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  • Working long hours may increase risk of heart disease 2 days ago

    Seoul: Are you a workaholic? Your habit may increase your risk of heart disease! Working for more than 40-hours a week may increase one's risk of developing coronary heart disease, or narrowing of the blood vessels that supply blood and oxygen to the heart, a new study has warned. "The longer...
  • Well water in Goa beach villages has worms: Public Works Department Minister 6 days ago

    Panaji: Well water in tourism-oriented coastal Goan villages is so bad that it is infested with worms, Public Works Department Minister Sudin Dhavalikar said on Friday. "In Calangute, if you put your hand in the water, germs cling on to your hands," said Dhavalikar, whose ministry is responsible for collection, treatment...
  • Assam set up panel to probe tea garden work conditions 1 week ago

    Guwahati: The Assam government on Thursday set up a judicial inquiry commission to study the working conditions in the tea gardens of the state. The commission to be headed by a retired judge will study the implementation of the Plantation Labour Act in the tea gardens and suggest suitable measures for...
  • J&K floods: About 385 tons of relief material dispatched to Srinagar, says Rajnath Singh 1 week ago

    As a tragedy of epic proportions unfolded in the worst-ever floods to hit Kashmir in 109 years after heavy rains from September 2, the death toll was stated to be around 250. Authorities fear that the number of dead could be higher. ...
  • Centre's help to flood-hit J&K impressed Congress leaders: Parrikar 1 week ago

    Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has said the Centre's quick assistance to the Jammu and Kashmir government following the massive floods has even impressed some Congress leaders. "There were three Congress veterans and Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah who praised Narendra Modi Government for the help that was...
  • Titagarh Wagon Limited issues suspension of work notice September 6, 2014

    Barasat: The Titagarh Wagon Limited issued suspension of work notice at one of its two units at Titagarh in North 24 Parganas district. The management put up the suspension of work notice at the gate of the unit. The company chairman J P Chowdhary said "this aroused out of indiscipline...
  • Chhattisgarh Congress announces new working unit August 13, 2014

    The main opposition Congress on Wednesday formed a new working unit comprising around 150 members keeping in view the municipal polls to be held by year-end. Chhattisgarh Pradesh Congress Committee chief Bhupesh Baghel announced the new working unit, with a treasurer, six vice presidents, 13 general secretaries and 48 secretaries....
  • Indians know to disconnect from work on holiday, says survey August 12, 2014

    Mumbai: Most Indians find it easy to stay away from their mobile devices while on holiday and try to use the time to forget about work, a recent global travel industry survey result released on Tuesday said. The Hotels.com global survey, which looks at digital holiday habits across 28 different...
  • Govt to launch website to encourage research work August 7, 2014

    To provide impetus to academic researches, Uttar Pradeshgovernment would develop a website on which research papers belonging to all the universities across the world would be uploaded. "To maintain quality of research works and to check repetition, a research portal will be developed through UP State High Education Council," Principal Secretary, higher...
  • Pune landslide: Death toll rises to 144, rain hampers rescue work August 5, 2014

    Pune: A week after a devastating landslide swept away 40 homes in Malin village at Pune's Ambegaon, the death toll has risen to 144 on Tuesday. Rain and marshy land mass created by mud continued to hamper movement of JCBs and other heavy equipment pressed into service to remove the debris,...
  • People who work longer smoke more: Study July 28, 2014

    London: Smoking is linked to working hours, according to new research which found that people who work longer smoke more. People who work long hours find it harder to quit smoking, and those who have given up are more at risk of starting again, researchers said. The study by researchers at...
  • 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...