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  By Gyan Pathak   Social security coverage to entire workforce in India will remain a dream even if the Code on Social Security 2020 is implemented in the country. There is lack of enough provisions in it. Moreover, skilling to make our workforce future ready will also not be

By Arun Srivastava   Sceptical of the political consequences of its open attack on Nitish Kumar just ahead of the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, the BJP duo Narendra Modi and Amit Shah have preferred to launch a proxy war through R C P Singh an ex union minister in Modi

  By Harihar Swarup   Is anything changing in Kashmir? The merchant selling bronze items in narrow streets of Lal Chowk was surprised by the question. He had no idea who I (this columnist) was. Seeing his discomfort, I introduced myself and asked him to speak freely. His reply was

  By James M Dorsey   When US intelligence asserted that Iran was selling hundreds of combat drones to Russia, it was signalling more than Iranian support for Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine.   Suggesting that Russia was not capable of serial producing its own drones, the intelligence served to

  By Gyan Pathak   The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme, popularly known as MGNREGA scheme is systematically being sabotaged. It is being financially throttled by the Centre in many ways – by reducing budgetary provisions, not releasing funds in time, and resorting to political expediency by alleging

  By K Raveendran   With the Modi government increasingly citing ‘policy’ to justify what it is doing, the Supreme Court has felt compelled to deprecate this tendency.   A bench comprising Justices DY Chandrachud and AS Bopanna, hearing a plea against the levy of GST on equipment such as

By Dr. Nilanjan Banik   Over the last two weeks, the Opposition is disrupting the Lok Sabha on the grounds of high LPG price and GST on pre-packaged food items as factors behind inflation. And on August 5, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) increased the repo rate by 50 basis

By Sushil Kutty   Men and women in black. The women outdoing the men in scaling police barricades. Especially Priyanka Gandhi Vadra. The nationwide protests were against price rise; unemployment, and GST on “dahi and dhood” and other food items. Not surprisingly, the presser earlier in the morning made no

  By Arun Srivastava   While Narendra Modi’s buddies and his Andha Bhakts have been striving hard to project him as one of the most visionary political leader India has ever produced, his actions portray a different picture that strengthen the impression of his being a leader who does not

By Anjan Roy In the face of persistent inflationary pressures and tie in prices, the Reserve Bank of India has jacked up on Friday its basic policy rate —the repo rate— by 40 basis points to 5.4%. With this hike, the RBI policy rate now reaches what it was before