May Day

  • Riot police clash with May Day protesters in Istanbul 02-05-2014 08:42 AM

    Istanbul: Turkish police fired tear gas, water cannon and rubber pellets on Thursday to stop May Day protesters, some armed with fire bombs, from defying Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan and reaching Istanbul's central Taksim square. Citing security fears, authorities shut parts of the city's public transport system, erected steel barricades...
  • Labour Day 2013: Google marks May Day with a doodle 01-05-2013 11:32 AM

    New Delhi: Celebrating the Labour Day this year, Google has posted a doodle on its homepage. The doodle features the Google logo in the shape of a building with several workers on their job. The doodle features an IT professional on her computer, a gardener watering a tree, a painter...
  • Labour Day 2013: Google builds a doodle for May Day 01-05-2013 05:56 AM

    New Delhi: Google is saluting the workers of the world with a building doodle on the occasion of Labour Day 2013. The doodle features the Google logo in the shape of a building with several workers on their job. The doodle features an IT professional on her computer, a gardener...
  • UK woman changes her name to include 14 Bond girls 30-10-2012 11:19 AM

    New Delhi: British barmaid Emma-Louise Hodges has legally changed her name to 'Miss Pussy Galore Honey Rider Solitaire Plenty O'Toole May Day Xenia Onatopp Holly Goodhead Tiffany Case Kissy Suzuki Mary Goodnight Jinx Johnson Octopussy Domino Moneypenny' to include the names of 14 different Bond girls, according to media reports....
  • Pune: May Day suicide at Poona College sparks outrage 03-05-2012 12:43 PM

    Pune: A 42-year-old clerk at the Poona College allegedly ended his life by consuming a poisonous substance in the college office room as he could no longer bear the harassment at his workplace. The clerk committed suicide on May 1, which is celebrated as Labour Day across the world. The...
  • May Day: Asia's workers demand pay hikes 01-05-2012 02:47 PM

    Manila: May Day moved beyond its roots as an international workers' holiday to a day of international protest Tuesday, with rallies throughout Asia demanding wage increases and marches planned across Europe over government-imposed austerity measures. Europeans will take to the streets to protest against the measures that are being blamed...
  • Comment: On May Day, trade unions at crossroads 01-05-2012 01:25 PM

    Even as trade unions the world over are celebrating May Day with rallies, holidays and discussions, questions are being asked about the role of labour outfits in the changed liberal and globalised scenario. "Trade unions everywhere are losing their revolutionary character and are seen degenerating into litigation committees, striking deals...
  • May Day: A celebration of global labour movements 01-05-2012 12:43 PM

    New Delhi: International Labour Day (also known as May Day or International Workers' Day) celebrates the various labour and left-wing movements across the world. It is mostly observed by holding street marches and demonstrations by working class people and their labour unions. May 1 is a national holiday in more...
  • Google doodle marks Labour Day 2012 01-05-2012 11:00 AM

    New Delhi: With a view to celebrate the economic and social achievements of workers, Google has posted a Labour Day-themed doodle on its Russia homepage (www.google.ru) and Philippines homepage (www.google.ph). So, if you open any of them, you will be greeted with the Labour Day doodle in place of Google's...
  • New Delhi: Make way for the May Day cafe 01-05-2012 09:45 AM

    New Delhi: The CPM, which had played a crucial role in setting up the Indian Coffee Houses across the country, is now turning a new leaf by coming up with a cool cafe in the capital " the May Day Cafe. Touted as the 'country's first left wing cafe', the...
  • SL President attacks UN report on May day 01-05-2011 11:37 PM

    Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Sunday said that his government wouldn't let any force to undermine the victory achieved by his armed forces in the war against LTTE. Rajapaksa did not name the UN directly but said that he was encouraged by the message sent to the international...
  • Indian economy growing, but lack of skills a big problem 02-05-2008 12:28 AM

    London: Scenes on the fifth day of Chris Cairns' libel action against the suspended IPL commissioner Lalit Modi turned ugly when an angry Cairns tried to confront Modi in the courtroom. Hearing that the defence will not be calling Modi as a witness in the case, the New Zealander got...
  • Mix of clashes, rallies on May Day 01-05-2007 09:38 PM

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