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Women will then be left to tend the family, and in many cases, the family’s agricultural fields. Here, a concerted effort should be made to give them better tools to deal with agriculture in the form of easy to access loans and technology.(HTPhoto)

Covid-19: A dip in women in the workforce is likely | Opinion

UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2020 06:18 PM IST
The central and state governments and the private sector must come up with innovative solutions to make women a real part of the next phase of the growth story.
Women in some slum areas of Delhi are earning a livelihood by stitching masks with the help of an NGO.
Women in some slum areas of Delhi are earning a livelihood by stitching masks with the help of an NGO.

Women in slum areas stitch masks to support their families

Hindustan Times | By Ruchika Garg, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 20, 2020 06:41 PM IST
A Delhi-based NGO, Little India Foundation, is helping women in some slum areas to earn a livelihood and sustain their families by stitching cotton masks.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi during BJP's 'Seva Hi Sangathan Abhiyan' via video conferencing in New Delhi on Saturday.(PTI File Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi during BJP's 'Seva Hi Sangathan Abhiyan' via video conferencing in New Delhi on Saturday.(PTI File Photo)

To change the ground realities, first fix the civil services | Opinion

By VS Pandey
UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2020 07:35 AM IST
India as a country, cannot go far unless the work culture in all the organs of the government changes for the better. For that to happen, political will is a must, writes former IAS officer VS Pandey
Research on migration shows there is significant under-migration compared to potential labour supply from rural areas, due to risk aversion. This will increase, for villagers can sustain themselves and rely on informal safety nets and social networks(Parveen Kumar/HT)
Research on migration shows there is significant under-migration compared to potential labour supply from rural areas, due to risk aversion. This will increase, for villagers can sustain themselves and rely on informal safety nets and social networks(Parveen Kumar/HT)

The indispensability of labour in reviving India’s economic engine | Opinion

By Maitreesh Ghatak
UPDATED ON MAY 08, 2020 08:09 PM IST
To enable their return to cities, improve wages, living conditions, safety net. Coercion won’t work
It has been found that the terms and conditions of employment - including salary, work hours, schedule flexibility and job security - influence overall health as well as your risk of being injured on the job.(Unsplash)
It has been found that the terms and conditions of employment - including salary, work hours, schedule flexibility and job security - influence overall health as well as your risk of being injured on the job.(Unsplash)

Here’s how your salary, work conditions affect your well being

Washington D.C. [USA] | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON SEP 30, 2019 04:28 PM IST
It has been found that the terms and conditions of employment - including salary, work hours, schedule flexibility and job security - influence overall health as well as your risk of being injured on the job.
In May 2018, KDMT had proposed to the state, asking permission to absorb the existing contract-based drivers and conductors into KDMT as staffers.(HT image)
In May 2018, KDMT had proposed to the state, asking permission to absorb the existing contract-based drivers and conductors into KDMT as staffers.(HT image)

KDMT privatisation plan: Civic chief to submit details

Thane | By Sajana Nambiar
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2019 03:12 AM IST
The civic body will then prepare a proposal of the number of drivers and conductors required by the transport body.
Shrawan Kumar, who holds his B.Tech and M.Tech degree from Mumbai IIT, said job security was the main reason for joining the Railways(HT file)
Shrawan Kumar, who holds his B.Tech and M.Tech degree from Mumbai IIT, said job security was the main reason for joining the Railways(HT file)

IITian from Bihar clears RRB Group D exam, now works as trackman in Dhanbad

Hindustan Times, Dhanbad | By Pankaj Kumar
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2020 10:38 PM IST
The joining has come as surprise to many senior officers of the Dhanbad Railway Division. The had never thought that such a highly qualified man would ever join on “D “post.
New batch of students of DElEd course at DIET-Prayagraj.(HT Photo)
New batch of students of DElEd course at DIET-Prayagraj.(HT Photo)

Techies in line to become primary teachers in UP

Hindustan Times, Prayagraj | By K Sandeep Kumar
UPDATED ON AUG 07, 2019 11:53 PM IST
A survey at the District Institute of Education and Training (DIET)-Prayagraj reveals that students from different academic background have taken admission in Diploma in Elementary Education (DElEd) course.
There is a case for studying how employment guarantee programmes such as the MGNREGA can be strengthened by ensuring livelihoods to those who are in the greatest need and focusing on creation of durable assets that are of value to the poor(HT Photo)
There is a case for studying how employment guarantee programmes such as the MGNREGA can be strengthened by ensuring livelihoods to those who are in the greatest need and focusing on creation of durable assets that are of value to the poor(HT Photo)

Guaranteed employment is a good way to ensure minimum income in India

By Radhicka Kapoor
UPDATED ON APR 08, 2019 08:09 AM IST
Policy makers must examine income and employment guarantee schemes to secure an India free from poverty
Mexican domestic worker Ignacia Ponciano poses at the house where she has worked for over 30 years in Mexico City on January 18, 2019. - The working conditions of domestics in Latin America, to whom director Alfonso Cuaron pays homage in his recent movie 'Roma', is slowly reaching a legal framework. Whilst several countries in the region have established laws for the sector in the last decade, other simultaneous realities such as economic crises and migration, are hampering those conquests and ambitions of formality. (Photo by Rodrigo ARANGUA / AFP)(AFP)
Mexican domestic worker Ignacia Ponciano poses at the house where she has worked for over 30 years in Mexico City on January 18, 2019. - The working conditions of domestics in Latin America, to whom director Alfonso Cuaron pays homage in his recent movie 'Roma', is slowly reaching a legal framework. Whilst several countries in the region have established laws for the sector in the last decade, other simultaneous realities such as economic crises and migration, are hampering those conquests and ambitions of formality. (Photo by Rodrigo ARANGUA / AFP)(AFP)

Netflix original Roma casts spotlight on Latin America’s domestic workers

By Agence France-Presse, Montevideo
UPDATED ON FEB 20, 2019 07:02 PM IST
The live-in nanny in Alfonso Cuaron’s Oscar-nominated film Roma, Ignacia Ponciano represents millions of women working in domestic service across Latin America for want of a better opportunity.
The global gender gap has improved, slightly. The reality: Differences in economic opportunity, including pay between men and women, are so vast it’ll take 202 years to fully bridge them, according to the World Economic Forum.(Bloomberg/Representative Image)
The global gender gap has improved, slightly. The reality: Differences in economic opportunity, including pay between men and women, are so vast it’ll take 202 years to fully bridge them, according to the World Economic Forum.(Bloomberg/Representative Image)

Women are on track to earn the same as men — in 202 years

Bloomberg | By Krystal Chia
UPDATED ON DEC 18, 2018 10:06 AM IST
The figures are a tiny improvement from last year’s results, where the gap between the achievements and well-being of men and women widened for the first time in more than a decade.
After its personnel returned with a rich haul of medals from the Jakarta Asian Games, the Indian Army is focussing on nurturing talent under the Mission Olympic Cell.(PTI)
After its personnel returned with a rich haul of medals from the Jakarta Asian Games, the Indian Army is focussing on nurturing talent under the Mission Olympic Cell.(PTI)

Providing the impetus for an Army of talent

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Navneet Singh & Sandip Sikdar
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2018 11:28 PM IST
It is perhaps this attitude towards life that makes an army personnel push the boundaries and achieve great heights, even in the playing arena.
Tonsuring of heads and offering hair to the gods by devotees to fulfil their vow and get a wish granted is an age-old tradition in many temples across the country.(Shutterstock Photo)
Tonsuring of heads and offering hair to the gods by devotees to fulfil their vow and get a wish granted is an age-old tradition in many temples across the country.(Shutterstock Photo)

Thousands of temple barbers in Andhra Pradesh go on strike demanding fixed wages

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON JUN 15, 2018 08:47 PM IST
For the last few days, barbers have been demanding a fixed salary of Rs 15,000 with pension and provident fund facility. At present, the temples pay the barbers on piece rate basis, at the rate of Rs 13 for each tonsuring.
Bollywood celebs take a walk down memory lane as they recount their favourite Delhi University moments.(Photos: Waseem Gashroo/HT Photo; Matt Sayles/AP)
Bollywood celebs take a walk down memory lane as they recount their favourite Delhi University moments.(Photos: Waseem Gashroo/HT Photo; Matt Sayles/AP)

DU’s farewell season: Bollywood celebs look back at their college days

Hindustan Times | By Nikita Saxena, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 08, 2018 06:25 PM IST
As the final year comes to a close in Delhi University, the varsity’s Bollywood alumni takes a trip down memory lane.
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