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British mothers are now compelled to work


April 17th, 2012 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 17 (IANS) As their families struggle to make ends meet, several British mothers are being forced to return to work, according to Britain's employment minister Chris Grayling.The demise ... Read more...

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Six lakh unemployed youth registered in Kashmir: Government


March 8th, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, March 8 (IANS) There are about six lakh unemployed youth registered in Jammu and Kashmir, the state assembly was told Thursday.About 6 lakh educated unemployed youth of the state ... Read more...

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Rights group demands probe into Assam starvation deaths


February 9th, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Feb 9 (IANS) A human rights group in Assam has written to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and union Labour and Employment Minister Mallikarjun Kharge for a probe into ... Read more...

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Bangladesh keen to send workers to Libya


October 24th, 2011 - 10:32 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Oct 24 (IANS) The Bangladesh government is keen to send thousands of workers to Libya after the death of Muammar Gaddafi, a minister said."We've already made contact with the ... Read more...

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States should amend laws to protect labour: Kharge


October 23rd, 2011 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
Coonoor (Tamil Nadu), Oct 23 (IANS) As laws to protect labour from exploitation and inequality are on the concurrent list, the onus is on states to amend the various acts ... Read more...

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Maruti-Suzuki strike ends, workers to join Monday


October 1st, 2011 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh Oct 1 (IANS) The 33-day-old strike by workers of the Maruti-Suzuki car manufacturing plant at Manesar in Haryana has come to an end and workers will resume work Monday, ... Read more...

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India-European Union seminar on employment from Monday


September 17th, 2011 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The fifth India-European Union seminar on "Employment and Social Policy - Occupational Safety and Health" will be inaugurated by Labour and Employment Minister Mallikarjun Kharge ... Read more...

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Bangladesh to send workers to Iraq through government


August 30th, 2011 - 9:11 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Aug 30 (IANS) Bangladesh has decided to send workers to Iraq under government arrangements and not through private agencies in a bid to avoid malpractices, a minister has said.Currently, ... Read more...

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Government awaiting court orders on journalists’ wage board


August 3rd, 2011 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) The government Wednesday said it will take measures to implement the recommendations of the Wage Boards for journalists and non-journalists as soon as it gets ... Read more...

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Committee set up to look into striking pilots’ grievances, says Kharge


April 28th, 2011 - 8:43 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 28 (ANI): Union Labour and Employment Minister Mallikarjun Kharge on Thursday said the government has set up a committee to committee to look into the strike by pilots of ... Read more...

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Kharge hopes EPF interest rate will be hiked to 9.5 percent


February 16th, 2011 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) Labour and Employment Minister Mallikarjun Kharge Tuesday expressed confidence that the finance ministry will agree to the proposal to hike interest rate on employees provident fund to ... Read more...

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Labrourers to be paid by cheque in Haryana


February 9th, 2011 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Feb 9 (IANS) Labourers in Haryana will now get their wages through cheques, a minister said Wednesday."With a view to safeguard the interest of labourers, the Haryana government has decided to ... Read more...

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Kharge lays foundation stone of ESIC Nursing College in Bangalore


February 4th, 2011 - 9:30 pm ICT by ANI
Bangalore, Feb 4 (ANI) Union Labour and Employment Minister Mallikarjun Kharge on Friday laid the foundation stone of Employees State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) Nursing College and Auditorium at ESI Hospital, Indiranagar, in ... Read more...

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Dalai Lama recalls ex-Karnataka chief minister Nijalingappa’s help


January 29th, 2011 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
Chitradurga (Karnataka), Jan 29 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama Saturday paid glowing tributes to former Karnataka chief minister S. Nijalingappa for his help in settling thousands of Tibetan refugees in ... Read more...

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Nearly 57,000 apply for online registration of shops in Haryana


January 27th, 2011 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 27 (IANS) Nearly 57,000 applications have so far been received for online registration of shops and commercial establishments after introduction of e-governance in Haryana's labour department, a minister disclosed Thursday.Labour ... Read more...

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Bangladesh’s manpower export drops by 21 percent


December 29th, 2010 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Dec 29 (IANS) Bangladesh's labour export, the country's second biggest source of foreign exchange, has fallen by 21 percent, an official study has said.Besides, the remittances have gone up by ... Read more...

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Britain branded ’sick man’ of the world as most youngsters live on benefits


November 25th, 2010 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 25 (ANI): Britain has been branded as the "sick man" of the world after it was revealed in a report that it has more young people on incapacity benefit than ... Read more...

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4 out of 5 applicants for new sickness benefit in UK are ‘fit to work’


October 27th, 2010 - 2:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 27 (ANI): Tests have revealed that 78 pc of Brits who applied for a new sick benefit were fit to work.About 824,000 have put in for Employment and Support Allowance ... Read more...

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Punjab orders probe into rice mill accident


September 14th, 2010 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 14 (IANS) The Punjab government Tuesday ordered a high-level probe into an accident at a rice mill in Khamano town near Ludhiana in which two workers were killed and four ... Read more...

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One in 30 Britons have never done a day’s work in their lifetime, says report


September 14th, 2010 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 14 (ANI): One in 30 Britons, about 1.4 million, have never done a day's work in their lifetime according to the Department for Work and Pensions statistics.There are reportedly ... Read more...

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Employment registration to go online in Haryana


August 30th, 2010 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 30 (IANS) Job seekers in Haryana will not have to go to employment exchanges to get their names registered. An online facility is being activated from Sep 1. Haryana's Labour and ... Read more...

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Haryana increases minimum wages for workers


August 20th, 2010 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 20 (IANS) The Haryana government Friday raised the minimum wages of workers in the state by Rs.134 retrospectively from July 1. Announcing this, Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda said the increase ... Read more...

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Girls exempt from fees in Gujarat ITIs


August 5th, 2010 - 1:14 am ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, Aug 4 (IANS) Girls undergoing vocational training in industrial training institutes (ITIs) in Gujarat have been exempted from paying tuition fees, Labour and Employment Minister Vajubhai Vala said here Wednesday. The minister ... Read more...

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Brit govt bans sex ads from job centres


August 3rd, 2010 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 3 (ANI): The British government has banned ads for lap-dancers, webcam performers and strippers from job centres.The Government feels the move would protect jobseekers from having to consider jobs they ... Read more...

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Government mulling health insurance for domestic workers


July 27th, 2010 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) The government is considering a slew of welfare schemes, including health insurance, for domestic workers in the country, Labour and Employment Minister Mallikarjun Kharge informed the Lok ... Read more...

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India seeks accord to avoid dual social security taxation


April 23rd, 2010 - 10:22 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, April 23 (IANS) India has asked the United States to recognise that New Delhi has achieved significant progress towards comprehensive social security coverage and start negotiations on a bilateral ... Read more...

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US praises NREGS as innovative (Lead)


April 22nd, 2010 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, April 22 (IANS) India's ambitious job guarantee scheme for the rural poor, the NREGS, was praised as "innovative and dynamic" by US Labour Secretary Hilda Solis who said ... Read more...

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US hopes to learn from India’s job creation schemes


April 22nd, 2010 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, April 22 (IANS) US Labour Secretary Hilda Solis has lauded India's achievement in reaching out to the masses in remote geographical areas through two "innovative and dynamic" programmes ... Read more...

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Ministerial panel to consider scheme for adolescent girls


April 21st, 2010 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The government Wednesday announced the setting up of a Group of Ministers (GoM) to consider an ambitious scheme for the improvement of nutritional status and vocational ... Read more...

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EPFO defers decision on PF interest rate


April 9th, 2010 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) The Board of Trustees of the Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) Friday deferred a decision on paying a higher interest rate on provident fund deposits for the ... Read more...

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Online registration starts in Haryana for commercial establishments


February 11th, 2010 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Feb 11 (IANS) Shops and commercial establishments in Haryana can now be registered online, with the facility being launched Thursday at Gurgaon and Panchkula. Haryana Labour and Employment Minister Mahender Partap Singh ... Read more...

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Centre giving priority to inclusive growth: Manmohan Singh


January 22nd, 2010 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 22 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh on Friday said the Government is giving the highest priority to inclusive growth and is committed to ensure that workers in ... Read more...

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Government taking proactive steps to eliminate child labour: Kharge


December 15th, 2009 - 9:24 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 15(ANI): Union Labour and Employment Minister Mallikarjun Kharge on Tuesday said that every effort would be made by the Government to eliminate the menace of child labour from the ... Read more...

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Britons with ‘foreign names’: apply, apply, no reply


October 18th, 2009 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 18 (IANS) You may be British, but you may not get called for a job interview if you don't have a name that sounds White, a newspaper reported Sunday quoting ... Read more...

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Krishna to meet PM Wednesday on more aid to flood-hit Karnataka


October 5th, 2009 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Oct 5 (IANS) External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna said Monday he would prevail upon Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and United Progressive Alliance chairperson Sonia Gandhi to grant more relief to ... Read more...

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