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India  /  Published 03.01.21

Jharkhand govt to top up rural scheme wage

Jharkhand will contribute its own money to buttress its rural job scheme workers’ wages, chief minister Hemant Soren has announced, prompting renewed calls for the Centre to raise the wages unde...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 01.01.21

MGNREGA: rural welfare on crutches

Headline: Byline: Debmalya Nandy The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act tracker released by the People’s Action for Employment Guarantee as well as a research report prese...
By Debmalya Nandy

Opinion  /  Published 23.12.20

History at the gates: BJP’s economic libertarianism

The remaking of a nation is typically a process that unfolds at a glacial pace over time. A few bellwether events however stand out, both as catalysts of change as well as signs for posterity on how t...
By Arghya Sengupta

Business  /  Published 15.12.20

Industry places Budget wish-lish

India Inc has pitched for fiscal consolidation over a three-year period in their pre-budget meeting with finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman. In the first of such meetings by the finance minister, th...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 15.12.20

Lessons from 2020: Climate change, health, security

The year, 2020, will be marked in history as the year of the Covid-19 pandemic, much like 1918 was the year of the Spanish flu a century ago. The year actually began on an optimistic note as world out...
By Renu Kohli

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India  /  Published 24.11.20

Biometric hurdle to MGNREGA wages

Nearly 40 per cent of workers who have opted for wages through biometric authentication under the 100-day rural job scheme face failure once in every five transactions, a study that sampled 476 such l...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 17.11.20

Gloom deepens: India in recession

India is in the midst of a serious health crisis not only in society but also in the economy. The widespread pandemic has aggravated the decline of the economy, which was already discernible before th...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 14.11.20

Lockdown: The year in a word

The realm of language need not be democratic. Thousands of new words are added to, say, English each year: as many as 1,100 were incorporated by the Oxford English Dictionary two years ago. ...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 06.11.20

Keep a close eye: Social audits in India

The auditing agility of government programmes seems to have gained strength. After the recent floods in Assam, the state planned to carry out a social audit of relief measures to look into corruption ...
By Santosh Kumar Biswal, Uttam Chakraborty

India  /  Published 23.10.20

Covid takes, collector gives

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By Subhashish Mohanty in Bhubaneswar


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