With a dense population of 1.3 billion, India is vulnerable to human-animal conflict as people encroach on wildlife habitats.
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Tens of thousands of Indians are facing the triple burden of bereavement, joblessness and debt after a brutal second wave of COVID-19.
India began vaccinating front-line workers and over 60s against COVID-19 in January but hit a hurdle in May when all adults became eligible for a jab, amid major supply shortages.
India is a major producer of COVID-19 vaccines, but by Monday it had fully vaccinated only 34.8 million people — about 2.5% of the population, government data shows.
The pandemic crisis has forced both authorities and local people to rethink sanitation and public health issues.
Some housing complexes have even put up camps to test staff for free before they enter the building, but many employers are insisting the maids pay for the tests from their own wages.
In the green, undulating hills of eastern India that supply the world with Darjeeling tea, revolution is brewing as a new generation dreams of life beyond the confines and hardship of plantation work. Rahul Kumar Jha, 27, is an aspiring writer. But for the last ...
Last year, the country experienced a longer-than-usual summer, the biggest monsoon rains in 25 years, a record number of cyclones and unusual cold waves.
Rescued victims of child labor in India rarely receive state compensation, new data shows, as campaigners warned a government drive to boost support for slavery survivors was falling short. In 2016, the Indian government set a target of rescuing 18 million workers from bondage by ...