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Air India proposes VRS to cut down staff


May 27th, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Financially stressed Air India has proposed a voluntary retirement scheme (VRS) for its executive cadre employees to bring down manpower costs.The Air India Board will ... Read more...

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AI board meet to decide on Boeing 787 arrival date, employees VRS


May 25th, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The Air India board will meet Monday to decide on the induction date of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner into the carrier's fleet and a voluntary ... Read more...

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Telecom services hit in northeast due to employees’ strike


December 16th, 2011 - 1:24 am ICT by IANS
Agartala, Dec 15 (IANS) Telecommunication services were affected Thursday in the northeastern region as over 2,200 engineers and employees of the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) observed a strike protesting ... Read more...

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BSNL submits proposal on voluntary retirement to DoT


November 30th, 2011 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) State-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) has submitted a proposal of voluntary retirement scheme (VRS) to the Department of Telecom (DoT) for employees who have ... Read more...

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Congress counters Trinamool bravado in Bengal (Roundup)


November 20th, 2011 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) The Congress' strained ties with the Trinamool Congress came into sharp focus Sunday with two union ministers and an MP criticising the Mamata Banerjee-led West ... Read more...

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We don’t need advice from others: Jairam Ramesh


November 20th, 2011 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) Countering Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee's stern message to the Congress to decide whether it wanted to continue the alliance with her party, senior Congress ... Read more...

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Hinduja Foundries to reduce workforce


February 16th, 2011 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 16 (IANS) The city based Rs.391-crore turnover Hinduja Foundries Ltd - part of the Hinduja group - Tuesday signed a new wage agreement that will lay off 300 workers through ... Read more...

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Will take time for Air India turnaround: Vayalar Ravi


January 23rd, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 23 (IANS) New Civil Aviation Minister Vayalar Ravi Sunday said it will not be an easy task to swing around Air India in a short period.Speaking to the media here ... Read more...

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Staff can seek details of company’s disinvestment: court


December 6th, 2010 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, Dec 6 (IANS) Years after the disinvestment of the Indian Petrochemicals Corporation Limited (IPCL), the Gujarat High Court has upheld the right of its employees to seek details of an agreement ... Read more...

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Railways to introduce trolleys for porters


September 10th, 2010 - 1:15 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 9 (IANS) Indian Railways is planning to introduce trolleys at railway stations to reduce the physical stress of porters, Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee said Thursday. "I am considering introducing the ... Read more...

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Another discussion paper released on draft tax code


June 15th, 2010 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) The government Tuesday released a 35-page revised discussion paper on the draft direct code, which seeks to replace the 50-year-old Income Tax Act, after receiving more ... Read more...

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Plea admitted against Uttar Pradesh sugar mills’ privatisation (Lead)


May 28th, 2010 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday admitted a petition challenging the Uttar Pradesh government's decision to privatise 11 state-run sugar mills by off-loading its entire stake in them. A vacation ... Read more...

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BSNL employees strike hits services in northeast India


April 20th, 2010 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala/Guwahati, April 20 (IANS) Telecommunication services were affected in northeast India Tuesday as the employees and officers' associations of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) struck work indefinitely to oppose the proposed disinvestment ... Read more...

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VRS scheme for Airports Authority employees approved


December 8th, 2009 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) The government Tuesday said it has approved a voluntary retirement scheme (VRS) proposal for Airports Authority of India (AAI) employees working in the Delhi and Mumbai airports. As ... Read more...

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NFDC being restructured: Ambika Soni


December 7th, 2009 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) The government has given up its plans to close down the National Film Development Corporation (NFDC), that has run up losses of over Rs.27 crore and ... Read more...

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Local Welfare in a Global Context: Slums and Urban Welfare in Karnataka’s Development


November 29th, 2009 - 1:26 am ICT by admin
By Pushpa Achanta, CNSIn September 2006, CIVIC (www.civicspace.in) organized the above public meeting in Bangalore with Dr. Supriya Roy Chowdhuri, Professor ISEC, Bangalore (www.isec.ac.in) and Mr. Narayanswamy, Joint Director, Karnataka Slum Clearance ... Read more...

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Kashmir’s ailing industrial body cries for help


August 30th, 2009 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
By Sarwar Kashani Srinagar, Aug 30 (IANS) Finding it hard to even pay wages to its over 1,700 employees, Jammu and Kashmir Industries, an umbrella organisation for state government-run firms, may sell assets ... Read more...

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ADB approves $100 mn loan for Mizoram


August 19th, 2009 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, Aug 19 (IANS) The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will give a $100-million loan to India's northeastern state of Mizoram for strengthening service delivery in the social sector, officials said here Wednesday. "Under ... Read more...

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Special retirement package for Goa officials with differently abled children


July 25th, 2009 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 25 (IANS) The Goa government has come out with a special voluntary retirement scheme (VRS) for government employees who have differently abled children. The scheme, which was unveiled by ... Read more...

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Eveready eyes 10 percent growth in 2009-10


July 24th, 2009 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 24 (IANS) India's leading dry cell battery manufacturer Eveready Industries is eyeing a growth of 10 percent in 2009-10 as against a revenue decline of eight percent the previous year. "We ... Read more...

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Court asks ‘highhanded’ government firm to pay Rs.50,000 fine


July 1st, 2009 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
By Kanu Sarda New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) Calling it a classic case of highhandedness by a state-run firm, the Delhi High Court has slapped a Rs.50,000 fine on Indian Road Construction Corporation ... Read more...

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Apex court hears airport workers’ plea against mass transfer


April 30th, 2009 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday heard a plea by over 1,600 Mumbai airport workers against their mass transfer to smaller airports following privatisation. "It looks like retrenchment," a bench ... Read more...

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Court extends retirement scheme for AAI employees


April 30th, 2009 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Thursday extended by three months the deadline for a voluntary retirement scheme (VRS) for Airports Authority of India (AAI) employees. Justice S. Ravindra ... Read more...

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Delhi, Mumbai airport staff to be reduced


March 4th, 2009 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has asked at least 4,000 of its employees working at the Delhi and Mumbai airports to either opt for the voluntary ... Read more...

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Gujarat salt workers fight for rights - and for wild ass (With Images)


December 30th, 2008 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kharaghoda (Gujarat), Dec 30 (IANS) A motley group of salt workers near the desert of Kutch in Gujarat have resorted to satyagraha - espoused by Mahatma Gandhi in another salt struggle in ... Read more...

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Ruia group acquires JJ Polymers


November 23rd, 2008 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 23 (IANS) City-based Ruia group has acquired two-wheeler tube manufacturing company JJ Polymers as part of its capacity expansion plan, a top official said here Sunday. The Mysore-based JJ Polymers ... Read more...

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Ganguly has done more for Indian cricket as captain (Profile)


November 10th, 2008 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 10 (IANS) Courageous, confident, comebacks, controversies. The list of attributes is endless as one goes through the glorious 12-year-long international career of Sourav Ganguly, who encouraged his teammates to ... Read more...

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Sourav Ganguly: A born fighter (Profile)


October 7th, 2008 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 7 (IANS) Sourav Ganguly has said farewell to cricket after 12 glorious years and at times controversial seasons in the highest level of the game. But for cricket, it's not ... Read more...

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Bajaj Auto talks on severance package fail


July 2nd, 2008 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, July 2 (IANS) The workers and management at Bajaj Auto's Akurdi plant near here failed to reach an agreement Wednesday on a voluntary retirement scheme (VRS), with the company proposing to ... Read more...

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GSFC announces voluntary retirement scheme


May 21st, 2008 - 9:47 pm ICT by admin
Ahmedabad, May 21 (IANS) The ailing Gujarat State Financial Corporation (GSFC) Wednesday announced a voluntary retirement scheme for its 400-odd employees to "reduce the work force and curtail expenses". The scheme, effective ... Read more...

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Madhya Pradesh threatens action against transport staff


April 22nd, 2008 - 12:31 am ICT by admin
Bhopal, April 21 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh Transport Minister Himmat Kothari here Monday warned the state Road Transport Corp (MPRTC) employees to be prepared to face legal action if they d Read more...

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Britannia Industries shuts down Chennai plant


April 9th, 2008 - 6:23 pm ICT by admin
Chennai, April 9 (IANS) At a time when multinational car and electronic hardware companies are setting up production bases in Tamil Nadu, biscuit maker Britannia Industries Ltd has closed down its plant ... Read more...

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National Herald, 70-year-old daily, shuts down April 1


March 31st, 2008 - 11:20 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) The National Herald, the newspaper started by India's first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru, and its Urdu edition the Quami Awaz will come out with their last editions ... Read more...

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Union Cabinet approves winding up of Bharat Yantra Nigam Limited


November 14th, 2007 - 2:04 am ICT by admin
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