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  • Prefer self-attestation of documents for government work: Centre July 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The government has decided to do away with the necessity of filing affidavits from a gazetted officer or a notary for a big chunk of government-related work and instead preferred self-attestation of documents. It has also asked states to review the existing requirement of attaching such affidavits with...
  • China tells reporters to work within state media July 11, 2014

    Beijing: Chinese regulators have banned the country's journalists from sharing information they have obtained on the job with overseas media or publishing it in any venue, such as blogging sites, outside the media they are employed, in a move that critics say will further stifle press freedom and curb the...
  • India's working-age population to rise to 64 per cent by 2021: Survey July 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The proportion of working-age population in India is likely to increase from around 58 per cent in 2001 to more than 64 per cent by 2021, with a large number of young persons in the 20-35 age group, according to the pre-Budget Economic Survey 2013-14. India with a large...
  • Quick Quiz: Can you guess the literary works these Bollywood films are based on? July 7, 2014

    This is a good time to test your literary accomplishments. While these works of literature are popular and timeless, the characters in the films are familiar and vibrant. ...
  • Bosses use social media for personal purposes at work more than employees July 1, 2014

    London: Bosses are more likely to use social media for private purposes during working hours than their subordinates, a new study has found. The research from the University of Bergen (UiB), Norway, shows that managers are more critical of private use of social media at work. However, middle managers and top...
  • I&B Minister Prakash Javadekar acts tough, sends back late comers June 30, 2014

    New Delhi: In a stern step to change the lax attitude of government employees, the Information & Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar sent all those who came late to work on Monday on casual leave. Javadekar was on an inspection on Monday morning in his ministry when he found that majority of...
  • Dilemma of a working mother: Why should we have to choose June 26, 2014

    My generation of mothers is not the first one to have a full-time job and raise a family. I can't speak with any authority of what their work-life balance looked like. This post is only about Indian mothers like me in this day and age, who live in cities, are...
  • 'Like a rolling stone' could bring 2 million USD at auction June 24, 2014

    New York: One of the most popular songs of all time, Bob Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone," could bring between $1 million and $2 million at auction. A working draft of the finished song in Dylan's own hand is being offered by Sotheby's on Tuesday. The draft is written in pencil on...
  • Government suspends 9 engineers for sub-standard work in irrigation project June 24, 2014

    Chhattisgarh Government has suspended five assistant engineers and four sub-engineers of Water Resources Department over irregularities in execution of an irrigation project in Bilaspur division, a top official said. The irregularities related to extension, renovation and modernisation of canals under Minimata Bango dam project. The officials were suspended after the Department's...
  • Kedarnath temple committee unhappy with ASI restoration work June 16, 2014

    The Kedarnath temple committee has expressed dissatisfaction over the restoration work being carried out by ASI at the shrine which was damaged in last year's flash floods in Uttarakhand, but the government agency has squarely rejected these claims. Ganesh Godiyal, president of Badri Kedar Temple Committee, has said that the Archaeological...
  • White House to host event to discuss state of working dads June 10, 2014

    Washington: In an endeavour to explore policies and best practices for men to maintain balance between work and family, the White House will hold an event to explore the state of "working dads". "We are hosting an event to explore the state of working dads, including the challenges dads...
  • 2,000 contractual labourers court arrest, demand 'equal work for equal pay' June 7, 2014

    Over 2,000 contractual labourers of aluminium manufacturer Vedanta Balco courted arrest on Friday to press their demands including Employees' Provident Fund and equal work for equal pay in Chhattisgarh's Korba district. A large number of Vedanta Balco labourers gathered at Ambedkar Stadium to court mass arrest, after which more than 2,000...
  • Two PWD officials suspended over corruption charges June 5, 2014

    Two Public Works Department (PWD) officials in Chhattisgarh have been suspended for corruption and allegedly committing irregularities. Maddheshwar Prasad, Executive Engineer (in-charge) PWD's Balodabazar division, and Assistant Engineer at the office of Engineer in-Chief (Raipur) Rajesh Kumar Verma were suspended on Wednesday, an official statement said on Thursday. The action against...
  • 65-year-old Santosh Gangwar makes his way to Modi cabinet June 14, 2014

    65-year-old Santosh Gangwar has been a Lok Sabha member since 1989 barring 2009, when he lost by a narrow margin. He was the chief whip of BJP in 14th Lok Sabha. This time he has won from Bareilly by a margin of over two lakh votes. Gangwar, who is associated with...
  • Sharad Pawar praises Narendra Modi for his hard work May 20, 2014

    New Delhi: After Narendra Modi's stunning win in the Lok Sabha elections, UPA ally and NCP chief Sharad Pawar has now praised the Prime Minister-designate for his hard work. He said, "Narendra Modi works hard, that is a fact. During our tenure I had a good equation with him, for...
  • Congress refuses to learn from poll debacle, Sonia, Rahul not to quit May 20, 2014

    New Delhi: High drama was witnessed at the Congress Working Committee meeting on Monday as no major changes were carried out in the organisation and party leaders also rejected Congress President Sonia Gandhi and party's Vice President Rahul Gandhi's resignation offer over the party's debilitating rout in the Lok Sabha...
  • CWC meeting underway to review party's worst ever electoral performance May 19, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress Working Committee meeting began on Monday to review party's worst ever electoral performance in the Lok Sabha polls as the party just won 44 seats in the 543-member House. The meeting is being held at the party headquarters. All the members of the CWC including Prime Minister...
  • CWC may resign en masse over poll debacle to shield Rahul: Sources May 19, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress Working Committee may resign en masse over the humiliating defeat the party suffered in the Lok Sabha elections, sources said on Monday. The sources added that the CWC members will endorse their president Sonia Gandhi's line of taking collective responsibility in a bid to shield their...
  • Congress meet to review debacle today, Sonia, Rahul unlikely to quit May 19, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress party is set to review the party's election debacle at the working committee meet on Monday. Sources say that a review panel is likely to be appointed to analyse why the party failed to get even 50 seats in the Lok Sabha elections. Sources say that...
  • Meerut riots: District administration bans fireworks till May 17 May 15, 2014

    Following last week's communal clashes here, the local administration has enforced a ban on the sale and use of fireworks in Meerut district with effect from on Wednesday till May 17 to prevent any fresh eruption of trouble when Lok Sabha poll results are declared. According to district collector Navdeep Rinwa,...
  • Uttarakhand's Nandadevi Raj Jaat yatra to begin on August 17 May 13, 2014

    Uttarakhand's famous Nandadevi Raj Jaat yatra, which is held every 12 years, will begin this year on August 17. Held every twelve years through the hill districts of Uttarakhand, the dates for the pilgrimage were announced on Monday after Chief Minister Harish Rawat held a meeting in Dehradun to review preparations...
  • State orders change of working hours in Jammu from May 1 April 26, 2014

    Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir government has ordered to change the working hours in the government offices and educational institutions with effect from May 1, 2014. As per an official order issued by Divisional Commissioner Jammu, the working hours in the government offices and educational institutions have been changed wef May 1,...
  • West Bengal number one in expenditure under 100-day scheme: Mamata April 24, 2014

    Kolkata: Quoting the Union Rural Development Ministry, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said that West Bengal had emerged number one in terms of expenditure on employment generation under the 100-days work scheme. "West Bengal is now number one state in the country in terms of expenditure on employment generation under...
  • 66-year-old actor Arnold Schwarzenegger spends 2 hours a day in the gym; performs his own stunts April 17, 2014

    London: Hollywood action star Arnold Schwarzenegger has revealed that he still performs the stunts on his own despite his age. The 66-year-old actor, who has performed all his stunts in the latest film 'Sabotage', said it is a part of his job, reported Daily Express. "I still get picked up and thrashed...
  • Women and minority communities bear the burnt of layoff at workplace more, study says March 29, 2014

    New York: Current corporate layoff practices focusing on positions and tenure, rather than worker performance are inimical to maintaining workplace equality, a new research has found. Women and people from minority communities bear the burnt of such downsizing polices -- reducing diversity at workplace, the study said. "Downsizing is increasingly done in...
  • 'How to Poo on a Date', a book on awkward dating problem gets odd book award March 21, 2014

    A tongue-in-cheek book that purports to deal with an awkward but critical issue, 'How to Poo on a Date', scooped an award for the Oddest Book Title of the Year on Friday. The winner of the Diagram Prize, awarded annually since 1978 and based on a public vote since 2000, beat...
  • The curious case of the working mother: What I learnt from my 12-year-old daughter March 7, 2014

    Twenty years ago, when I graduated from Business School, I believed, like so many other women, that I would have it all. I was lucky. I had choices that women in earlier generations did not have. I could choose my job, my partner and the kind of life I wanted...
  • Pandove questions Srinivasan at BCCI Working Committee meet on India's overseas defeats February 28, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Former BCCI treasurer and Punjab Cricket Association secretary MP Pandove on Friday was the only member in the BCCI working committee to raise questions about India's disastrous performance in the recently concluded series in South Africa and New Zealand. India lost both Test and ODI series in both countries. Mahendra Singh...
  • CM allots additional funds to flood-hit areas, asks officials to speed up work February 26, 2014

    Asking officials to immediately start work on projects cleared by Project Implementation Units in the calamity-hit areas, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat said an additional sum of Rs 125 crore will be given to districts to speed up reconstruction work. The Chief Minister issued the directives while reviewing the progress of...
  • Plastic waste, fly ash to be used to build roads in Rajasthan February 23, 2014

    In an innovative way to save environment, Rajasthan Public Works Department (PWD) Minister Yunus Khan has approved a project to build roads by using plastic waste and fly ash in Jaipur and Dausa districts. A total of 24 roads - 19 in Jaipur and five in Dausa - would be built...