India  /  Published 22.10.20

Covid takes, collector gives

By Subhashish Mohanty in Bhubaneswar

West Bengal  /  Published 12.10.20

Give us jobs and ration, chant migrant returnees

Some 200 migrant workers, jobless after being forced to come back home here amid the Covid-induced lockdown, went to the office of the district magistrate and demanded jobs under the 100-days work sch...
By in Jalpaiguri

Opinion  /  Published 05.10.20

Grim reality: India's informal labour force

The global economic order is dependent on the migration of skilled and unskilled labour. For example, the Gulf countries thrive on the influx of skilled labour from Western countries and unskilled wor...
By Soumya Bhowmick in

Opinion  /  Published 04.10.20

What Indians do with their time

What do Indians do with their time? The ministry of statistics and programme implementation sought to answer this intriguing question with the Time Use in India- 2019 survey. Worryingly — but un...
By The Editorial Board in

West Bengal  /  Published 02.10.20

10cr extra mandays for rural jobs

The Mamata Banerjee government has achieved its annual target of generating 22 crore mandays under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) in the first six months of the 2...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

Business  /  Published 22.09.20

Trump plays H1B worker wage card

The US government is planning to raise the minimum wage for foreign workers under the H-1B visa programme ahead of the presidential elections in November. The move could act as an impediment to on-sho...
By Our Bureau in Calcutta

India  /  Published 20.09.20

For five months, daily wait in vain for work

By Subhashish Mohanty in Bhubaneswar

India  /  Published 17.09.20

Eyes wide shut when job data is hard to gulp

By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 17.09.20

Head in the sand: Data on unorganized sector

The Centre has announced its intention to create a national database for the unorganized sector that will also include migrants. This decision must be welcomed. But it must also be ensured that the Bh...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 17.09.20

Plug the gaps: Aadhar and MGNREGA

India’s economy is going through an unprecedented crisis of unemployment. In these times, the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Programme and other welfare programmes are beacon...
By Anjor Bhaskar, Preeti Singh in


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