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Arun Jaitley and Narendra Modi at a conference in New Delhi | Kuni Takahashi/Bloomberg

Jobless youth are a reality. Modi can’t hide behind misleading data and a media spin

A country in need of over 10 lakh jobs each month has its prime minister, Narendra Modi, latching on to flawed analysis to claim that all is well.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi addresses a press conference at AICC office | Manvender Vashist/PTI

Rahul Gandhi using 108 scholars’ dissent on data makes it political, not intellectual concern

The so-called leaked partial data led to a race for data points, and intricate statistical findings were turned into exit polls overnight.
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 PM Narendra Modi

Narendra Modi’s junking of the economy is like Nero fiddling while Rome burned

The Indian economy cannot afford a slowdown, but the Modi government is not even accepting that there’s a problem.
A pile of Indian 2000 rupees notes

Drip. Drip. Asia’s liquidity taps start gurgling

Indian polls are unpredictable & ongoing trapeze act of simultaneous fiscal & monetary easing may lead to an accident if investors don’t like makeup of next government.
UP CM Yogi Adityanath

Jobs crisis clearly visible in UP — 3,700 PhDs applied to be messengers for police

Labour minister Swami Prasad Maurya had told the UP assembly that the number of 'new' unemployed people rose by 9 lakh between 2016 & Aug 2018.
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.

Modi’s ‘Achche Din’ 2.0 as Piyush Goyal ‘baits’ middle class with tax rebate

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On Camera

‘A rich Muslim’s expense on Umrah marriage can teach 3 lakh poor Muslim kids for 18 yrs’

Muslim scholars say 84% of Indian Muslims earn less than Rs 50 a day, and want the community to cut spending on lavish weddings, multiple pilgrimages.
t-series

Should Indians support Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series in YouTube subscriber race against PewDiePie?

Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series and vlogger Felix Kjellberg aka PewDiePie are fighting to attain the number one spot in terms of subscribers on YouTube.

Defence

Indian Army | representational image | Waseem Andrabi/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

Army personnel killed in firing by Pakistani troops in J&K’s Poonch district

The border skirmishes witnessed a spurt after India's air strike on JeM terror camp in Balakot in response to Pulwama attack that killed 40 CRPF personnel.
National Interest

Why Rahul Gandhi’s Congress is in danger of morphing into a clueless NGO

Congress has questions but no answers, ‘leaders’ but no winners. Weeks before polls, it’s behaving like a virtuous, anti-establishment NGO just doing its thing.