social affairs

Hang on! No quick divorce in Chinese city


July 26th, 2012 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 26 (IANS) In China couples can get divorced in less than half an hour, but a city in east China's Zhejiang province has introduced a policy requiring couples ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Austria needs immigration to fill job gaps: Minister


July 11th, 2012 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Vienna, July 11 (IANS) Despite current concerns over unemployment, Austria will need more immigrants to fill job gaps in future, Minister for Social Affairs Rudolf Hundstorfer said here. "Over the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Urban populations expected to grow in Asia, Africa: UN


April 6th, 2012 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, April 6 (IANS) The 2011 version of a UN report on urbanization has projected that there will be significant increases in population in cities on the Asian and ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

‘West Bengal lags in juvenile justice’


November 12th, 2011 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 12 (IANS) Observing that West Bengal lagged behind others in juvenile justice, a Calcutta High Court judge Saturday stressed on the need for spreading awareness on the issue ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

UAE, Tunisia discuss bilateral cooperation


October 31st, 2011 - 12:28 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Oct 30 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates and Tunisia have discussed bilateral cooperation in the social sector.The meeting between Mariam Mohammed Khalfan Al Roumi, UAE's minister for Social ... Read more...

Posted in World |

UAE, Finland discuss bilateral relations


October 9th, 2011 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Oct 9 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates and Finland have held talks on strengthening bilateral cooperation, particularly in the social sector.The two sides noted the importance of ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

UAE, US discuss bilateral ties


September 26th, 2011 - 12:24 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Sep 25 (IANS/WAM) Mariam Mohammed Khalfan Al Roumi, minister of social affairs of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and US Ambassador to UAE Michael H. Corbin met here ... Read more...

Posted in World |

40 orphans honoured in Dubai


September 9th, 2011 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Sep 9 (IANS/WAM) A total of 40 orphans have been honoured in Dubai for their outstanding academic performance.Minister of Social Affairs Maryam Al Roumi honoured them as part of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

UN calls for technological revolution or ‘major planetary catastrophe’


July 6th, 2011 - 7:23 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) -- The United Nations (UN) on Tuesday warned that humanity is coming close to breaching the sustainability of Earth, urging a greater and faster technological revolution to avoid ... Read more...

Posted in Technology Industry News |

World population to reach 10.1 billion in 2100: UN


May 4th, 2011 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
New York, May 4(ANI): The world population is expected to reach 10.1 billion in 2100, according to a new United Nations (UN) report.According to the report, titled "2010 Revision of World ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Estonia mourns deaths at orphanage fire


February 21st, 2011 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
Tallinn, Feb 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The government of Estonia has announced Monday as the day of mourning for victims of an orphanage fire that killed 10 children.The fire at the orphanage for ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Global meet on green technology transfer Tuesday


November 8th, 2010 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) Ahead of global climate change talks in Mexico's Cancun in December, ministers from 48 nations will meet in the capital Tuesday to discuss mechanism for transfer of ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Cabinet approves Ministerial dialogue on Climate Change, technology mechanism


November 4th, 2010 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov.4 (ANI): The Union Cabinet on Thursday approved the exchange of letters of agreement between the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UND) and the Government of India ... Read more...

Posted in National |

57 mn more men than women worldwide: Report


October 21st, 2010 - 5:08 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Oct 21 (IANS) There are 57 million more men than women globally, the UN said in a report to mark the World Statistics Day.The report titled "The World's Women 2010: ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Remark of UN official from China embarrassing: Ban


September 14th, 2010 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 13 (DPA) A senior UN official embarrassed his colleagues when he said he disliked Americans and the current UN chief, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said Monday. The official in ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Lebanese Shia cleric dies


July 4th, 2010 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Beirut, July 4 (IANS) Lebanese Shia cleric Sayyed Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah died Sunday at the age of 75. Fadlallah died at Beirut's Bahman Hospital, where he was being treated for internal bleeding since ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

India signs MoUs with Czech Republic, seek help for combating terrorism


June 9th, 2010 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
Prague (Czech Republic), June 9 (ANI): India signed three Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) with the Czech Republic here on Tuesday.There primarily pertain to economic cooperation and social security between both nations.India's Junior ... Read more...

Posted in World |

India’s growth not inclusive enough to tackle poverty: UN


January 28th, 2010 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) India's high growth has helped upgrade the living standards of its people, but is not sufficiently broadbased to reduce poverty in absolute levels, says a report of ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Extreme poverty up in 2009 in Mexico, Central America


January 23rd, 2010 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Jan 23 (IANS/EFE) The number of people living under conditions of extreme poverty in Mexico and Central America rose by 800,000 in 2009, according to figures made public by the ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Afghan parliament rejects over half of cabinet nominees (Lead)


January 16th, 2010 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Jan 16 (DPA) Afghanistan's parliament rejected more than half of President Hamid Karzai's cabinet nominees Saturday, after 70 per cent of his choices had been denied in a previous round. The lawmakers ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Germany wants Indian exports free of child labour


January 12th, 2010 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) Germany, concerned over reports that products made using child labour in countries like India were entering its territory, has proposed a certification scheme that will satisfy customers ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

India, Netherlands sign social security agreement


October 22nd, 2009 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) India and the Netherlands Thursday signed a Social Security Agreement to facilitate the movement of professionals between the two countries. The agreement was signed by Overseas Indian ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

No compromise on development, but India must control emissions: PM


October 22nd, 2009 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Developing countries cannot and will not compromise on development. But India must do its bit to keep its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions within levels that are ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

UN observes international day of indigenous people


August 11th, 2009 - 5:40 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Aug 11 (Xinhua) The UN Monday observed the International Day of the World's Indigenous People with a focus on the threat from HIV/AIDS. In a message to mark the day, ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Progress too slow to meet 2015 development goals: UN


July 6th, 2009 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, July 6 (DPA) The global economic crisis will likely hamper efforts to reach the Millennium Development Goals, which, in part, were already lagging behind the targets, the UN warned in a ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Working on Third Front’s common policy: Karat


May 9th, 2009 - 10:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 9 (IANS) The Left parties are working to formulate a common policy within the Third Front, taking into account the political culture of its constituents, Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

India signs social security agreement with Germany


October 9th, 2008 - 8:35 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi , Oct 9 (ANI): India and Germany signed a social security agreement here today.The agreement paves way for Indian nationals working in Germany to be exempted from making any ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Kuwait prince calls for protection of expat workers’ rights


August 5th, 2008 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Aug 5 (IANS) Crown Prince of Kuwait Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah has urged the city state's labour authorities to do everything possible to protect the rights of expatriate workers and maintain ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Liberated Indian women scavengers walk the ramp at UN


July 3rd, 2008 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
New York, July 3 (IANS) It was a proud and unthinkable moment for about two score women scavengers from remote parts of India who staged a catwalk with prominent fashion models in ... Read more...

Posted in World |

EU countries reach agreement on labour rules


June 10th, 2008 - 10:00 am ICT by IANS
DPA Luxembourg, June 10 (DPA) EU employment ministers working overnight Monday reached a long-debated agreement on rules concerning working time and temporary workers, said council chairwoman Marjeta Cotman, the Slovenian minister for labour ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

UAE, France discuss promotion of trade relations


June 2nd, 2008 - 3:35 pm ICT by admin
Abu Dhabi, June 2 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and France have agreed to further promote bilateral trade and investment, WAM news agency reported Monday. UAE Foreign Trade Minister Sheikha Lubna ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Many Europeans still without a bank account: Study


May 28th, 2008 - 8:44 pm ICT by admin
DPA Brussels, May 28 (DPA) One in five adults living in the European Union's 15 oldest member states do not have a bank account, according to a study published Wednesday by the bloc's ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Central Asian countries highlight Aral Sea crisis for help


May 28th, 2008 - 1:53 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua United Nations, May 28 (Xinhua) The UN ambassadors of five Central Asian countries have highlighted the deepening environmental crisis involving the world's fourth largest lake Aral Sea, which shrunk to one-tenth of ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

G8 labour ministers discuss climate change, social issues in Japan


May 11th, 2008 - 5:49 pm ICT by admin
DPA Niigata (Japan), May 11 (DPA) The labour ministers of eight of the world's most powerful economies gathered in the central Japanese city of Niigata Sunday for a three-day summit on labour issues. ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Seven killed, 14 injured in Iraq violence


April 30th, 2008 - 1:21 am ICT by admin
DPA Baghdad, April 29 (DPA) At least seven people were killed and 14 injured in separate attacks, including twin suicide bombings by women, in Iraq Tuesday. Sounds of sporadic explosions and shooting were ... Read more...

Posted in World |

« Previous Entries

Subscribe