India  /  Published 03.05.20

Job scheme hits five-year low

April witnessed the least work generated under the rural job scheme for any month in the past five years despite the lockdown leaving villagers unemployed and in desperate need of work, an academic sa...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

India  /  Published 17.05.20

What government is refusing to see

Sudarshan Murmu dug deep into his plastic sack and fished out three notes of Rs 100 each. “This is all we three have among us,” said Murmu, pausing along National Highway 2 and pointing at Mohito...
By Devadeep Purohit in Durgapur Expressway

Business  /  Published 17.05.20

Private push for strategic sectors

The fifth and final tranche of the economic stimulus package to deal with the economic fallout of the Covid-19 pandemic, announced by the finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday, focuses on refo...
By Our Bureau and Agencies in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 14.05.20

For migrants, food; vendors to get loans

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced a second set of Covid-19 relief measures on Thursday with this round targeting migrant workers, farmers, street vendors and the urban poor. “We need to ...
By Paran Balakrishnan in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 23.05.20

Double tragedy

When speech stops, it is audacious, in fact arrogant, to write. Stupefaction — achaitanya — before a power that is greater than all the forms of power one knows calls for the humility of silence. ...
By Gopalkrishna Gandhi in

Opinion  /  Published 21.05.20

Call of the hearth

The Covid-19 Pandemic is forcing humankind to think of several inconvenient issues, which have been lurking in its subconscious.In course of the lockdown some of these issues have started to surface, ...
By Ashok Ganguly in

India  /  Published 15.05.20

Don’t divert NREGA funds: Activists

Civil society groups on Friday opposed a reported recommendation by a Group of Ministers to reroute a part of the rural job scheme funds to private enterprises to subsidise their wage payments.They sa...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 20.04.20

A world put on the mat

The International Monetary Fund has projected a global recession in its April 14 World Economic Outlook, saying that the Covid-19 crisis is like no other and that the world economy is set to experienc...
By Renu Kohli in

Business  /  Published 01.02.20

Farmers get a bad deal

It’s a lost opportunity. At a time when a slump in rural spending had led to a decline in rural demand pulling down country’s GDP to less than 5 per cent, providing more money into the hands of ru...
By Devinder Sharma in

India  /  Published 28.01.20

MGNREGA wage cloud

The finance ministry has agreed to give additional funds of Rs 5,000 crore in the financial year 2019-20 for the rural job scheme MGNREGA, against the demand of Rs 20,000 crore, as social activists fe...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi


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