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Bihar Elections: For angry electorate of returning migrant workers, NREGA offers little succour
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Bihar Elections: For angry electorate of returning migrant workers, NREGA offers little succour

'Subsistence, not sustenance' is the intent behind the Act, but a fragmented political system has failed the workers’ voterbase in Bihar

Labourers struggling under coronavirus lockdown flock to AP for NREGA scheme; pay workers to stay home, say activists
India

Labourers struggling under coronavirus lockdown flock to AP for NREGA scheme; pay workers to stay home, say activists

While many are voicing the issues faced by daily wage workers during the lockdown and with seven states across the country stopping work under the National Rural Employment Guarantee (NREGA) Act on their own, it seems like business as usual in Andhra Pradesh.

Anti-tribal governance of Raghubar Das cost BJP Jharkhand: 'Local' Hemant Soren spoke to us in our language, nailed it with his campaign, say voters
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Anti-tribal governance of Raghubar Das cost BJP Jharkhand: 'Local' Hemant Soren spoke to us in our language, nailed it with his campaign, say voters

With the Bharatiya Janata Party having lost in 26 out of 28 Adivasi-dominated constituencies in Jharkhand, the tribal community has emerged as a decisive voice against the saffron party in the 2019 Assembly election. Jharkhand is the fifth state that the BJP has lost in last one year.

Complete breakdown of welfare schemes like PDS, MNREGA in Jharkhand's Latehar district: Villagers blame loopholes, lackadaisical officials
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Complete breakdown of welfare schemes like PDS, MNREGA in Jharkhand's Latehar district: Villagers blame loopholes, lackadaisical officials

While issues in the PDS scheme have affected people across Jharkhand, activists pointed to another factor that has contributed to the spate of starvation deaths - loopholes in implementation of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA or NREGA), and the lack of accountability for its failure in the state.

Economic Survey 2019 presents good overview, but should not be read as precursor to Sitharaman's maiden Budget
Business

Economic Survey 2019 presents good overview, but should not be read as precursor to Sitharaman's maiden Budget

The Economic Survey also takes a view that the NPA issue is behind us and hence banks can now lend.

Implementation of minimum income scheme proposed by Congress not an easy task, say experts
Business

Implementation of minimum income scheme proposed by Congress not an easy task, say experts

Financing Congress President Rahul Gandhi's minimum income scheme, aiming to lift five crore families or 25 crore people out of poverty, may be an uphill task, said several leading economists and social scientists.

Prakash Javadekar’s claim and defence on India’s unemployment problem rings hollow from the word go
Business

Prakash Javadekar’s claim and defence on India’s unemployment problem rings hollow from the word go

By playing down the unemployment problem, Javadekar hasn’t done nothing but what is expected of him

Maharashta aims to boost farmers income, considers giving livestock, ponds for fish farming on demand
India

Maharashta aims to boost farmers income, considers giving livestock, ponds for fish farming on demand

The scheme to provide livestock on demand to farmers would be implemented at the village level, an official said. Similarly, ponds for fish farming on demand ('Magel Tyala Matysa Tale') scheme will be taken up under the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGA) in Maharashtra

Tripura Dy CM Jishnu Debbarma slams CPM leader for 'migration' remark, calls allegations baseless
Politics

Tripura Dy CM Jishnu Debbarma slams CPM leader for 'migration' remark, calls allegations baseless

There was no food scarcity, no one from Tripura crossed over to Bangladesh, Deputy Chief Minister Jishnu Debbarma said, refuting claims of CPI(M) MP

Linking Aadhaar, PAN cards mandatory for opening of bank accounts under new KYC guidelines: RBI
Business

Linking Aadhaar, PAN cards mandatory for opening of bank accounts under new KYC guidelines: RBI

In the amended Customer Due Diligence (CDD) procedure, RBI said, "The Aadhaar number, the PAN or Form No. 60" need to be obtained from an individual who is eligible for applying for the biometric ID.

Sonia Gandhi overcame her caste and religion deficits as a politician, but chose Congress' interests over governance
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Sonia Gandhi overcame her caste and religion deficits as a politician, but chose Congress' interests over governance

As the president of Indian National Congress, Sonia Gandhi constructed a political personality for herself that transcended caste and religion, and precisely what the founding fathers of the Indian Constitution had hoped for

Digital transaction helped NREGA workers receive wages on time, claims government
India

Digital transaction helped NREGA workers receive wages on time, claims government

Almost twice the number of MGNREGA workers have received their wages on time so far this year on account of use of digital technology and other measures, the Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD) said on Friday.

130 mn Aadhaar numbers were not leaked, they were treated as publicly shareable data: CIS
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130 mn Aadhaar numbers were not leaked, they were treated as publicly shareable data: CIS

Since the discovery of the leaks, some of the content in the databases have been partially masked.

Demonetisation: SME sector output, wages hit; no impact on agri prices
Business

Demonetisation: SME sector output, wages hit; no impact on agri prices

In the study, India Development Foundation (IDF) assessed the impact of demonetisation on agriculture and the informal sector that rely heavily on cash transactions and also provide employment to majority of population.

Budget should focus on roads, affordable housing, rail to boost economy
Business

Budget should focus on roads, affordable housing, rail to boost economy

The augmentation of the revenue base is likely to be directed toward infra and social spending; any major reduction in corporate tax rate would be accompanied by lowering of exemptions

Cauvery issue: What are Karnataka government's options after Supreme Court ruling?
India

Cauvery issue: What are Karnataka government's options after Supreme Court ruling?

As protests over releasing of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu continues in Mandya and other parts of Karnataka, there are reports that the state government is thinking of calling in drought in the state earlier than usual.

Parliament session ends, but GST celebrations must be tempered by next challenges: Land and labour
Business

Parliament session ends, but GST celebrations must be tempered by next challenges: Land and labour

The real challenge Modi has to face is on the land and labor reforms since these are politically highly sensitive

Green canopying of 1 lakh km of NH to employ 10 lakh youth, says Gadkari
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Green canopying of 1 lakh km of NH to employ 10 lakh youth, says Gadkari

The afforestation will help in sequestering approximately 12 lakh mt carbon annually

Is BJP ignoring the middle class? Yes, because Modi doesn’t want to be another Vajpayee
Politics

Is BJP ignoring the middle class? Yes, because Modi doesn’t want to be another Vajpayee

Modi had branded himself as the champion of a neo-liberal middle class. The latest revisions prove that he has no dogmatic belief in any ideology. He is rather a pragmatist who is solely focused on getting re-elected in 2019.

IMD's first monsoon estimate is good news: But, here's why it's not yet time to celebrate
Business

IMD's first monsoon estimate is good news: But, here's why it's not yet time to celebrate

In the past it has been observed that the second forecast is always better than the first