Will the central government give effect to the four labour codes by notifying the rules, now that the ruling BJP has been endorsed by voters in four out of five states in the recent elections? Hope among employers of this happening had
The most awaited moment of this year’s biggest assembly elections covering five states – Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Manipur and Goa – has finally arrived as the counting of votes began at 8 am. By 6 PM, The BJP is looking at
There is an air of bitterness that hangs over Western Uttar Pradesh in a season that’s usually a sweet harvest. Stalks of ripe sugarcane, laden with juice, sway in the gentle breeze as gangs of farm labour work their sickles feverishly, harvesting
The Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM), a collective of 32 farmer unions that was formed in November 2020 to oppose the farm laws, has appealed to the farmers to ‘punish’ the BJP in the five poll-bound states. The leaders of SKM issued an
Like the four other poll-bound states, battle lines have been drawn for the hustings in Punjab as well. Party-hopping continues, albeit on a low key, infinite bounties are promised every day and assurances of even more largesse ‘on victory’ are in vogue.
With the announcement of election dates for six states that are due for polls in 2022, yet another act of political theatre is set to reach its climax over the next two months. In a slight departure from the past elections, most
More than 15,000 property owners have received a 5 per cent tax rebate after the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) offered a tax rebate for properties with rainwater harvesting and/or solar water heating systems. The number of properties benefitted under the scheme increased