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Oppressed for generations, women cane cutters in Maharashtra continue to work in inhuman conditions, shows study
India

Oppressed for generations, women cane cutters in Maharashtra continue to work in inhuman conditions, shows study

Women cane cutters are required to work for 13 to 18 hours a day without any weekly rest day. They work even during illness, menstruation, pregnancy or delivery, which affects their health, the study said

Ex-RJD leader Raghuvansh Prasad Singh's condition worsens, put on ventilator
India

Ex-RJD leader Raghuvansh Prasad Singh's condition worsens, put on ventilator

Singh, who has been admitted at AIIMS, Delhi for about a week after developing post-COVID-19 complications, resigned from the primary membership of the party on Thursday

Poorly-planned lockdown and unlock caused COVID-19 spike in Chhattisgarh, says CM Bhupesh Baghel
India

Poorly-planned lockdown and unlock caused COVID-19 spike in Chhattisgarh, says CM Bhupesh Baghel

Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel, in an exclusive interview, speaks on the state’s preparedness to deal with the sudden rise in the number of COVID-19 infections, measures to rehabilitate the migrant labourers who returned to the state after the lockdown began in the country in late March, state recording one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country despite combating Naxalism and more

Nirmala Sitharaman's COVID-19 package invites social criticism, but she may have more cards up her sleeves
Business

Nirmala Sitharaman's COVID-19 package invites social criticism, but she may have more cards up her sleeves

Nirmala Sitharaman's advisers have been speaking of why fiscal prudence is important to avoid India being downgraded from investment grade by global credit rating agencies

More than 32 cr poor receive Rs 29,352 cr aid under Garib Kalyan Yojana; fintech, digital technology in place for swift transfer to beneficiary
Business

More than 32 cr poor receive Rs 29,352 cr aid under Garib Kalyan Yojana; fintech, digital technology in place for swift transfer to beneficiary

A finance ministry statement on Monday said the swift implementation of the package is being continuously monitored by central and state governments.

Adivasis and the Indian State: Forced displacement takes toll on mental health of Kerala tribals; community-led initiatives may hold solution
India

Adivasis and the Indian State: Forced displacement takes toll on mental health of Kerala tribals; community-led initiatives may hold solution

Some officials believe mental health issues resulting in suicides, alcoholism, drug abuse and a sudden change in food habits might have resulted in the early deaths of many tribal men.

Question Hour in Rajya Sabha: Govt admits to data leak of unemployment figures ahead of May announcement, terms issue 'serious'
Politics

Question Hour in Rajya Sabha: Govt admits to data leak of unemployment figures ahead of May announcement, terms issue 'serious'

The government on Thursday admitted in the Rajya Sabha that there has been a data leak of unemployment figures and said efforts were being made to ascertain who was behind it.

Farm distress: Not just debt, small landholding and poor access to market are also killing farmers: Report
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Farm distress: Not just debt, small landholding and poor access to market are also killing farmers: Report

The NIRDPR cited poor implementation of agricultural marketing reforms and low reach of minimum support price (MSP), which was adding to the farmers' distress.

Union Budget 2019: People in poverty trap must be given adequate aid to get rid of the vicious cycle
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Union Budget 2019: People in poverty trap must be given adequate aid to get rid of the vicious cycle

In order to escape the poverty trap, it is argued that individuals in poverty must be given sufficient aid so that they can acquire the critical mass of capital necessary to raise themselves out of poverty.

Narendra Modi govt 2.0 and its 1,000-day agenda: With focus on housing, ministries start work on 75 welfare projects to be completed by June 2022
India

Narendra Modi govt 2.0 and its 1,000-day agenda: With focus on housing, ministries start work on 75 welfare projects to be completed by June 2022

As promised in the 2019 election manifesto, the Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government has hit the ground running to complete 75 milestone projects by June 2022, just a few months before the 75th anniversary of India's Independence.

Narendra Modi govt returned to power on delivery of social infra projects; should focus on boosting employment, pvt investment in second term
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Narendra Modi govt returned to power on delivery of social infra projects; should focus on boosting employment, pvt investment in second term

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was thus right in his assertion that the caste divide is artificial and the only real divide is rich-poor.

Lack of jobs in Jharkhand's Giridh leads to proliferation of illegal coal mines; for villagers, polls only mean more police raids
Politics

Lack of jobs in Jharkhand's Giridh leads to proliferation of illegal coal mines; for villagers, polls only mean more police raids

Deaths in mines in this coal belt have been a particularly harsh reality of life. And illegal mining has been reported in Jharkhand at least since 2004.

Alirajpur is the Black Hole of Indian Democracy
Politics

Alirajpur is the Black Hole of Indian Democracy

India’s poorest district, Alirajpur in Madhya Pradesh, is a place where nothing shines in the gloom of all-pervasive deprivation

Fractured Land, Fissured Ballot
Politics

Fractured Land, Fissured Ballot

Farmers, whose votes aren’t driven by rural distress alone, remain divided by caste and class and have failed to turn their concerns into drivers of political behaviour

Congress election manifesto: Several poll promises will meet implementation hurdles; strict follow-up action key to success of schemes
Politics

Congress election manifesto: Several poll promises will meet implementation hurdles; strict follow-up action key to success of schemes

The manifesto also talks about more public sector bank mergers which will depend a lot on how the Bank of Baroda-Dena-Vijaya Bank alliance works out as there will be several lessons to be learnt.

Government can fund cash dole-outs with bonds or higher taxes: Report
Business

Government can fund cash dole-outs with bonds or higher taxes: Report

The study comes amid a rash of UBI-like promises being made ahead of the general elections beginning 11 April through 19 May

It's almost impossible to take out 13% of Budget for NYAY, no road map to arrange fund for scheme: Arvind Panagariya
Business

It's almost impossible to take out 13% of Budget for NYAY, no road map to arrange fund for scheme: Arvind Panagariya

Earlier, Panagariya had said the implementation of the NYAY scheme not only poses a "fiscal challenge" to India's economy but also has a "serious incentive problem"

Rahul Gandhi's NYAY a test on fiscal prudence: Economy must be strong enough to bear pressure of Rs 3.6 lakh cr
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Rahul Gandhi's NYAY a test on fiscal prudence: Economy must be strong enough to bear pressure of Rs 3.6 lakh cr

If one is in principle okay with a universal basic income approach, then this scheme of minimum income guarantee is a modification of the same where the beneficiaries are not universal but a targeted section.

Why Rahul Gandhi’s Rs 72,000 per annum minimum income promise is a blunder in the making
Business

Why Rahul Gandhi’s Rs 72,000 per annum minimum income promise is a blunder in the making

Minimum income guarantee promise will most likely shift attention from the more serious unemployment problem.