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Parliament approves Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2016

Parliament approves Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2016

New Delhi, Mar 20 (UNI) Parliament today gave its approval to the amendments brought in the Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2016 with the Rajya Sabha passing the amended bill with a voice vote. The amended bill which was moved by Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya, seeks to increase maternity benefit from 12 weeks to 26 weeks for two surviving children and 12 weeks for more than two children. On March 9, the Lok Sabha had passed the amended bill. Deputy Chairman P J Kurien said the Bill was already passed by both the Houses and there was only minor amendments for which it was to be taken up once again. The Bill was then passed with a voice vote. The Maternity Benefit Act, 1961 protects the employment of women during the time of her maternity and entitles her 'maternity benefit' - that is full paid absence from work - to take care of her child. The act is applicable to all establishments employing 10 or more persons. The amendments to Maternity Benefit Act, 1961 will help 1.8 million (approx) women workforce in organised sector. UNI RBE AE 1922

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BJP's 2019 poll plans guided by Opp. challenge, fear of anti-incumbency

BJP's 2019 poll plans guided by Opp. challenge, fear of anti-incumbency

New Delhi, Apr 23 (UNI) Out of 109 seats BJP won in 2014 - from states like Bihar, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat - the BJP poll strategists today feel the tally can only dip down in 2019 Lok Sabha polls.

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23 Apr 2017 | 10:43 AM
Delhi LG Anil Baijal casts vote for MCD polls

Delhi LG Anil Baijal casts vote for MCD polls

New Delhi, Apr 23 (UNI) Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal exercised his franchise for the MCD election, voting for which began here this morning.

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23 Apr 2017 | 10:01 AM
Voting begins for MCD polls; 2,537 candidates in fray

Voting begins for MCD polls; 2,537 candidates in fray

New Delhi, Apr 23 (UNI) Voting began this morning for the three Municipal Corporations in Delhi with a total of 2,537 candidates trying their luck in what looks to be a fierce electoral battle to gain control of the civic body in the national Capital.

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23 Apr 2017 | 8:44 AM
Mumbai emerge victorious in low scoring match, wins by 14 runs against Delhi

Mumbai emerge victorious in low scoring match, wins by 14 runs against Delhi

Mumbai, Apr 22 (UNI) Dominant Mumbai Indians defeated Delhi Daredevils and maintained their winning streak as they won the match by 14 runs at Wankhede Stadium here today.

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23 Apr 2017 | 10:00 AM
Govt keen for Indian handicrafts to counter machine-made products

Govt keen for Indian handicrafts to counter machine-made products

New Delhi, Apr 23 (UNI) Handicraft exports have seen a substantial rise in recent years from Rs 26212.

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23 Apr 2017 | 10:20 AM
Pakistan's Amir gets five-wicket haul against West Indies

Pakistan's Amir gets five-wicket haul against West Indies

Undated, Apr 23 (Reuters) Pakistan left-arm paceman Mohammad Amir claimed his first five-wicket haul since returning from a five-year ban on a rain-shortened second day of the first test against West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica.

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23 Apr 2017 | 10:01 AM

IMF members set aside trade split as French vote rattles nerves

Washington, Apr 23 (Reuters) International Monetary Fund members dropped a pledge to fight protectionism amid a split over trade policy and turned their attention to another looming threat to global economic integration: the first round of France's presidential election.

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23 Apr 2017 | 4:05 AM

Coal consumption has changed due to non-conventional power plant in Vizag steel plant

22 Apr 2017 | 10:22 PM

Visakhapatnam, Apr 22 (UNI) Union Steel minister Chaudhary Birender Singh today said there was a perceptual change in the consumption of coal because of the setting up of more non-conventional power plants in the country.

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