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News  /  Published 02.07.22

Plastic ban not hasty, says central minister in Kolkata

Union minister of state for environment, forest and climate change Ashwini Kumar Choubey, director of ZSI Dhriti Banerjee and several scientists were present at the event. “The craftsmanship of...
By Jayanta Basu in Kolkata

News  /  Published 01.07.22

Ancient transit point unearthed at Clive House in Dum Dum

A neighbourhood in Dum Dum, which is known by the name of a colonial structure it houses, was once a part of a trade route between India and other Asian countries and China, the Archaeological Survey ...
By Arkamoy Datta Majumdar in Kolkata

Opinion  /  Published 29.06.22

Fine print: Reduction in unemployment rate

The Government of India’s Periodic Labour Force Survey for 2020-21 shows that the unemployment rate in the country has fallen from 5.8% in 2018-19 to 4.2% in 2020-21. The workers’ particip...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 26.06.22

Rise in unpaid and underpaid workers

The survey shows the proportion of the self-employed rising from 52.1 per cent in 2018-19 to 56.6 per cent in 2020-21 under the “usual status” method of counting, mainly driven by an incre...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 21.06.22

Migration patterns in India

One of the most common and enduring ideas concerning migration is that migrants move from one state to another to avail better employment opportunities. However, data from the latest Periodic Labour F...
By The Editorial Board

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West Bengal  /  Published 21.06.22

GCPA protests ‘removal’ of Rajbanshi duo

Supporters of the Greater Cooch Behar Peoples’ Association (GCPA) went up to the royal palace here on Monday and demonstrated for about an hour against the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), ...
By Our Correspondent in Cooch Behar

Opinion  /  Published 15.06.22

Still short: India's life expectancy

I ndia’s life expectancy at birth has inched up to 69.7 years between 2015 and 2019, but it is still well below the estimated global average of 72.6 years. It has taken India almost a decade to ...
By The Editorial Board

Jharkhand  /  Published 10.06.22

Economist: Add an egg to midday meal

An egg served with every school midday meal will not only help address nutrition issues among children but also improve attendance at schools, development economist Jean Dreze said in a letter to Jhar...
By Achintya Ganguly in Ranchi

Opinion  /  Published 06.06.22

Deeper chasm: Income inequalities in India

While India’s economy has changed discernibly after the market-friendly economic reforms of 1991, not all is well with some features of the economy. Basic structural weaknesses remain, and many ...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 04.06.22

Patna: ASI finds 2,000-year-old walls

The Patna circle of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has dug up remnants of brick walls, which officials believe could be at least 2,000-year-old, at the site of a pond rejuvenation work in Ku...
By Our Bureau, PTI in Patna


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