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Over 47 crore workforce in country

Over 47 crore workforce in country

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 16:27

The estimated workforce of the country is 47.41 crore of which 82.7 percent is in the unorganised sector, as per the National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) survey result for 2011-12,

Modi tells BJP workers to work for `Cong-free` Maharashtra

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 23:44

Ahead of Maharashtra Assembly polls, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday gave a pep talk to party workers here, telling them that they should go to the people with confidence and work unitedly for "Congress-free" state.

Aid workers free after month`s captivity in Darfur: UN

Last Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014, 20:59

Three Sudanese employees of international aid agencies were released on Saturday in the troubled Darfur region after 32 days in captivity, peacekeepers said.

Over 10,000 workers got emigration clearance for Iraq in 3 yrs

Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 15:57

Government had issued emigration clearance to over 10,350 workers for Iraq in the last three years which was discontinued last month following wide-spread violence in the oil-rich Gulf country.

India among top 6 mkts for contingent workforce globally

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 18:24

India is among top six markets for contingent workforce engagement across the world largely owing to high availability and cost efficiency, says a ManpowerGroup report.

Samsung halts business with supplier in China on child labour concern

Last Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014, 15:15

The use of child labour isn`t rare in China. Other multinational tech companies including Apple Inc have been plagued by revelations of exploitation.

Congress workers stage protest against Rail Budget

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 16:21

Terming the Rail Budget presented by Union Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda as "useless", scores of Congress workers led by DPCC chief Arvinder Singh Lovely Tuesday staged a protest outside the minister`s residence here.

Singapore announces plan to manage foreign workers

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 16:26

Singapore today spelt out a two-pronged approach to manage foreign workers that included reducing the reliance on low-cost labour to avoid a situation like the December 8 riot involving migrant workers from South Asia. <br><br> Manpower Minister Tan Chuan-Jin gave the governments response in Parliament today to the state-appointed Committee of Inquiry`s (COI) recently-released report on the Little India riot, Singapore`s worst street violence in 40 years.

Fire on Maha Police`s speed boat, two workers injured

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 16:08

A speed boat of Maharashtra Police today caught fire after an explosion while its engine was being cleaned by two maintenance workers at a creek in Belapur in neighbouring Navi Mumbai, police said.

Thai junta frees 14 Cambodian migrant workers

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 12:40

The Thai military junta has released 14 Cambodian migrant workers imprisoned last month for holding fake work visas, Cambodia`s foreign ministry said Friday.

BJP ministers to meet party workers every day

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 23:22

In a bid to improve coordination between the party and the government, the BJP Wednesday decided that union ministers would visit the party office every day and meet party workers.

Kin of Indian workers in jail in S Arabia meet Swaraj, seek help

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 22:10

Family members of some Indian workers who are in jail in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday met External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to seek the government`s intervention in securing their release from the Middle-Eastern country.