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A Govt Unequal to the Task as Economy Sinks -Prabhat Patnaik The significant fall in government expenditure during the Lockdown is just the opposite of what the Modi government should have done. A striking aspect of the 24% decline in India’s GDP in the first quarter of 2020-21 compared with the first quarter of the last fiscal year is the decline by 10.3% in public administration, defence and other public services. This is a sector where the GDP (gross domestic product) is...

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Why India has emerged as pandemic epicentre, despite early Lockdown -Rukmini S Despite early steps, India could not stave off the surge because of later mis-steps and legacy issues in health and administrative capacity With more than five million cases, India is now emerging as the epicentre of the covid-19 pandemic. India has already overtaken Brazil in terms of total confirmed cases, and at the current trajectory, will surpass the US within four weeks. Given that the US and Brazil are closest to India...

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6 million white-collar workers lost their jobs during the Lockdown -Prashant K Nanda * While 5.9 million white collar workers lost their jobs between May-August 2020, over the previous four months ended 30 April, this job loss number stood at 6.6 million when compared with May-August 2019 * Continued curbs and localized Lockdowns have hit economic recovery and employment prospects NEW DELHI: Almost six million white-collar workers, including engineers, physicians, teachers, accountants and analysts, lost their jobs between May and August, the Centre for Monitoring...

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Rs 750 for burnt restaurant, Rs 8,500 for store: Delhi Assembly panel flags gaps in riot relief -Sourav Roy Barman

-The Indian Express Over six months after the riots, the Delhi government faces charges of delays, mismatches and false rejections over its compensation disbursal to victims and their families. New Delhi: After his small restaurant in Gokulpuri was vandalised and looted during the Northeast Delhi riots, Usman Ali sought  Rs 3 lakh in damages from the state government. He was paid Rs 750. Days into her pregnancy, on February 25, Gulzeb Parveen’s husband...

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RTI Shows the Government Did Collect Data on Deaths of Migrant Workers During Lockdown -Dheeraj Mishra Despite the Indian Railways confirming that at least 80 deaths were recorded on Shramik Special trains, the Centre refused to disclose this data in parliament. New Delhi: During the on-going parliament proceedings that began on Monday for the first time since the coronavirus Lockdown was announced, 10 Lok Sabha MPs have posed questions related to the deaths of migrant workers. In question 174 (a and b), details were sought regarding the migrant...

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