unorganised sector

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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NHRC notice to Chhattisgarh on rampant uterus-removal surgeries


July 25th, 2012 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission Wednesday issued notice to the Chhattisgarh government on reports that doctors in the state were unnecessarily removing women's uteruses to ... Read more...

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National Advisory Council reviews its progress


July 6th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) The reconstituted National Advisory Council (NAC) met Friday and reviewed the progress since it was formed two years ago.According to sources, the meeting approved ... Read more...

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Self-employed men hide income in alimony cases: Court


June 14th, 2012 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) A Delhi court has expressed concern over self-employed men involved in matrimonial discord cases not revealing their real income ahead of the fixation of maintenance ... 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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Fight in 2014 on achievements, says Gandhi


May 22nd, 2012 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) United Progressive Alliance (UPA) chairperson Sonia Gandhi Tuesday said the results of 2014 general elections would be based on what the government has done ... Read more...

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Civil society demands universal pension for elderly


May 4th, 2012 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) Members of civil society and the unorganised sector Friday demanded universal pension rights for the elderly of the unorganised sector with a series of public ... Read more...

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Why no social security for unorganised workers, NAC asks government


April 30th, 2012 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) The National Advisory Council (NAC) has pulled up the central government for failing to formulate a social security package for India's 430-million informal sector ... Read more...

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Government health insurance to cover beedi workers


March 15th, 2012 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) The government's health insurance scheme for poor is being extended to cover the beneficiaries of the flagship rural job guarantee schemeand beedi workers, the ... 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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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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CPI-M aims to vibe more with sympathisers, minorities


February 11th, 2012 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 11 (IANS) Pinarayi Vijayan, who created a record of sorts by getting elected as the state secretary of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) for the fifth consecutive ... Read more...

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Karat slams farmer suicides in Mamata rule


January 18th, 2012 - 1:00 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 17 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist Tuesday blamed the "anti-peasant neo-liberal polices" of the central and state governments for the spate of farmer suicides in India ... Read more...

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FlaktWoods India expects Rs.205 crore orders this year


December 14th, 2011 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 14 (IANS) FlaktWoods India Limited, a the leading global supplier of energy-efficient air solutions in infrastructure and industry sectors, Wednesday said it expected around Rs.205 crore orders this ... Read more...

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States can decide on foreign retail chains: Anand Sharma


November 26th, 2011 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 26 (IANS) Guidelines for the new policy of allowing 51 percent foreign direct investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail outlets will be out within a week, and it ... Read more...

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Over a lakh fill jails in Tripura seeking minimum wages


November 8th, 2011 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Nov 8 (IANS) Over 1.22 lakh working people were arrested in Left-ruled Tripura Tuesday in a 'jail bharo' (fill the jail) agitation by 11 trade unions in support ... Read more...

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Max Bupa bids for state health insurance in three states


October 18th, 2011 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 17 (IANS) Health insurance provider Max Bupa has bid for a product distribution tender under the Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojna (RSBY) scheme in three states, a top company ... Read more...

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Japanese firms eye India with pills to keep you young, healthy


August 29th, 2011 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) In a bid to tap the $1-billion nutraceutical market in India products that combine the benefits of nutrition with pharmaceuticals two Japanese firms ... Read more...

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Bihar’s cycle of development - now labourers to get bikes


August 19th, 2011 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 19 (IANS) First schoolgirls, then boys and now labourers. Pedalling its way to development, the Bihar government has now decided to empower casual labourers with bicycles to improve ... Read more...

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12th Five Year Plan to focus on health: PM


August 15th, 2011 - 9:58 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) The government will lay emphasis on health in the 12th Five Year Plan (2012-17) and funds will not be a constraint in the areas ... Read more...

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Insurance cover for Indian painters soon


August 11th, 2011 - 11:59 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 11 (IANS) The Indian Paint Association (IPA) in alliance with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) is working on a nationwide insurance programme for painters along with a ... Read more...

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Raise tobacco taxes to curb deaths: US expert


August 9th, 2011 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) Increasing taxes on tobacco can save up to a million lives, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director Thomas R. Frieden said here ... Read more...

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Will decide on opening multi-brand retail to FDI: Sharma


August 3rd, 2011 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) The government Wednesday said it will take an "early, appropriate and correct" policy decision on allowing foreign direct investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail after it ... 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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UTI Mutual Fund targets one crore investors


July 13th, 2011 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 13 (IANS) UTI Mutual Fund (UTI-MF) will target one crore investors under its micro pension initiative in the next three years, a top company official said Wednesday."The micro ... Read more...

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Mamata for modernising court infrastructure


July 2nd, 2011 - 12:31 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 1 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Friday emphasised on the need to revamp the infrastructure in the courts for fast disposal of pending cases.Speaking at ... 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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Government to conduct economic census next year


May 13th, 2011 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) The government plans to carry out an economic census next year to assess the impact of economic reforms on various industries and to formulate policies ... Read more...

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Lucky to get Rs.40 for 12 hours work on International Labour Day


May 1st, 2011 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, May 1 (IANS) For Purnima Bai, 50, International Labour Day on Sunday did not make any difference to her search for work at a labourers' mart here. While the ... Read more...

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Sonia’s comment an insult to West Bengal: Bardhan


April 15th, 2011 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 15 (IANS) Taking on Congress chief Sonia Gandhi's comment that conditions in West Bengal are worsening under the Left Front, Communist Party of India (CPI) general secretary ... Read more...

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Bengal’s future rests with Congress-Trinamool: Sonia


April 15th, 2011 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Jalpaiguri/Englishbazar, Apr 15 (IANS) Accusing the Left Front government of ruining West Bengal and failing to utilise central funds for development, Congress chief Sonia Gandhi Friday called for a ... Read more...

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