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Mr Modi refuses to follow the path adopted by most countries to counter economic consequences of Covid

The shramik has waited long enough. They deserve better

Inside Track: PKS’s clout

8-hour work days, and how we got there

May 25, 1980, Forty Years Ago: Assam Dialogue

May 25, 2020 2:18:37 am

This is the front page of The Indian Express published on May 25, 1980.

Rebooting the world

May 25, 2020 1:51:01 am

Post-Covid order should uphold equality, secularism and democratic principles.

The power of partnership

May 25, 2020 12:51:00 am

NGOs, private sector, and international organisations have joined hands with government against Covid.

From Plate to Plough: Cash transfers for farmers

May 25, 2020 12:50:59 am

Time has come to merge the income benefit schemes of the Centre and state governments with programmes such as the MGNREGA.

8-hour work days, and how we got there

May 24, 2020 10:08:36 am

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.

Modi refuses to follow path adopted by most countries to counter economic consequences of Covid-19

May 24, 2020 10:02:14 am

The model advocated by almost all economists is fiscal stimulus. That means only one thing: spend more.

Inside Track: Double speak on dealing with Tablighi Jamaat

May 24, 2020 9:29:56 am

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.

When lockdown is over, bring workers back to their jobs but with free rail travel

May 24, 2020 10:13:39 am

Encourage local industries or work from home to harness women’s energy. The shramik has waited long enough. They deserve better.

Nothing to celebrate on anniversary of first year of Narendra Modi’s second term in office

May 24, 2020 9:59:51 am

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.

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Making access to justice a virtual reality

May 23, 2020 7:07:13 pm

Supreme Court move to function online will make the judiciary within reach of people in remote parts of country

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The govt’s flagship health scheme has crossed 1 crore treatments, positively impacted lives

May 23, 2020 9:23:03 am

The aim of Ayushman Bharat is to ensure the achievement of universal health coverage in India.

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Easy going

May 23, 2020 12:56:58 am

Monetary policy may have greater space to operate. But there are limits to what it can achieve.

Forty Years Ago, May 23, 1980: Assam agitation

May 23, 2020 12:45:29 am

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.

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Arrest the slide

May 23, 2020 12:44:04 am

War of maps and words points to deterioration of India-Nepal relationship. Delhi needs to reach out, mend ties.

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Boosting demand with cheap credit to consumers is not a good idea

May 23, 2020 9:27:12 am

We examine the demand vs supply debate drawing on basic economics and vast empirical evidence from around the world.

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2D isn’t enough

May 23, 2020 12:30:52 am

Working from home is being hailed as the future of work. But the workplace is about more than just work.

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Who is being backed by Pakistan in Afghanistan in these days of chaos?

May 23, 2020 9:25:02 am

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.

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Stress on supply-side in economic package while neglecting demand reveals flawed understanding of economies

May 23, 2020 9:21:09 am

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.

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Amid pandemic, politics needs to resume in its core sense — politicians, parties need to connect with people

May 23, 2020 9:19:26 am

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.

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Why we need to study asymptomatics and mild COVID19 cases

May 22, 2020 9:43:36 pm

Such studies will yield better picture of community transmission, yield better insights into peculiarities of the epidemic in India