India's sex ratio has widened in 8 states: National Family Health Survey also reports high level gender-based violence
NFHS is the government’s own data and if the figures are so high pre-pandemic, one shudders to think what it will be like post-pandemic, said Sohini Bhattacharya of Breakthrough India, a women’s rights organisation
COVID-19 impact: Informal economy workers excluded from most govt measures, be it cash transfers or tax benefits
Like demonetisation, the current lockdown has exposed millions of workers and their families to starvation, hunger, death and very bleak future prospects.
The COVID-19 crisis has led to a spike in the country's unemployment rate to 27.11 percent for the week ended 3 May, up from the under 7 percent level before the start of the pandemic in mid-March, the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE) has said
Extension of coronavirus lockdown without ensuring access to healthcare for non-COVID-19 patients may defeat efforts to avoid collateral damage
India has a whopping 54.6 million people with heart disease, 83 people per lakh population have cancer.
Bharat Bandh 2020: Over 10 national trade unions, thousand of strikers disrupt transport, banking services in protest against privatisation, unemployment
More than 10 national trade unions affiliated to left-wing parties, including the main opposition Congress, have called for a nationwide protest against Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s labour reforms.
India's jobs crisis: It's no more about who's responsible, it's about what we do now to arrest precipitous slide
The Narendra Modi government, very prickly about criticism on the economy, has been defending the problem of job deficit by picking the methodology that suits its counter-narrative, using the EPFO-based methodology.
India has wage problem, not job problem; need to adopt Chinese model of opening up labour-intensive industries: Mohandas Pai
TV Mohandas Pai said India does not face a job problem, but one of wages, as a lot of low paid jobs being created do not find favour with degree holders.
With exit polls predicting another Narendra Modi win, new govt will face challenges of unemployment, international trade ties
Narendra Modi, who is tipped to win the Lok Sabha polls according to exit polls, will need to tackle a host of issues ranging from unemployment to weak economic growth.
Travels through the Hindi belt: In Lucknow, daily wage earners vouch for Narendra Modi, feel Rahul Gandhi hasn't arrived yet
According to the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy, Uttar Pradesh’s unemployment rate is 8.1 percent as against the national average of 6.7 percent.
Labour Day 2019: Not just vanishing private investments, high cost of labour too is killing India's job market
There is no major mention of labour reforms in the BJP manifesto, even the Congress manifesto which speaks GST reforms and job creation has paid no significant attention to labour law reforms
Rahul Gandhi has walked into a trap by centering his Lok Sabha campaign on anti-Modi narrative, not real issues
By the time the 2019 Lok Sabha election campaign entered its final lap, most of the real issues — economic reform, farm crisis and unemployment — had clearly taken a backseat
Travels through the Hindi belt: In Yogi Adityanath's Uttar Pradesh, unemployment beats national rate; sports goods industry takes hit
After Yogi Adityanath became the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh in March 2017, he has been cracking down on cow slaughter.
Travels through the Hindi belt: Job dreams go bust in Bihar's Madhepura after loco factory abandons locals despite acquiring farm lands
Anil Mukhiya, a local leader who has been rallying the protestors, says the villages around the facility have not been prioritised for jobs, and it has not helped generate any significant employment.
Unemployment rate in February climbs to 2.5 year-high of 7.2% despite fall in number of job seekers: CMIE data
When the government has released official data for the jobless rate in the past it has tended to be out-of-date. But recently it withheld a batch of data because officials said they needed to check its veracity.
As far as the Indian GDP is concerned, one of the clear trends to have emerged over the last few quarters is the increase in the rate of investment
#HowsTheJobs: Congress hits out at Narendra Modi govt over NSSO unemployment data, says Centre failed to fulfil promises
Citing the NSSO report, which states that the unemployment rate between July 2017-June 2018 stood at 6.1 percent, the highest since 1972-73, Congress leaders across the spectrum noted the BJP government's various missteps during its tenure.
The assessment by the NSSO conducted between July 2017-June 2018, showed the unemployment rate stood at 6.1 percent, the highest since 1972-73, the report said.
Binny Bansal's exit from Flipkart makes India Inc respond to sexual harassment queries with increased urgency
This week’s resignation of Binny Bansal, the chief executive of Walmart Inc’s Indian venture Flipkart, following an internal probe into accusations of personal misconduct, is expected to only add to the momentum.
GST effect: Complexities of new tax reform drive small enterprises out of business; many laid off despite growth
The GST replaced several federal and local taxes and tore down tariff barriers between India’s 29 states, but critics say that has been to the benefit mainly of large, nationwide businesses.
Congress asks Narendra Modi not to 'hoodwink' country on jobs, says govt has no major achievement to show for itself
Congress accused Narendra Modi of hoodwinking the country by playing with statistics on job creation. Spokesperson Pawan khera said prime minister wanted people to believe that its failures are the "achhe din"