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ASSEMBLY BY-POLLS IN UTTAR PRADESH WILL TEST YOGI ADITYANATH’S LEADERSHIP

OPPOSITION PARTIES ARE FOCUSSING ON LAW AND ORDER, CORRUPTION IN CAMPAIGN
Author: Pradeep Kapoor - Published 10:24 GMT-0000
Chief minister Yogi Adityanath and his party on one hand and opposition parties on the other are facing acid test during forthcoming by-elections for eight assembly seats. The results of these by elections will set the mood for assembly polls in 2022.

6.6 MILLION WHITE COLLAR PROFESSIONAL JOBS LOST DURING MAY-AUGUST

EMPLOYMENT OUTLOOK SHOWS LITTLE IMPROVEMENT DESPITE LIFTING OF LOCKDOWN
Author: Satyaki Chakraborty - Published 10:21 GMT-0000
An estimated 6.6 million white collar professional jobs, including engineers, physicians, teachers, were lost between May and August, bringing their employment to the lowest level since 2016 and wiping out the gains made over the last four years while five million industrial workers were out of work during the period, according to the latest report of the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy.

CENTRE SHOWING ITS BIAS IN FAVOUR OF DIVISIVE TELEVISION CHANNELS

SANGH PARIVAR IS BACKING MEDIA WITH ANTI-MINORITY SLANT
Author: Arun Srivastava - Published 10:17 GMT-0000
The Modi government is not averse to Supreme Court laying down guidelines for the digital media but is completely opposed to apex court laying down “any further guidelines’ for rest of mainstream media on the plea that there already exists sufficient framework and judicial pronouncements with regard to electronic media and print media. This plea of the Modi government is really incomprehensible that "if the court decides to undertake the exercise, it should first be undertaken with regard to digital media.”

DESPERATE ECONOMIC SITUATION NEEDS IMMEDIATE BOOST TO GOVERNENT EXPENDITURE

UNIVERSAL CASH TRANSFER TO NON-INCOME TAX HOUSEHOLD IS IMPERATIVE
Author: Prabhat Patnaik - Published 10:14 GMT-0000
A striking aspect of the 24 per cent decline in GDP in the first quarter of 2020-21 compared to the previous year’s first quarter is the decline by 10.3 per cent in public administration, defence and other public services. This is a sector where the GDP is estimated not by the “output” of the sector but by the government expenditure incurred under these heads. The decline in the GDP originating in this sector therefore means a decline in public expenditure. This is surprising for two reasons: first, it shows that government expenditure, instead of being “counter-contractionary” has been “pro-contractionary”; second, during the lockdown caused by the pandemic one would expect government spending on healthcare to go up, and thereby raise the overall government expenditure, instead of the fall we actually observe.

OPPOSITION URGES PRESIDENT TO SET UP AN INQUIRY COMMITTEE TO PROBE DELHI RIOTS

POLICE CHARGESHEETS ARE TOTALLY COMMUNALLY BIASED AND BEREFT OF EVIDENCE
Author: Satyaki Chakraborty - Published 17-09-2020 11:26 GMT-0000
Communist Party of India general secretary D Raja, Indian National Congress leader Ahmed Patel, Communist Party of India (Marxist) general secretary Sitaram Yechury, DMK leader Kanimozhi and RJD leader Manoj Jha met President Ram Nath Kovind on September 17, 2020 and urged him to look into their concerns over the manner the probe into Delhi riots is being conducted by the Delhi police which is under the Union home ministry. The leaders submitted a memorandum to the President: expressing deep concern at the manner in which Delhi Police has investigated the incidents of communal violence which took place in North East Delhi between February 23 and February 26 of this year in which 53 people lost their lives.

WHY UMAR KHALID AND ANAND TELTUMBDE UPSET THE INDIAN STATE

A MARXIST MUSLIM AND A RADICAL AMBEDKARITE HAVE THE GOVERNMENT IN KNOTS
Author: Annie Domini - Published 17-09-2020 11:22 GMT-0000
The nature of the State is best found in the nature of those it seeks to silence. To understand the Narendra Modi-led government in the centre, one must, therefore, parse the kind of men, women and others the Union wants to say shush to, the ones it wishes away by incarcerating them in the absurdest of manners.

CENTRE’S APATHY IS FULLY RESPONSIBLE FOR TRAGIC PLIGHT OF MIGRANT LABOUR

GOVT MUST ANNOUNCE ADEQUATE COMPENSATION FOR LOSS OF LIVES AND PROPERTY
Author: Gyan Pathak - Published 17-09-2020 11:17 GMT-0000
When state fails in protecting life, liberty, and property of a citizen, which are under constitutional guarantee of protection, it must compensate for the loss. Additionally, if the government willingly violates its own guarantee given to the citizen, it is culpable, for which the official guilty of violation must be punished. The statements of the Ministry of the Home Affairs, in the Parliament of India regarding migrant workers’ plight during the lockdown, of Ministry of Health relating to medical facilities made available, and denying compensation by the Ministry of labour for loss of lives of migrant workers are thus against all the basic principles of law and civilization.

HOME MINISTRY’S STATEMENT ON NO MIGRANT LABOUR DEATH DATA, IS SHOCKING

GOVT IS DELIBERATELY AVOIDING PAYING COMPENSATION TO THE DECEASED
Author: Arun Srivastava - Published 17-09-2020 10:37 GMT-0000
The oldest, primary and simplest duty of a government is to protect its citizens. But it is a national shame that Modi and his government have committed the worst crime of not performing the bare minimum constitutional obligation and task of protecting crores of pandemic hit daily wage workers. The shocking reply of the government admitting its failure on the floor of the Parliament was most deplorable. Without an iota of humiliation the government confessed; “no data about the death of the migrant labourers was available with them”. This reply coming from the cabinet minister not only shames the government but it also critically exposes its insensitive attitude and approach towards he poor of the country.

CORPORATISATION OF FARMING AT THE COST OF SMALL PEASANTS

MODI GOVERNMENT IS ENDANGERING FOOD SECURITY OF THE COUNTRY
Author: Prakash Karat - Published 17-09-2020 10:34 GMT-0000
Ever since the three ordinances concerning agriculture and marketing were promulgated in June, kisan organisations and farmers have been protesting against the serious assault on their rights. On the eve of the parliament session, there have been big protests in Haryana, Punjab and western Uttar Pradesh.

ECONOMY IS PRECARIOUS - WHERE IS THE STIMULUS FOR 21 MILLION JOBLESS?

MODI GOVT’S ABDICATION OF RESPONSIBILITY TO POOR DURING PANDEMIC IS PATHETIC
Author: Krishna Jha - Published 17-09-2020 10:30 GMT-0000
With GDP going down to little more than minus 23 percent, the economy in the country is almost at the bottom level, and needs fiscal stimulus. Few months back, prime minister had announced a Rs 20 lakh crore Economic Stimulus Package which soon turned out to be a myth, the details of which came out with budget. PM’s announcement came on May 12, and a day after, on May 13, finance minister offered the details layer by layer. People left with acute deprivation belonged to the same lower depths as always. They were the food givers from the agrarian sector, the farmers, then the industrial workers, and also those who had left in search of respite, and instead got disillusioned, came back. They were the migrants, managing to survive with minimum.

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