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Sahitya Akademi award winning lecturer turns farm labourer

-PTI/ The Telegraph Navnath Gore, who received the Yuva Puraskar for young writers in 2018, is now working odd jobs to make ends meet after he lost his contract to the lockdown Pune: Till March, Navnath Gore was a lecturer in a college in Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra, but the lockdown took away his contract job and reduced him to a farm labourer. Gore, 32, a resident of Nigdi, a village in...

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Lynchings, migrant deaths, student suicides: 20 things Union govt doesn't have data on In the season of ‘no data available’ TNM lists an exhaustive number of things that the Union Government claims it has no data on. After the Union Government’s response of ‘no data available’ to several questions in the parliament, the way in which the country’s official statistics and data is being managed has come into question.  While it has become fodder for many memes, the dearth of data, either due to...

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Rakesh Tikait, farmer leader and national spokesperson of Bhartiya Kisan Union, interviewed by Shagun Kapil (Down to Earth)

-Down to Earth Bhartiya Kisan Union spokesperson questions why Narendra Modi govt didn’t consult stakeholders before pushing 3 contentious Bills through Parliament The three contentious ‘farmers’ Bills have grabbed eyeballs even in the middle of the novel Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. Narendra Modi has lost food processing minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal from his Cabinet en route turning the controversial Ordinances into laws. The Rajya Sabha has been split down the middle and question...

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Don’t impose your will on states, Opposition tells govt in RS

-The Telegraph Remember West Bengal, Punjab, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan rejected you, says TMC MP Derek O’Brien The Opposition attacked the government in the Rajya Sabha on Saturday, accusing it of crossing constitutional boundaries, interfering in the affairs of states, failing to control private hospitals during the Coronavirus crisis, and being unable to protect migrant labourers and the poor. Participating in a debate on The Epidemic Diseases (Amendment) Bill,...

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Techies and teachers take white-collar hit -Basant Kumar Mohanty

-The Telegraph 32.6% of the 18.1 million jobs in the country were lost in four months India witnessed the erosion of nearly a third of its white-collar jobs between May and August, with professionals like software engineers, teachers, accountants and analysts taking the biggest hit, a survey by a data agency has shown. The Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy has found that 5.9 million (32.6 per cent) of the 18.1 million white-collar jobs...

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