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Congress’s nationwide protests: Several, including Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi, detained

New Delhi: Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi as well as party MPs, including Shashi Tharoor, were detained on Friday during the protest march against issues like inflation, GST on food items and unemployment. Congress leaders launched a protest from the Parliament to the Rashtrapati Bhavan on Friday. Protests were held at several places...

India’s unemployment rate rises, 1.5 crore jobs lost in May

Economy shrinks further amid second wave of Covid-19; unemployment rate goes from 7.7% in April to 11.9% in May 2021, as per CMIE data #New Delhi If the unemployment scenario in India was bad last year, it has become worse this time. According to a survey conducted by the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE),...

One-third Indian households likely to run out of resources in a week: CMIE study

The Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE) in its study has stated that more than one-third of Indian households may run out of resources in another week and face distress without assistance after that. The study is based on the impact of lockdown on Indian household income that was released on Tuesday, May 12. It...

Republican senators urge Trump to suspend H-1B visas for a year

Republican senators in the US have urged president Donald Trump to suspend all new guest worker visas for 60 days including the H-1B visa for at least the next year. The appeal comes as unemployment figures in the US have reached an all-time high due to the coronavirus pandemic. The letter signed by Senators Ted...