Opinion  /  Published 15.09.22

Toxic Bondage: Modern forms of slavery

Manifestations of what is understood to be premodern can be surprisingly enduring. For instance, slavery, albeit in its modern form, has proven to be resilient. A report titled Global Estimates of Mod...
By The Editorial Board

World  /  Published 26.04.22

Lanka poverty to spike

More Sri Lankans will slip into poverty this year, the World Bank has warned, as it urged the debt-ridden island nation to undertake urgent policy measures to address the high levels of debt, trim fis...
By Our Bureau, PTI in Colombo

Opinion  /  Published 13.04.22

Big picture: poverty

A recent research paper from the International Monetary Fund written by three economists has come up with evidence that during the pandemic, extreme level of poverty in India was kept to the pre-pande...
By The Editorial Board

Jharkhand  /  Published 31.03.22

Jharkhand: 6-year pension exile ends

A 70-year-old visually impaired man from a village in Jharkhand’s Godda district will again receive old-age pension after a gap of six years during which the payment was denied on the ground tha...
By Animesh Bisoee in Jamshedpur

West Bengal  /  Published 12.03.22

Bengal focuses on poverty

Chandrima Bhattacharya, the minister of state (independent charge) for finance, presented a Rs 3.21 lakh crore budget for 2022-23 on Friday with her focus firmly on continuation of the welfare schemes...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta


North East  /  Published 05.03.22

Lack of jobs in focus in Manipur

Though an early and amicable solution to the Naga political problem remains a major issue in the Naga-dominated areas of Manipur, unemployment too takes centre stage during poll discussions in Senapat...
By Umanand Jaiswal in Senapati

Jharkhand  /  Published 23.02.22

Universal pension in limbo

Jharkhand, which claimed to be the only state to have universal pension scheme for the elderly, widowed and disabled in November last year, has not been able to distribute the benefits for the past fo...
By Animesh Bisoee in Jamshedpur

Opinion  /  Published 20.02.22

Beddy byes

The magic of a cosily curtained bed with boxed in steps does not belong to story-books alone. Earlier, carved and curtained beds were symbols of prosperous comfort, creating a room within a room, a sp...
By The Editorial Board

Jharkhand  /  Published 17.02.22

Kids to get free library cards

A Ranchi social outfit will provide free library memberships to children to help them prepare for various examinations to ensure that poor students do...
By Our Correspondent in Ranchi

Opinion  /  Published 14.02.22

Internal criticism as a moral virtue

Liberalism privileges criticism and dissent. Several statements from the writings of modern Indian thinkers can be scrutinized against the background of the liberal framework. One such statement is: &...
By A. Raghuramaraju


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