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Deepak Parekh slams govt for talking and not acting

Chairman of HDFC Deepak Parekh, who has been praising and warning Modi government during the last few months, has come out in strong terms against the administration as India gets into budget seaso

Looking for a good job

East Asia went through an economic miracle between 1960 and 1990, with income per capita nearly tripling. The four Asian Tigers – Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan and South Korea – achieved

Focus on labour intensive sectors: Niti Aayog blog

The skill ecosystem today is struggling to make skill aspirational as vocational education carries a negative perception vis-a-vis formal education, said a blog hosted on the Niti Aayog website.

The distaff conundrum

Konika Haldar, 25, and her husband left Malda, in Bengal, five years ago. Today, she works as a domestic help in east Delhi and, as the breadwinner, cannot afford to quit. But she hopes her husband

“The challenge is to ensure that women stay longer in school”

As the participation of women in labour force declines in the country, Sher Singh Verick of ILO explains to Archana Mishra the reason behind this trend, the role education plays and the kind of

Maruti factory riot: 31 convicted, 117 acquitted

  The Gurgaon District court on Friday convicted 31 people for participating in a factory riot in 2012 in a Maruti Suzuki factory in Manesar, Haryana.   

New maternity bill a trojan horse: ORF

Some women currently employed in formal sector jobs may find their positions terminated by employers not wishing to bear the cost and a certain number of women graduates waiting to enter

NREGA faces uncertain future

A law which is supposed to make work on demand a basic right for citizens has been faltering ever since it came into effect a decade ago. And as it enters its 11th year, it faces more tha

India’s labour problems: better education and laws can be the answer

Ever since Johannes Gutenberg invented the printing press in 1439 and paved the way for the Industrial Revolution, two new classes of society emerged – the Bourgeoisie and the Proletariat. Th

India doesn’t have national minimum wage

The central government has not fixed or mentioned any amount as “national minimum wage” in the Code on Wages Bill 2017, it was clarified on Tuesday.   &ld

Out of bonds

In 1865 the thirteenth amendment to the US constitution abolished slavery and the buying and selling of humans, and soon the transatlantic slave trade declined. But a century and a half since, sl

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