India  /  Published 01.11.19

Jobless rate surges

The gloom and doom scenario in India’s economy darkened a little more on Friday after an independent database company threw up an alarming statistic: the unemployment rate in October had surged to 8...
By Our Special Correspondent in Mumbai

India  /  Published 30.10.19

Over 22,000 Indians sought asylum in US since 2014: Official data

Over 22,000 Indians, including nearly 7,000 women, have applied for asylum in the US since 2014, according to the latest official figures.The reason behind Indians seeking asylum in the US can be 'une...
By PTI in Washington

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

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...
By The Editorial Board in


India  /  Published 14.05.19

Jobless with a job in Delhi

By 11am last Wednesday, Salim had collected all the household trash littering the lanes in the central Delhi neighbourhood of Regar Pura and dumped it in the local garbage yard.If he were a regular ci...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

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


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