18.9 million people to be unemployed by 2019

There are going to be 18.9 million unemployed people in the country by 2019, parliament was informed. Union minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar said that the International Labour Organisation (ILO) has released a report “World Empl

Drop in diamond demand: Assocham survey

The PNB fraud involving Nirav Modi seems to have shaken the confidence of diamond jewellery buyers, especially from the unorganised jewellers, on purity concerns, resulting in drop in business in the trade, according to an Assocham survey.

Know more about no confidence motion

The Telugu Desam Party, a former ally of the BJP, wants to move a no confidence motion against the Narendra Modi government. What is a no confidence motion? If a no confidence motion, also called a no

Bad water on wheels

While train accidents get much attention, there’s something else that should equally be attended to: the railway’s drinking water supply, which could well have caused many more deaths than train accidents. Indian Railway

Governance Now journalists win award for best TB reporting

Governance Now on Thursday bagged the REACH Media Awards for 2017-2018 for best reporting (English category) on tuberculosis (TB) at an event co-hosted by REACH, USAID and Lilly Global Health in partnership with the Lancet Commission on Tuberculos

Simple facts about Special Status states

N Chandrababu Naidu-led Telugu Desam Party (TDP) on Friday parted ways from the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) at the centre. The official quitting of the alliance was preceded by the pulling out of two ministers out of

On a dangerous tangent

The killing of a seven-year-old boy at Ryan International School, Gurgaon, suddenly brought focus on violence by students in school. It was a gruesome case indeed: On September 8 last year, Barun Chandra Thakur dropped his children, including seve

If you’re happy and you know it...

Finland has emerged as the world’s happiest country, as per the World Happiness Report 2018. The report has ranked 156 countries by their happiness levels, and 117 countries by the happiness of their immigrants. This year, the main focus of

What the by-poll verdict reveals: Modi is the only vote-catcher for BJP

The unambiguous message of the by-elections in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar is that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is not only the biggest vote-catcher for the BJP, he is the only one. If you remove Modi from any election campaign, the BJ

BJP suffers from by-poll jinx ahead of 2019

It seems that the road ahead to 2019 elections is not going to be a smooth one for the BJP. In the past six months, the party has conclusively lost in every by-poll to Lok Sabha. Wednesday’s losses in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar are only the lat

AAP-CS row: The issue is trust, not authority

The unfortunate event of February 20 raises the question whether the supreme court decision on powers and accountability of the Delhi government will really settle the matters.   Even as the details of what transpire

Physicist Stephen Hawking is no more

Celebrated theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, known for his ideas about black holes and quantum gravity, died on Wednesday. He was 76. Life of Hawking has been inspiration not only for generations of physicists but also for peop

Fadnavis govt offered roadmap to address agrarian crisis

The Maharashtra government has offered a six-month long roadmap to address the agrarian crisis in the state after thousands of farmers staged a massive rally in Mumbai to protest government’s apathy towards them. On March 12,

SC extends Aadhaar linkage deadline

The supreme court (SC) on Tuesday extended the deadline to link Aadhaar with services till it delivers its final verdict. The

I felt much more at home in India: Filmmaker Ahmed Roy

Roy is a budding filmmaker and screen writer from Birmingham in the UK. He has written and directed The Thought of You, a short film that won the Royal Stag Barrel Large Shorts ‘Perfect Ten’ at the 19th Jio Mami Mumbai Film Festiva

Due to shortage of staff, many information commissions are defunct and overburdened

A series of RTI queries by a couple of civil society organisations have found that several state information commissions (SIC) have not appointed officials for the post of information commissioners (IC), lying vacant during the period under review

PNB fraud: 18 arrested so far

As many as 18 people have so far been arrested in the Punjab National Bank fraud involving diamantaire Nirav Modi and his uncle Mehul Choksi, parliament was informed. As per Reserve Bank of India (RBI) inputs, Punjab National Bank (

India to have National Employment Policy

An inter-ministerial committee has been constituted to draft the National Employment Policy and consultations have been held with various stakeholders including ministries, state governments, trade unions, industry associations etc. for inputs to

Limit collateral damage from bank frauds: Assocham

All out efforts must be made by banks, regulators, government and India Inc to limit the collateral damage from the fraud in PNB, said Assocham. It cautioned over-reaction by the banks and the investigative agencies since it would h

India reiterates focus on renewable energy

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, along with French president Emmanuel Macron who is on a four-day visit to India, inaugurated the 75 MW solar power plant in Mirzapur, Uttar Pradesh, on Monday. The largest solar power plant in Uttar Pra

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