Even if we believe the government data, despite many economists raising questions and red flags over the revised methodology, there is clearly something wrong with a growth that is causing job losses instead of providing jobs.
The civilian protesters, represented by the Declaration of Freedom and Change Forces, and the Transitional Military Council have reached an agreement on the composition of the presidential council, which was the main point of contention for months.
In NewsClick's Daily Round-up, we bring to you important stories of the day from India and abroad. In our big story today we are focusing on the lives of the workers from Pooth Khurd in Delhi’s Narela where a demolition drive took place yesterday, leaving hundreds of residents traumatised. We also look at the indefinite relay hunger strike of 500 employees of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited in Bengaluru, demanding settlement of wages and salaries on par with other public sector undertakings.
The Bill introduced in the Lok Sabha to amend the RIght to Information Act seeks to empower the central government to decide the tenures and remuneration structures of Information Commissioners in states thereby eroding their independence and autonomy, argued RTI activist Anjali Bhardwaj.