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Year after demolition, hundreds live amid rubble in this Faridabad village

July 11, 2022 5:00 pm

In July last year, hundreds of homes were razed by the Municipal Corporation of Faridabad following a Supreme Court order to clear encroachments on forest land. The Indian Express visits the site a year later to find several people continuing to live in the basti, amid the rubble, even as rehabilitation continues to elude many

Continuing education: Night at the School

March 07, 2022 12:16 pm

For countless people in Maharashtra, night schools seem to be the only viable option to improve their future prospects. These schools, however, are now being destroyed by a toxic combination of budget cuts and political neglect.

Hardlook: The protests by anganwadi workers, helpers in Delhi and Gurgaon

February 07, 2022 8:58 am

Discontent among thousands of anganwadi workers in Delhi and Gurgaon has spilled to the streets, with women in both states pressing not just for better pay, but also full-time employment and associated benefits. A ground report

Hardlook: Why Delhi's taps ran dry

November 08, 2021 10:58 am

For the fourth time this year, water supply has been hit in Delhi due to an increase in ammonia levels in the Yamuna. The solution may lie in two states working together.

Hardlook: Delhi holds its breath

October 25, 2021 10:22 am

Delhi air pollution: With winter round the corner in the capital, extended rainfall has meant relatively cleaner air so far. But this relief could be shortlived.

Delhi University: Bursting at the seams

October 03, 2021 12:37 pm

Since 2008, DU has been adding to the number of seats it offers, even as teaching capacity and infrastructure have failed to keep pace. With cut-offs breaking previous records, the way ahead requires bolstering other universities, and a proactive approach from Centre and state

When trouble calls: Behind Delhi’s call centre scam duping US citizens

September 20, 2021 1:55 pm

With thousands of ‘call centres’ cropping up in Delhi to dupe US citizens, police are having to grapple with tech savvy fraudsters and sophisticated modus operandi

Delhi: 50% flats surrendered in DDA housing scheme 2021

September 06, 2021 3:18 pm

DDA housing scheme: Senior DDA officials said that during meetings, those who surrendered flats raised concerns of prices of these flats being higher even as real estate costs have dipped post Covid. Sources in DDA also said many cited private builders offering cheaper flats.

Hardlook: Space programme

September 09, 2019 6:00 am

Choked markets, neighbourhoods on edge — the capital’s parking crisis extracts a heavy toll on residents. With the Supreme Court putting authorities on a deadline, the next few months will be crucial.

Hardlook: Killer kite string

August 26, 2019 10:47 am

Responsible for three deaths this year, the ‘Chinese manjha’ is a headache that refuses to go away. Abhinav Rajput and Jignasa Sinha head to the capital’s kite markets to understand why, despite a crackdown, the lethal string continues to make its way to Delhi’s sky