Sunday, 2 October, 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.

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Over 38% inmates in Indian jails are OBCs, 10% increase in a decade, study finds

Religious minorities, specifically Muslims and Sikhs, have been overrepresented among prison inmates for years now, but there have been some shifts in the last decade, NCRB data shows.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.


File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.