Bihar hopes Union Budget will set right Finance Commission’s ‘wrong’
Finance Commission recommended curtailing funds under Backward Region Grant Fund
Notes on migration
Bhojpuri folk songs expressing feelings of women left behind by migrant workers have evolved over the centuries, reflecting changing patterns of …
Migrants denied basic human rights, says study on Kolkata
One-third of India’s population are migrants, but the country is yet to make a policy or plan for them, says collaborative study report by …
Panchayat polls in West Bengal in July
Bitter fight between election commission and state government ends; questions over bureaucratic interference in Panchayat matters remain
Supreme Court order triggers NREGS wage debate
How much should workers under rural employment scheme be paid if minimum wage fixed by a state is more than that of the Centre?
'Mainland tribal people also need autonomous councils'
Autonomous councils in the Northeast are the reason why people there did not lose access to land and forests, says Virginius Xaxa, head of …
Why Bihar serves poor quality meals to school kids
There are no guidelines for hygienic preparation and handling of mid-day meals for children; monitoring at local level virtually non-existent
As China plays smart games in the business of rare earths, India braces itself to enter the fray