Modi is right, Maharashtra Is India’s Second-Most Communally Troubled State

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Addressing an election rally in the state, Modi said after Uttar Pradesh, the maximum communal riots occur in Maharashtra.   A Fact Check based on data collated from replies in Lok Sabha proves Modi right. IndiaSpend had earlier reported Maharashtra’s number two position last year during the clashes in Jammu & Kashmir.   “While the number of communal clashes declined from 2009 till 2011, it escalated again …Read More

Family Problems, Illness Major Causes For Suicide

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There were 134,799 suicides across the country in 2013, according to data released by National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) under Ministry of Home Affairs. That’s an increase of 12% year-on-year. It also means that there were 369 suicidal deaths every day in India or 15 every hour!     Family problems is the number one …Read More

Mulayam Singh Yadav’s Claim on Low Rape Cases In U.P

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Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav’s earlier statement “boys will be boys” in the context of a rape case in the heartland of Uttar Pradesh, and that the death penalty for a rape is unfair had created uproar. Yadav was at it again last week when he commented that U.P has the lowest number of …Read More

Is Delhi Really India’s Rape Capital ?

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The view seem to have gained additional ground ever since the National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB) released its latest update on crime records in the country.   But is this true or do we need to see these numbers in proportion to the population of each city.   We decided to do a FactCheck on …Read More