India  /  Published 02.06.20

Jobs: rural scene better, urban not so

The grim employment scenario in urban India got aggravated while the rural sector showed some improvement in the last week of May, with researchers attributing the uptick in the villages to seasonal s...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

India  /  Published 14.10.19

Rahul keeps focus on jobs

Rahul Gandhi, who quit as Congress president after the general election rout five months ago, returned to the campaign stage on Sunday and showed he had lost none of his punch, accusing Prime Minister...
By Sanjay K. Jha in New Delhi

North East  /  Published 29.10.18

Protest against job cuts

Nearly 150 members of the Democratic Youth federation of India (DYFI) staged a demonstration at Dighalipukhuri here on Monday against the Assam government’s decision to cut the grade IV posts from t...
By Abinash Kalita in Guwahati

India  /  Published 08.04.20

400 million workers in India may sink into poverty: UN report

About 400 million people working in the informal economy in India are at risk of falling deeper into poverty due to the coronavirus crisis which is having 'catastrophic consequences', and is expected ...
By PTI in United Nations

West Bengal  /  Published 16.07.19

Strong Opposition needed: Swamy

BJP Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy, who had once taught economics at IIT Delhi, said the country’s economy was “on a tailspin” and if Nirmala Sitharaman’s “budget is not rectified, we will...
By Subhankar Chowdhury and Nadia Imam in Calcutta

India  /  Published 28.03.20

Little option but to walk

Five migrant workers set off on foot from Bangalore on Thursday evening — for their native villages in Rajasthan nearly 1,800km away, unable to hold out any longer without work or money in the wake ...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore

India  /  Published 28.03.20

Coronavirus lockdown: Lakhs stranded on highway

At least three lakh migrants were stranded in Ghaziabad and Noida on Saturday evening, stopped by Uttar Pradesh police on Friday after the unemployed workers and their families had set off on foot for...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

India  /  Published 16.06.19

PM meets with party chiefs

Chairing an all-party meeting on the eve of the first session of the new Lok Sabha, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday invited heads of all parties to a meeting on June 19 to discuss the 'one nati...
By PTI in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 01.06.19

Mamata’s greatest success may also have been her greatest failure

Mamata Banerjee’s refusal to attend the new Central government’s swearing-in was understandable. What she earlier called a “constitutional courtesy” lost that neutral label when it became clea...
By Sunanda K. Datta-Ray in

Opinion  /  Published 16.05.19

India's economy: Slip sliding away

News about the Indian economy, even from official sources, has begun to look bleak. Between October and December 2018, the economy grew at 6.6 per cent, the slowest in the last five quarters. The grow...
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