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Mumbai hotels fully booked ahead of World Cup final


April 1st, 2011 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 1 (IANS) Hotels in this city, which is set to host the Cricket World Cup final between India and Sri Lanka Saturday, are booked to full capacity and ... Read more...

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India observes National Safety Day


March 4th, 2011 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 4(ANI): National Safety Day (NSD) was being observed across the country on Friday to promote the safety of employees in work places.This year's theme was "Establish and maintain Preventive ... Read more...

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President Patil hopes Women’s Reservation Bill will be considered by Lok Sabha


February 21st, 2011 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 21 (ANI): President Pratibha Patil today expressed hope that the Women's Reservation Bill, passed by Rajya Sabha, would be considered by the Lok Sabha at the earliest."My government ... Read more...

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Unlocking the potential of rural unorganized sector


December 21st, 2010 - 6:51 pm ICT by ANI
By Sunil Amar Lucknow, Dec 21 (ANI): When we talk of India's mammoth work force, be it in rural or urban scenarios, what comes to mind is the 'unorganised' sector. They form ... Read more...

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Bill against sexual harassment at workplace introduced


December 7th, 2010 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) A bill aimed at preventing sexual harassment of women at workplace was introduced in parliament Tuesday.It includes a clause which brings students, research scholars, patients and ... Read more...

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Himatsingka to foray into Indian home fabric market


November 9th, 2010 - 11:30 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 9 (IANS) India's leading home fabric exporter Himatsingka Seide Ltd. is foraying into the domestic market to cash-in on the huge potential for branded furnishings in a buoyant economy, a ... Read more...

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New pension scheme for low-income workers to be launched Sunday


September 25th, 2010 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) A new pension scheme for low-income workers in the unorganised sector, for which the government will grant an incentive of Rs.1,000 annually, will be launched in ... Read more...

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India plans to create 150 mn skilled workforce by 2022


September 20th, 2010 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The National Skill Development Corporation, a joint venture between the government and industrial associations, targets to create 150 million skilled workforce in India by 2022 for ... Read more...

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Government committed to wellbeing of workers: PM (Lead)


September 15th, 2010 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday said the government is committed to promoting the wellbeing of workers, especially those in the unorganised sector who comprise over 90 ... Read more...

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Manmohan Singh calls efforts to enhance productivity


September 15th, 2010 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep 15 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Wednesday said that efforts should be made to remove deficiencies to enhance productivity across all sectors of the economy.Presenting ... Read more...

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All-India shutdown call by trade unions: Bengal, Kerala worst hit


September 7th, 2010 - 12:30 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep 7 (ANI): Nine major trade unions have called for a 24-hour long nationwide shutdown today.The strike has been called by the INTUC, CITU and other seven Central Trade ... Read more...

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India to work with UN for women migrants


August 27th, 2010 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) India will work with the UN for protecting and empowering women migrants from this country, an official said Friday. This will be done under a three-year Memorandum ... Read more...

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Pre-school fees rose 120 percent in last five years


August 12th, 2010 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Branded pre-schools across the country increased their fees 120 percent between 2005 and 2010, a survey has found. The average fees for the kindergarten segment have gone up ... Read more...

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Old age security scheme for informal sector workers


August 9th, 2010 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) The government Monday decided to launch an ambitious old age social security scheme involving an annual pension assistance of Rs.1,000 each to four million workers in ... Read more...

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Cabinet approves implementation of Swavalamban Scheme


August 9th, 2010 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 9 (ANI): The Union Cabinet today approved the implementation of the Swavalamban Scheme to cover workers in the unorganised sector and to provide old age security to all sections ... Read more...

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‘Will consider including sports in sexual harassment bill’


July 23rd, 2010 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Women and Child Development Minister Krishna Tirath Friday said including sports in the ambit of the bill against sexual harassment at the workplace would be discussed, especially ... Read more...

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NGOs want protection of men in sexual harassment bill


July 17th, 2010 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) A group of NGOs working for men's rights Saturday demanded that the bill on prevention of sexual harassment of women at the workplace be made gender neutral ... Read more...

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Government for FDI in multi-brand retail, invites feedback


July 6th, 2010 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) Close on the heels of a partial deregulation in fuel prices, the government Tuesday made another move to push through a key reform, releasing a discussion ... Read more...

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Business as usual in Mumbai after protest


July 6th, 2010 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 6 (IANS) A day after the nationwide shutdown called by opposition parties to protest against the fuel price hike, life returned to normal in Mumbai Tuesday. With most offices remaining ... Read more...

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Bill against sexual harassment likely in parliament’s monsoon session (Lead)


July 5th, 2010 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) A bill on preventing sexual harassment of women at the workplace is likely to be introduced in the monsoon session of parliament beginning later this month, Women ... Read more...

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Strike hits businesses, losses up to $2.8 billion


July 5th, 2010 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) A day-long general strike disrupted normal business activities across India, affecting key sectors of the economy and causing losses anywhere between a conservative Rs.3,000 crore ($666 ... Read more...

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Bill against sexual harassment likely in parliament’s monsoon session


July 5th, 2010 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) A bill on prevention of sexual harassment of women at the workplace will be introduced in the monsoon session of parliament beginning later this month, Women and ... Read more...

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Job creation picks up in India after economic turnaround


June 17th, 2010 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) India is set to add 347,463 jobs in the organised sector by the end of the first quarter of this fiscal as the robust turnaround in ... Read more...

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Rights panel seeks amendment in child labour laws


June 12th, 2010 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has demanded an amendment to the child labour act to bring the unorganised sector within the ambit of ... Read more...

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Dowry, sexual harassment laws among government priorities


June 11th, 2010 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
By Azera Rahman New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) Three laws - on dowry, indecent representation of women and juvenile justice - as well as a draft bill on sexual harassment at workplace are ... Read more...

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Opposition slams UPA-II report on security, price rise


June 2nd, 2010 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) Opposition parties Wednesday said the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government's report card on the first year of its second term did not adequately address price rise ... 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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‘Draft e-waste rules will fail to curb illegal trade’


May 18th, 2010 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) The draft regulations the environment ministry has prepared for handling and management of electronic goods waste (e-waste) in the country might be ineffective in controlling its ... Read more...

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Medha Patkar opposes slum demolition


May 14th, 2010 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 14 (IANS) Social activist Medha Patkar Friday tried to stop the razing of hutments at Anna Bhau Sathe Nagar here, demanding that the slum dwellers be first provided alternative accommodation. Patkar ... Read more...

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Compulsory voting difficult to enforce: poll panel chief


May 12th, 2010 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 12 (IANS) Making voting compulsory would not be possible in elections even if a law is enacted due to various factors that inhibit the Indian parliamentary democracy, Chief Election Commissioner ... Read more...

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Bulletproof car fabrication industry in top gear following Maoist attacks


May 8th, 2010 - 6:50 pm ICT by ANI
Jaipur, May 8 (ANI): Fabricators of bulletproof cars are doing roaring business in Jaipur following a surge in Maoist attacks.Trade circles said the indigenous fabricators, mostly in the unorganised sector, have ... Read more...

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All for Rs.30 - jostling and toiling at labourer marts (May 1 is International Labour Day)


April 30th, 2010 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
By Sujeet Kumar Raipur, April 30 (IANS) It's a lucky day for Rani Sahu. She may have earned a meagre Rs.30 for 10 hours of work after being hired as a daily wage ... Read more...

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Separate rules for e-waste disposal by May 15: Ramesh


April 19th, 2010 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The government will specify by May 15 a separate set of regulations for disposal of e-waste, parliament was informed Monday. "Disposal of e-waste is becoming an increasingly ... Read more...

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Former child labourers campaign for missing kids


April 7th, 2010 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) A theatre group of former child labourers has been enacting short skits and campaigning across Delhi along with an NGO to press the issue of missing kids ... Read more...

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Read official reports carefully, CPI-M tells Chidambaram


March 28th, 2010 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 28 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Sunday advised union Home Minister P. Chidambaram to study more carefully the reports of his own government to better his understanding ... Read more...

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