One of the major reasons behind this is the kafala system under which the employer is responsible for the worker’s well-being, his residency and work permits.
The former Google executive’s decision to leave the Japanese tech giant comes at a time when it has made a $10 billion investment foray in the country
The ‘ease of doing business’ is being promoted at the cost of socio-economic factors including employment generation and agricultural livelihoods.
Nanduwali in east Rajasthan started flowing again when the villagers decided to work with nature and not against it. The river is now lifeline to those settled on her banks.
Local players don’t have sufficient technology capability and foreign players are reluctant to engage in technology transfer without ownership rights. Prime Minister Modi had promised to tackle this problem but it is not clear the new policy will do that.
The key reform decisions makes India the most open economy in the world for foreign direct investment.
The National Education Workers Coordinator (CNTE) union has been leading protests in Oaxaca for days against an education reform and the arrest of two of its leaders.
Whatever its political legacy, the movement against labour law reforms has already changed the terms of political contestation in France
There is no dearth of talent to replace him as head of the Reserve Bank. But the question analysts are asking is how much freedom his successor will have.
Afraid of being judged, some journalists avoid reaching out, while others don’t even know the problem exists.
My ultimate home is in the realm of ideas, says the Reserve Bank of India governor in note to staffers
Politically, the decision is likely to heap pressure on the already unpopular Michelle Bachelet, who campaigned on a broad reform programme that included overhauls to higher education, health and labour relations.
There is no doubt that our politicians depend on Twitter during election campaigns. However, the institutions they head are neither well represented nor well received, owing to a clear lack of social media strategy.
Although the region is in the midst of a recession, Latin Americans are keen to boost trade ties with India as part of a strategy to reduce over-dependence on China.
The decision to dilute and not abolish the 5/20 rule, which was reflective of regulatory imbalances in the industry, is the government walking down a middle path.
It’s far more useful to compare the LinkedIn deal to the company’s 2011 acquisition of Skype – and how it was trying to solve the future of work and enterprise collaboration – than to bring up the failed Nokia strategy.
For both the financial markets and the public at large, the monetary policy announcements are primarily about the interest rate changes.
An inability to think out of the box has cost India years in terms of industrial growth and jobs
Excessive heat while working, creates occupational health risks and reduces work capacity and labour productivity.
Torture and abuse remain a part of daily life for a large number of children in India.
This World Day Against Child Labour, the conversation should be about what it’s going to take to protect working children from abuse and violence.
Clocking in at a whopping 119 pages and a little over 20 questions, this is one of TRAI’s most broadly-focused and comprehensive consultations in recent times.
As the modern antislavery movement pushes forward, new breakthrough methods are providing a yardstick to gauge the progress of liberation.
Men going to find jobs in India and the Middle East leaves the women to manage agricultural activities that were traditionally a man’s domain, a job made harder by extreme poverty, which is the result of floods, droughts or earthquakes.
India needs the US on many counts in order to build up an optimal cyberspace ecosystem, bolster cyber security across sectors and most importantly, build critical infrastructure.
India’s formal membership of the Missile Technology Control Regime is being hailed as a breakthrough, but the implications may be somewhat less dramatic.
An agreement to protect the ozone layer is being seen as a major new development.
Agriculture in the state needs a new paradigm, one that acknowledges the scarcity of interlinked resources and the costs of their use, and understands how they feature in farmers’ decision-making.
Given the increasing competition for water for different uses like agriculture and domestic supply, it is clear that such problems are likely to increase in the future.
Apart from understanding what it means for the artist himself and the future of comedy or political satire in this country, it is pertinent to consider if we have fathomed the power that lies in these fast means of disseminating information. And if yes, then by whom and how can this power be appropriated.
Despite the investment of billions of dollars for protection of computer systems – the truth is that it gets easier to access information with each passing year.
“I have been very lucky to have a very supportive environment wherever I went. If that would be the case for everybody, women would be able to do a lot of things much better.”
The MTCR guidelines restrict the export of items that could assist the production of ballistic missiles and other unmanned delivery systems for weapons of mass destruction.
Rajan’s extension seems imminent because the global opinion appears to suggest that an extension to the RBI governor’s tenure would provide much needed stability to the domestic financial system.
Mungaura is one of the worst affected villages in the drought-hit Banda district of Bundelkhand in UP.
Was the prime minister’s standing ovation for farmers a cruel joke?
Public policy decisions taken by the government of India in the name of improving accessibility and quality of milk over the past four decades have systematically destroyed local systems of milk production, procurement and distribution.
Banda is one of the most acutely drought-affected districts in the country. Residents in its various villages have complained of not getting adequate work and wages guaranteed to them under MNREGA
Home guards in Uttar Pradesh are making a meagre Rs. 300 per day, leading to many sending letters asking for higher salaries, other perks, and even permission for mercy killing.
As a society, we should be ashamed that year after year, farmers beg for a decent livelihood and are forced to take their lives.