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  • Women and minority communities bear the burnt of layoff at workplace more, study says 29-03-2014 12:21 PM

    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...
  • 'How to Poo on a Date', a book on awkward dating problem gets odd book award 21-03-2014 04:28 PM

    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,...
  • The curious case of the working mother: What I learnt from my 12-year-old daughter 07-03-2014 03:13 PM

    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 28-02-2014 08:37 PM

    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....
  • CM allots additional funds to flood-hit areas, asks officials to speed up work 26-02-2014 09:56 AM

    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...
  • Plastic waste, fly ash to be used to build roads in Rajasthan 23-02-2014 03:32 PM

    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...
  • Rahul chairs CWC meeting, discusses LS poll manifesto 22-02-2014 09:32 AM

    New Delhi: As part of preparations for the Lok Sabha polls, Rahul Gandhi interacted with members of the Congress Working Committee on the strategy ahead and the issues to be stressed. Rahul's interaction came at a time when the AICC is in the midst of formulating a manifesto through an...
  • Harish Rawat suspends PWD engineer for financial irregularities 18-02-2014 07:57 AM

    Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Monday suspended an executive engineer of the Public Works Department for financial irregularities, and ordered a departmental inquiry into the matter. Executive engineer Badlu Ram was suspended with immediate effect, according to an official release. On complaints that Ram, when posted in Pithoragarh, misused...
  • How to survive your first day work: 11 pro-tips every beginner needs 24-01-2014 04:16 PM

    Your first day is here. Whether it's shifting from one industry to a whole new one, starting afresh with a new job or kickstarting your professional career, first day at the workplace is frightening. Especially, when you've left the job that you had established yourself in, become comfortable with and...
  • SP worker complains against hooliganism, minister thrashes him 21-01-2014 02:17 PM

    More embarrassment for Samajwadi Party as now a minister in the Samajwadi Party government of Uttar Pradesh first slapped a party worker, who complained of hooliganism, and then punched him at a meeting in Varanasi. Surendra Patel, state minister for Public Works Department (PWD), on Monday evening slapped the party...
  • Andhra Pradesh CM not to attend AICC meeting in New Delhi 16-01-2014 11:15 PM

    Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy will not attend the All India Congress Committee (AICC) meeting in New Delhi tomorrow because of the ongoing winter session of the state legislature. In a letter to AICC general secretary Janardhan Dwivedi on Thursday night, the AP Chief Minister expressed his...
  • Rahul Gandhi as PM candidate: CWC to meet amid divergent views 16-01-2014 06:09 PM

    Amid divergent views in the Congress on whether party vice president Rahul Gandhi should be projected as the prime ministerial candidate, the apex Congress Working Committee (CWC) will be meeting on Thursday. It will finalise the draft resolution for the All India Congress Committee (AICC) meeting on Friday. Thursday's meeting...
  • Rahul may not be named PM nominee yet, but may be given Sonia's role 16-01-2014 09:42 AM

    New Delhi: The Congress Working Committee is set to meet on Thursday to approve the resolution for the AICC session on Friday. CNN-IBN has learned that the resolution will be an economic and a political one. It will talk of inclusive growth, inflation and corruption. When it comes to the...
  • Hilarious dedications to bosses on Twitter you shouldn't miss 14-01-2014 06:42 PM

    Twitterattis seemed to be celebrating their own version of Boss Day on the social networking website. #MySongForMyBoss has created quite the buzz on Twitter with people posting tongue-in-cheek songs dedicated to their bosses. From 'Arrey ruk ja re bande' to 'Khoon choos le', people have really gone creative. Wonder how...
  • Goa building collapse: Rescue work resumes, CM says survivors unlikely 07-01-2014 04:46 PM

    Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Tuesday said the rescue operations have resumed but there were no chances of any survivors. An unconstructed building collapsed on Saturday in Canacona that left 18 people dead. Around 21 people have been rescued but many were feared to be trapped. Parrikar said,...
  • AP: Major fire in chemical factory, no casualty 06-01-2014 04:42 PM

    Nalgonda: A huge fire gutted a chemical factory in Bibinagar area of Nalgonda in Andhra Pradesh on Monday but no one was hurt, police said. There were no injuries or casualty in the mishap, they said. The blaze started in the agro-chemical factory at around 11.15 am and the flames...
  • Dubai 2014 fireworks display breaks Guinness world record 01-01-2014 05:21 PM

    Dubai has ushered in 2014 with more than half a million fireworks spectacle, breaking the world record for the largest such display ever, Guinness World records said on Wednesday. Ten months in planning, over 500,000 fireworks were used during the display on the New Year's Eve which lasted around six...
  • Satyendra Kumar Jain, an Architect-turned-minister 28-12-2013 05:52 PM

    Satyendra Kumar Jain, an architect by profession, quit his job with Central Public Works Department (CPWD) due to prevailing corruption in the Department and turned to politics. An MLA from Shakur Basti, 49-year-old Jain defeated BJP's Shyam Lal Garg by a margin of 7,062 votes. Jain, among six MLAs, has...
  • Our representative "ill-treated" at BCCI meeting: RCA 28-12-2013 01:30 PM

    Chennai: The Rajasthan Cricket Association on Saturday claimed that its representative Mehmood Abdi was ill-treated and not allowed to attend the BCCI Working Committee meeting to explain how his client and banned former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi was allowed to contest RCA elections. In an e-mail to BCCI Secretary Sanjay...
  • Corporate India taking more steps against harassment at work: survey 16-12-2013 10:32 AM

    New Delhi: A year after the December 16 Delhi gangrape, awareness is on the rise in the corporate world as well. A study conducted by industry body Assocham has found that there has been a rise in Corporate India putting in place institutional mechanisms to deal with sexual harassment cases....
  • Muzaffarnagar relief camps: UP govt fails, NGOs, people come forward 15-12-2013 02:47 PM

    Muzaffarnagar: Even as Supreme Court has taken notice of the miserable state of affairs at the Muzaffarnagar relief camps, the Uttar Pradesh government continues to face massive criticism for its relief work. Now NGOs and other good Samaritans have come forward to fill in the gap. The relief camp in...
  • Tarun Tejpal faces law in Goa: Fall of Tehelka founder 29-11-2013 05:52 PM

    New Delhi: Two weeks ago Tarun Tejpal was one of India's most powerful journalists, editor-in-chief of the respected magazine Tehelka and owner of a growing empire that included resorts, a nightclub, and the prestigious Think India annual conference. Now he is in Goa trying to save himself from the clutches...
  • The complete email trail of the Tarun Tejpal sexual assault case 28-11-2013 12:43 PM

    The Tehelka story unfolded in a series of leaked internal emails over a period of roughly 20 days. Here are some excerpts from what transpired in official and unofficial communication between the alleged victim, Tejpal and former Managing Editor Shoma Chaudhury. Please note that most of the emails were not...
  • Sexual assault: Goa Police summons Tarun Tejpal, issues lookout notice 27-11-2013 08:42 AM

    Panaji: The Goa Police has summoned Tehelka Founder-Editor Tarun Tejpal to present himself before the investigators at the earliest, say sources. This even as the complainant's statement will be recorded before the magistrate in connection with her sexual assault allegations against Tejpal. The police have also issued a lookout notice...
  • Tejpal sexual assault: Complainant being pressured, says her mother 27-11-2013 07:59 AM

    New Delhi: Trouble seems to be mounting for Tehelka Founder-Editor Tarun Tejpal who is accused of sexual assault. The complainant's mother has now told the police that her daughter is being pressured. Meanwhile, the complainant is likely to record her statement before a magistrate on Wednesday. A Goa Police team...
  • Goa Police issues alert for Tarun Tejpal at all ports, airports 26-11-2013 06:01 PM

    Panaji: The Goa Police has issued an immigration check post alert for Tehelka Founder-Editor Tarun Tejpal at all ports and airports of the country after an FIR was lodged against him on Friday for allegedly sexual assaulting a woman journalist. "As a normal drill, have alerted all border check posts...
  • No interim relief for Tejpal, anticipatory bail hearing on Wednesday 26-11-2013 12:06 PM

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has refused to provide any interim relief to Tehelka Editor-in-Chief Tarun Tejpal even as it will hear his anticipatory bail plea on Wednesday. Tejpal's lawyers have alleged that the Goa Police is showing undue interest in the case and have registered a suo-moto case...
  • Sexual assault: Tejpal blames BJP, says it was light-hearted banter 26-11-2013 11:01 AM

    New Delhi: Tehelka Editor-in-Chief Tarun Tejpal has yet again defended himself in the sexual assault case against him reverting to his 'drunken banter' version. In fact, in another shocking statement, he has pointed fingers at the Goa Police and the Bharatiya Janata Party government in the state for hatching a...
  • Sexual assault: Goa Police likely to quiz Tarun Tejpal in Delhi today 23-11-2013 07:48 AM

    New Delhi: A Goa Police team is likely to reach Delhi on Saturday morning to question Tehelka Editor Tarun Tejpal in the sexual assault case against him and they haven't ruled out arresting him. They are likely to ask the Tehelka Editor to join the probe after taking into possession...
  • Sexual assault case: Is the incident a wake up call for media industry? 22-11-2013 07:36 PM

    One of the India's best known journalists and former editor-in-chief of Tehelka magazine - Tarun Tejpal is facing the heat over allegations that he sexually assaulted a woman colleague. Even though he apologised to the young journalist and stepped aside from Tehelka for six months but there is a growing...