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Brazil cuts electricity rates to spur economy


September 12th, 2012 - 11:27 am ICT by IANS
Brasilia, Sep 12 (IANS/EFE) President Dilma Rousseff Tuesday made official a reduction in electricity rates aimed at spurring economic growth and making Brazilian firms more competitive.The reductions, 16.2 percent for ... Read more...

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New union officials to negotiate Hyundai wage agreement


February 7th, 2012 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 7 (IANS) An entirely new team of office bearers of the United Union of Hyundai Employees (UUHE) will hold wage negotiations at the country's second largest car manufacturing ... Read more...

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Football scandal: Warner alleges conspiracy against CFU


October 14th, 2011 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
Port of Spain, Oct 14 (IANS/CMC) Jack Warner has described as a "conspiracy" against the Caribbean the leak of a video appearing to show him urging officials to accept cash gifts ... Read more...

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Striking Comstar Automotive workers to fast Friday


August 31st, 2011 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 31 (IANS) The workers' strike at auto component manufacturer Comstar Automotive Technologies entered the 21st day Wednesday with employees deciding to go on a daylong fast Friday, said ... Read more...

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Six arrested over Euro coins racket


April 1st, 2011 - 1:53 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Berlin, Mar 31 (THAINDIAN NEWS) German prosecutors have arrested six people on suspicion that they masterminded a move that saw discarded euro coins brought back into circulation in Germany. The suspects tried ... Read more...

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Prison Guard Jayme Biendl Found Dead At Monroe Correctional Complex


February 1st, 2011 - 8:44 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Feb 1, (THAINDIAN NEWS) It came as a shock to the officials of Monroe Correctional Complex when they found the dead body of one of its guards on Saturday night. ... Read more...

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PSU general insurance employees turn lakhpatis with wage hike


November 1st, 2010 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 1 (IANS) A majority of nearly 40,000 employees working in four government-run general insurance companies will go home Monday as lakhpatis, getting handsome arrears that range between Rs.100,000 and Rs.500,000 ... Read more...

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Global terrorist Carlos the Jackal was feted, pampered by Stasi backers


October 30th, 2010 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 30 (ANI): Recent evidence on global terrorist Carlos the Jackal has shown that he was not only supplied weapons and given sanctuary by the East German secret police, but also ... Read more...

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Strike halts production at Foxconn India


September 25th, 2010 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 24 (IANS) Production at Foxconn India's plant near here which makes mobile phone accessories came to a grinding halt with workers affiliated to Foxconn India Thozilalar Sangam (FITS) striking work ... Read more...

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Oxford Union members ‘treated’ with discount at sex shop


September 22nd, 2010 - 5:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 22 (ANI): Members at Oxford Union can get up to 10 per cent discount on raunchy toys at a local sex shop in the heart of the university town as ... Read more...

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Greek riot police clash with protesters in Athens


June 29th, 2010 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
Athens, June 29 (DPA) Greek riot police clashed with protesters marching through the capital Athens Tuesday against government austerity measures. Riot police, wielding batons, fired tear gas at groups of stone-throwing protesters in ... Read more...

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Agitating Hyundai Motor workers arrested


June 8th, 2010 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 8 (IANS) Over 280 Hyundai Motors India workers staging a sit-in protest at the car plant were arrested Tuesday, even as talks between the company's management and the employees union ... Read more...

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Air India derecognises two unions (Intro Roundup)


May 27th, 2010 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai/New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Air India Thursday invited all its employees unions for talks Tuesday as it endeavoured to normalise operations after a two-day wildcat strike that threw the national carrier's ... Read more...

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Air India cracks whip on unions, tries to normalise flights (Roundup)


May 27th, 2010 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai/New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Amid moves to restore normal operations after a two-day wildcat strike by 15,000 employees, national carrier Air India Thursday cracked down on two unions, sealing their offices, ... Read more...

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Italy plans officials’ pay cut up to 15 percent


May 20th, 2010 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, May 20 (IANS/AKI) The Italian government may cut the salaries of public servants by 10 percent and politicians by 15 percent, in a bid to reduce the country's deficit. According to ... Read more...

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British Airways Strike Set For Saturday


March 20th, 2010 - 1:35 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Mar 19 (THAINDIAN NEWS) It is less than one day before the three day walkout, that has been threatened by British Airways crews. Despite the fact that many people feel ... Read more...

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Chinese farm threatened African rhino for horns: Report


March 7th, 2010 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 7 (IANS) China is farming African wild Rhinos in order to harvest their horns for alleged medicinal properties, a newspaper reported Sunday quoting a report by international conservation monitors. China has ... Read more...

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Normalcy returns to Nokia India’s plant


January 23rd, 2010 - 10:26 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 23 (IANS) Production at Nokia India's plant near here resumed as usual Saturday after the four day worker's strike was called off Friday night. "Workers have reported to duty this (Saturday) ... Read more...

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Striking Nokia workers to resume duty Saturday


January 23rd, 2010 - 12:50 am ICT by IANS
Chennai Jan 22 (IANS) The striking workers in the Nokia India plant near here will resume work Saturday morning, ending their four day strike that began Tuesday over the transfer of an ... Read more...

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Danes plan to offer climate change proposal over weekend


December 10th, 2009 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
Copenhagen, Dec 10 (DPA) A day after talks at a UN climate change conference broke down in recriminations between developed and developing countries, the Danish host of the event said Thursday ... Read more...

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Labour trouble brews again in Hyundai Motor


November 28th, 2009 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 28 (IANS) Hyundai Motor India Employees Union, which served a strike notice last week over a contentious labour union election issue, is expected to convene a general body meeting soon ... Read more...

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3 die in a fire in Queen’s home


November 8th, 2009 - 8:02 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Queens, Nov 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) 3 men were killed in a fire in a Queens home’s basement when they could not escape out of the basement, due to illegal construction that ... Read more...

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Indian outsourcing to figure at British ’summit’ on Jaguar Land Rover


November 3rd, 2009 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
By Dipankar De Sarkar London, Nov 3 (IANS) British union leaders are to meet lawmakers from a key manufacturing belt Wednesday in what has been dubbed an 'MPs' summit' to discuss the fate ... Read more...

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Air India employees continue hunger strike, talks fail


August 26th, 2009 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) Air India employees' hunger strike in protest against delayed salaries and cuts in incentives continued for the second day Wednesday while marathon talks between workers and the ... Read more...

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Nokia India agrees to discuss workers’ demands


August 15th, 2009 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 15 (IANS) A day after employees staged a sit-in in front of the Nokia India plant here, the management Saturday agreed to discuss their demands, including a higher wage hike ... Read more...

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Jet Airways sacks two pilots for joining union


August 5th, 2009 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) Jet Airways has sacked two of its senior pilots for joining a newly formed union. Balaraman and Sam Thomas were sacked for joining the National Aviators Guild - ... Read more...

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Hyundai workers end strike after reaching deal with management


July 28th, 2009 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 28 (IANS) The six-day workers' strike at the Hyundai Motor plant near here came to an end Tuesday following an agreement between employees and the company management. The agreement ... Read more...

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NY Times threatens to shut down Boston Globe


April 5th, 2009 - 7:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 5 (ANI): The New York Times Company might shut down the Boston Globe if the labour unions fail to agree on its demand of making 20 million dollars worth of ... Read more...

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Pak more sensitive than Afghanistan


March 24th, 2009 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
Brussels, Mar 24 (ANI): European Union diplomats are deeply concerned about the happenings in Pakistan and consider it more sensitive than Afghanistan.They put Pakistan at the heart of efforts to beat ... Read more...

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Qureshi says US drone strikes are causing alienation in Pak


March 14th, 2009 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Prague, Mar. 14 (ANI): Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that US drone strikes are causing alienation within his country. There is collateral damage that accompanies these attacks, and ... Read more...

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Workers at TATA-owned Jaguar vote for a pay freeze


March 6th, 2009 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar.6 (ANI): Workers at TATA-owned car giant Jaguar Land Rover have voted to accept a shorter working week and a one-year pay freeze to avoid compulsory job cuts. Members of Unite ... Read more...

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Sarkozy’s popularity plummets as economic crisis looms


February 12th, 2009 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Feb 12 (DPA) With joblessness mounting, French President Nicolas Sarkozy's popularity continues to plunge as the French begin to question his strategy to fight the economic crisis, according to a poll ... Read more...

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TATA-Corus to sack 3,500 employees


January 26th, 2009 - 7:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan.26 (ANI): European steelmaker Corus, which has a joint venture partnership with India''s TATA Steel, is to sack 3,500 employees in the wake of the global recession showing no signs ... Read more...

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‘Obama must fulfil promises regarding Iran’


January 21st, 2009 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Jan 21 (IANS) Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister Mehdi Safari has said that US President Barack Obama must fulfil the promises he made regarding Iran during his campaign if he is to ... Read more...

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New aviation pact ends legal uncertainty on 26 pending India-EU deals


September 29th, 2008 - 8:03 pm ICT by ANI
Marseilles (France), Sept.29 (ANI): The Horizontal Civil Aviation Agreement signed between India and the European Union on Sunday evening, finally ends nearly six years of legal uncertainty on bilateral deals on ... Read more...

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