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Unemployment: Why Amitabh Kant and Surjit Bhalla are Wrong -R Ramakumar

ratives with no evidential basis; and large sample surveys with unverified databases of private cab companies. In other words, there clearly is a collapse of reason. One case at hand for us is the National Sample Survey Office’s (NSSO) Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) conducted in 2017-18. The NITI Aayog has applied the “principle of authority” and stopped the release of the PLFS report. The reason cited by advocates of the gov

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Ironic lack of women candidates in northeastern states -Sudipta Bhattacharjee

a member of parliament in Kim Gangte way back in 1998, as a Manipur People’s Party candidate. She has been with the Communist Party of India, the MPP, the Trinamul Congress, the BJP and now the National People’s Party, but the party-hopper is not contesting this year. Yet Manipur has 9,90,960 women voters, 51,034 more than the men. In Meghalaya, the seat of matriliny, women voters outnumber the men by 19,658. It does have a woman candid

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At Rs 670 crore, BSP has biggest bank balance among parties -Pradeep Thakur

ficial records. The expenditure report submitted by BSP to the Election Commission on February 25 states that it has Rs 669 crore deposited in eight accounts in branches of public sector banks in the National capital region. The party, which scored a blank in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, has also declared Rs 95.54 lakh as cash in hand. The expenditure report is based on details of the central kitties of parties. Samajwadi Party, occupies the second sl

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Where India's jobs mess is most acute

a hard time countering, here comes another significant set of findings from the same source. More than a third of India's states - 11 states to be precise - had unemployment rates higher than the National average in 2017-18, reveals a Business Standard story quoting the annual periodic labour force survey of the NSSO. Seven of the 11 states - Bihar, Odisha, Uttarakhand, Jharkhand, Kerala, Assam, Haryana - were among the most jobless in 2011-12

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Veil on job data spurs poser: How deep is the crisis? -Basant Kumar Mohanty

2018-19 fiscal The job crisis has deepened and become more commonplace during the last five years, according to officials familiar with employment data. Consider this: Demand for work under the National job scheme, Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA), was at its highest in the 2018-19 fiscal. Started in 2006 to provide a fallback employment source to vulnerable groups in r

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MS Swaminathan, father of Green Revolution, interviewed by Jitheesh PM & Jipson John (

Cambridge University and further foreign training, he returned to India and served in various capacities as scientist, teacher, institutional builder and administrator. MS Swaminathan chaired the National Commission on Farmers (2004–06) appointed by the Union Government in 2004. The Commission submitted five reports in 2006, outlining comprehensive measures required for the sustainability and viability of agriculture in India. A recipient

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Display information on 7 common antibiotics: Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation -Bindu Shajan Perappadan

-The Hindu CDSCO sends letter to manufacturers Alerted by the Union Health Ministry’s pharmaceutical watchdog, the National Co-ordination Centre of the Pharmacovigilance Programme of India (PvPI), on adverse reactions that were being reported from some commonly-used antibiotics, the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) has now asked manufacturers to ensure that this information be made available to the general public. C

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Water in reservoirs and ground hits rock bottom in Andhra Pradesh -G Venkataramana Rao

-The Hindu Rayalaseema districts descending into the grip of drought Vijayawada: With about two months to go for the onset of monsoon, the water has hit rock bottom in the reservoirs and the ground water position in the State, particularly the drought-prone Rayalaseema districts is precariously low. While the water level in Srisailam project is dangerously low (813.6 feet against the full reservoir level of 885 feet) having only 36.45 tmcft of water, the Telangana government which has

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NaMo TV content must be certified, says Election Commission -Anubhuti Vishnoi

t has also written to the information and broadcasting ministry on the matter. As per government sources, the EC has said that the “airtime coverage given to various political parties by the National broadcaster Doordarshan was disprodisproportionate and not balanced.” The commission has asked Doordarshan to give balanced airtime coverage to all political parties, government sources confirmed to ET. Please click here to read more.

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Women's Commission Orders Probe Into Report of Womb Removal in Maharashtra

) has directed Beed district authorities to conduct an inquiry over a news report, which said that women were getting their wombs removed to avoid hindering work and fines due to menstruation. The National Commission for Women (NCW) had earlier issued a notice to Maharashtra Chief Secretary over the news report. Expressing shock over the news report, the MSCW Wednesday issued a notice, in which it directed Beed district collector “to find

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