50 lakh lost jobs in India since 2016

Source: Counterview.net April 18, In a new report, “State of Working India”, prepared by the Centre for Sustainable Employment, Azim Premji University, Bangalore, even as taking strong exception to the Government of... Read more »

Lack of adequate housing, healthcare, education, food, access to finance, insurance are inter-related

By Moin Qazi India has long been a testing ground for several western products, particularly in agriculture and medicine — making the most of loose regulations and genetic diversity of a huge... Read more »

Of 1st Phase Candidates, 32% Crorepatis, 49% Graduates, 17% Facing Criminal Charges

Mumbai, April 12, About a third (32%) or 401 of 1,266 candidates whose affidavits were studied have declared assets worth Rs 1 crore or more. Among the major parties, the Telugu Desam... Read more »

India under Narendra Modi: A throwback to the Germany of the 1930s

By Anjan Basu April 10, As a boy, the German novelist Max von der Grun heard  the news of Hitler becoming the Reich Chancellor over the radio on 30 January, 1933 .... Read more »

Modi’s Dole for Farmers Has Run Into Trouble

By Subodh Varma April 8, According to a recent news report, Modi government’s much hyped scheme of giving small and marginal farmers Rs. 6,000 as ‘income support’ has started functioning and Rs.... Read more »

How Gujarat’s skewed gender ratio affects women’s voting rights

April 6, In 2001, the child sex ratio in Gujarat was 883 girls per 1,000 boys according to Census data. Eighteen years later, the 2019 Lok Sabha voter list has only 575... Read more »

Women and girls lack education, access to skill building and employment opportunities

April 4, Discussing the paradox around the fourth industrial revolution (4IR) as an enabler of gender equality or an accelerator of gendered disparities, a new report, “Opportunity or Challenge? Empowering Women and... Read more »

The Truth Behind Modi Govt’s Pet Schemes

By Subodh Varma April 3, One of the major planks of the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) campaign for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections are the so-called flagship schemes. These include giving free cooking gas... Read more »

Close call between Congress and BJP in Mandsaur

By Saurabh Katkurwar Bhopal, April 2 (IANS) The death of six farmers in police firing in Madhya Pradesh’s Mandsaur in 2017 had given farmers across the country a platform to vent their anger... Read more »

India qualifies as an ‘Ageing’ country

By S Menezes, TM Thomas April 1, In recent years, there has been a myriad shift in the history of humankind, namely the rapid ageing of the earth’s population. Aging is a... Read more »

4,956 accidents, 718 deaths on Yamuna Expressway in 5 years

Agra, March 31 (IANS) A total of 4,956 accidents, 718 deaths and 7,671 serious injuries were recorded on the Yamuna Expressway between August 2012 to March 31, 2018, revealed an RTI reply. The... Read more »

Reducing the gender inequalities in education is best for businesses and society

By Amit Kapoor March 30 (IANS) The benefits of diversity in the workforce are known to give companies a competitive edge and this, in turn, enables higher growth. A 2018 McKinsey &... Read more »

2019 UNDP human development report to focus on inequality

New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) The 2019 Human Development Report (HDR), with its focus on inequality, will be released around this year’s last quarter, the UNDP said. The report will provide a comprehensive... Read more »

Rape is the only crime in India for which the victim is blamed

By Payal Mohta March 29, Priyanka Dubey, an award-winning journalist, spent six years researching and documenting India’s unreported rape cases for her new book, “No Nation For Women – Reporting On Rape... Read more »

‘Congress Income Scheme Could Work But Must Not Replace Social Spending’

March 28, Economic inequality in India is at record high levels and the next government will have to seriously address this issue, “rather than just focusing on growth as it has been... Read more »

Women in Indian prisons do not get gender-specific services, lack basic sanitation, hygiene facilities

March 27, India’s well-known civil rights organization Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP), in a new report, has sought to highlight the general issues related to women prisoners and their structural exclusion... Read more »

ADR survey “Indian voters are unhappy with below average governance”

March 27, At all India level, across states and across various categories; Better Employment Opportunities and Better Health Care, remained amongst the topmost voters’ priorities. Also, these two voters’ priorities have continued... Read more »

UP alliance could lift UPA prospects: IANS-CVoter 2019 Survey

March 26 (IANS) The State of the Nation March 2019 Wave-II opinion poll conducted by CVoter for IANS shows that the UPA tally in the Lok Sabha elections based on a pre-poll alliance... Read more »

Social media main news source for young Indians

New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) Online news generally and social media specifically have outpaced print as the main source of news among English-speaking young Indian news users, showed a new report. People over... Read more »

Rohingya response plan receives only 14% fund: UN

Dhaka, March 25 (IANS) The UN Refugee Agency said here on Monday only 14 per cent of the $920 million needed has been pledged so far in response to its new plan to... Read more »