As the gaze of the world shifts to the status of mental healthcare, Hardnews visits the only State-run half-way home in Delhi and looks at the status of treated mental patients across India

More than 5,000 people with mental illness are currently imprisoned across India and despite the law’s corrective measures, little has been implemented

Madhurima Dhanuka

India’s doctors increasingly use pharmacological solutions to treat mental health issues, but that may be leading us down the wrong path

Dr Alok Bajpai Kanpur

As Uber loses a feather in its hat, a look at the cab-hailing company’s murky past and the software it used to circumvent law, sullying its own reputation in the process

Abeer Kapoor

Steering clear of the repercussions of demonetisation, the BJP in Gujarat and Himachal are planning to keep it out of the agenda
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The Maharashtra Navnirman Sena and the Shiv Sena have promised to take to the streets to protest against the false promises made by the National Democratic Alliance
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A year after a 39-year-old perfumer was found murdered in her flat in Goa, there are several questions about the official version of the crime that have been left unanswered. What has further raised the possibility of the version being a cover-up is the fierce secrecy pervading Ghurde’s social circles. Will justice prevail?

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Mumbai masterminds its floods with its uncontrolled craving for development—by converting floodplains, bottlenecking rivers and reclaiming several hectares of coastal areas
Dhwani Shah Mumbai

As migration of people from conflict-ridden areas continues in several parts of the world and is met with racism and xenophobia in the West, the world must attempt to address global inequality and poverty without generating more violence
Jyotika Teckchandani Delhi

India needs partners who can put money where their mouths are. For now only China and Japan can provide the economic partnerships India needs
Mohan Guruswamy Delhi

The Supreme Court’s verdict upholds the citizen’s right, but how the government and its Aadhaar project respond is to be seen
Mohammed Afeef Bengaluru

Hardnews visited his office for an exclusive chat on topics ranging from the relationship between India and Sri Lanka to China, the violence against the Rohingyas and why Theravada Buddhism, reconciles with violence
Sanjay Kapoor Colombo

In this interview, former minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe, who was sacked recently for criticising the deal, refuses to mince his words and lashes out against the government for mortgaging the future of the next generation with this deal
Sanjay Kapoor Colombo

The long-overdue inauguration of the Sardar Sarovar Dam may have happened after a lot of obstacles, but the ghosts of its past will continue to haunt the project in future as well

Sri Lanka’s legendary cricket captain, Arjuna Ranatunga, takes on issues on the front foot as when he questioned the controversial Hambantota port deal, which he feels is loaded in favour of the Chinese
Sanjay Kapoor Colombo

 

Excessive rain can be a water asset, stored for later use. For that, here’s what government, community and individual must do
S. Vishwanath Bengaluru

How did Rajasthan, India’s driest state, end up being inundated?
Shatakshi Gawade Delhi

In Gujarat, floods have uncovered the inefficacy of the government
Martin Macwan Ahmedabad 

The Hirakud Dam, Asia’s longest earthen dam, has been causing man-made floods in Odisha
Ranjan K Panda Sambalpur

India’s current flood warning systems do not provide adequate data, while mitigation advocacy relies on unproven methods
Himanshu Thakkar Delhi 

The CAG’s latest performance audit of flood control schemes and flood forecasting shows how little is done to manage flood-induced disasters
Himanshu Upadhyay Bengaluru

Despite best efforts by SLFP-UNP government to renegotiate port deals and avoid debt trap, Sri Lanka's sovereignty could still be challenged by Chinese enlargement
Sanjay Kapoor Hambantota & Colombo

With the geopolitical conditions in Latin America favouring a deeper engagement between India and Mexico, the years to come will only add more warmth and trust to the relationship
Hardnews Bureau Delhi

As Mexico is set to celebrate 207 years of its independence, it should look behind and delve into its history to find the strength to face the challenges ahead
Hardnews Bureau Delhi

As Mexico is set to celebrate 207m years of its independence, it should look behind and delve into its history to find the strength to face the challenges ahead
Hardnews Bureau Delhi

Editorial: September 2017
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India wasn’t like this. The corrupt, the crooked and those who were impacted by investigative and adversarial journalism did not outright kill a reporter or an editor if he did not really relent.

On the occasion of Mexico’s 207th National Day, ambassador Melba Pria speaks to Hardnews about the significance the day holds for the country and also delves into the scope and nature of the Latin American nation’s relations with India, especially in the backdrop of the changing geopolitics in the region

In Haryana’s Nuh district, 372 Rohingya families await their fate. The past five years have been difficult but they would rather stay here than return to imminent death
Debasrita Chakraborty Delhi 

As the BJP government runs a vitriolic campaign against one of the most influential leaders India had ever seen—Jawaharlal Nehru—and tries to discredit his ideals of secularism at a time when the Indian society is more fractured than ever, one must stop and ask where are we headed
Sanjay Kapoor Delhi

Floods cause devastation because we have destroyed nature’s system for absorbing excess rainfall. So, is nature disrupting our lives or are we disrupting the natural order?
Shalini Sharma Delhi 

The Supreme Court’s verdict upholds the citizen’s right, but how the government and its Aadhaar project respond is to be seen
Mohammed Afeef Bengaluru

Prominent journalist Gauri Lankesh was shot dead in front of her by unknown assailants in a pattern that is consistent with the death of MM Kalburgi
Hardnews Bureau Delhi 

Prominent journalist Gauri Lankesh was shot dead in front of her by two to three assailants in 


At the BRICS summit, India and China met for the first time since Doklam, both countries reaffirm their commitment to peace

In the two day summit of the fastest, emerging economies in the world, all eyes are on economic cooperation and open borders
Hardnews Bureau Delhi