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Samsung to make on-site inspections on Chinese suppliers


September 4th, 2012 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Sep 4 (IANS) South Korean tech behemoth Samsung Electronics Tuesday said it will make on-site inspections on all 105 suppliers in China by the end of September as part ... 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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Spanish jobless rate climbs above 24 percent


April 28th, 2012 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, April 28 (IANS/EFE) The ranks of Spain's unemployed expanded by nearly 366,000 in the first quarter to a record 5.63 million, or 24.44 percent of the workforce, the government ... 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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Use of child labour in households growing: Child Rights Commission


January 30th, 2012 - 11:47 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 30 (IANS) Pointing to a rise in child labour in domestic units, the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) is seeking to bring households under the ... Read more...

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China added 12 mn new jobs in 2011


December 29th, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 29 (IANS) China created more than 12 million new jobs this year and kept the registered urban unemployment rate below 4.6 percent, a minister said Thursday.Speaking at a ... Read more...

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Spain’s PM-elect vows to slash deficit, boost pensions


December 20th, 2011 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Dec 20 (IANS/EFE) Spanish Prime Minister-elect Mariano Rajoy Monday unveiled the general policies of his government, including reducing the public deficit by 16.5 billion euros ($21.4 billion) in 2012 ... Read more...

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Bihar government plans to go paperless by 2016


August 24th, 2011 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 24 (IANS) The much-awaited information technology policy of Bihar, which aims to make all government departments paperless by 2016 among other objectives, has been approved by the state ... Read more...

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In 34 years no prosecution in bonded labour cases


May 17th, 2011 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) A Right to Information (RTI) application Tuesday has revealed that in 34 years no one has so far been prosecuted under the bonded labour law, ... Read more...

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French police unions outraged over lunchtime alcohol ban


April 22nd, 2011 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
Paris, Apr 22 (ANI): France's police unions have expressed outrage over an official decree that suggested Compagnies Républicaines de Sécurité, or CRS officers, would no longer be served wine or beer with ... Read more...

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Air India faces fresh workers’ trouble in Nepal


January 4th, 2011 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Jan 4 (IANS) After losing a protracted labour dispute in Nepal's Supreme Court last year, India's flag carrier Air India now faces fresh turmoil in the Himalayan republic with ... Read more...

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Spaniards believe economic situation has worsened: Survey


November 6th, 2010 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Nov 6 (IANS/EFE) Seventy-seven percent of Spaniards say their country's economic situation is bad or very bad and nearly 54 percent think things have worsened over the past year, a survey ... Read more...

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Fiat CEO’s anti-Italy comments spark outrage


October 26th, 2010 - 10:46 am ICT by IANS
Rome, Oct 26 (IANS/AKI) Fiat chief executive Sergio Marchionne's remarks that the car maker would be better off without Italy provoked outrage from labour and government leaders.During an interview on RAI state ... Read more...

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Haryana police to make highway crime-free


August 21st, 2010 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 21 (IANS) The Haryana Police plan to make National Highway No.1 (NH-1), popularly known as the Grand Trunk Road, a "crime-free" zone -- including strict curbs on car-jackings and traffic-rule ... Read more...

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Business booms for labour laws outsourcing units


August 19th, 2010 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 19(IANS) The pan-India expansion of telecom, insurance, banking and financial services companies and the near extinction of the tribe of personnel managers have resulted in booming business for labour laws ... Read more...

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UK high street stores found forcing staff to do sweatshop duty in India


August 8th, 2010 - 3:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug.8 (ANI): Britain's best-known high street stores -- Gap, Next and Marks and Spencer -- have reportedly launched inquiries into abuse of working regulations at their Indian suppliers, which have resulted ... Read more...

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Air India loses labour battle in Nepal


June 30th, 2010 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, June 30 (IANS) India's flag carrier Air India has lost a protracted labour battle in Nepal with the country's apex court ruling that the airline would have to abide ... Read more...

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Spanish unions call general strike over austerity plan


June 16th, 2010 - 5:00 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, June 16 (IANS/EFE) Spain's two main unions have called for a general strike Sep 29 to protest the Socialist government's austerity measures and proposed overhaul of labour law. Candido Mendez, head of ... Read more...

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Ban employment of kids in agriculture: NGO


June 11th, 2010 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) As the nation observes World Day Against Child Labour Saturday, NGO Child Rights and You (CRY) Friday said that unless agriculture is brought under the ambit of ... 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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Mafia ran African racist ’slave’ gangs in southern Italy


April 27th, 2010 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
Rome, Apr.27 (ANI): Mafia handlers in southern Italy treated their African farm workers a little better than slaves, sparking off widespread riots, a police investigation into the violence four months ago has ... Read more...

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Act against labour law violators at CWG sites: CPI-M


April 21st, 2010 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Wednesday asked the central government to take "immediate action" against violators of human rights and labour laws at the Commonwealth ... Read more...

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Government told to pay minimum wages to Games workers


April 15th, 2010 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) Expressing concern over the plight of workers at Commonwealth Games' construction sites, the Delhi High Court Thursday ordered the government to ensure payment of minimum wages ... Read more...

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Notice to government over labour law violation at Games sites


January 27th, 2010 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday issued notice to the central government and other civic agencies for violating labour laws at the construction sites for the forthcoming Commonwealth ... Read more...

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15 bonded child labourers rescued in Delhi


October 23rd, 2009 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) Barely two weeks after a similar rescue mission, 15 child labourers from Bihar and West Bengal were rescued from zari sweatshops in the capital Friday by police ... Read more...

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Labour Minister asks states to help eliminate child labour


October 12th, 2009 - 12:25 pm ICT by ANI
Cochin, Oct 12 (ANI): Labour Minister Mallikarjun Kharge has stressed on the need to eliminate child labour, a social evil still widely prevalent in the country.Inaugurating the 29th national conference and plenary ... Read more...

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‘India does not recommend exit strategy for stimulus packages to all nations’


September 23rd, 2009 - 8:21 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, Sep 23 (ANI): Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee today said that India is not recommending an exit strategy for stimulus packages given to all nations in the ensuing G20 Summit ... Read more...

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Plantation labour law amendment bill in Parliament: official (Lead)


September 15th, 2009 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
By Fakir Balaji Coonoor (Tamil Nadu), Sep 15 (IANS) A bill to amend the Plantation Labour Act, 1951 has been introduced in Parliament, a senior official said Tuesday."The proposed amendments relate to ... Read more...

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Delhi High Court approves guidelines for child labour cases


July 15th, 2009 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) In a move that is cause for child rights activists to rejoice, the Delhi High court Wednesday approved clear action plan for handling child labour cases and ... Read more...

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Turmoil in Nepal hitting Indian investors: FICCI


May 6th, 2009 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) There is a sense of insecurity among Indian investors in Nepal as the country drifts towards political turmoil, the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry ... Read more...

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Elect those who will work for children, urge NGOs


April 7th, 2009 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) With the elections just around the corner, civil society organisations working for child rights are urging people to vote keeping in mind that those who come to ... Read more...

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Nepal’s PM pledges to protect labour rights


October 26th, 2008 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Oct 26 (Xinhua) Nepal's Prime Minister and chairman of the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) Pushpa Kumal Dahal Prachanda Sunday promised to protect the rights of trade unions.Inaugurating a National Trade ... Read more...

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Don’t use trade for resolving non-trade issues: Kamal Nath


September 28th, 2008 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Sep 28 (IANS) India's Commerce and Industry Minister Kamal Nath has cautioned against the temptation to use non-tariff barriers or non-trade issues to address trade.In an exclusive interview with a special ... Read more...

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Russian prosecutors summon CEO of Russian-British oil joint venture


July 26th, 2008 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
RIA Novosti Moscow, July 26 (RIA Novosti) The CEO of Russian-British oil venture TNK-BP Robert Dudley has been summoned by prosecutors here, the company said Saturday. Dudley had been told to appear at ... Read more...

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Treat child workers under bonded labour law: child rights panel


June 12th, 2008 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
Treat child workers under bonded labour law: child rights panel(June 12 is world day against child labour) By Azera Rahman New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) Rescued child workers should be treated as bonded labour ... Read more...

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