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Govt appeals to unions to call off Wednesday's strike

Government on Tuesday said it does not see much impact on essential services because of the decision of 10 central trade unions to go ahead with one-day nationwide strike tomorrow even as it appealed to them to withdraw the call in workers' and the nation's interest.

New policy for domestic workers: Govt proposes Rs 9,000 minimum pay, mandatory leaves

To protect the interest of domestic workers, the government is readying a national policy that proposes a minimum salary of Rs 9,000 per month for the skilled full-time household helps, along with a host of benefits including social security cover and mandatory leaves.

PM Modi reaches out to farmers, promises measures for their welfare

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who has faced Opposition flak over farmer's issues including on land bill, Saturday reached out to the community promising to initiate measures for their welfare as he addressed the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort on Independence Day.

PM Modi's I-Day speech: How valid are his claims and promises?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday pledged to end the "termite of corruption" and tackle black money issue, and said "Team India" -- a team of 125 crore Indians -- will take the nation to new heights. But is this enough?

PM Modi's I-Day speech: How valid are his claims and promises?-Part 2

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday pledged to end the "termite of corruption" and tackle black money issue, and said "Team India" -- a team of 125 crore Indians -- will take the nation to new heights. But is this enough?

India Inc hails PM Modi's thrust on agri production, startups

India Inc on Saturday welcomed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's emphasis on addressing issued related to agriculture in the country as well as the importance accorded to startups and social security.

Ageing Indian population needs better health care by 2100: UN

While there will be no end to the world population growth in this century, developing countries with young populations but lower fertility like India face the prospect of a substantial population ageing before the end of the century.

Govt plans 'Suraksha Bandhan' drive to push social security

Seeking to tap 'Raksha Bandhan' festival, the government plans to launch a 'Suraksha Bandhan' drive to push its flagship social security plans through innovative schemes like gift cheques and special deposits.

Modi govt plans 'Suraksha Bandhan' drive to push social security

Seeking to tap 'Raksha Bandhan' festival, the government plans to launch a 'Suraksha Bandhan' drive to push its flagship social security plans through innovative schemes like gift cheques and special deposits.

Centre wants social security for more Northeast people

The central government wants social security schemes like EPF and ESIC to cover more and more people in the Northeastern region, Union Labour and Employment Minister Bandaru Dattatreya said here on Tuesday.

Honduras president admits his party took skimmed funds

Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez on Wednesday admitted his conservative ruling National Party accepted money that had been misappropriated from Social Security, a scandal that has sparked calls for him to step down.

Watchdog says ex-Nazis got USD 20.2 million in Social Security

More than 130 suspected Nazi war criminals, SS guards and others who may have participated in the Third Reich's atrocities during World War II collected USD 20.2 million in retirement benefits, according to the Social Security Administration's inspector general.

Guatemalan central bank, social security chiefs arrested

The heads of the Guatemalan central bank and social security administration were arrested Wednesday on corruption charges, prosecutors said, the latest blow to embattled President Otto Perez.

26 Private Member's Bills introduced in Lok Sabha

A number of Private Member's Bills were introduced in Lok Sabha on Friday that sought raising of a Bose Regiment in Army, prohibition of slaughter of cow and other milch animals and stopping 'khap' panchayats from interfering in individuals liberty among others.

Govt plans to bring law for welfare of domestic workers

Government is contemplating bringing a law to regulate the working conditions of domestic workers and providing them social security benefits, Lok Sabha was informed today.

Jaitley wants US to alter 'unjust' totalisation regime

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has pushed for the US administration to begin a process by which the contributions by Indians to the country's exchequer by way of social security is returned and not retained in an "unjust" manner.

Haryana to transfer social security benefits to beneficiaries' bank accounts

The Haryana government will transfer pensions under various social security schemes directly to the bank accounts of beneficiaries.

Govt to bring bill for social security to unorganised workers

Government has assured labour unions that it will bring a Bill aimed at providing social security benefits like health services, insurance, pension and banking for workers in the unorganised sector.

BJP demands anti-conversion law

The BJP on Monday demanded framing of a strong anti-conversion law and blamed the Jitan Ram Manjhi government in Bihar for failing to keep its promises of development of the dalit community, which, he alleged compelled several families to convert to other religions in several districts recently.

BJP promises economic, social security to Dalits in Delhi

Going all out to woo the city's Dalit community, BJP leaders Monday took part in a rally here promising to dedicate the year 2015 to the uplift of the community.