand student set ablaze by stalker: crime against women at an all-time high since 2020

Jharkhand student set ablaze by stalker: crime against women at an all-time high since 2020

The recent death of a class 12th student, Ankita Singh from Jharkhand’s Dumka has sent a wave of ...

Women workforce participation in MNREGA over 50%

Women workforce participation in MNREGA over 50%

MGNREGA's data shows that women participation has increased in the programme - it grew from 40% in 2006–07 ...

Maharashtra Has the Highest Number of Malnourished Children: Report

Maharashtra Has the Highest Number of Malnourished Children: Report

As per the data of the Union women and child development (WCD) ministry, Maharashtra has the highest number of malnourished ...

Delhi tops list of world's most polluted cities: Majority believe state govt has failed to address the problem

Delhi tops list of world's most polluted cities: Majority believe state govt has failed to address the problem

A big majority of respondents said that Delhi government has failed to address the problem of pollution in the national ...

Has Rajasthan Government failed in maintaining law and order?

Has Rajasthan Government failed in maintaining law and order?

In a private school in Rajasthan's Jalore district, a nine-year-old Dalit kid died on Saturday after allegedly ...

Rajasthan Dalit boy death: State ranks 3rd in atrocities against Dalits in India

Rajasthan Dalit boy death: State ranks 3rd in atrocities against Dalits in India

On one hand we are celebrating the 75th year of Independence, while on the other hand, freedom from casteism in ...

A big majority thinks India still disrespects women

A big majority thinks India still disrespects women

Way back in 2014, Narendra Modi delivered his first address as Prime Minister from the ramparts of the Red Fort ...

Har Ghar Tiranga: Majority believe campaign has helped Kashmir to emotionally integrate with rest of the country

Har Ghar Tiranga: Majority believe campaign has helped Kashmir to emotionally integrate with rest of the country

Har Ghar Tiranga: Majority believe campaign has helped Kashmir to emotionally integrate with rest of the country

Dowry deaths remain a matter of concern even after 75 years of Independence

Dowry deaths remain a matter of concern even after 75 years of Independence

The Bombay High Court recently observed that the social menace of dowry still continues in our society and even the ...

Consumer Sentiments Remain A Worry

Consumer Sentiments Remain A Worry

The future expectations index has dipped below 100 twice in the last three years, once in May 2020 and then ...

MGNREGA workers protest against low and delayed wages

MGNREGA workers protest against low and delayed wages

The NREGA Sangharsh Morcha, a countrywide network of organisations and people concerned with the employment guarantee act, has called for ...

Only 50% Houses delivered to beneficiaries in last four years under PMAY-U

Only 50% Houses delivered to beneficiaries in last four years under PMAY-U

Food, Clothing and Shelter are the basic necessities for a human being to survive. Having a basic and Pucca house ...

Actually, Taxation In India Is Becoming More Progressive

Actually, Taxation In India Is Becoming More Progressive

Daily news is important; but looking at long term data is even more important

Who Is Damaging Democracy: Media Or Judiciary?

Who Is Damaging Democracy: Media Or Judiciary?

In recent times, the honourable Chief Justice of the Supreme Court N. V. Ramanna has been going hammer and tongs ...

Are Indians More Progressive Than Americans On Abortion?

Are Indians More Progressive Than Americans On Abortion?

Does this one issue establish that India is better than the United States when it comes to women’s ...

Can Anything Satisfy Agitating Farmers?

Can Anything Satisfy Agitating Farmers?

Some analysts who habitually criticise the current government say it is merely posturing and is not interested in the welfare ...

What Happened To The 2021 Census?

What Happened To The 2021 Census?

The Census provides the most authentic and reliable data to academicians from various disciplines ranging from sociology to demography to ...

Youth in India Report 2022: 23 percent of young people are not interested in marriage

Youth in India Report 2022: 23 percent of young people are not interested in marriage

The survey claims that 23 percent of young people are not interested in marriage. Earlier, this figure was 17.2 ...

Population Explosion or Demographic Desolation? Part 3

Population Explosion or Demographic Desolation? Part 3

In this concluding piece in the series, we now come to the most critical issue that will determine if India ...

Population Explosion Or Demographic Desolation?-Part 1

Population Explosion Or Demographic Desolation?-Part 1

According to a UN Report, India’s population will rise from 1.41 billion to 1.42 billion in 2023.

Indians Do Not Support Absolute Free Speech

Indians Do Not Support Absolute Free Speech

Freedom speech and independence of the media have always been a contentious issue in India

How Bad Is The Law and Order Problem In Rajasthan?

How Bad Is The Law and Order Problem In Rajasthan?

Rajasthan has been in the arc lights of media for the most unfortunate reasons for some time.

Is Bihar Going Back To Jungle Raj?

Is Bihar Going Back To Jungle Raj?

A huge majority of 71% of the respondents were of the opinion that Bihar was indeed going back to the ...

Majority Favours Harsh Steps To Check Pollution

Majority Favours Harsh Steps To Check Pollution

There can be no doubt that pollution is a crisis confronting Delhi and other cities and towns in northern India.

42% Indians still comfortable with child marriages

42% Indians still comfortable with child marriages

Child marriages are most frequent in rural India, amongst those who do not have access to education and usually belong ...

Are The Latest Human Freedom Rankings Making A Mockery of Freedom?

Are The Latest Human Freedom Rankings Making A Mockery of Freedom?

A detailed analysis of the 2021 Report released on December 16, 2021 discovers shocking misrepresentations and outright falsehoods.

As 2021 segues into 2022, a look at key numerics that defined India this year

As 2021 segues into 2022, a look at key numerics that defined India this year

About 2.5 lakh Indians officially died during the devastating second wave of Covid-19 in 2021. But the CVoter ...

The creation of smaller states hasn’t really helped in reducing poverty

The creation of smaller states hasn’t really helped in reducing poverty

The exhaustive report not only creates a better measure of poverty, but also sends three powerful signals to policy makers ...

As Inequality Report Flags Poverty in India, Lessons from Odisha & Bihar

As Inequality Report Flags Poverty in India, Lessons from Odisha & Bihar

A C-Voter poll for Odisha and Bihar shows why good governance is key for development.

'Thank You Teacher': Yashwant Deshmukh Remembers Vinod Dua

'Thank You Teacher': Yashwant Deshmukh Remembers Vinod Dua

Yashwant Deshmukh narrates instances of his career where he worked alongside late veteran journalist Vinod Dua.

View: The central government should bite the data and initiate a more meaningful caste-based census

View: The central government should bite the data and initiate a more meaningful caste-based census

Sound data is the bedrock of evidence-based policymaking. Without robust data to rely on, policy moves degrade into policy ...

Covid is frightening. But the bigger worry is Indians’ lost hope

Covid is frightening. But the bigger worry is Indians’ lost hope

Modi govt's approval rating shattered all records in the C-Voter's Mood of the Nation survey over the ...

Muslims Are Alienated From PM Modi, Not the Indian State: Survey

Muslims Are Alienated From PM Modi, Not the Indian State: Survey

Muslims have a trust problem with the prime minister and the central government run by the BJP.

COVID-19 Impact: How People's View of Police Improved Due to Virus

COVID-19 Impact: How People's View of Police Improved Due to Virus

In 2018 29.9% respondents expressed a “lot of trust” in police, during COVID-19 pandemic now this shot up to 70%

Sheila Aunty Pampered Me As A Kid Even When My Son Joined College

Sheila Aunty Pampered Me As A Kid Even When My Son Joined College

Psephologist Yashwant Deshmukh’s personal tribute to Sheila Dikshit, who died on Saturday at the age of 81.