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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 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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Trade union strike: Normal life hit in Odisha


February 28th, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Feb 28 (IANS) Normal life was disrupted across Odisha Tuesday as a large number of vehicles went off the roads and movement of several trains and private transport was ... Read more...

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Strike cripples life in Tripura


February 28th, 2012 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Feb 28 (IANS) A nationwide strike called by 11 major trade unions to protest increasing prices, privatisation and other issues Tuesday crippled life in Left-ruled Tripura."The strike was total ... 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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Peaceful start to general strike in Maharashtra


February 28th, 2012 - 11:41 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 28 (IANS) Employees of banks, insurance companies, central government and local bodies as well as workers in several private industries joined a 24-hour all India strike of various ... Read more...

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Labour strike to cripple key sectors of Indian economy (Lead)


February 27th, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Mumbai, Feb 27 (IANS) Key sectors of the Indian economy such as banking, insurance, telecom, transport, mining, postal and manufacturing could be badly hit Tuesday owing to the ... Read more...

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Labour strike to paralyse banking, transport services Tuesday


February 27th, 2012 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Mumbai, Feb 27 (IANS) A nation-wide 24-hour general strike called by major trade unions Tuesday could cripple the country's transport, banking and postal systems after the government's attempts ... Read more...

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Key cabinet decisions of 2011 (2011 in Retrospect)


December 27th, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 27 (IANS) The union cabinet met 32 times this year and its sub committee on economic affairs had 25 meetings to take key decisions aimed at improving ... Read more...

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National Social Security Fund set up


August 24th, 2011 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) The National Social Security Fund for unorganized sector workers has been constituted, Minister for Labour and Employment Mallikarjun Kharge said Wednesday."The fund will support schemes ... Read more...

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Cabinet okays Rs.1,000 crore fund for unorganised workers


July 28th, 2011 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) The cabinet Thursday approved the establishment of a national social security fund with an initial allocation of Rs.1,000 crore to provide social security benefits ... Read more...

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Cashless health insurance for 4.75 mn domestic workers


June 23rd, 2011 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) Around 4.75 million registered domestic workers in India will soon be covered by a smart card-based cashless health insurance scheme, an official statement said Thursday.According ... Read more...

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Heart-to-heart: Apollo to open hospital in Tanzania


May 27th, 2011 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
Dar es Salaam, May 27 (IANS) It's a heart-to-heart affair. With more Tanzanians suffering from a variety of heart ailments and travelling abroad for treatment, India's Apollo Hospitals Friday ... Read more...

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India and China to explore cooperation in road building


September 16th, 2010 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) India and China have agreed to explore the feasibility of mutual cooperation and financial investment in the road building sector, said an official release Thursday. "The agreement to ... Read more...

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Delhi partially hit by shutdown


September 7th, 2010 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) Delhi was partially affected by the nationwide strike called by nine central trade unions, as a stir called by 14 registered auto-rickshaw unions coincided with the agitation. Several ... Read more...

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Nationwide strike cripples life in Tripura


September 7th, 2010 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Sep 7 (IANS) The nationwide industrial strike called by major trade unions to protest increasing prices and privatisation crippled life in Left-ruled Tripura. "The strike was total with people expressing their anger ... Read more...

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Sonia supports INTUC on Sep 7 general strike


September 5th, 2010 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
By T.G.Biju New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi has backed the party-affiliated Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC) in joining the other trade unions' call for a nation-wide ... Read more...

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14,000 teenage pregnancies shocks Costa Rica


August 15th, 2010 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
San Jose, Aug 15 (IANS/EFE) Teenage pregnancies have become a major concern in Costa Rica as 14,000 girls under the age of 19 became pregnant and over 500 girls under 14 years ... Read more...

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Trade unions call for nationwide strike Sep 7


July 15th, 2010 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) Protesting against price rise and the decision to privatise profit making public sector undertakings (PSUs), trade unions affiliated to major political parties, including the ruling Congress, Thursday ... Read more...

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Rs.1,000 crore National Social Security Fund on anvil


June 2nd, 2010 - 12:06 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) The government is thinking of setting up a National Social Security Fund with an initial corpus of Rs. 1,000 crore for workers in the unorganised sector, ... Read more...

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UPA’s flagship programmes like NREGA progressing well: Manmohan Singh


May 24th, 2010 - 12:29 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 24 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on the occasion of completion of one year of the UPA Government in its second term said on Monday that the ... Read more...

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China bans citizens from buying third home


April 30th, 2010 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 30 (IANS) China Friday banned its citizens from buying "more than one secondary home" in an effort to curb soaring property prices. The government also ordered the implementation of policies that ... Read more...

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National Social Security Fund to be set up for unorganized sector workers


February 26th, 2010 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 26 (ANI): Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Friday announced the formation of the National Social Security Fund for unorganized sector workers.Mukherjee disclosed that National Social Security Fund ... Read more...

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Apex court declines to transfer provident fund scam trial to Delhi


November 12th, 2009 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 12 (IANS) Nearly a month after the mysterious death of Ashutosh Asthana, the key accused-cum-witness in a corruption case involving judges of higher judiciary, in a Ghaziabad jail, ... Read more...

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Apex court says stop cremation, but Asthana cremated Sunday (Second Lead)


October 20th, 2009 - 12:21 am ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad/New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday directed that the body of Ashutosh Asthana, the prime accused-cum-witness in a corruption case involving judges of the higher judiciary, should not be ... Read more...

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Apex court stops cremation of scam accused’s body (Lead)


October 19th, 2009 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday directed that the body of Ashutosh Asthana, the prime accused-cum-witness in a corruption case involving judges of the higher judiciary, should not be ... Read more...

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NGOs demand higher budget allocation for social sector


June 30th, 2009 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) Increase in allocation of funds for education and health as well as social security for the unorganised sector - these are some of the demands nearly 300 ... Read more...

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Top judges to hear lawsuits against judicial corruption


April 30th, 2009 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday decided to continue hearing two lawsuits seeking a thorough probe into charges of corruption against some judges of the higher judiciary, an issue ... Read more...

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Insurance schemes for women, rural poor get Rs.15 bn


July 31st, 2008 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) The government Thursday released Rs.15 billion for augmenting two schemes of the Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) targeted at women and rural landless households. Of this, Rs.10 billion ... Read more...

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Cabinet approves Rs. 500 crore for Social Security Fund


July 31st, 2008 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 31 (ANI): The Union Cabinet today gave its approval for releasing a sum of Rs. 500 crore towards Social Security Fund maintained by LIC, to provide for 50 ... Read more...

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