Friday, 19 August, 2022


‘Blatant lies’: Mamata writes to PM after Nadda says Bengal didn’t give account of MGNREGA funds

A Trinamool delegation also met Rural Development Minister Giriraj Singh Thursday over ‘non-release’ of MGNREGA funds worth Rs 7,130 crore to West Bengal.

Indian govt can’t introduce quality reforms because it’s ignoring these three issues

The basic structure of the Indian State and governance have remained the same as the British colonial administration in 1947.

Transforming denial into deliberation: The case of manual scavenging

President Ram Nath Kovind called manual scavenging 'shameful'. But India is still lacking concrete effort.

Govt allocates Rs 73,000 crore to MGNREGA, over 34% less than in 2020

The budgetary estimate for MGNREGA for 2020-21 was Rs 61,500 crore. The Centre allocated an additional Rs 40,000 crore as part of the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana.

In India’s job market, women have higher exit rate, lower entry rate than men: Study

Researchers from IIM Bangalore and Warwick University analysed IHDS data from 2004-05 and 2011-12 to find that the situation is especially stark for women in urban areas.

Economist Jean Dreze is campaigning for this electrician-turned-activist contesting Bihar poll

Activist Sanjay Sahni from Bihar's Ratnauli village has been working towards ensuring employment to MNREGA workers.

Why MNREGA wages are so low

Currently, the MNREGA wage rates of at least 17 of the 21 major states are even lower than the state minimum wage for agriculture.

Urban MGNREGS on the doorstep, but wages can make stealing business from China harder

Nobody can claim that Modi govt’s intentions are misguided. India must create jobs in cities as these hubs of modernisation are more productive than villages.

Lockdown sees record spike in NREGA jobs, but 1.7 crore applicants fail to get one

According to a new NREGA tracker launched by activists, 7.62 crore households have received jobs under the scheme between April and June, the highest since 2017-18.

In UP’s Bareilly, district officials bank on MGNREGA to ensure jobs for returning migrants

Around 47,000 workers are currently employed under MNREGA, which also includes migrant labourers who have returned to their native villages.

On Camera


Sir Ganga Ram hospital Consultants, Residents and DNB students hold placards during a protest in New Delhi, on 30 December 2021 | PTI

Distrust of Indian doctors isn’t new. Class-caste bias always ruled medical profession

As a practising doctor, I discovered large question marks on claims of a trustful patient-doctor relationship in the past. The routine dehumanisation of underprivileged patients remains a rarely mentioned topic.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.


Su-57, the Russian 5th generation fighter aircraft Photo by Snehesh Alex Philip

Russia wants to build next generation tanks, submarines with India

As the second regiment of the S-400 Triumf air defence system starts getting delivered, Russia said it expects the serial production of AK 203 rifles in Amethi to begin in late 2022-early 2023.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.