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Today, the 25th of June, marks the completion of 40 years since India as a nation was declared to be in a state of emergency. The nation has undergone three states of emergencies in the past 4 decades.

 

Crime has been rampant in India over the past few decades. Safety has become a growing concern for people. What’s more alarming are the statistics that show the disturbing trend in children below the age of 18 years who have been convicted:

 

 

There are about 43.53 lakh child labourers in India. The Indian government and various organizations have been trying to curb this social evil and reduce this number. Recently, a number of amendments were made to the Child Labour Act in a bid to address the issue of child labour. Before we get to the amendments, let’s understand what the Act is all about:

 

 

After the earthquake that shattered parts of India and Nepal, concerns on disaster and safety are echoing across the sub-continent.

 

How prepared is India if a disaster of the same magnitude were to strike us? Let’s take a look at some of the major cities in India and their mechanisms in place to defend ourselves against natural calamities:

 

 

The recent Nepal earthquake and the damage caused to life and property has left us all stunned. Meanwhile, many of us are left wondering how prepared we are to deal with a disaster of the same magnitude.

Almost all states in India face different kinds of natural disasters or man-made hazards.

 

 

The massive earthquake in Nepal has affected many families in the country, with shocks felt in some regions in India too. Many are feared dead and injured.

 

Aftershocks following such a huge earthquake are not uncommon and being prepared in the event of any catastrophe can help avert further damage to one's being.

 

It is the eve of the 67th Independence Day in India. Over six decades have gone by since our forefathers laid down their lives for an Independent India. Yet there has been a nagging sense of disillusionment. Many times we ask ourselves where is the freedom we once fought for so passionately? Corruption, pollution, social inequality, gender violence, poverty, child abuse etc. are some serious problems plaguing India today.

 

 

 

Sister donates 65% of her liver to save brother

 

In late 2013, Nisha Bhaisade from Mumbai didn’t think twice before donating 65% of her liver to her brother Nilesh Bhaisade. The surgery took place on the day of Raksha Bandhan.