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Revisions to economic data a fact & revisions themselves based on facts: Finance ministry

Economic affairs secretary Subhash Chandra Garg said that revisions to economic statistics for which Modi govt came under fire are based on facts.

Modi government to tap other airlines to help Jet Airways by taking over some of the planes

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is keen to avoid the collapse of an airline that employs about 23,000 people, weeks before elections.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Narendra Modi and jobs: It’s all about data, and how it’s calculated

Both Modi government and private surveys can be correct about India’s jobs status — because they measure different things, and employ different ways.
File photo of PM Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah | PTI

Unemployment is a silent political killer and can catch the BJP off guard in polls

Unemployment can become big and yet remain undetected. Its impact can lead to a critical vote swing.
File image of UPSC aspirants leaving an examination centre after their exam in New Delhi | PTI

Modi govt’s plan for common entrance test for Group-C jobs unlikely to roll out soon

If implemented, proposal would spare crores of candidates the hassle of filling up multiple forms, paying fees for each of them, and taking several exams in far-flung centres.
Women working on a project under MGNREGA | MGNREGA report

India’s rural employment plan has been giving fewer & fewer jobs to the most deprived

The rural job scheme, launched in February 2006, is intended to cater to poorest and weakest sections, but data shows share of SCs/STs in total jobs has seen a sharp fall.
Representational image | Anindito Mukherjee/Bloomberg

Why upper caste poor don’t want age relaxation in job quota

Relaxation in age and attempts has proved to be a clever way to keep Dalits-OBCs out of top positions of power.
Representational image | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Student leaders from JNU, AISA to march in protest over lack of jobs

The students have accused the government of being silent on jobs in the interim budget, and will march from the Red Fort to Parliament.
File photo of Chinese president Xi Jinping | Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg

Against Modi govt’s unemployment woes, next door China’s booming jobs industry

China created 65 million jobs in past five years — more than double the figure Rahul Gandhi has cited to target Modi.
Representational image | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Why there has been no big social unrest in India to reflect inadequate job growth

Economic growth, migration & democracy are limiting the unrest that might have otherwise occurred in India.

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An aircraft operated by Jet Airways India Ltd. | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

A bailout for Jet Airways will fill Indian skies with zombie airlines

Air India is the original zombie, infected by a govt bailout. If Jet is bailed out, then the next firm will need one too & the infection will spread.

PUBG players arrested: Overreaction by police or is addiction a public concern?

The Gujarat police arrested several PUBG lovers, many of them students, for playing the banned video game.


Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan | Rana Sajid Hussain/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images

No room for jihadi outfits and culture in Pakistan, says PM Imran Khan

With global pressures mounting on Pakistan to combat terror, PM Khan said his country was committed to eradicating culture of jihadism & terrorism.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

China humiliated India because of these 5 fatal follies of Modi Doctrine

India looks less equal to China than 5 years ago, US alliance is hobbled by trade, and Pakistan looks anything but chastened by Balakot. What’s gone wrong?