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5 million industrial Workers, 6.2 million professional employees sacked in India in one year

The latest data by the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy paints a dismal picture of the Indian employment scenario as pre-existing structural issues have been accentuated by the pandemic

Six months of pandemic: Why India lost the battle

A brief timeline of the Narendra Modi Government’s action (and inaction) in India from the time World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 a ‘pandemic’ on March 11

The Indian economy is hurtling toward disaster

To avoid a total collapse of the economy, the Indian government needs to push up demand by spending more on cash transfers to the poor and on goods and services

Worsening epidemic and a sinking economy: Modi’s mid-year balance sheet

Having surrendered before the epidemic, India’s Narendra Modi govt. is hoping that the economy will bail it out. Unfortunately, we are likely to face the worst of both: a worsening epidemic and an economy that continues to shrink

COVID-19: How and why India is losing the battle

Despite the pandemic’s late entry into the country and younger population, on several counts, India is steadily losing the battle against the coronavirus

How a communist youth organization in Kerala raised USD 1.4 million for COVID-19 relief

Cadre of the Democratic Youth Federation of India in the State of Kerala raised USD 1.4 million by running a recycling campaign where they collected scrap from across the State and sold in to recyclers

Understanding India’s low COVID-19 death rate

Contrary to the Narendra Modi government’s claims, India’s low case fatality rate in the COVID-19 pandemic is not because of any well-thought out strategy. It is rather due to a relatively young population and some statistical tricks

Food delivery workers strike in multiple Indian cities against drastic reduction in pay

Delivery personnel with the Indian company Swiggy are protesting in a number of cities claiming that the payment they get per order has sharply decreased, as have other incentives

India’s Independence Day 2020 – distressed people, indifferent rulers

Never before has India been so besieged by crises – the pandemic, devastated economy, an eroded constitutional system. But the resistance is swelling up

India’s COVID-19 strategy: A story of missteps

India has third highest number of COVID-19 cases in the world and is recording close to or over 50,000 cases a day. What explains this relentless surge in cases in the country?

Why is govt. unable to control COVID-19 surge in India

More testing but weak contact tracing, and no protection to workers is causing the surge but the Indian government led by prime minister Narendra Modi is living in la-la land

Record harvest, record stocks: Yet, why are India’s people hungry?

It is beyond belief and understanding why the Indian government led by prime minister Narendra Modi is refusing to distribute the mountain of food grain stocks sitting in its warehouses

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