The much touted $46 billion, 3,000-km-long China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) links Gwadar port in the troubled state of Balochistan to China's restive autonomous region of Xinjiang. The project, which is an extension of China's ambitious One-Belt-One-Road scheme, passes through Gilgit and Baltistan areas which are part of Jammu and Kashmir which is Indian territory but illegally occupied by Pakistan.
India had double the number of estimated deaths by tuberculosis (TB) in 2015 -- 480,000 deaths, up from 220,000 deaths in 2014 -- because previous estimates were too low, according to the World Health Organisations Global Tuberculosis Report 2016.
India has 27 per cent of the world's new TB cases -- one of the biggest infectious disease killers in India. The country had 2.8 million new TB cases in 2015, up from 2.2 million cases in 2014, according to the WHO report.
-- Rudal Shah, arrested in 1953, remained in Bihar's Muzaffarpur jail for 30 years despite being acquitted in 1968.
-- Boka Thakur, arrested at 16, was jailed and detained without trial for 36 years in Bihar's Madhubani jail.
Shah and Thakur are just two of the 282,879 undertrials in Indian prisons, according to Prison Statistics 2014 -- a number equal to the population of the Caribbean nation of Barbados.
active resolution from the banking sector and their respective regulators. Despite this, the region is forecasted to grow 7.5 per cent by 2019 up from the 6.8 percent in 2015.
The WEO update for October mentions in that India's projected growth rate is expected to be 7.6 percent in 2016 and 2017. The global growth during the same timeframe is expected to be 3.1 percent in 2016 and 3.4 percent in 2017.
The dry reservoirs -- despite an average monsoon -- of south Karnatakas Cauvery basin illustrate Indias rainfall trends over 65 years: A drop in moderate monsoon rainfall and an increase in extreme events, such as deluges and dry spells, as IndiaSpend reported in April 2015.
Now, a new analysis of rainfall data reveals that monsoon shortages are growing in river basins with surplus water and falling in those with scarcities, raising questions about India's Rs 11 lakh crore ($165 billion) plan to transfer water from "surplus" to "deficit" basins.