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Bengal IT employees apply for trade union registration

-IANS * The Kolkata Forum for IT Employees said there has been a number of incidents of unfair Labour practices in the past * There are 1.8 lakh employees working in the IT industry in West Bengal The Kolkata Forum for IT Employees on Saturday said it has applied to the West Bengal government for trade union registration in the Information Technology and ITes, Business Process Outsourcing and Knowledge Process Outsourcing industry in the st

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19.8 tonnes mid-day meal rice seized from ISKCON premises

departments conducted a surprise check on the ISKCON premises at Sagar Nagar in the city on Monday night and seized 396 bags of rice weighing around 19.8 tonnes. The officials said that they found Labourers loading rice bags to a lorry and by the time, they raided the premises, around 110 bags weighing around 5.5 tonnes had been loaded. Its estimated market value would be around ?5.94 lakh, the officials said. “During the inquiry, the lorr

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India's non-agrarian rural economy struggles for sustenance -Richard Mahapatra

-Down to Earth Farmers and farm Labourers, who want to quit agriculture, are stuck in the non-remunerative work since other sectors are not generating jobs at the required rate We are fairly sure by now that the upcoming Budget would be the first government instrument towards the prime minister’s ambitious plan of making India a $5 trillion economy by 2024. Currently, India is nearly a $2.8 trillion economy. It is obvious we don’t

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Bihar AES deaths: A hundred deaths, and no answers -Jacob Koshy

of health care in Bihar, even as the debate on what is causing the deaths rages on For three days, Bihari Mahato and Shyam Babu Saha’s families have shared a hospital bed. The two daily-wage Labourers, who have had to give up work for three days, haven’t exchanged a word, though they have much in common. Both have a boy and a girl each. And their children are battling for life. Sundar, Mahato’s three-and-a-half-year-old son, is

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Which one is a better indicator for depicting the problem of joblessness -- Proportion Unemployed or Unemployment Rate?

tics of the present Prime Minister of India failed to underscore ‘employment rate’ -- flip side of unemployment rate -- that stood at nearly 94 percent according to the report on Periodic Labour Force Survey 2017-18. A recent article by Dr. Vikas Rawal and Prachi Bansal, however, points out that in order to understand the problem of joblessness in the country it is better to consider the indicator 'Worker-Population Ratio' (WPR), w

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No Muzaffarpur medical centre has a rating better than zero -Rema Nagarajan

were rated 0 out of 5. The mandatory requirements for a PHC to be evaluated under HMIS were that if it is a 24x7 centre, it has to have at least one medical officer, over two nurse-midwives and a Labour room. For non-24x7 centres, all that was needed was at least one medical officer and one nurse. Yet, 98 of the district's 103 PHCs could not meet even these minimum requirements and hence were not graded in the 2018-19 evaluation. At least 98 of

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More Women Are Out of Work, Reveals Govt Report -Subodh Varma Women’s work participation has dramatically declined, unemployment is at an all-time high and they often get half the wage of what men get for same work, shows the latest Labour force survey report. The recently released Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) for 2017-18 reveals a striking decline in women’s participation in the workforce. Only about 22% of women of working ag

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Bihar: Who is Responsible for the Death of 100 Children? -Umesh Kumar Ray

hu and admitted her to the paediatric intensive care unit (ICU). Promila’s wait outside the ICU has naturally been an anxious one. Her husband and the only man in her family, Mohan Ram, is a Labourer in Punjab, so the sole burden of responsibility of her daughter’s treatment is on her. “She ate litchi the previous morning but only ate roti-bhujiya at night,” she says, adding, “When I tried to wake her up in the morn

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Despite Adityanath govt's big promises; unemployment situation worsens in Uttar Pradesh -Biswajeet Banerjee

employment situation is worsening which is directly proportional to education. Thus meaning, more educated a youth is, bigger is the chances of him not getting a job. The recent report of Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) shows that the rural unemployment has increased from 0.9% in 2011-12 to 5.4% in 2017-18. Similarly, in cities, the unemployment rate jumped from 4.1% to 9.5% in that corresponding period. While at the all India level the increas

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Online payment of bills: Four-fold surge in rural and semi-urban India -Karishma Mehrotra

ansaction, mobile e-charge payments dipped in the past year. Some services with smaller numbers are making significant strides, such as insurance policies to 11 lakh, IRCTC tickets to 20 lakh, and Labour registrations to 25 lakh. The CSC system will pilot 50 water filtration systems in villages in the next three months as well as start work towards agricultural demonstration plots in the 700 chosen digital villages funded by IFFCO. “In

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