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Past articles by Rachna:

TrueCaller exploited India’s weak data laws to build a caller ID empire

A weeks-long investigation by The Caravan shows the Swedish company has used India’s lack of a comprehensive legal framework surrounding data protection to advance its business. → Read More

In A New Scam, Crazy Rich Punjabis Are Paying Lakhs For Junkyard Cars

Defying all rules of the Motor vehicle Act, 1988, the craze for old-school seven-digit license plates continues to spawn a thriving and illegal black market involving politicians, touts and officers in the Registration Transport Authority. → Read More

Has Lockdown Pushed Migrant Children Into Bonded Labour ?

According to an estimate by the NGO Save the Children, about two million children live on the streets across the country. Scrambling to survive on the margins of society, they are shunned, barely make do and may now be exploited because their families are not in a position to pay back loans borrowed by them during the lockdown. → Read More

‘Daylight Robbery’: How India’s Vast Tuition Centre Industry Is Weathering Lockdown

The lockdown’s impact on the lucrative tuition centre industry has flown under the radar. → Read More

‘Daylight Robbery’: How India’s Vast Tuition Centre Industry Is Weathering Lockdown

The lockdown’s impact on the lucrative tuition centre industry has flown under the radar. → Read More

In Punjab, Fake Phone Registration Scams Are Costing Workers Crucial Aid

Hundreds of workers have been registered for a financial aid scheme against a single mobile number, sometimes without the phone owner’s knowledge. → Read More

Migrant Workers Who Stayed Back Caught Between Hunger And Govt Apathy

As industries restart operations, workers say that they are being forced to do more tasks for no extra pay to make up for the shortage of labour. → Read More

COVID-19 Death Toll In India Crosses 1200, Cases 37000

The death toll due to COVID-19 rose to 1,218 and the number of cases climbed to 37,336 in the country on Saturday, according to the Union Health Ministry.The death toll due to COVID-19 rose to 1,218 a... → Read More

Sudden Hydroxycholoroquine Shortage Is Forcing Indian Doctors To Make Tough Choices

Many doctors said that they currently have no choice but to give priority to rheumatoid arthritis and lupus patients who need the medicine the most. → Read More

Coronavirus Positive Cases Crosses 1000 Mark In India

The number of confirmed Coronavirus positive cases in India on Sunday rose to 1,024 including 48 foreign nationals, according to Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (M&FW). Maharashtra is the wo... → Read More

Coronavirus Lockdown: Indian Stuck In Muscat Forced To Miss Baby's Funeral

An Indian engineer from Vishakhpatnam had to watch his three-month-old son's funeral online as all flights have been cancelled as India battles the coronavirus outbreak. → Read More

First Indian Firm Approved To Make Coronavirus Testing Kits Says Will Deliver Results In 2.5 Hours

Gautam Wankhede, Director of Medical Affairs at Mylab, said in an interview that the firm will try and keep the price at one-third of the Rs 4,500 cap. → Read More

Indian Doctor Describes What It's Like Treating 14 Coronavirus Patients In Isolation

Dr. Sushila Kataria is in charge of treating the 14 Italian tourists who were diagnosed with coronavirus two weeks ago and are now in Medanta Hospital, Gurugram. → Read More

How To Keep Your Elderly Relatives Safe From Coronavirus

People across the world are worried about the health of older family members, especially many Indians who live in large families. → Read More

Sanitation Workers’ Health Withers Under Government’s Constant GPS Surveillance

Several workers said they were too scared to sit and catch their breath as they feared their wrist trackers would alert their supervisors snooping on them from the comfort of their climate-controlled offices. → Read More

No Discovery Of Gold Deposits Estimated To Be Around 3,000 Tonnes in Sonbhadra: GSI

The Geological Survey of India (GSI) on Saturday said there has been no discovery of gold deposits estimated to be around 3,000 tonnes in Sonbhadra district of Uttar Pradesh, as claimed by a district... → Read More

16 Lakh People Joined AAP From Across Country Since Delhi Polls: Gopal Rai

A total of 16 lakh people have joined the Aam Aadmi Party since Delhi polls through its “nation-building” initiative launched to expand the party’s reach across the country, senior A... → Read More

With 3,000 Tonne Gold Deposits Found In UP's Sonbhadra, India Has 2nd Largest Gold Reserves

The Geological Survey of India (GSI) has discovered gold deposits to the tune of around 3,000 tonnes in Sonbhadra district of Uttar Pradesh, almost five times India’s current reserve of the yell... → Read More

Surveillance Slavery: Swachh Bharat Tags Sanitation Workers To Live-Track Their Every Move

Municipal Corporations around India are forcing predominantly Dalit street sweepers to wear GPS-enabled efficiency trackers with no regard for ethics, privacy or data security. → Read More

Corona Virus:Kerala Confirms Second Case, India On Alert

As India evacuated a second batch of 323 stranded Indians from the Corona hit Wuhan city in China on Sunday, a second positive case of Novel Coronavirus has been detected in Kerala.ANI reported... → Read More