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Strike hits key sectors, industry puts loss at $2.2 billion (Roundup)


September 20th, 2012 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Economic and business activities across India was hit Thursday causing an estimated loss of around Rs.12,500 crore ($2.25 billion), a leading industry lobby said.The one-day ... Read more...

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Educating European leaders on India’s low-cost toilets


September 12th, 2012 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) Acknowledging his pioneering work in the field of low cost sanitation and social uplift, a French economic forum has invited Sulabh Sanitation movement chief mentor ... Read more...

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Maruti’s Manesar plant: 16 cars made on second day


August 22nd, 2012 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, Aug 22 (IANS) The first lot of 16 cars was manufactured on the second day of the reopening of Maruti's plant at Manesar in Haryana Wednesday as more workers ... Read more...

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Restore terminated Maruti workers: Trade unions


August 17th, 2012 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, Aug 17 (IANS) Various trade unions Friday demonstrated in support of Maruti Suzuki workers demanding cancellation of termination orders of over 500 employees. They also demanded a judicial probe ... Read more...

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Trade unions to march in support of Maruti workers


August 16th, 2012 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, Aug 16 (IANS) Trade unions of different political hues said they will march here Friday to demonstrate their support for Maruti Suzuki workers who are demanding a judicial probe ... Read more...

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Violence at Maruti plant reflects social unrest: Premji


July 24th, 2012 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 24 (IANS) Violence at auto major Maruti Suzuki's plant at Haryana's Manesar is representative of the social unrest building up in the country, Wipro chairman Azim Premji said ... Read more...

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Maritime unions ask UN to tackle piracy


June 18th, 2012 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Leaders of international maritime trade unions have written a letter to the UN, urging the organisation to take action against increasing attacks by pirates on ... Read more...

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Australia’s largest beef producer to employ Indian workers


June 3rd, 2012 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, June 3 (IANS) Anticipating hardships in finding skilled workers onshore, the largest beef producer of the continent, Australia Agriculture Co (AAco), may recruit hundreds of Indian workers for its ... Read more...

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Shutdown disrupts life across UP, train services disrupted


May 31st, 2012 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 31 (IANS) The shutdown call against the petrol price hike, supported by the ruling Samajwadi Party (SP), disrupted life in all cities and towns of Uttar Pradesh ... Read more...

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France sees increase in jobseekers


May 31st, 2012 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, May 31 (IANS) Jobseekers in France increased by 0.1 percent in April from a month earlier, as tepid economic growth slowed job creation in the eurozone's second largest economy, ... Read more...

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India’s GVK joins raging Australian debate on foreign workers


May 29th, 2012 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 29 (IANS) Hours after winning the nod for one of the largest coal mining projects in Australia, India's GVK Group has joined the raging debate on using foreign ... Read more...

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Japan, Myanmar open trade talks


May 27th, 2012 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, May 27 (IANS) Japan has opened negotiations with Myanmar on an investment agreement, the trade ministry said."Since many Japanese private companies are trying to do business with Burma (Myanmar), ... Read more...

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Mumbai street vendor to speak at Rio labour meet (With Images)


May 20th, 2012 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 20 (IANS) Vegetable vendor Salma fights for the rights of the city's street vendors and has been jailed many times. Now the 26-year-old is going to an international ... Read more...

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Coal workers threaten to go on strike


May 2nd, 2012 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) A trade union associated with the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Wednesday threatened to go on strike from July 10 against alleged irregularities in allocation ... Read more...

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Thousands protest austerity plan in France


May 1st, 2012 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, May 1 (IANS) Thousands of people marched through the main cities of France Tuesday to express their opposition to the government's austerity plan.Trade unions, left political activists and others ... Read more...

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Workers in Delhi demand better pay on May Day


May 1st, 2012 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) Demanding better remuneration and abolition of anti-worker policies of the government, the All India Federation for Trade Unions (AIFTU) Tuesday protested in the capital ... Read more...

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On May Day, trade unions at crossroads (Comment)


May 1st, 2012 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
Even as trade unions the world over are celebrating May Day with rallies, holidays and discussions, questions are being asked about the role of labour outfits in the changed liberal ... Read more...

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British teachers wish to prosecute students


April 9th, 2012 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 9 (IANS) British teachers have called for prosecuting students who falsely accuse them of assaults following concern over a rising number of malicious allegations.The teachers' trade unions ... Read more...

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Vijay Bahuguna: A simple soul, easily accessible (Profile)


March 13th, 2012 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
Dehradun, March 13 (IANS) Vijay Bahuguna, the new Congress chief minister of Uttarakhand, is described by friends as a simple man who loves good food and believes in transparent governance.Barring ... Read more...

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Patil’s address lacks connect with common man: BJP (Lead)


March 12th, 2012 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Monday said President Pratibha Patil's address to parliament was "completely lacking in vision" and devoid of any connect to ... Read more...

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Patil’s address lacks connection with common man: BJP


March 12th, 2012 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) Monday said President Pratibha Patil's address to Parliament lacked the connection to the economy of the common man who ... Read more...

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As Mamata says ‘all cooked up’, Marxists hit road (West Bengal Newsletter)


March 4th, 2012 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 4 (IANS) With West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee drawing flak for her penchant to dub recent incidents of crime as "staged", bitter rival Communist Party ... Read more...

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Trinamool to oppose UPA’s anti-people policies in parliament


February 29th, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 29 (IANS) Intensifying pressure on the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA), coalition partner Trinamool Congress Wednesday said it would oppose "tooth and nail" every "anti-people" policy and bill ... Read more...

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Strike doesn’t affect life in Tamil Nadu


February 28th, 2012 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 28 (IANS) Normal life in Tamil Nadu was not affected by the 24-hour nation-wide strike called by 11 trade unions Tuesday, with buses and trains running as ... Read more...

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Blast injures two in Assam (Lead)


February 28th, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Feb 28 (IANS) At least two people were injured when suspected militants triggered a blast in the Ganeshguri area of Assam's main city of Guwahati Tuesday evening, police said."It ... Read more...

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Strike affects banking services in Punjab, Haryana (Lead)


February 28th, 2012 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Feb 28 (IANS) Banking services across Punjab and Haryana were affected Tuesday as employees of various nationalised banks joined the nationwide 24-hour strike call given by 11 trade unions ... Read more...

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Strike takes autos off Delhi roads, commuters hit (Lead)


February 28th, 2012 - 5:52 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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Mamata calls general strike a failure in West Bengal


February 28th, 2012 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 28 (IANS) Claiming that the nationwide general strike called by 11 trade unions has not been able to garner good response in West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata ... Read more...

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Chinese major FAW Foundry mulling investment in India


February 28th, 2012 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 28 (IANS) Chinese automotive casting manufacturer FAW Foundry Company is looking for Indian partners to set up a venture in the country, a top company official said Tuesday."As ... Read more...

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Banking sector bears brunt of strike


February 28th, 2012 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Mumbai, Feb 28 (IANS) State-owned banks were the worst hit Tuesday as nearly eight lakh government employees went on a nationwide strike called by 11 major trade unions, ... Read more...

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Trade union strike total in Kerala


February 28th, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 28 (IANS) A 24-hour strike called by 11 trade unions to protest against the government's "anti-labour" policies evoked total response in Kerala, with transport off the roads and ... 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: 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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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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Cops escort buses in Haryana as unions go on strike


February 28th, 2012 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Feb 28 (IANS) Police had to escort state transport buses at some places in Haryana Tuesday as roadways employees joined the nationwide 24-hour strike call given by 11 trade ... Read more...

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