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Obama assures hurricane hit Louisiana of federal help


September 4th, 2012 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 4 (IANS) As Indian-American governor Bobby Jindal's hurricane stricken state of Louisiana grappled with the devastation, President Barack Obama surveyed a hard-hit area on the eve of ... Read more...

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Over 150,000 without power in Bobby Jindal’s Louisiana


September 3rd, 2012 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 3 (IANS) Nearly a week after Hurricane Isaac slammed into the Gulf Coast, tens of thousands of people in Indian American governor Bobby Jindal's home state of ... Read more...

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‘Shootout At Wadala’ to release May Day in 2013


August 16th, 2012 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) "Shootout At Wadala" will hit the big screens next year on May 1, which is celebrated as International Workers' Day and Labour Day.The multi-starrer, ... Read more...

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Review anti-child labour legislations: Rights groups


June 12th, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) India's apex child protection agency and Unicef Tuesday called for reforms and review of existing anti-child labour legislations and policies in the country."We call for ... Read more...

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China railways carry 600 mn passengers


May 6th, 2012 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 6 (IANS) China's railways have carried over 600 million passengers in the first four months of 2012, a year-on-year rise of 2.8 percent, the authorities said Sunday.The increase ... Read more...

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Workers from unorganized sector protest for pension


May 5th, 2012 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) A hundred motorcycle-borne head loaders from Pune, representing the unorganized sector, arrived in the capital Saturday for a week-long campaign to demand pension. The head ... Read more...

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Myanmar seeks NGO help in relief missions


May 3rd, 2012 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, May 3 (IANS) The Myanmar government will seek help from the civil society organisations to provide aid in insurgency-hit areas, President Thein Sein has said.The government is talks with ... Read more...

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Maharashtra plans low-cost houses for Mumbai mill workers


May 1st, 2012 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 1 (IANS) As Maharashtra turned 52 Tuesday, the government said it would provide low-cost housing to mill workers and free houses to kin of mill workers who died ... Read more...

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Salman’s ‘Bodyguard’ rakes in $1.4 mn in North America


September 7th, 2011 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 7 (IANS) Salman Khan's latest Bollywood blockbuster "Bodyguard" has scored a gigantic opening in North America, raking in an astounding $1.4 million over its six-day debut ... Read more...

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Restore middle class, end ‘Washington games’: Obama


September 6th, 2011 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 6 (IANS) Set to give a major speech on job creation, President Barack Obama has called for an end to "Washington games" and asked opposition Republicans to ... Read more...

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Obama thinks American kids losing out to India, China


August 18th, 2011 - 11:32 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 18 (IANS) Set to roll out a new job growth plan next month, President Barack Obama wants American kids to focus on science, technology and maths where ... Read more...

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Extend scope of RTE till 18 years: NGO


June 12th, 2011 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) Children up to 18 years of age must be brought under the Right to Education Act to effectively address the issue of child labour in ... Read more...

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Child labour generates Rs.120,000 crore in black money: NGO


June 12th, 2011 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) Child labour in India generates more than Rs.120,000 crore annually as black money, NGO Bachpan Bachao Andolan (BBA) said here Sunday on World Anti-Child Labour ... Read more...

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Minor ragpicker shuttles between streets, school (June 12 is World Anti-Child Labour Day)


June 12th, 2011 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) In a ragpickers' hutment at Rangpuri Pahari, close to the upscale Vasant Kunj neighbourhood in south Delhi, 12-year-old Govinda Kumar begins to scribble on ... Read more...

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Child labourers seek answers


June 11th, 2011 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) Thirteen-year-old Ravi asked why policemen beat him up, doesn't he have a right to live with dignity? Like Ravi, there were many street children and ... Read more...

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Over 200 people suffer food poisoning in China


May 3rd, 2011 - 4:23 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 3 (IANS) More than 200 people in a Chinese city suffered from food poisoning after eating at a restaurant Monday, Xinhua reported.The victims suffered from nausea, diarrhea and ... Read more...

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Lucky to get Rs.40 for 12 hours work on International Labour Day


May 1st, 2011 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, May 1 (IANS) For Purnima Bai, 50, International Labour Day on Sunday did not make any difference to her search for work at a labourers' mart here. While the ... Read more...

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Helpline for labourers in Delhi


May 1st, 2011 - 3:51 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) With the aim of empowering labourers, the Delhi government Saturday announced the launch of a toll-free helpline for them on the eve of May Day.May ... Read more...

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88 Rajasthan panchayats vow to end child labour


May 1st, 2011 - 3:46 am ICT by IANS
Dungarpur (Rajasthan), April 30 (IANS) A total of 88 gram panchayat in the tribal belt of Dungarpur in Rajasthan have chalked out plans to make their areas free of child ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Katy Perry crowned America’s girl of summer 2010


September 10th, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 10 (IANS) Singer Katy Perry has been crowned the queen of summer 2010 after storming the Billboard pop charts with her "California Girls". The pop star's collaboration with rapper Snoop ... Read more...

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Obama launches $50 billion infrastructure plan


September 7th, 2010 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Sep 7 (IANS) US President Barack Obama kicked off his embattled Democratic party's election campaign by announcing a $50 billion plan to create jobs and boost economic growth ... Read more...

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Obama: They talk about me like a dog


September 7th, 2010 - 10:46 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 7 (IANS) US President Barack Obama has caused quite a flutter by accusing his Republican opponents of talking about him "like a dog" at a rally to launch his ... Read more...

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Republicans hold 51-41% advantage if elections held today: Gallup poll


August 31st, 2010 - 6:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 31 (ANI): A majority 51 percent of registered voters in America have said that they would vote for the GOP candidate in their district if the election were held today ... Read more...

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Johansson may be ’shooed in’ for ‘The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo’ role


August 16th, 2010 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Aug 16 (ANI): Although David Fincher claimed he wanted an unknown actor to play the lead role in his flick 'The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo', it seems he is ... Read more...

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School children protest against child labour


June 11th, 2010 - 9:23 pm ICT by ANI
Dharamsala (Himachal Pradesh), June 11 (ANI): Tibetans living in exile and school children staged a protest march here on Friday against child labour.The march that was organized by a voluntary organization ... Read more...

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Children toil away as India observes day against child labour (June 12 is World Day Against Child Labour)


June 11th, 2010 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) Come Saturday and it will be yet another World Day Against Child Labour, a day that holds little meaning for thousands of children who toil away in ... Read more...

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NGO launches action week before child labour day


June 9th, 2010 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) Child rights organisation, Bachpan Bachao Andolan (BBA), Wednesday said they have launched an India Action Week 2010 during which raids are being conducted in factories, eateries ... Read more...

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“I don’t believe in celebrating days” — Kapil Nirmal


May 7th, 2010 - 8:25 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
May 7, 2010 (Sampurn Wire):Kapil Nirmal, also known as Yudhishtar of "Raja Ki Ayegi Baraat', expresses his feeling for not celebrating Mother's Day. "I don't believe in celebrating and saying "I ... Read more...

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Malay-Indian Congress Youth want funds for maintaining Indian cemeteries


May 3rd, 2010 - 4:28 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, May 3 (ANI): The Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC) Youth has asked the Malaysian government to release financial grants for maintenance and upkeep of Indian cemeteries.This follows a slew of initiatives ... Read more...

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Workers’ demonstration marks ‘Labour Day’ in Kolkata


May 1st, 2010 - 9:51 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, May 1 (ANI): A large number of workers here celebrated the 'Labour Day' on Saturday by demonstrating for their rights on the streets of Kolkata.Various labour organizations and trade unions ... Read more...

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PLA hosts Indian Army on May Day


May 1st, 2010 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, May 1 (IANS) Chinese troops played host to an Indian Army delegation on their side of the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Ladakh region to mark May ... Read more...

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Insurance cover for Chhattisgarh workers


May 1st, 2010 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, May 1 (IANS) On the occasion of International Labour Day, the Chhattisgarh government Saturday announced a Rs.10 lakh accident insurance scheme for the state's more than three lakh industrial workers. "The ... Read more...

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‘Amend Right to Education Act, child labour law’


April 30th, 2010 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) A 45-day campaign against child labour by an international rights agency, which started off Friday, demands that the Right to Education Act as well as the child ... Read more...

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All for Rs.30 - jostling and toiling at labourer marts (May 1 is International Labour Day)


April 30th, 2010 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
By Sujeet Kumar Raipur, April 30 (IANS) It's a lucky day for Rani Sahu. She may have earned a meagre Rs.30 for 10 hours of work after being hired as a daily wage ... Read more...

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Train controllers to go on mass leave May 1


April 23rd, 2010 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) Movement of trains across the country is likely to get disrupted May 1 when members of the All India Train Controllers' Association (AITCA) will go on a mass ... Read more...

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