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Ashok Koul, J&K BJP general secretary | Twitter

My comments were twisted, BJP supports all demands of Ladakh — J&K leader Ashok Koul’s U-turn

BJP’s J&K general secretary Ashok Koul Tuesday said the call to boycott polls to Ladakh council was ‘nonsense’. On Friday, he claimed he was misquoted.
The Orchard road in Singapore. | Pixabay

Singapore makes it tougher for foreigners to get work visas to protect local jobs

Singapore is trying to strike a balance at a time retrenchments are on the rise while allowing for enough hiring of foreign talent in sectors such as cybersecurity & financial tech.​​
Representational image of shops shut during the Covid-19 lockdown in Varanasi | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Engineers, pilots, journalists — job losses have spared none & no one knows if worst is over

Many sectors have been impacted due to the pandemic, the lockdown and uncertainty. Only some who lost their old jobs have managed to get new ones.
Workers at a metro construction site in Mumbai (representational image) | Photo: ANI

India added 7 crore jobs in June — mostly daily wagers, farmers and small businesses

About 12 crore jobs were lost due to the lockdown in April, but things are gradually improving. However, only 39 lakh new salaried jobs have been created.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Assocham event in New Delhi on 20 December | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Present a National Employment Policy for long-term in 4 months: PM Modi tells GoM

At a meeting with PM Modi, a GoM on skill development and employment suggests setting up a Central Board of Vocational Education on the lines of CBSE.
Thousands of people wait for their turn | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Yogi govt completes skill-mapping of 23.5 lakh migrant workers, 18 lakh want jobs in UP

UP govt survey says 77% of these 23.5 lakh migrant workers want to stay back and work in the state, as of 2 June. Of the total, 16.6 lakh are unskilled labourers.
A shop that reopened in May at Delhi's Nai Sarak | Photo: ANI

India added 2.1 crore jobs in May, after hitting rock-bottom in April: CMIE

Only 28 crore people had jobs in April, down from 39.6 crore in March. But with partial lifting of lockdown, small traders & wage labourers got employed again.
People rest on a temporary stage in Mumbai, India | Representational image | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Jobs are a memory for millions now. If migrants don’t return, productivity will be a memory

How many migrants will risk another life-and-death experience? Will employers be forced to offer better terms to get them back? The future invites many questions.
A newspaper vendor at a distribution centre in New Delhi | Anindito Mukherjee/Bloomberg

Job losses, pay cuts, editions shut — coronavirus triggers new crisis for Indian media

Print media is the hardest hit due to dwindling ads and disruption in circulation, with myths and paranoia about coronavirus spreading through newspapers only adding to the problem.
Homeless people and migrant workers stand in queue for food at a shelter home in Delhi | Manisha Mondal| ThePrint

India lost more jobs due to coronavirus lockdown than US did during Depression

New CMIE data shows mind-boggling rise in unemployment since India imposed a nationwide lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic. Modi government must step in.

On Camera

Retiring early can be bad for the brain

Retiring early and working less has many benefits, such as reduced stress, better diets and more sleep. But as we found, it also has adverse effects.
File photo | RIL chairman Mukesh Ambani | Sanjit Das/Bloomberg

Reliance Retail gets $1 billion from Silver Lake for 1.75% stake

Reliance announced on 9 Sept that the California-based private equity firm with stakes in technology-related companies will pay the amount as part of the deal.

Defence

Representational image | Indian soldiers at the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir | PTI

No ‘major’ build-up at LoC but Pakistan pushing new Chinese-made assault rifles into Kashmir

Security forces have recovered EMEI Type 97 NSR rifles, manufactured by Chinese firm Norinco, which they believe were dropped into J&K through drones.
Narendra Modi and Amit Shah | File photo: T. Narayan | Bloomberg

Partners dispensable in Modi-Shah construct if they do not bring additional votes

In the Modi-Shah construct, if partners do not bring additional votes, they are dispensable. However old or loyal, either they become supplicants, or die.