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One of India’s largest employment generators likely to create 1.6 million fewer jobs

SBI's estimate that the govt and low-paying sectors would have fewer jobs is bad news considering the high unemployment rates and the economic slowdown.

Walmart fires more than 50 staff in India but denies exit plans

The job cuts come as competition grows fiercer in the local retail market with Amazon stepping up investment and Mukesh Ambani preparing to roll out his e-commerce venture.
An employee of a fireworks factory in Sivakasi making fireworks

Little sparkle at Sivakasi fireworks units after demonetisation, GST & cracker ban

No job cuts, but Tamil Nadu’s firecracker factories reduce production and slash wages of workers; allied industries like packaging and transport also hit.
Ahead of Diwali, jewellery showrooms in Zaveri Bazaar are unusually quiet as thousands of artisans go back home to West Bengal due to job cuts.

Fewer footfalls & fall in demand take a toll on Mumbai’s jewellery workforce

Ahead of Diwali, showrooms in Zaveri Bazaar are unusually quiet as thousands of artisans go back home to West Bengal due to job cuts.
‘India needs to modernise manufacturing, should not be averse to automation’

‘India needs to modernise manufacturing, should not be averse to automation’

Ministers Suresh Prabhu and Piyush Goyal quell fears about job cuts, say technology could create new opportunities.

On Camera

Tablighi Jamaat will have to change its ways in post-Covid world order

Jamaat’s religious puritanism can’t be an excuse for endangering public health, nor can its criminal negligence in keeping infected foreign preachers be condoned.

How is Modi’s BJP different from the one founded by Advani-Vajpayee 40 years ago?

Forty years ago, Atal Bihari Vajpayee and L.K. Advani founded BJP. Today it's led by Narendra Modi-Amit Shah duo, who have won two general elections with full majority.

Defence

Indian Army (representational image) | Photo: PTI

5 Special Forces men, 5 terrorists: How a deadly hand-to-hand fight at the LoC unfolded

Five commandos of the elite 4 Para were killed in action after they eliminated 5 terrorists from Pakistan in close combat in J&K’s Keran sector.

Poke fun at taali, thaali, diya and mombatti all you want. Modi couldn’t care less

Modi knows who he needs to speak to, who he should toss, who he can address in kind. People accuse him of infantilising his voters, but it’s a winning strategy.