Why Nifty, Sensex Rose After Every General Election Since 1999

Pune: India’s key stock market indices, the Nifty and Sensex, showed a rise six months after all the four Lok Sabha elections between 1999 and 2014, compared to the previous six months, according to...

Hindu Vigilantes Push Rajasthan’s Cow Trade Into Decline

New Delhi: The cow trade at a leading cattle fair in Rajasthan, India's second-largest cattle-trading state, fell 95% over six years to 2017, an indication of the decline in cow rearing--once a popula...

90% Of Jobs Created Over Two Decades Post-Liberalisation Were Informal

Mumbai: Of around 61 million jobs created in India over 22 years post-liberalisation of the economy in 1991, 92% were informal jobs, according to an IndiaSpend analysis of National Sample Survey Offic...

Why Construction Workers Missed Government Welfare Benefits For 23 Years

Mumbai and Vadodara: “I am at the naka or at a site working all day. I can’t take care of her from there, so I prefer she come with me and earn a bit for the house,” said Meena Ben Rathwa, holdi...

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

Bengaluru: The 10% reservation announced for economically weaker sections (EWS) by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government “may be usurped by the wealthiest”, while the minimum income guarante...

In Kerala Labour Hub, Migrants Face Worst Effects Of Post-Demonetisation Slowdown

Perumbavoor (Kerala): When illiterate mason Jalaluddin Shaikh sought a better life seven years ago, he journeyed nearly 2,500 km south from his home in Murshidabad, Bengal, to this riverine town in th...

Graduate, Factory Owner, Farmers Seek Labour Jobs In Jaipur’s Wrecked Informal Economy

Jaipur: At three grimy market squares in India’s pink city of sandstone palaces, the fates of a former farming couple, a former factory owner, and a graduate illustrated how difficult it now is to f...

Interim Budget Makes Play For Farmers, Unorganised Sector Workers, Middle-Class Voters

Mumbai and Bengaluru: The Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) scheme announced as part of the 2019-20 budget will provide Rs 6,000 per year as income support to small and marginal farmers. At...

988 Mn Indians Do Not Have Life Insurance. Those Who Do, Are Insured For 7.8% Of What’s Needed To Cover Financial Shock

Chennai: At least 988 million Indians--more than the population of Europe and 75% of all Indians--are not covered by any form of life insurance, and an Indian is assured of only 8% of what may be requ...

As India Becomes Wealthier, More Indians Leave Its Shores

Mumbai: As India has become wealthier, more of its citizens are leaving its shores. An estimated 17 million Indians were living abroad in 2017, making India the largest source country for internat...