India  /  Published 05.03.19

Unemployment highest since 2016

The unemployment rate in India rose to 7.2 per cent in February 2019, the highest since September 2016, and up from 5.9 per cent in February 2018, according to data compiled by the Centre for Monitori...
By Reuters in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 08.02.19

Demographic dividend or ticking bomb?

The suppressed National Sample Survey Office report on employment in India bears some deeply worrying evidence apart from the rising unemployment rate. One such is the decline in the labour force part...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 07.02.19

Food that is delicious — and endangered

Sir — It is worrying that endangered shark species such as hammerhead and spiny dogfish are being sold surreptitiously in Britain. Names like rock salmon or huss are being used while labelling dishe...
By The Telegraph in

Business  /  Published 03.02.19

Easy land in new industry policy

The Union cabinet is set to consider a new industrial policy that envisages a long-term lease of land and easier hire-and-fire policies in labour. The new policy will streamline the single-window clea...
By R. Suryamurthy in New Delhi

India  /  Published 03.02.19

Opposition blueprint on farm, employment crises

The Opposition parties are preparing a blueprint to solve the agrarian and job crises that will be circulated among voters before the 2019 parliamentary elections.Sources said Congress president Rahul...
By Sanjay K. Jha in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 17.01.19

Hiding unemployment data will help nobody

A few weeks ago, it was announced by the Government of India that the labour bureau would no longer publish reports on jobs. These would be replaced by the National Sample Survey Office’s periodic l...
By The Editorial Board in

Education  /  Published 15.01.19

CV in the digital age

As rising unemployment data shows, jobs are getting scarcer. In today’s highly competitive hiring landscape, recruiters come across tonnes of resumes every day. The challenge is to match your resume...
By Chandana Chandra in

Opinion  /  Published 11.01.19

Fear rules the mind of law-abiding citizens

In today’s world of uncertainty, people seek secure and predictable lives. This is not easy to achieve since change comes rapidly and unexpectedly, and all are supposed to adapt. One implication of ...
By Anup Sinha in

Jharkhand  /  Published 10.01.19

Amid job crisis, a global skill summit

 Jharkhand’s unemployment rate is among the highest in the country, according to December 2018 data released by a private think tank, the findings a tell-tale account of the crisis facing the y...
By Animesh Bisoee in Ranchi/Jamshedpur

Opinion  /  Published 13.11.18

India must lose its obsession with GDP growth

Economic growth has been the mantra of economic development chanted by economists and policy makers for decades. It is supposed to be the key to prosperity and the good life. One obvious implication o...
By The Editorial Board in


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