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Delhi to provide shelter to migrant workers

January 8th, 2012 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 8 (IANS) The thousands of migrant workers engaged in various projects in the national capital would soon be provided temporary accommodation in dormitories being constructed in north ... Read more...

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Taliban kill 35 road workers: Afghan official

May 19th, 2011 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 19 (IANS) Thirtyfive road construction workers were killed and 24 injured Thursday when Taliban insurgents raided a road construction company, Xinhua quoted provincial administration's spokesman as saying.Eight ... Read more...

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Over 200 Brazil firms found treating workers as slaves

January 5th, 2011 - 10:29 am ICT by IANS
Brasilia, Jan 5 (IANS/EFE) The Brazilian government has said 220 firms in the country have been found to be exploiting their workers and treating them as slaves.The labour ministry included 88 new ... Read more...

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CWG 2010: Indian officials say they have proved all venues are safe

September 7th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sept.7 (ANI): Indian officials associated with the preparations of the 2010 Commonwealth Games to be held in New Delhi from October 3 to 14, have claimed that they have delivered ... Read more...

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Commonwealth Games preparations running behind schedule

September 1st, 2010 - 6:14 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep 1 (ANI): With just over one month left for the commencement of the 2010 Commonwealth Games, the world's third largest sporting event, have turned a major challenge for ... Read more...

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Migrant workers’ condition must be improved: Chinese PM

June 15th, 2010 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 15 (IANS) Rural workers migrating to cities contribute significantly to the country's economy and deserve better living conditions, Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao has said. The living conditions for migrant workers ... Read more...

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Use of emails, computers making Aussie workers dumb

May 17th, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, May 17 (ANI): With increased usage of email and computers in workplaces, a new literacy problem in Australia's workforce has emerged, which are making skilled and educated workers dumb, according to ... Read more...

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Indian, Chinese firms bid to build Dhaka-Chittagong highway

April 22nd, 2010 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 22 ((IANS) Two construction firms from India and China are competing to build a second highway between Dhaka and Chittagong at an estimated cost of $4.3 billion, an official said. Soma ... Read more...

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South African builders to get incentive for saving power

April 22nd, 2010 - 10:57 am ICT by IANS
Cape Town, April 22 (IANS) In an effort to cut electricity consumption in the country that is getting ready to host World Cup Soccer, the South African government will give incentive to ... Read more...

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Spain plans $23 bn investment in rail, road projects

April 8th, 2010 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, April 8 (IANS/EFE) The Spanish government plans to launch transportation projects valued at 17 billion euros ($22.7 billion) over the course of this year and 2011, Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez ... Read more...

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Pamela Anderson to buy two properties in Britain

February 2nd, 2010 - 1:37 am ICT by IANS
London, Feb 2 (IANS) Former "Baywatch" star Pamela Anderson is planning to buy two new properties here after falling in love with the country during her stint on a London stage over ... Read more...

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Land acquisition for roads not a problem: Construction major

November 8th, 2009 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) Acquisition of land for capacity addition to India's road network was not a problem but project financing and certain official requirements were, one of the country's major ... Read more...

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Leonardo DiCaprio’s basketball lawsuit finally settled

July 18th, 2009 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 18 (ANI): Actor Leonardo DiCaprio has finally got a lawsuit against him, filed by his neighbours over a basketball court at his Los Angeles home, settled.The 'Titanic' star's neighbours ... Read more...

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India, China ‘ready to rule world economy’: US expert

June 4th, 2009 - 9:41 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, June 4 (IANS) After the fall General Motors, "once the embodiment of US economic might," Americans should get used to the fact that "upstarts" like China and India are ... Read more...

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Taliban deputy chief announces new offensive in Afghanistan

April 29th, 2009 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, April 29 (DPA) The deputy of the Afghan Taliban's supreme leader Mullah Omar announced Wednesday that the militants would launch a new "strong and robust" operation in Afghanistan to counter ... Read more...

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16 mn pound bonus for Indian-origin banker

April 12th, 2009 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 12 (IANS) Karam Butalia, former global head of private equity at Standard Chartered, took home a 16 million pound pay packet before leaving the bank last year, making him the ... Read more...

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Italy to build the world’s largest suspension bridge

February 26th, 2009 - 3:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb.26 (ANI): Italy has announced that it will build the world's largest suspension bridge between the mainland and Sicily. Critics say the six billion euros (5.4 billion pound) two-and-a-half mile long bridge ... Read more...

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London 2012 may become Crime Olympics

February 23rd, 2009 - 7:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb. 23 (ANI): British gangsters are planning to leave their mark on the London Olympics in 2012, and turning it into Crime Olympics. Mobsters are reportedly looking forward to the ... Read more...

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India hit as foreign remittances dry up

February 18th, 2009 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Feb 18 (DPA) India would be among the hardest-hit nations as the remittances sent home by its people working in the Middle East begins to dry up following the economic downturn. There ... Read more...

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London fears risk of Olympic construction firms going bust

December 10th, 2008 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 10 (DPA) Construction companies working on the Games Village for the 2012 London Olympics could go bust because of the global recession, the head of the Olympic Development Authority (ODA) ... Read more...

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Limitless invites contracts for second phase of 11 billion dollars Arabian Canal

October 29th, 2008 - 8:53 am ICT by ANI
Nicosia, Oct 29 (ANI): Real Estate Developer Limitless, part of the Dubai World Conglomerate, has invited construction firms to submit bids for the second phase of earthworks on the 11 billion ... Read more...

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Onus of worksite safety in Dubai lies on engineers, contractors

July 30th, 2008 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
By Aroonim Bhuyan Dubai, July 30 (IANS) Engineers and contractors will be responsible for the overall safety in building and other infrastructure construction sites in Dubai, according to a new safety manual. The ... Read more...

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Railway services, food supply hit in parts of northeast

June 23rd, 2008 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, June 23 (IANS) The supply of essential items, including food grain, was sevrely affected in the three northeastern states of Tripura, Mizoram and Manipur and parts of Assam due to disruption ... Read more...

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Railway construction work hit as rebels strike in Assam

May 13th, 2008 - 11:05 am ICT by admin
Guwahati, May 13 (IANS) Authorities in Assam are in a quandary after 16 railway construction companies in the state's North Cachar Hills district decided to stop work following a string of rebel ... Read more...

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Dubai-style island resorts planned on the Thames

May 12th, 2008 - 6:07 pm ICT by admin
London, May 12 (IANS) Gulf property developers are planning to build luxury island resorts in England - complete with yacht marinas, theatres, an opera house and housing - along the lines of ... Read more...

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UAE to host pool and spa exhibition

March 18th, 2008 - 5:26 pm ICT by admin
Dubai, March 18 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) would host the third Middle East Pool and Spa Exhibition April 14-16, WAM news agency reported Tuesday. Being one of its kind in ... Read more...

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Workers in UAE can now receive salaries at doorstep

March 4th, 2008 - 11:38 pm ICT by admin
Dubai, March 4 (IANS) Workers in the construction sector in the UAE can now receive their salaries at their doorstep, thanks to Wall Street Exchange, the financial services arm of Emirates Post ... Read more...

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Ethnic violence hits output in Pune-Nashik industrial belt

February 16th, 2008 - 2:50 pm ICT by admin
By Abhijit Deb Mumbai, Feb 16 (IANS) Scores of manufacturing units in the Pune-Nashik industrial belt are experiencing a slowdown with over 30,000 migrant workers fleeing the area in the wake of the ... Read more...

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