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Looking beyond the communal to diagnose Assam


September 4th, 2012 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) The problem in Assam, which resulted in frequent outbreaks of violence, was not one of illegal immigration alone; there were dangers in demonising a community ... Read more...

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More people lose job in Sweden


August 18th, 2012 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, Aug 18 (IANS) The unemployment rate in Sweden has reached 4.6 percent, which was 4.2 percent last year, reported the Swedish media. The number of unemployed people was 214,000 ... Read more...

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Work culture has vastly improved in Bengal: Mamata


July 26th, 2012 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 26 (IANS) Claiming that her Trinamool Congress-led government has fulfilled 99 percent of the promises made in its election manifesto, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday ... Read more...

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Canada’s unemployment rate falls


July 7th, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Ottawa, July 7 (IANS) Canada's jobless rate fell slightly in June as fewer people were looking for work, Statistics Canada reported. The country's national data collection and analysis agency said ... Read more...

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75 mn youths to be unemployed in 2012: ILO


May 22nd, 2012 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, May 22 (IANS) Nearly 75 million youths across the world will stay unemployed in 2012, said a report released Tuesday by the International Labour Organisation (ILO).This accounts for 12.7 ... Read more...

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Need to stick with Doha trade talks: Sharma


April 20th, 2012 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Puerto Vallarta (Mexico), April 20 (IANS) Union Commerce Minister Anand Sharma has stressed the need for sticking to the Doha Round of trade talks and creating a 'level playing field' ... Read more...

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US small business confidence drops


April 11th, 2012 - 3:24 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 11 (IANS) US small business confidence in March fell slightly after rising for six straight months, a leading industry association said Tuesday.The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) ... Read more...

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Seeking internal growth drivers a new trend: Chinese official


April 2nd, 2012 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
Boao (China), April 2 (IANS) Promoting internal growth drivers is the new trend in Asia's economic development, said Chinese Vice Premier Li Keqiang Monday."While continuing to unleash its comparative advantages ... Read more...

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Set up factories in our countries, African nations urge India


March 19th, 2012 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Trade ministers of several African nations Monday urged India to set up factories in their respective countries to generate employment and fix trade imbalance which ... Read more...

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World’s newest country beckons Indians to shine (Letter from Juba) (With Images)


March 18th, 2012 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Juba (South Sudan), March 18 (IANS)The world's newest nation is eight months old. I drive past our consulate at Juba, South Sudan two days after we finally announced its upgrade ... Read more...

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‘China’s aged people will hamper economic rise’


March 18th, 2012 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 18 (IANS) China's aging population and the deteriorating natural environment will constrain economic growth, the head of the country's National Bureau of Statistics has warned.Speaking at China Development ... Read more...

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World’s newest country beckons Indians to shine (Letter from Juba)


March 18th, 2012 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Juba (South Sudan), March 18 (IANS)The world's newest nation is eight months old. I drive past our consulate at Juba, South Sudan two days after we finally announced its upgrade ... Read more...

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‘China’s ageing population to impact economic growth’


March 17th, 2012 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 17 (IANS) China's ageing population and the deteriorating natural environment will constrain economic growth, a senior official said Saturday.China's "demographic dividend" has decreased as the population is ageing ... Read more...

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China plans to create 45 mn jobs


February 8th, 2012 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 8 (IANS) China Wednesday put forth a plan to boost employment during the 2011-15 period, which aims to create 45 million jobs and keep the registered urban unemployment ... Read more...

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IMF sees Myanmar as Asia’s next economic bright spot


January 27th, 2012 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 27 (IANS) The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has commended Myanmar's economic reform efforts, saying that the nation has the potential to become the next economic bright spot in ... Read more...

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Australia’s unemployment rate forecast to rise in 2012


January 16th, 2012 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 16 (IANS) Australia is expected to have a higher jobless rate in 2012, the country's major bank ANZ Bank said Monday.The total number of job advertisements in Australia ... Read more...

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‘Construction equipment industry needs more skilled workforce’


November 26th, 2011 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 26 (IANS) The Indian earthmoving and construction equipment (ECE) industry would require around two million skilled workforce by 2020 for operating and maintaining huge volumes of machinery in ... Read more...

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India has seen jobless growth, says top adviser


November 13th, 2011 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 13 (IANS) India may have grown at over eight percent, but a top adviser has expressed concern over the "stagnant employment situation", saying the country with ... Read more...

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South Asia needs 1 mn new jobs per month: World Bank


September 23rd, 2011 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Sep 23 (IANS) To ward off poverty and promote growth, South Asia needs to create one million new jobs every month for the next 20 years, the World Bank ... Read more...

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China, Turkey, Korea keen to invest in Pakistan


August 1st, 2011 - 10:15 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 1 (IANS) Chinese, Turkish and Korean businesses have shown keen interest in investing in Pakistan's "textile city" of Karachi, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said.Gilani said ... Read more...

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German businesses gung-ho about India, to step up hiring, investment


May 27th, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Cheered by the success of their subsidiaries in India, German businesses are looking to hire more and invest in expanding capacities inspite of the slow ... Read more...

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Egypt denies dress code plans for tourists


May 27th, 2011 - 5:45 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Egyptian Embassy in Moscow denied Thursday media reports that residents of Hurghada, a popular Red Sea resort, have demanded that foreign tourists be subject ... Read more...

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Indian embassy in Oman to take up labour harassment issues with ministry


May 1st, 2011 - 11:48 am ICT by ANI
Muscat, May 1 (ANI): Indian embassy in Oman is ready to take up all the cases of harassment of the Indian expatriate labour force with the country's Manpower Ministry.While addressing ... Read more...

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Political, institutional reform can make India a superpower: Sibal


April 24th, 2011 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Political and institutional reform was needed to fulfil India's aspiration to be a superpower in an emerging multi-polar world, Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal ... Read more...

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Mexican airline flight attendants pose for Playboy


April 6th, 2011 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, April 6 (IANS/EFE) A group of flight attendants from Mexicana airlines, which has been in limbo since suspending operations last year, pose almost nude in this month's edition ... Read more...

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Flexi HR policies make working attractive for women (March 8 is International Women’s Day)


March 7th, 2011 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) Flexi working hours, childcare facilities at the office, working from home and understanding husbands. Women professionals are moving up the corporate ranks and managing ... Read more...

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OECD: More ‘diversified and competitive’ economies would attract investors in Central Asia


January 26th, 2011 - 6:50 pm ICT by BNO News
PARIS (BNO NEWS) -- Economic diversification and increased competitiveness could make Central Asia a new frontier of economic opportunity for global investors, according to a new Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development ... Read more...

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Two in three Chinese could be overweight in 20 years


January 6th, 2011 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 6 (IANS) Two in three Chinese could be overweight in the next 20 years, which will significantly increase health problems in the country, a health expert warned here. China had ... Read more...

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IMF warns Pakistan of budget deficit


December 31st, 2010 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 31 (IANS) The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has issued a stern warning to the debt-ridden Pakistan to take immediate measures to cut its spiralling budget deficit, a media report ... Read more...

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Shortage of masons, labourers hit real estate developers in Pune


December 24th, 2010 - 7:20 pm ICT by ANI
By Shivaji SalunkePune, Dec.24 (ANI): A shortage of masons and skilled labourers is affecting construction industries in Pune.All these years, a majority of this labour force used to come from the Orissa, ... Read more...

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Unlocking the potential of rural unorganized sector


December 21st, 2010 - 6:51 pm ICT by ANI
By Sunil Amar Lucknow, Dec 21 (ANI): When we talk of India's mammoth work force, be it in rural or urban scenarios, what comes to mind is the 'unorganised' sector. They form ... Read more...

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India will create 58 mn more jobs by 2012: Labour Minister (Interview)


December 7th, 2010 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
By Prashant Sood New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) Labour Minister Harish Rawat says the government is confident of creating 58 million additional jobs by the end of the 11th Five Year Plan in ... Read more...

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Jharkhand’s thriving Silk industry, helps adivasis (Part-II)


December 4th, 2010 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
contd.This near idyllic situation has risen out of the foresight and dynamism of some stellar government servants. Mr. Virendra Kumar, IFS who was posted as Special Secretary to Industries Department in 2005-2009 ... Read more...

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‘Indian corporates need to do more about AIDS, HIV awareness’


November 30th, 2010 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 30 (IANS) The corporate houses in India should come forward and undertake HIV/AIDS awareness programmes within the organisations to sensitise their employees, an International Labour Organisation (ILO) official said ... Read more...

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Neyveli Lignite workers’ strike: Karunanidhi seeks PM’s help


October 15th, 2010 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai Oct 15 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.Karunanidhi has sought Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's help in resolving the strike by contract workers in the Neyveli Lignite Corporation Ltd (NLC), warning ... Read more...

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