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Austrian unemployment increases


September 4th, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Vienna, Sep 4 (IANS) The Austrian unemployment rate rose to 6.2 percent in August despite improvement in sectors such as industry, trade and tourism, the APA reported.The total number of ... Read more...

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‘Accident compensation also for loss of earnings, normal life’


August 26th, 2012 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) The Supreme Court has said that compensation to accident victims should be adequate and include not only damages for injuries but also for loss of ... Read more...

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Britain has 1.5 mn obese adults


August 24th, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 24 (IANS) Britain has around 1.5 million adults who can be classed as "morbidly obese", The Sun reported Friday.Weight loss operations in the country have soared by a ... Read more...

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Britain may allow pet monkeys, pigs on plane


July 10th, 2012 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 10 (IANS) Pot-bellied pigs, miniature horses and monkeys could be allowed to travel with you on planes under new British transport rules.The guidelines are part of a draft ... Read more...

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Priyanka finds Jhilmil endearing


July 3rd, 2012 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 3 (IANS) Bollywood's 'Desi Girl' Priyanka Chopra is playing an autistic girl in 'Barfi' and describes it as the most lovable character she has ever played. She ... Read more...

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Ranbir assures ‘no disability’ in ‘Barfi’


July 3rd, 2012 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 3 (IANS) Ranbir Kapoor is playing a deaf and mute boy while Priyanka will be seen as an autistic girl in the forthcoming film "Barfi", but Ranbir ... Read more...

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Disabled student made false claim, IIT-D tells court


July 2nd, 2012 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) The Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi (IIT-D) Monday informed the Delhi High Court that before denying admission to a disabled student its medical board found his ... Read more...

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Visually-challenged students plant saplings in Kolkata


June 6th, 2012 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jun 5 (IANS) To protect the greenery, a group of visually-challenged students observed the World Environment Day by planting medicinal trees here Tuesday.The 50 students, who took out a ... Read more...

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‘Welfare funds not fully used in northeast’


May 30th, 2012 - 12:08 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, May 29 (IANS) Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Mukul Wasnik Tuesday expressed concern over the poor fund utilisation in social welfare sector in the northeast states.Chairing a ... Read more...

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Sharon Stone sued by former nanny


May 25th, 2012 - 9:28 am ICT by IANS
London, May 25 (IANS) Sharon Stone has been sued by former nanny, who claims that the actress insulted her Filipino heritage and ordered her not to talk to her kids.Erlinda ... Read more...

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Highlights of the Copyright (Amendment) Bill, 2010 (To go with Music creators welcome copyright amendment, industry unhappy)


May 22nd, 2012 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
- Amends the Copyright Act, 1957.- Expands definition of copyright to protect owners of literary or musical works.- Also protects performers and allows them to make sound or visual recordings of ... Read more...

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Polaris launches new insurance claims processing solution


May 21st, 2012 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 21 (IANS) Banking, financial services and insurance (BFSI) sector software company Polaris Financial Technology Monday launched its insurance claims processing software Intellect Claims.In a statement issued here, the ... Read more...

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21 mn people are disabled in India: Minister


May 7th, 2012 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Over 21 million people in the country are disabled out of which 10 million are blind, Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment Mukul Wasnik said ... Read more...

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Ageing baby boomers face hardships


April 5th, 2012 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 5 (IANS) A new study on successful ageing finds that their unmarried baby boomer counterparts fare much worse in terms of economic, health, and social outcomes. In 2011, ... Read more...

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Need to sensitize society on autism


April 3rd, 2012 - 1:24 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment Mukul Wasnik Monday said there was an urgent need to sensitise the society about autism to ensure a dignified ... Read more...

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Disabled in China seek job opportunities


March 26th, 2012 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 26 (IANS) Despite efforts by many non-governmental organisations and policymakers to boost employment, a lot of disabled people in China seem to be leading a life full of ... Read more...

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Jaipur court denies bail to disabled girl


March 3rd, 2012 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
Jaipur, March 2 (IANS) A court here Friday rejected the bail application of a 21-year-old disabled woman who was arrested by police on charges of kidnapping and forcing her ... Read more...

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Deboarding incident a rights violation: Government


February 22nd, 2012 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS)The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has asked Ministry of Civil Aviation to order an enquiry into the incident which saw off-loading of ... Read more...

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‘Most Indian states not following law on disabled’


February 19th, 2012 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Feb 19 (IANS) India is in the process of formulating a new law to replace that on the disabled but most states do not even follow the existing legislation, ... Read more...

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China to create 400,000 jobs for ethnic minorities


February 2nd, 2012 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 2 (IANS) China will create 400,000 jobs this year for ethnic minorities in the country's western Xinjiang Uyghur region, the government said Thursday.Ma Mingcheng, deputy head of the ... Read more...

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Stephen Hawking says that women are ‘a complete mystery’


January 6th, 2012 - 12:23 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Jan 5 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Great news for you guys all. Not being able to understand your wife does not make you dumb. If you doubt that, check out what one of ... Read more...

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Himachal gives MNREGA workers, servants health cover


December 18th, 2011 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Dec 18 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Sunday included workers employed under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MNREGA) and domestic servants in the National Health Insurance Scheme.MNREGA workers, who ... Read more...

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Kids to present demands to president


November 20th, 2011 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) A 10-day yatra organised by a group of 36 children, nine of them physically-challenged, culminated in the capital Sunday. The children will now present ... Read more...

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Bhopal tragedy survivors to observe black day


October 29th, 2011 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Oct 29 (IANS) The Bhopal gas tragedy survivors will observe a 'Black Day' Nov 1, the 56th Foundation Day of Madhya Pradesh, to protest the state government's inaction ... Read more...

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Crossing legs after stroke may signal recovery


October 11th, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 11 (IANS) People who are able to cross their legs soon after a severe stroke are more likely to recover than those who can't."Despite having severe strokes that ... Read more...

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New gene could trigger osteoporosis


October 5th, 2011 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Oct 5 (IANS) A new gene could increase chances of developing osteoporosis, a "silent" disease characterised by increased bone fragility and risk of fracture.Eighty percent of hip fractures are ... Read more...

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Asia’s tallest church ‘grows taller’ through charity


September 20th, 2011 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Thrissur (Kerala), Sep 20 (IANS) Shrine Basilica of Our Lady of Dolours near here - billed as the tallest church in Asia at 260 ft - has decided to donate ... Read more...

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Quota for disabled in Lok Sabha jobs approved


September 13th, 2011 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar Tuesday approved a quota for people with physical disabilities in the Lok Sabha Secretariat jobs.According to a statement from ... Read more...

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Rajasthan prepares public services bill


August 24th, 2011 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Aug 24 (IANS) At a time when Anna Hazare's campaign against graft has taken centrestage, the Rajasthan government has come up with a bill to make bureaucracy in the ... Read more...

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Women awarded for exemplary work for marginalised kids


August 19th, 2011 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Three women have been awarded by the ministry of women and child development for their exemplary work for the welfare of marginalised children in different ... Read more...

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Animal attack victims in Tamil Nadu to get higher relief


August 17th, 2011 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 17 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Wednesday announced double compensation of Rs.300,000 for the families of people who die or who suffer permanent disability due to ... Read more...

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Insomnia - trigger for depression among elderly men


June 28th, 2011 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 28 (IANS) Men who have difficulty in nodding off are heading for a bout of the blues. Insomnia actually doubles the risk of depression in older men, says ... Read more...

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Issue disability certificates within week: Walia


June 16th, 2011 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) Delhi Health Minister A.K. Walia Thursday instructed the 13 government hospitals to issue pending disability certificates to the people concerned with seven days.The minister also ... Read more...

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PM to inaugurate conference on Dalits


June 16th, 2011 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will Friday inaugurate here a conference of ministers of welfare and social justice from states to discuss issues related to ... Read more...

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20,000 fined for smoking in public


May 31st, 2011 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) A total of 20,405 people and 3,200 vendors were fined for smoking in public places and selling tobacco in restricted areas in the capital from ... Read more...

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