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Kerala nurses end strike (Lead)


August 17th, 2012 - 1:28 am ICT by IANS
Kochi, Aug 16 (IANS) The striking nurses, including those who threatened to make a suicidal jump from the terrace of a Kerala hospital, called off their protests after their demands ... Read more...

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CPI-M opposes amendment of MNREGA


July 18th, 2012 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The CPI-M Wednesday opposed the reported attempt to amend the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act that it said will hit hard millions of ... Read more...

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Court gets draft Delhi bill on trafficking of kids (Lead)


May 28th, 2012 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) The government Monday submitted in the Delhi High Court a draft of a bill aimed at preventing trafficking of children through unregulated placement agencies.The court ... Read more...

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Wage disparity linked to rural jobs to go: Ramesh


April 26th, 2012 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The government is likely to bring changes in its flagship rural job scheme to remove disparity between wages given under it and the minimum ... Read more...

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Hike in Delhi labourers wages


April 25th, 2012 - 12:24 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The Delhi government Tuesday hiked the daily wages of unskilled, semi-skilled and skilled labourers, an official statement said here."The monthly minimum wages of unskilled labour ... Read more...

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Dhumal government woos its babus with eye on polls (Himachal Pradesh Newsletter)


March 24th, 2012 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 24 (IANS) Close to half of the annual budget of debt-ridden Himachal Pradesh is being spent on its 'babus' - both serving and retired.According to budget estimates ... Read more...

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Partial response to strike; banking, transport hit (Intro Roundup)


February 28th, 2012 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) A 24-hour nation-wide strike by 11 trade unions Tuesday remained peaceful and evoked a mixed response, but key sectors like banking and transport took ... Read more...

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Strike evokes partial response; banking, transport hit (Roundup)


February 28th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) A 24-hour nation-wide strike by 11 trade unions Tuesday remained peaceful and evoked a mixed response, but key sectors like banking and transport took ... Read more...

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Strike takes autos off Delhi roads, commuters hit


February 28th, 2012 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Thousands of Delhi residents used to travelling by auto-rickshaws for their regular commute were hit Tuesday as many drivers of these ubiquitous three-wheelers joined a ... Read more...

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Strike evokes partial response; banking, transport hit (Afternoon Lead)


February 28th, 2012 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) A 24-hour nation-wide strike by 11 trade unions Tuesday remained peaceful and evoked a mixed response, but key sectors like banking and transport took ... Read more...

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Strike hits mining in Chhattisgarh


February 28th, 2012 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Feb 28 (IANS) The nationwide strike called by the country's trade unions has hit bauxite, coal and iron ore mining in mineral-rich Chhattisgarh, officials said Tuesday.Reports coming in from ... Read more...

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Trade union strike evokes mixed response in Andhra


February 28th, 2012 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Feb 28 (IANS) The day-long nation-wide shutdown called by trade unions Tuesday evoked a mixed response in Andhra Pradesh, hitting the banking, insurance and postal sectors and partially affecting ... Read more...

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Nationwide trade union strike begins, to hit key sectors


February 28th, 2012 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) In what was expected to affect key sectors like banking, insurance, telecom, transport, mining, postal and manufacturing, crores of trade union members went on ... Read more...

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Trade union wants Rs.300 wages for rural jobs scheme (Lead)


February 8th, 2012 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) The new executive committee of the Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC) Wednesday sought minimum wages of Rs.300 for labourers engaged in the central ... Read more...

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Nurses’ strike: Court orders police protection for hospital (Lead)


February 1st, 2012 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Feb 1 (IANS) The Kerala High Court Wednesday directed police to provide protection to a private hospital which recruited 100 new nurses after failure of talks over the last ... Read more...

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Paying minimum wages in rural job scheme: Apex court


January 23rd, 2012 - 11:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday reminded the central government that the Mahatama Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act was a socially beneficial legislation and the government ... Read more...

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Ensure minimum wages under job scheme, Aruna Roy urges PM


January 22nd, 2012 - 3:09 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Aruna Roy, a member of the Sonia Gandhi-led National Advisory Council, Saturday urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to ensure that the government did not ... Read more...

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Kerala’s private hospitals flouting laws: Minister


December 27th, 2011 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 27 (IANS) Most of the private hospitals in Kerala have been found to be flouting directives of the labour department, a minister said Tuesday.During an inspection of the ... Read more...

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Mexico raises minimum wage


December 12th, 2011 - 11:32 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Dec 12 (IANS/EFE) Mexico has approved an average minimum wage hike of 4.2 percent, or about 2.51 pesos ($0.18) per day, a measure that will go into effect ... Read more...

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Unorganised labour unions in Bengal want minimum wages revised


December 8th, 2011 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 8 (IANS) Terming the West Bengal government's approach towards improving the condition of unorganised sector workers as 'disappointing', a forum of unorganised workers' unions Thursday demanded revision ... Read more...

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Workers flay low minimum wages, graft


November 23rd, 2011 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) Hundreds of workers affiliated to the Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS) took out a rally here Wednesday to protest against low minimum wages, frequent hikes in ... Read more...

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Right to recall may lead to political instability: Pranab


November 20th, 2011 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said Sunday the proposal for recalling elected representatives will be difficult to implement in a huge country like India ... Read more...

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Over a lakh fill jails in Tripura seeking minimum wages


November 8th, 2011 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Nov 8 (IANS) Over 1.22 lakh working people were arrested in Left-ruled Tripura Tuesday in a 'jail bharo' (fill the jail) agitation by 11 trade unions in support ... Read more...

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BMS plans rally in Delhi against fuel price hike


November 5th, 2011 - 12:41 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 4 (IANS) Strongly opposing the petrol price hike announced by the central government a day earlier, Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS) Friday said it will hold a massive ... 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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Focus on mechanisation to deal with farm labour shortage


October 20th, 2011 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) In order to deal with shortage of farm labour, which shifts to a rural job plan during the sowing season, the agriculture ministry is focusing ... Read more...

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Skill development programme for poor in Delhi


September 21st, 2011 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Wednesday launched a skill development and employment programme for over 3,000 people living below the poverty line.A total of 3,282 ... Read more...

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Nepal trade unions warn of fresh strikes


July 20th, 2011 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, July 20 (IANS) Nearly a dozen trade unions have warned of an indefinite strike nationwide from July 31 over a controversial hike in wages even as an Indian trade ... Read more...

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Nano sweeps Nepal: 350 bookings in 10 days


July 9th, 2011 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, July 9 (IANS) "People's car" Nano is poised to sweep Nepal with over 350 bookings in just 10 days since the world's cheapest four-wheeler was launched in 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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Families with low salaries have malnourished children: CRY


April 28th, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Malnourishment and poverty are two inter-related phenomenon hampering India's growth and a majority of families with malnourished children do not earn basic minimum wages, according ... Read more...

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Helpline in Delhi soon against child labour


April 27th, 2011 - 1:09 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) In a bid to tackle child labour and handle complaints from workers, a toll free helpline would soon be launched by Delhi Chief Minister Sheila ... Read more...

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High court upbraids Gujarat government on low employee wages


April 25th, 2011 - 11:47 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, April 25 (IANS) Hearing a petition challenging fixed wages for government employees, including the police force, the Gujarat High Court Monday came down heavily on the state government for ... Read more...

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CNG gets dearer by 30 paisa in Delhi


April 2nd, 2011 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) Compressed natural gas (CNG) will be slightly more expensive in Delhi as its rate is being hiked by 30 paisa per kilogram from midnight Saturday ... Read more...

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Indian passport, visa service charges in UAE to be cut


March 17th, 2011 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
Dubai, Mar. 17 (ANI): The Indian Embassy here has ended its contract with Empost for passport and visa services, and has handed over the same to a new Dubai-based company, BLS International. ... Read more...

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