Unemployment

  • Inspired by Mumbai tiffin service, NDMC opens canteen by women July 13, 2014

    New Delhi: In a step towards making unemployed women self-reliant, the New Delhi Municipal Council has launched a unit where they will be given training to prepare quality food products and then sell it through a tiffin service. Announced in April 2014, the project was implemented last week with setting up...
  • Modi asks Odisha voters to ensure BJP wins all 21 Lok Sabha seats February 11, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi pitched for the Lok Sabha elections asking people in Odisha to elect BJP candidates in all the 21 seats in the state while addressing a rally in Bhubaneswar. He asked the public to give him a chance to be the Prime Minister. "What...
  • Unemployment levels rising in India, say experts January 26, 2014

    The count of people being without a job is on the rise in India as economic slowdown and slower business expansion activities cast a shadow on employment generation, say experts. Indicating sluggishness in the country's job market, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) has said in its recent report that the unemployment...
  • State government to give shops on loan to unemployed youngsters January 8, 2014

    The Uttarakhand government will soon launch a self-employment scheme for the unemployed youngsters of the state by building 3,5000 shops and giving them to the beneficiaries on interest-free loans repayable in ten years. To be built in clusters of 10 shops each on a piece of land identified by the District Magistrate...
  • Rajnath attacks Congress over corruption, unemployment January 6, 2014

    BJP chief Rajnath Singh on Sunday blamed Congress for corruption, unemployment and poverty in the country six decades after it had gained independence. Exhorting people to bring BJP to power, Singh said the country was facing a huge crisis of unemployment and poverty despite not lacking any natural resources. Referring to former BJP Prime Minister Atal...
  • Thousands return to Kerala as Saudi's Nitaqat law leaves them jobless November 15, 2013

    Thiruvananthapuram: From April 1, close to 15,000 Keralites have returned due to the Nitaqat rule in Saudi Arabia. Majority of those who returned does not have a source of income and are looking at government help to get their shattered lives together. MN Nizarudheen, a resident of Kilimanoor, had to...
  • Narendra Modi criticises Centre for not developing skilled manpower September 25, 2013

    The central government lacked the vision to harness the skills of the youth, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi said and added that had the country invested in its youth power, it could have skipped many difficulties. "Unemployment is a big problem. On one hand, there is demand for skilled labourers and...
  • Dubai: Unemployed Indian man kills wife to avoid paying her alimony, arrested September 24, 2013

    A jobless Indian man in Dubai allegedly strangled his wife to death with the help of his Pakistani friend because he could not afford paying her alimony after divorcing her. The 23-year-old man, identified only as AB, fled to India right after the murder in March but was arrested later. He...
  • Nawaz Sharif unveils schemes for youth, underprivileged September 21, 2013

    Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday launched six schemes aimed at the youth and the underprivileged, including interest-free micro loans and free laptops, with an initial allocation of Rs 20 billion. Addressing the nation on radio and television, Sharif said these programmes are aimed at creating self-employment opportunities for...
  • Jobless man hangs self in Muzaffarnagar August 29, 2013

    Depressed over being jobless, a 30-year-old man allegedly committed suicide in Agrasen Vihar locality in Muzaffarnagar, police said on Thursday. Gaurav Kumar hanged himself from the ceiling of his house last evening, police said. Unemployment is being said to be the main reason for him taking the extreme step, they said, adding...
  • 50 years later, thousands converge to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr.'s 'dream' speech August 26, 2013

    Tens of thousands of marchers converged on Washington on Saturday to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I have a dream speech" and to urge action on jobs, voting rights and gun violence. "We believe in a new America. It's time to march for a new...
  • After markets crash, FM says steps to tackle economic crisis being taken August 20, 2013

    New Delhi: With the economy not showing signs of coming out of the slowdown, the markets crashing and the rupee hitting a record low of 62 to the dollar on Friday, Finance Minister P Chidambaram appealed for calm and urged people not to spread panic saying that the sharp falls...
  • 25-year-old unemployed youth arrested for father's murder August 13, 2013

    A 25-year-old unemployed youth was arrested on Monday for allegedly bludgeoning to death his 59-year-old father at their house following an argument, police said. Harish Keshav Wasnik (59), a retired lecturer from Arts College in Nagpur, was found murdered on August 10. Police had initially registered a case of robbery and...
  • Greece approves scheme to fire thousands of public workers July 18, 2013

    Athens: Greece's shaky coalition government scraped through a vote on Wednesday on a bill to sack public sector workers as thousands chanting anti-austerity slogans protested outside parliament. The vote was the first major test for Prime Minister Antonis Samaras's two-party coalition since losing an ally over the abrupt shutdown of the...
  • 'US still a long way to address large scale unemployment' July 18, 2013

    Washington: Noting that the US still has a long way to go to address large scale unemployment, the White House today said the country's deficit is declining at the fastest pace since demobilisation after World War II. "We are seeing our deficits decline at the fastest pace since demobilisation after World...
  • Wall Street jumps; Dow, S&P 500 close at record highs July 12, 2013

    New York: The S&P 500 index and the Dow industrials closed on Thursday at record highs, a day after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said the US central bank will keep a loose monetary policy for some time to lower the unemployment rate. Bernanke said after the market's close on Wednesday...
  • More cuts needed to balance British budget, say experts June 29, 2013

    London: A leading think tank here has observed despite spending cuts of 11.5 billion pounds (over $17 billion) as announced by British Chancellor George Osborne for 2015-16, it may not not be enough to balance government budgets in the medium term. According to Carl Emmerson, director of the Institute for...
  • Over 1.5 million workers change status before Saudi crackdown June 23, 2013

    Yiyadh: More than 1.5 million foreign workers in Saudi Arabia have changed their residence status since April ahead of a planned crackdown on illegally registered expatriates in the world's leading oil exporter, the labour ministry said on Saturday. Saudi Arabia is trying to reduce a black market in labour among the...
  • Assam won't allow misunderstanding among people: Gogoi June 9, 2013

    Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Saturday said the state will not allow anti-social elements to create misunderstandings among its people in the name of foreign nationals, religion, language or caste. Speaking on the occasion of celebrating the second anniversary of his government's third tenure, Gogoi said: "We will...
  • BJP youth wing to target rural and unskilled youth June 3, 2013

    New Delhi: With an eye on upcoming polls, the youth wing of BJP has planed to target the rural and unskilled youth who are most affected by unemployment and inflation. The decision was taken at the first National Executive meeting of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha which concluded in Delhi. The meeting...
  • WB chit fund scam: What forces people to invest in ponzi schemes? May 14, 2013

    Kolkata: As the Calcutta High Court begins hearing pleas seeking a CBI probe into the Sharada group chit fund scam on Tuesday, CNN-IBN has found that it is unemployment and stunted industrial and agricultural growth in the state that is forcing people to invest in ponzi schemes. Seventy-year-old Sunil Sarkar recounts...
  • Meghalaya: Mukul Sangma admits growing unemployment April 10, 2013

    Shillong: Admitting that Meghalaya faces a growing unemployment problem, Chief Minister Mukul Sangma on Tuesday said the jobless youths in the state were many more than those recorded in the employment exchange register. "There is a growing unemployment in the state and this is reflected in the register of the employment...
  • US unemployment rate falls to 7.6 per cent April 5, 2013

    Washington: Unemployment rate in the United States dropped to 7.6 per cent in March, as against 7.7 per cent the previous month, with addition of some 88,000 jobs, according to latest job figures on Friday. "Both the number of unemployed persons, at 11.7 million, and the unemployment rate, at 7.6...
  • WB: Tea garden workers seek CM's permission to kill themselves March 25, 2013

    Jalpaiguri: Workers of tea gardens in Jalpaiguri district in West Bengal are battling acute poverty and unemployment since the tea gardens shut down 10 years ago. The workers are now seeking permission to kill themselves as the extreme situation has even driven many to sell off their women to the...
  • Akhilesh blames BSP regime for unemployment in UP February 23, 2013

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Friday lashed out at the previous BSP regime for failing to create employment opportunities as well as rampant corruption following which some of its ministers were later arrested. Intervening on the debate on Governor's address in the Assembly, Akhilesh said that had...
  • Global jobless to hit record 200 million in 2013 January 22, 2013

    Geneva: The global jobless queue will stretch to more than 200 million people in 2013, the International Labour Organization (ILO) said in its annual report on Tuesday, repeating a warning it has made at the start of each of the last six years. The UN jobs watchdog estimates unemployment will...
  • Infosys to fire up to 5,000 workers: Reports January 4, 2013

    Mumbai: Infosys is planning to lay off up to 5,000 employees as the software services provider looks to cut costs and boost sales, The Economic Times reported on Friday. The report came as Infosys Ltd executive co-chairman S Gopalakrishnan was quoted by other media reports as saying 2013 will be...
  • Arranging jobs for youth a serious challenge: Akhilesh November 4, 2012

    Lucknow: Admitting that arranging jobs for youth was a serious challenge before the Uttar Pradesh government, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday said efforts are being made to woo industrialists to invest in the state. Addressing convocation of a private university here, Akhilesh said, "To arrange jobs for the...
  • US unemployment report likely to be out today November 2, 2012

    With the final report on the unemployment of the US likely to be out on Friday, speculations are on that how will it affect the prospects of President Barack Obama of a re-election. ...
  • Eurozone unemployment rises to new record November 1, 2012

    London: Unemployment in the 17-country eurozone hit a record high of 11.6 per cent in September, official figures showed on Wednesday, a sign the economy is deteriorating as governments struggle to get a grip on their three-year debt crisis. The rate reported by Eurostat, the EU's statistics office, was up...