Opinion  /  Published 15.02.22

Problematic linkage

The election laws (amendment) bill, 2021, passed in the Lok Sabha through a voice vote, has raised serious concerns. The Statement of Objects and Reasons of the bill states that Section 23 of the Repr...
By Kshitij Goyal

News  /  Published 11.02.22

Khadi employment sustains 'Tiger widows' of Sunderbans

"While the self-employment activities will help rehabilitate these hapless women artisans, it will also encourage other families to take up spinning and weaving activities to earn a livelihood. ...

India  /  Published 11.02.22

Civil societies express reservations on NREGA

Two civil society organisations on Thursday expressed concern over the decline in the budget allocation for the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act scheme and said the problem of de...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 09.02.22

Jawhar: Central vista to pander to gigantic ego

Trinamul Congress MP Jawhar Sircar on Tuesday said the central vista project in New Delhi was meant to pander to a “gigantic” ego and demanded wealth tax on the super-rich to expand welfar...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 07.02.22

This year’s budget ignores lives of common Indians

I am not an economist. I am puzzled by certain issues with economic implications vexing for the layman. I would like to be reassured. I do not propose to answer questions but to ask them. Late in 20...
By Sukanta Chaudhuri


Jharkhand  /  Published 04.02.22

Jharkhand rural job plan suffers

Frustrating budget allocation, delayed payment of wages and contractors-middlemen-official nexus, among other factors, are defeating the spirit of the rural job scheme under the Mahatma Gandhi Nationa...
By Achintya Ganguly in Ranchi

Opinion  /  Published 04.02.22

Letters to the Editor: Employers should not have restrictive clauses in job contracts

Needless limits Sir — A single source of income is no longer enough. A steep rise in living costs, rampant unemployment, and student loans have forced many with higher education, especially mil...
By The Telegraph

Opinion  /  Published 03.02.22

This year’s budget resisted populist pressures

Governance in the world of fiercely competitive politics involves difficult choices. Since politicians invariably — and quite understandably — have their eye on the next election, the gove...
By Swapan Dasgupta

India  /  Published 02.02.22

Unemployment rate falls

India's unemployment rate witnessed a sharp decline to 6.57 per cent in January, the lowest since March 2021, as the country gradually recovers with easing of restrictions following a decline in O...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 02.02.22

Union budget: embodiment of unequal fiscal policy

The finance minister and her ministry have betrayed, once again, their lack of understanding of the Indian economy or the conditions under which most Indians are living today. Despite attempts to &lsq...
By Jayati Ghosh


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