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Kerala pays out Rs.100 crore in pension, dole for Onam


August 28th, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 28 (IANS) Coinciding with the Onam, Kerala's harvest festival, the state government handed out various social security benefits like pensions, unemployment doles and ex-gratia payments to the tune ... Read more...

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Left-backed Kerala government staff to strike work Aug 21


August 17th, 2012 - 12:31 am ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 16 (IANS) The Left-backed state government employees have called for a day-long strike Aug 21 after Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy refused to go back on his ... Read more...

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Pratibha Patil’s new Pune retirement home not yet ready


July 22nd, 2012 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, July 22 (IANS) With her earlier choice of post-retirement home mired in controversy, President Pratibha Patil, whose term ends July 24, will now settle down in a consideably ... Read more...

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Don’t raise retirement age, Achuthanandan tells Kerala government


July 17th, 2012 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 17 (IANS) Leader of opposition in the Kerala Assembly V.S. Achuthanandan Tuesday warned the government against raising the retirement age of its employees and starting a contributory pension ... Read more...

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Kerala mulls contributory pension for new government employees


July 16th, 2012 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 16 (IANS) The Oommen Chandy government in Kerala is mulling introducing a contributory pension scheme for new government employees to ease the mounting financial burden on the exchequer.Finance ... Read more...

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Russian woman jailed for killing 17


June 4th, 2012 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A 40-year-old Russian woman was Monday sentenced to 20 years in jail for brutally murdering 17 elderly women with a hammer over an eight-year period.Irina ... Read more...

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Kerala to pay pensions through banks


May 29th, 2012 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 29 (IANS) Kerala Tuesday said all pensions payable in the social sector would be given only through banks from the next financial year and the state government ... Read more...

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Himachal not in favour of pay commission


March 25th, 2012 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 25 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh does not want to constitute an independent pay commission to fix pay scales of its government employees, and is following Punjab in pay fixation.This ... Read more...

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Dhumal in please-all mode in election year (Himachal Pradesh Newsletter)


March 3rd, 2012 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 3 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal is on a spree to please-all ahead of the state assembly polls later this year.The debt-ridden state, which ... Read more...

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Financial benefits for labourers in Delhi hiked


February 7th, 2012 - 12:09 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) Construction workers in Delhi are set to get a hike in their financial benefits as the Delhi government Monday decided to implement the recommendations of ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu to expand biometric smart card-based pension scheme


January 21st, 2012 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 21 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government has decided to expand statewide the disbursement of social security pension based on biometric smart card through banks after positive feedback on ... Read more...

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Health scheme approved for Nepal-domiciled Gorkhas


January 4th, 2012 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 4 (IANS) The union cabinet Wednesday approved the extension of the Ex-Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme (ECHS) to Nepal-domiciled Gorkha (NDG) pensioners in a decision expected to benefit ... Read more...

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Christmas tree made of milk cans erected in Athens


December 21st, 2011 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
Athens, Dec 21 (IANS) A Christmas tree made up of milk cans to be donated to children and families in need across Greece has been erected in Athens.The Greek branch ... Read more...

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Kolkata Port Trust to utilize prime city land


December 1st, 2011 - 1:01 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 30 (IANS) The Kolkata Port Trust (KoPT), which is facing some financial challenges, is eyeing to effectively utilize the l00 acres of land from about 3,000 acres ... Read more...

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Elderly left to lead appalling lives in Britain


November 24th, 2011 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 24 (IANS) Thousands of elderly people in Britain are suffering abuse and neglect at their homes, courtesy the very staff employed for their special care, a report has ... Read more...

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12.5 percent interim pay for Karnataka employees


November 1st, 2011 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 1 (IANS) The Karnataka government Tuesday announced interim relief amounting to 12.5 percent of basic pay to its over five lakh employees as a "Rajyotsava (state formation day)" ... Read more...

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Pakistan faces winter of discontent: Daily


October 27th, 2011 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 27 (IANS) Pakistan faces a winter of discontent as the number of impoverished is increasing at a galloping pace, a daily said Thursday."Two deaths in the last four ... Read more...

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Central government employees’ DA raised 7 percent


September 15th, 2011 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) Ahead of the festival season, the government Thursday raised the dearness allowance of central government employees and pensioners by 7 percent effective July 1 ... Read more...

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Senior people are victims of crime in Britain


June 13th, 2011 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 13 (IANS) An astounding 96 percent of senior people in Britain have been victims of crime or anti-social behaviour in the past one year, says a new study.In ... Read more...

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Pension age for poor lowered, more pension for those over 80


June 9th, 2011 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) In a move to benefit poor senior citizens, the government Thursday lowered the eligible age of the pensioners from 65 to 60 years. It ... Read more...

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Playing music as kids boosts brain power later


April 22nd, 2011 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 22 (IANS) Hours spent practising the piano as a child could help keep brain shipshape decades later. Even if you no longer play music into adulthood, it will ... Read more...

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Himachal announces 6 percent DA for employees


April 15th, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 15 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal Friday announced the release of six percent dearness allowance (DA) to the government employees and pensioners with effect from ... Read more...

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Olympic medallist Carl Lewis in race for New Jersey Senate


April 13th, 2011 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 13 (ANI): Former Olympic champion Carl Lewis has announced his plans to enter the American political arena and run for the New Jersey state senate.The athletics legend said he wants ... Read more...

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Central Government employees to get six percent dearness allowance hike


March 22nd, 2011 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar. 22 (ANI): The Union Cabinet is set to approve a six percent increase in dearness allowance for nearly 50 lakh central government employees and 38 lakh pensioners during its ... Read more...

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Health insurance scheme for government employees


March 11th, 2011 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 11 (IANS) Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad Friday said a health insurance scheme will be introduced for the central government employees."The central government is contemplating introduction of ... Read more...

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Report: 600 died of thirst in UK’s care homes


January 31st, 2011 - 9:52 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Jan 31 (THAINDIAN NEWS) British newspaper, The Daily Mail has reported that about 600 elderly people in care homes died of thirst between 2005 and 2009.The newspaper cites documents from the ... Read more...

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1 in 6 Brits has sworn off alcohol


January 28th, 2011 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 28 (ANI): Alcohol consumption may not be as popular in Britain as previously thought, according to new official figures, which revealed that one in six Brits has now sworn off ... Read more...

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Financial sop for Himachal government employees


January 25th, 2011 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 25 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal Tuesday announced the release of dearness allowance (DA) for government employees and pensioners to mark the completion of four decades of ... Read more...

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China mulls new law that forces people to look after parents or face jail


January 7th, 2011 - 6:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 7 (ANI): China is considering a new law that will force people to either visit their elderly parents or face jail time.Under the terms of the draft legislation, pensioners who ... Read more...

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Finally, a ‘fountain of youth’ drug?


December 16th, 2010 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 16 (IANS) A ‘fountain of youth' drug which could help people stay fit and healthy long into old age has been unveiled by doctors. In tests, tiny amounts of the ... Read more...

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1 in 10 Brit pensioners will spend Christmas alone


December 8th, 2010 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 8 (ANI): A new survey has revealed that more than one in 10 pensioners in UK will spend Christmas Day alone.Most people believe the festival is "overrated" with one in ... Read more...

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Skin cancer death toll soars three-fold among pensioners


November 30th, 2010 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 30 (IANS) Pensioners in Britain are three times more likely to die of skin cancer compared to 30 years ago. The reason - cheap package holidays to countries such as ... Read more...

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Most British women like doing housework


November 14th, 2010 - 11:17 am ICT by IANS
London, Nov 14 (IANS) One may find it hard to believe, but majority of women in Britain enjoy doing household works such as dusting, cleaning and scrubbing, a study has found.According to ... Read more...

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70 pc of Brit women like doing housework


November 13th, 2010 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 13 (ANI): A new survey has shown that 70 percent of the Brit women like doing household work.The study found that they gain satisfaction from doing the laundry and mopping ... Read more...

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Immigration to Spain falls sharply amid recession


November 3rd, 2010 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Nov 3 (IANS/EFE) Immigration to Spain has fallen "drastically" due to the economic crisis and the voluntary return of foreigners to their homeland has increased with the implementation of the programme ... Read more...

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