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Sunday, April 05, 2020



Budget 2020: Hope for the best, prepare for the worst

January 26, 2020 10:31 am

P Chidambaram writes: The economy is not the main concern of the BJP government; it is the Hindutva agenda. On the other hand, the people are concerned with issues tied to economic growth such as more jobs, better producer prices, wages and incomes, relative price stability, access to better education and health care, and improved infrastructure.

Six months of Modi 2.0 show it is on track to achieving its development targets

December 03, 2019 11:43 am

The past six months has seen India taking big strides. With renewed vigour and focus, the government is marching towards the $5-trillion economy mark.

Express Daily Briefing: Lifting 271 million out of poverty in 10 years, anti-defection law, more

July 12, 2019 9:04 am

From lifting 271 million out of poverty in 10 years to the resignation of 16 Karnataka Congress-JD(S) MLAs, here's what's making news on Friday morning.

Rhetoric in the name of poor has assumed Orwellian proportions this poll season

April 30, 2019 10:17 am

To describe these kinds of speeches, George Orwell had coined a useful word: Newspeak. The most famous instances of Newspeak in 1984 is, “War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.” But there is another citation from Orwell that needs to be quoted too: “If thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought”.

There's a deep asymmetry of power in our society

March 29, 2019 9:17 am

Apparently, a marginal infusion of cash in the hands of the poor will destroy them. But the slightest tinkering with taxes in contexts where it is hard to even imagine what the marginal value of income is, will apparently cause economic catastrophe.

What if all the world’s economic woes are part of the same problem

March 07, 2019 11:54 pm

Perhaps, inequality is contributing to weak growth and low rates because the rich tend to save money rather than spend it. Maybe productivity has been weak not by coincidence, but because weak growth has meant companies have not been forced to innovate to meet demand.

Poverty to vulnerability: Rethinking social protection

March 04, 2019 10:38 am

India is no longer largely chronically poor; it is now more unequal and vulnerable with pockets of deep poverty. Its future shared prosperity will depend to a large extent on how its social protection system evolves and catches up with its diversity and demography. World Bank economists weigh in.

Jharkhand: 2019 will be year for eradicating poverty, says CM Raghubar Das

December 30, 2018 8:32 pm

Reiterating that the state government is committed to elevate the poor, Raghubar Das said Prime Minister Narendra Modis goal is to provide housing to the homeless by 2022, but the Jharkhand government has set the year 2020 as the deadline to attain the goal.

World Food Day: Govt working continuously to achieve zero hunger by 2030, says Agriculture Minister

October 16, 2018 5:37 pm

Minister of state for agriculture Parshottam Rupala stressed on the need to promote food processing to ensure better income to farmers.

America's poor becoming more destitute under Donald Trump, says UN expert

June 03, 2018 7:39 am

Almost 41 million people or 12.7 percent live in poverty, 18.5 million in extreme poverty, and children account for one in three poor, UN special rapporteur on extreme poverty said. The United States has the highest youth poverty rate among industrialised countries, he added.