This is the front page of The Indian Express published on May 25, 1980.
Post-Covid order should uphold equality, secularism and democratic principles.
NGOs, private sector, and international organisations have joined hands with government against Covid.
Time has come to merge the income benefit schemes of the Centre and state governments with programmes such as the MGNREGA.
Over 150 years later, amid a pandemic and an economic crisis that has rendered several jobless, as state governments such as Gujarat, UP, Madhya Pradesh and others bring in ‘labour reforms’ that, in some cases, have suspended almost all existing labour laws, the historical background of some of these laws provide a useful context.
The model advocated by almost all economists is fiscal stimulus. That means only one thing: spend more.
When PK Mishra took over from Nripendra Misra as Principal Secretary to the PM, it was assumed that he would automatically wield the most clout in Modi’s secretariat. But the recent allocation of reporting authority for portfolios in government suggests that power equations may be changing.
Encourage local industries or work from home to harness women’s energy. The shramik has waited long enough. They deserve better.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi tried in his latest address to the nation to revive the dream of the 21st century being India’s century and promised reforms that would make this dream a reality. The pandemic gives him a second chance to achieve this old goal.
Supreme Court move to function online will make the judiciary within reach of people in remote parts of country
The aim of Ayushman Bharat is to ensure the achievement of universal health coverage in India.
Monetary policy may have greater space to operate. But there are limits to what it can achieve.
The AAGSP and the AASU, it may be recalled, had issued identical statements urging the government to release all the detained persons, reinstate the suspended officials, revoke the Maintenance of Essential Services Ordinance, withdraw the Disturbed Areas Act.
War of maps and words points to deterioration of India-Nepal relationship. Delhi needs to reach out, mend ties.
We examine the demand vs supply debate drawing on basic economics and vast empirical evidence from around the world.
Working from home is being hailed as the future of work. But the workplace is about more than just work.
What is happening in Afghanistan is going to affect Pakistan and since Pakistan is no longer clear whom it can support, the coming post-US withdrawal days will mean trouble for it.
The obsessive concern about the fiscal deficit, so deeply embedded in government thinking, suggests a narrow and limited understanding of rudimentary macroeconomics, which has often gone wrong even in good times.
In Opposition, non-BJP parties have been lazy in not responding politically at all. It took two full months for the UPA and some other non-BJP parties even to think of talking formally to each other.
Such studies will yield better picture of community transmission, yield better insights into peculiarities of the epidemic in India