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Saudi Arabia shuts down lingerie shops with male staff


September 17th, 2012 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 17 (IANS) Saudi Arabia has ordered closure of around 100 lingerie shops in Riyadh for violating new regulations that ban men from working as sales staff, the Daily ... Read more...

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Kerala showcases opportunities to potential investors (Second Lead)


September 12th, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Sep 12 (IANS) Projecting an industry-friendly face, Kerala Wednesday showcased untapped business opportunities at an investors summit, which the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said would help in building ... Read more...

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Unemployment goes up in France


August 28th, 2012 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Aug 28 (IANS) As many as 41,300 people joined the ranks of the unemployed in France in July, a rise of 1.4 percent compared to June, reaching a record ... Read more...

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State-run job portal in Kerala


August 5th, 2012 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 5 (IANS) With more than four million educated unemployed in the state, Kerala is launching what is perhaps the country's first government-run job portal.The portal will feature jobs ... Read more...

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French jobless rate reaches record high


July 26th, 2012 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, July 26 (IANS) The unemployment rate in France inched up by 0.8 percent in June compared with the previous month, reaching a record high since August 1999, official ... Read more...

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Youth arrested for cheating ex-labour ministry employee


July 19th, 2012 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) A 27-year-old youth was arrested here for cheating a retired labour ministry employee of Rs.92,000 on the pretext of providing him a bank loan, police ... 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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Israel favours joint R&D; ventures with China


April 2nd, 2012 - 4:33 am ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, April 2 (IANS) Israeli cabinet has moved to strengthen bilateral trade ties with China by voting to support joint industrial research and development projects between the two countries.The Chief ... Read more...

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French unemployment reaches record high in November


December 27th, 2011 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Dec 27 (IANS) The number of jobless people in France hit a record high in November, as the country faced a double threat of spiralling debt crisis and weak ... Read more...

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Brazil’s jobless rate hits nine-year low


December 23rd, 2011 - 11:23 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Dec 23 (IANS/EFE) Brazil's unemployment rate fell in November to 5.2 percent, its lowest level of the past nine years, authorities said Thursday.Last month's jobless rate was ... Read more...

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Look into nurses’ grievance, apex court tells government


December 9th, 2011 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday asked the central government to look into the nurses' grievance that private hospitals were retaining their original professional certificates, thereby thwarting ... Read more...

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Unemployment in France grows in October


November 29th, 2011 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Nov 29 (IANS) The number of jobless people in France grew by 1.2 percent in October from a month earlier, as sluggish economic activities slowed job creation in the ... Read more...

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5,300 jobless after Thai floods hit 20,000 firms


November 6th, 2011 - 9:06 am ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Nov 6 (IANS) Over 5,300 people have lost their jobs after operations in 20,000 companies in Thailand were affected by floods, officials said.Athit Ismo, director-general of the labour ministry's ... Read more...

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No comfort for Spain in latest employment data


November 4th, 2011 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, Nov 4 (IANS/EFE) Last month's "bad" unemployment numbers represent a step backward for a Spanish economy struggling to emerge from recession, the country's labour minister said.Valeriano Gomez spoke Thursday ... Read more...

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SMEs to be exempt from capital gains tax: Official


July 20th, 2011 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) A proposal to exempt small and medium enterprises (SMEs) from capital gains tax has received in principle approval from the finance ministry, an official said ... Read more...

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Layoffs to cost Spanish firm $3.8 bn


July 16th, 2011 - 11:32 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, July 16 (IANS/EFE) A plan to lay off 6,500 employees in 2011-13 will cost Telefonica SA 2.7 billion euros ($3.8 billion) in severance pay, the Spanish telecommunications giant said ... Read more...

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Court notice to state, centre on fixed wages


May 5th, 2011 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, May 5 (IANS) The Gujarat High Court Thursday issued notice to the union labour ministry and the state government in a case challenging the state's policy of paying its ... Read more...

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Unemployment eases in Spain


May 5th, 2011 - 11:38 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, May 5 (IANS/EFE) The ranks of the unemployed in Spain shrank by 64,309 last month to nearly 4.27 million, the labour ministry said Wednesday.April's decline in joblessness followed three ... Read more...

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Spain’s jobless ranks swell to 4.3 mn


April 5th, 2011 - 11:40 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, April 5 (IANS/EFE) The number of Spanish citizens out of work rose by 34,406 last month to 4.3 million, the highest level in 15 years, the labour ministry said.The ... Read more...

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Spain’s jobless total at 15-year high


March 3rd, 2011 - 11:47 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, March 3 (IANS/EFE) Spain has nearly 4.3 million people without jobs, the highest total since the current statistical series began in 1996, the labour ministry has said.In February, an ... Read more...

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Bahrain king reshuffles cabinet


February 27th, 2011 - 7:59 am ICT by IANS
Manama, Feb 27 (IANS) Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa has issued directions for a cabinet reshuffle, as pressure continues to mount on the government from anti-government protesters.Hamad issued the orders ... 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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UAE firms to shut on Prophet’s birthday Feb 17


February 7th, 2011 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Feb 7 (IANS/WAM) All private sector companies in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will close Feb 17 to mark Prophet Mohammad's birth anniversary, a government announcement said Monday.A circular issued ... Read more...

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Drive against illegal constructions in Abu Dhabi


January 21st, 2011 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Jan 21 (IANS/WAM) The Abu Dhabi authority has launched a crackdown against illegal constructions in the city as part of its campaign to provide industrial workers with better living condition.All ... Read more...

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Brazil created record 2.52 mn new jobs in 2010


January 20th, 2011 - 10:59 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Jan 20 (IANS/EFE) Brazil created a record 2.52 million new jobs last year, the most since the statistics were first registered in 1992, the labour ministry has said.The number ... Read more...

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Over 200 Brazil firms found treating workers as slaves


January 5th, 2011 - 10:29 am ICT by IANS
Brasilia, Jan 5 (IANS/EFE) The Brazilian government has said 220 firms in the country have been found to be exploiting their workers and treating them as slaves.The labour ministry included 88 new ... Read more...

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UAE offers reprieve for foreign workers with six-month visa ban


December 28th, 2010 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
Dubai, Dec 28(ANI): Foreign workers in the United Arab Emirates, including Indians, will now be able to switch jobs after two years without facing a six-month ban for leaving their work, a ... Read more...

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Brazilian airline employees threaten pre-Christmas strike


December 22nd, 2010 - 11:19 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Dec 22 (IANS/EFE) Unions representing Brazil's airline pilots, flight attendants and other aviation workers have said they plan to go on strike two days before Christmas to press demands ... Read more...

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Brazil jobless rate lowest in 8 years


December 18th, 2010 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Dec 18 (IANS/EFE) Brazil's unemployment rate dipped to 5.7 percent last month, the lowest level since March 2002, authorities said.The jobless total fell 0.4 percent from October and was ... Read more...

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Brazilian economy creates 2.5 mn new jobs


December 17th, 2010 - 12:15 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Dec 17 (IANS/EFE) Brazil's economy generated upwards of 2.5 million new jobs in the first 11 months of this year, 7.7 percent more than during all of 2009, the ... 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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Must work towards moving farmers out of tobacco industry: Azad


October 19th, 2010 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 19 (ANI): Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad on Tuesday said that while the livelihood of tobacco growing farmers cannot be endangered, we must work towards moving farmers and ... Read more...

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Plantation sector asks government to share social cost burden


September 14th, 2010 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
By Fakir Balaji Coonoor (Tamil Nadu), Sep 14 (IANS) Planters of coffee, tea, spices and rubber of south India here Tuesday urged the government to share 50 percent of the cost of social ... Read more...

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No minimum wages in 34 industries in Bangladesh


August 26th, 2010 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Aug 26 (IANS) Known in the global market for its cheap labour, Bangladesh does not have minimum wages for 34 industries and has not revised wages in a dozen others for ... Read more...

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Saudi poet-politician who praised suicide bombers dies at 70


August 16th, 2010 - 1:22 am ICT by IANS
Riyadh, Aug 15 (DPA) Ghazi Abdul Rahman al-Gosaibi, Saudi Arabia's minister of labour, former ambassador, and prolific poet who caused controversy by praising a Palestinian suicide bomber, has died aged 70 from ... Read more...

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