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Workplace Injuries: Rage Against The Machine

Somya Lakhani meets the untrained and under-equipped factory workers who have lost fingers to accidents on the job, and discovers the obstacles on the road to recovery

Hardlook — Charges against AAP MLAs: How the cases fell

Over the last five months, 19 of 22 cases filed against AAP by security agencies have ended in discharge or acquittal. The Indian Express analyses the judgments to discover why


A Queer Plot: Serial Killers of Surat

Last month, when two young men were arrested in Surat for kidnapping and sodomising a teenage boy, police were not aware that the interrogation of the accused would reveal a string of brutal murders of unidentified persons that were committed in the city by them in the last one year.

Hardlook: With five deaths in seven months, problems aplenty for Gurgaon underpasses

In the last one-and-a-half years, 11 underpasses have come up in Gurgaon to make commuting smoother. But with five deaths in last seven months, experts say more needs to be done to make the structures safer. The Indian Express reports.

Shahberi buildings collapse: Hurriedly finished, patchy roads and a dysfunctional sewage system

Dream homes for Rs 20 lakh, a 10-minute drive to Delhi, and amenities to rival posh high-rises — Shahberi promised it all. The reality, though, is a quagmire of hurriedly finished buildings with patchy roads and a dysfunctional sewage system, in a village that defies jurisdiction.

Delhi tree felling: Death by a thousand cuts

Over the last two weeks, the capital rallied to save its trees — and won. But with compensatory plantation often falling short of target and ‘inferior’ trees being planted, the issue is far from over.


DU admissions 2018: Why BA Programme is dark horse this time

DU admissions 2018: What explains the sudden popularity of the course? Kanika S Ahuja, associate professor of psychology at LSR, said it has a lot to do with students’ piquing interest in Civil Services

DU admissions 2018: From Kerala, Andhra, Telangana, a spike in applications

According to officials, admission figures at popular colleges under the first cut-off, which ended on June 21, suggest that close to 70 per cent have been taken up by students from southern states

AAP govt’s dharna for statehood: How the demand for autonomy played out in the past

A Chief Minister on protest, an embattled bureaucracy and a case in Supreme Court — the AAP govt’s pitch for statehood has many moving parts. The Indian Express look at how the demand for autonomy has played out in the past, and where different parties have stood on it.

Hardlook — Water scarcity in Delhi is playing out in many ways this year

From a court battle between Delhi and Haryana to angry exchanges between neighbours — water scarcity in the capital is playing out in many ways this year. The Indian Express takes stock of the worst-hit areas, where life revolves around when the water tanker will arrive