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Samsung to make on-site inspections on Chinese suppliers


September 4th, 2012 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Sep 4 (IANS) South Korean tech behemoth Samsung Electronics Tuesday said it will make on-site inspections on all 105 suppliers in China by the end of September as part ... Read more...

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Wives of Andhra cops call off protest


August 6th, 2012 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 6 (IANS) The wives of the constables of the Andhra Pradesh Special Police (APSP) Monday called off their protest after the police chief agreed to accept their demands ... Read more...

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Wives of Andhra cops protest against officers


August 5th, 2012 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 5 (IANS) Officers of the Andhra Pradesh Special Police (APSP) are facing the wrath of the wives of the constables over the denial of leave to their husbands ... Read more...

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Concern over overworked online Chinese shopkeeper’s death


July 27th, 2012 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 27 (IANS) A long period of overwork left a 24-year-old online shopkeeper dead in her sleep, raising concern in China about the working conditions and health of those ... Read more...

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CRPF constable shoots self in Srinagar


June 14th, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 14 (IANS) A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) constable Thursday committed suicide here by shooting himself with his rifle, police said."Today, CRPF constable Santosh Kumar, of 61 battalion, ... Read more...

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Government announces Air India staff integration process (Second Lead)


June 1st, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) The government Friday said a uniform employees pay and allowances structure and other working conditions for successful integration of the erstwhile Indian airlines with Air ... Read more...

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IT department’s biggest office in Delhi opens Wednesday


May 29th, 2012 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee will inaugurate Wednesday a new office of income tax department at the tallest building in the national capital.Spread over 12 ... Read more...

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Workers from unorganized sector protest for pension


May 5th, 2012 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) A hundred motorcycle-borne head loaders from Pune, representing the unorganized sector, arrived in the capital Saturday for a week-long campaign to demand pension. The head ... Read more...

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CPI-M supports nurses’ stir in Kerala


February 4th, 2012 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Feb 4 (IANS) The Kerala unit of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Saturday came out in support of nurses of a private hospital here who have struck work ... Read more...

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India, US to cooperate on labour issues


February 3rd, 2012 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 3 (IANS) India and the United States have signed a memorandum of understanding establishing a framework for conducting a dialogue and to cooperate on future labour and employment ... Read more...

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Nurses’ strike: Court orders police protection for hospital (Lead)


February 1st, 2012 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Feb 1 (IANS) The Kerala High Court Wednesday directed police to provide protection to a private hospital which recruited 100 new nurses after failure of talks over the last ... Read more...

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Nurses’ strike: Court orders police protection for hospital


February 1st, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Feb 1 (IANS) The Kerala High Court Wednesday directed police to provide protection to a private hospital which recruited 100 new nurses after failure of talks over the last ... Read more...

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Apple launches probe into unsafe factory conditions in China


January 27th, 2012 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 27 (IANS) Technology giant Apple has launched a probe into a report that said factories in China that manufactured its products employed child labour and had 24-hour working ... Read more...

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Parents seek better deal for Kerala nurses (Lead)


January 4th, 2012 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Jan 4 (IANS) Kerala's nurses, the face of Indian medicare, deserve better work conditions and higher wages, an association grouping their parents said Wednesday.The Indian Nurses Parents Association (INPA) ... Read more...

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Parents of Kerala nurses seek better wages for children


January 4th, 2012 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Jan 4 (IANS) Parents of Kerala nurses have demanded better wages and work conditions for their trained children, a representative of parents' association said Wednesday.The Indian Nurses Parents Association ... Read more...

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Woman commits suicide at China Foxconn plant


November 25th, 2011 - 7:03 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 25 (IANS) A young woman employee killed herself by jumping from a building of multi-national electronics giant Foxconn in China, police said.The incident took place in Shanxi province ... Read more...

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Two mn Mexicans employed as domestic workers


November 24th, 2011 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Nov 24 (IANS/EFE) About two million Mexicans are employed as domestic workers, with women accounting for about 90 percent of such employees, and the majority lack employment contracts ... Read more...

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Maharashtra government staff strike hits work


November 15th, 2011 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 15 (IANS) Work in Maharashtra government departments was paralysed as nearly two million employees, including teachers, went on a day's strike Tuesday demanding better pay and working conditions, ... Read more...

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Kudankulam agitation has put the project clock back by six months


October 20th, 2011 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Oct 20 (IANS) The ongoing agitation against the Rs.13,000 crore 2,000 MW Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) has set the project clock back by at least six months, say ... Read more...

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Amitabh enjoying shooting for ‘The Great Gatsby’


October 14th, 2011 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan is currently in Sydney shooting for his first Hollywood project "The Great Gatsby", which is being directed by Baz Luhrmann, ... Read more...

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Judging the judiciary: 32 million pending cases clog up courts


September 25th, 2011 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) A few days from now, the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government will complete two years of a promise that it gave with great fanfare in ... Read more...

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Gujarat questioned on sewer workers’ safety


June 22nd, 2011 - 1:09 am ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, June 21 (IANS) The Gujarat High Court Tuesday gave time till July 11 to the state government and all municipal corporations to respond to suggestions for improving the working ... Read more...

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BSF should get best training, working conditions: Chidambaram


May 25th, 2011 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Home Minister P. Chidambaram Wednesday said the Border Security Force (BSF) should be provided with best working conditions and training as thousands of troopers ... Read more...

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TCS ranked among Britain’s top five employer


May 12th, 2011 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 12 (IANS) India's largest software company Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) Thursday said it has been ranked among Britain's top five employers by the CRF institute.The CRF Institute ... Read more...

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Air India pilots strike: Stand off continues, 100 flights cancelled


April 29th, 2011 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Mumbai, April 29 (IANS) Some 600 Air India pilots continued their stir for the third day Friday, defying court orders and a 5 p.m. management deadline to get back ... Read more...

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Modern man ‘has grown 4 inches taller than his ancestors in 100 yrs’


April 28th, 2011 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 28 (ANI): Scientists have found that the height of the average man has increased by four inches in the last century due to improvements in diet and public health.In 1900, ... Read more...

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Passengers harassed as Air India pilots strike work (Lead)


April 27th, 2011 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Mumbai, April 27 (IANS) Hundreds of passengers were left high and dry as at least 46 Air India flights were cancelled after 600 Air India pilots, who were with ... Read more...

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Passengers stranded as Air India pilots strike work


April 27th, 2011 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 27 (IANS) Scores of passengers were left stranded Wednesday as at least 10 flights from this city were cancelled after around 600 Air India pilots, who were with ... Read more...

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Air India sacks six pilots of striking union


April 27th, 2011 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) National carrier Air India has sacked six members of the Indian Commercial Pilots Association (ICPA), on strike since Tuesday midnight to demand pay parity ... Read more...

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12 percent Air India flights cancelled as 600 pilots strike work (Third Lead)


April 27th, 2011 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai/New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) As many as 36 flights in Delhi and 10 in Mumbai were cancelled after around 600 Air India pilots, who had been with the ... Read more...

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Several flights cancelled as 600 Air India pilots strike work (Second Lead)


April 27th, 2011 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai/New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) As many as 10 flights in Delhi and six in Mumbai were cancelled after around 600 Air India pilots, who had been with the erstwhile ... Read more...

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600 Air India pilots go on strike (Lead)


April 27th, 2011 - 10:52 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 27 (IANS) About 600 Air India pilots, who had been with the erstwhile Indian Airlines, have struck work to demand pay parity and better working conditions, an official ... Read more...

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Central excise, customs and service tax officials stage protest for promotions, better wages


April 21st, 2011 - 7:46 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr. 21 (ANI): Superintendents of Central Excise, Customs and Service Tax observed a massive Shantigoshthi at the Jantar Mantar here today.Officers from every corner of the country participated wearing ... Read more...

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French workers on strike because boss speaks only English


April 21st, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 21 (ANI): The entire workers at Thermal Ceramics, an English company based in France, have gone on strike because their British boss can't speak the native tongue.The 184 French workers, ... Read more...

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Japan’s tsunami hit nuke plant workers unlikely to take up given option to quit


March 26th, 2011 - 3:34 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Mar 26 (ANI): Tokyo Electric Power Corporation has reportedly given an option to workers of Japan's earthquake-cum-tsunami hit nuclear power station in Fukushima Prefecture to decide whether or not to continue ... Read more...

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