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Centre taking away labourers' rights by amending laws to help corporates, says Congress

Updated: Aug 31, 2016 07:51 IST      
Centre taking away labourers' rights by amending laws to help corporates, says Congress

Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], Aug. 31 (ANI): Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge on Wednesday alleged that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led Central Government is turning pro-corporate and anti-labour by taking away labourers' rights one-by-one by amending laws.

"So naturally, they will not listen to any trade unions, nor will they explain to trade unions leaders what the genuine difficulties are in implementing the minimum wages and various labour laws. They are taking away the rights of the labourers one-by-one by amending the existing laws just to help corporates. It itself shows that they are not interested in labour welfare and their matters," Kharge told ANI.

Based on deliberations held at a meeting of the Minimum Wage Advisory Board under the chairmanship of Minister for State for Labour and Employment (Independent Charge) Bandaru Dattatreya for revising the basic minimum wages for the central sphere, the government has decided to fix the minimum wages at Rs.350 per day, raising it from the existing Rs. 246 for unskilled non-agricultural workers for 'C' category areas, keeping in view modalities to be applied for the fixing of minimum wages.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced this decision, but trade unions have refused to call off their strike.

Dattatreya has appealed to the trade unions to call off their strike in the national interest. (ANI)

Saharanpur smoldering in fire of casteism lit by BJP: Cong

Updated: May 25, 2017 04:04 IST     

New Delhi [India], May 25 (ANI): Following the worrisome Saharanpur clashes, the Congress Party on Thursday said the city was smoldering in the fire of casteism lit by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

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Centre slams Omar Abdullah, says he is exposing his true self

Updated: May 25, 2017 02:37 IST     

Delhi [India], May 25 (ANI): Slamming former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah for calling the Indian Army's inquiry into 'human shield' case a farce, Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Thursday said that the ones protesting over the issue are actually exposing their true selves.

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Hyderabad (Telangana) [India], May 25 (ANI): Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao has sought an apology from Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah for his remarks on the funds given to the state by the Central Government.

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Imphal (Manipur) [India], May 25 (ANI): The last rites of the remaining eight persons, who lost their lives during the agitations against the 'Anti-Tribal Bills' in Churachandpur, were performed yesterday.

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New Delhi [India], May 25 (ANI): The Patiala House Court will on Thursday hear the bail pleas of five new accused in connection with the alleged irregularities pertaining to the Urban North Coal Block in Madhya Pradesh.

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New Delhi [India], May 25 (ANI): The Delhi High Court will on Thursday continue hearing a suo motu cognizance by the court

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People to soon get world class facilities at Jammu Airport

Updated: May 25, 2017 00:07 IST     

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New Delhi [India], May 24 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday called on British Prime Minister Theresa May to express solidarity over the recent Manchester terror attack.

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Don't pay heed to inflammatory speeches urges UP CM

Updated: May 24, 2017 23:09 IST     

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], May 24 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday appealed to the people of the state to not to pay heed to any inflammatory speeches spread by 'certain elements'.

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New Delhi [India] May 24 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee has written to Dr. Krishan Kant Paul, the Governor of Uttarakhand, conveying his condolences on the loss of lives due to a bus accident in Uttarakhand on Wednesday.

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New defence procurement policy in offing: Jaitley

Updated: May 24, 2017 22:58 IST     

New Delhi [India] May 24 (ANI): Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday said the government would soon roll out new strategic partnership policy and rope in private players to jointly manufacture defence equipments under the 'Make in India' initiative.

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Rudy wonders why Lalu involved children in lust of money

Updated: May 24, 2017 22:36 IST     

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People who follow rules, decorum face consequences: Shiv Sena

Updated: May 24, 2017 22:36 IST     

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Politcos, soldiers, businessmen discuss internal security

Updated: May 24, 2017 22:36 IST     

New Delhi [India] May 24 (ANI): Politicians, soldiers and businessmen on Wednesday joined heads to discuss the internal security in the country.

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Militants shot PDP worker at Srinagar's Barzulla district

Updated: May 24, 2017 22:22 IST     

Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India] May 24 (ANI): A Jammu and Kashmir People's Democratic Party (JKPDP or PDP) worker was allegedly shot by militants in Srinagar's Barzulla district on Wednesday night.

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New Delhi [India], May 24 (ANI): The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday approved the amendment of Central Road Fund Act, 2000 to allocate 2.5 per cent of the proceeds of Central Road Fund (CRF) for development and maintenance of National Waterways (NWs) and a reduction in the share provided for development of National Highways.

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New Delhi [India] May 24 (ANI): The Union Cabinet on Wednesday was apprised of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Bangladesh on cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space.

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New Delhi [India] May 24 (ANI): The Union Cabinet on Wednesday has approved the Joint Declaration of Intent (JDI) between Germany and India regarding cooperation in the sector of alternative medicine.

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Young entrepreneur introduces 'modern kitchen' in Kashmir

Updated: May 24, 2017 21:52 IST     

Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], May 24 (ANI): Muzamil Ahmad is a Kashmiri entrepreneur who has introduced the modular kitchen concept in the Kashmir Valley.

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