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Why society owes Asha workers a debt -Dipa Sinha

-Hindustan Times Expanding better opportunities with decent wages for frontline workers could also contribute to the revival of the rural economy by putting wages into the hands of many, and take us closer to achieving our Health and nutrition goals The unsung heroes of the response to the Covid-19 pandemic have most definitely been the millions of frontline women workers, especially Accredited Social Health Activists (Ashas) who have been working tirelessly at...

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Indian economy is heading for a K-shaped recovery and it won’t be a pretty sight -TN Ninan K-shaped recovery means the growing gap between ‘winners and losers’. An example in India is the stock market being Healthy while millions have lost their jobs. Amidst the flood of commentary that followed the finding that the world’s fastest-growing large economy had become its fastest-shrinking one, an observation that stood out was that India’s growth potential had dropped from 6 per cent to 5 per cent. Now, it has been obvious...

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New report by American Bar Association exposes the dark underbelly of Indo-US sandstone trade

Often exports made by a country to the rest of the world is seen in a positive light by us. It is because exports not only earn precious foreign currencies (that can be used for importing goods and services or simply be used for building forex reserves), it also helps in generating effective demand for goods and services produced in that country and hence, contributes to economic or GDP growth....

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The dispensable India: Data shows how DNTs, Adivasis, Dalits, Muslims bore lockdown brunt -Anusha Chandrasekharan

-Down to Earth These communities have suffered on most social indicators due to a mix of poor logistics as well as prejudice and ostracisation   Dalit, Muslim and Adivasi households and neighbourhoods have suffered terribly in the aftermath of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in the months following the declaration of the countrywide lockdown, data collected by a group of civil society organisations has showed. These communities were not able to avail...

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TMC slams Centre for cancelling Question Hour in Parliament but does the same in Bengal -Indrajit Kundu The Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal govt has decided to cancel the Question Hour during the upcoming state assembly session. Kolkata: The Trinamool Congress may have been on the warpath against the BJP over the Modi government's decision to cancel Question Hour during the upcoming Monsoon Session of Parliament, but its own government in West Bengal has followed exactly the same path-to cancel the Question Hour. Speaker of West Bengal Legislative Assembly Biman...

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