Jharkhand  /  Published 26.01.22

Centre seeks Jharkhand NREGA report

The Centre has sought an action taken report from Jharkhand’s rural development ministry on the irregularities detected in the concurrent audit of MGNREGA schemes in the state within February 7....
By Animesh Bisoee in Jamshedpur

Jharkhand  /  Published 25.01.22

Banned JCB machines used in NREGA plans

A civil society outfit has detected the use of JCB machines in centrally sponsored MGNREGA schemes at a block in Garhwa district of Jharkhand, around 230km from Ranchi. Incidentally under section 22 ...
By Animesh Bisoee in Jamshedpur

Business  /  Published 21.01.22

Input cost rise hits HUL volume growth

The company had posted a net profit of Rs 1,265.35 crore during the October-December quarter of the previous fiscal. Its revenue from operations jumped 25.61 per cent to Rs 8,527.24 crore during the q...
By Our Special Correspondent in Mumbai

Jharkhand  /  Published 19.01.22

Centre aid sought on NREGA gaps

A member of the Jharkhand steering committee of the social audit unit of the rural development department has sought the Centre’s intervention in ensuring punitive action over irregularities fou...
By Animesh Bisoee in Jamshedpur

Opinion  /  Published 17.12.21

All that glitters is hidden wealth

While we know that inequality is bad, we do not deal with it. In India, we have normalized it, just like brazen communalization, bigotry and untruth. This is perhaps because many of us are complicit i...
By Jaideep Hardikar


India  /  Published 15.12.21

NREGA: wage dues mount to Rs 9,682cr, SC told

The Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to examine an NGO’s plea that crores of workers were in a crisis as funds-starved states had run up wage dues of Rs 9,682 crore under the Centre’s flags...
By R. Balaji in New Delhi

India  /  Published 08.12.21

Centre passes buck on hiking NREGA days

The Narendra Modi government has passed onto the states the onus of increasing the number of permissible workdays under the 100-days-a-year rural job scheme MGNREGA.  In a reply in the Lok Sabha...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 04.12.21

Central funds for job scheme

The Centre on Friday opened up the purse-strings for pro-poor programmes such as the rural job scheme but the allocation stills falls short of the revised estimates of the last fiscal even as the supp...
By Our Special Correspondent

Opinion  /  Published 03.11.21

Sharp dip: informal economy

A recently released report by the State Bank of India has claimed that the informal economy has shrunk from its contribution to the gross domestic product of around 52 per cent three years ago to some...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 01.11.21

Stalin wants funds from PM

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin on Monday flagged a "wage liability" of over Rs 1,000 crore to the beneficiaries of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS...
By Our Bureau, PTI in Chennai


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