Unemployment

  • Inspired by Mumbai tiffin service, NDMC opens canteen by women 13-07-2014 05:22 PM

    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...
  • Modi asks Odisha voters to ensure BJP wins all 21 Lok Sabha seats 11-02-2014 03:18 PM

    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 26-01-2014 03:14 PM

    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...
  • State government to give shops on loan to unemployed youngsters 08-01-2014 05:30 PM

    The Uttarakhand government will soon launch a self-employment scheme for the unemployed youngstersof 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...
  • Rajnath attacks Congress over corruption, unemployment 06-01-2014 09:44 AM

    BJP chief Rajnath Singh on Sundayblamed Congress for corruption, unemployment and poverty inthe country six decades after it had gained independence.Exhorting people to bring BJP to power, Singh said thecountry was facing a huge crisis of unemployment and povertydespite not lacking any natural resources. Referring to former BJP Prime Minister...
  • Thousands return to Kerala as Saudi's Nitaqat law leaves them jobless 15-11-2013 08:59 AM

    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 25-09-2013 01:22 PM

    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...
  • Dubai: Unemployed Indian man kills wife to avoid paying her alimony, arrested 24-09-2013 07:21 AM

    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....
  • Nawaz Sharif unveils schemes for youth, underprivileged 21-09-2013 10:27 PM

    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...
  • Jobless man hangs self in Muzaffarnagar 29-08-2013 02:32 PM

    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...
  • 50 years later, thousands converge to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr.'s 'dream' speech 26-08-2013 09:22 AM

    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...
  • After markets crash, FM says steps to tackle economic crisis being taken 16-08-2013 07:12 PM

    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 13-08-2013 03:19 AM

    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...
  • Greece approves scheme to fire thousands of public workers 18-07-2013 04:42 AM

    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...
  • 'US still a long way to address large scale unemployment' 18-07-2013 03:31 AM

    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...
  • Wall Street jumps; Dow, S&P 500 close at record highs 12-07-2013 08:50 AM

    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...
  • More cuts needed to balance British budget, say experts 29-06-2013 04:42 AM

    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 23-06-2013 06:31 AM

    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...
  • Assam won't allow misunderstanding among people: Gogoi 09-06-2013 01:33 AM

    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 03-06-2013 02:50 AM

    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...
  • WB chit fund scam: What forces people to invest in ponzi schemes? 14-05-2013 09:11 AM

    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...
  • Meghalaya: Mukul Sangma admits growing unemployment 10-04-2013 04:30 AM

    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...
  • US unemployment rate falls to 7.6 per cent 05-04-2013 07:19 PM

    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 25-03-2013 10:45 AM

    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...
  • Arranging jobs for youth a serious challenge: Akhilesh 04-11-2012 01:52 AM

    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 youth...