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Unions upset over draft wage rules

The draft rules that would govern wages, including norms for minimum wages and fixing floor-level wages, were published by the Union Labour and Employment Ministry on Friday, leading some workers’ unions to raise concerns about the potentially low floor wages. As part of its labour law reform agenda, the Narendra …

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PM highlights J&K move in Bangkok

India has eliminated a big reason behind the sowing of seeds of terrorism and separatism, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said here on Saturday, in a clear reference to the withdrawal of the special status of Jammu and Kashmir and reorganising the State. Addressing the Indian diaspora here, Mr. Modi said …

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MEPs’ meetings were watched

At least six civil society groups, comprising 50 local people, which met the 27-member fact-finding delegation of the Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) recently in Srinagar were headed by ex-Army personnel. Sources privy to the meetings held between the MEPs, drawn from the far-right parties, and the civil society …

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‘Evolve consensus on tackling air pollution’

Concerned over the unprecedented situation triggered by increasing air pollution in Delhi, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi underlining the need for evolving consensus on tackling the issue, rising above political affiliations and regional considerations. Source : https://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/evolve-consensus-on-tackling-air-pollution/article29867884.ece

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New Indian map shows UTs of J&K and Ladakh

The Survey of India has redrawn the map of India to depict the newly formed Union Territories (UT) of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) and Ladakh. Areas such as Gilgit, Gilgit Wazarat, Chilhas and the Tribal Territory of 1947 that have been occupied by Pakistan are included in the Ladakh UT. …

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Can’t intervene in Pak. denial of airspace: ICAO

The United Nations aviation watchdog, International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), is “not empowered to intervene” in the affairs of a country and will examine inputs from both India and Pakistan before it takes a decision to pursue the issue of denial of overflight to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s aircraft during …

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No light down the rabbit hole of online political advertising

While Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has said his company would no longer accept political advertisements, the online ecosystem of such advertising is dominated by Facebook and Google. Facebook gets much more advertiser interest because of the level of targeting available, as well as the possibility of engagement through comments, likes, …

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