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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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Those with evil designs will be taught befitting lessons by our soldiers if they cross the line: Naidu

Those with evil designs will be taught befitting lessons by our soldiers if they cross the line: Naidu

New Delhi, July 23 (UNI) Issuing a warning to Pakistan for aiding and abetting terror, NDA nominee for Vice Presidential poll Venkaiah Naidu today said that if those with evil designs and ulterior motives cross the line, they would be taught "befitting lessons" by our brave soldiers.

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23 Jul 2017 | 3:52 PM
Path for Ram Temple at Ayodhya will be cleared before 2019 LS polls: Sakshi

Path for Ram Temple at Ayodhya will be cleared before 2019 LS polls: Sakshi

Vrindavan, Jul 23 (UNI) Controversial BJP MP from Unnao Sakshi Maharaj has unleashed a flurry by announcing here that the NDA government will go to the 2019 Lok Sabha polls after construction work of the much awaited Ram Temple at Ayodhya.

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23 Jul 2017 | 2:42 PM
Charge sheet against Gayatri Prajapati for lodging fake cases against UP IPS officer, wife

Charge sheet against Gayatri Prajapati for lodging fake cases against UP IPS officer, wife

Lucknow, Jul 23 (UNI) Lucknow police is likely to submit charge sheet against former Uttar Pradesh minister Gayatri Prasad Prajapati in the case registered by activist Dr Nutan Thakur at Gomtinagar police station in connection with her along with her husband IPS officer Amitabh Thakur's implication in various criminal cases.

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23 Jul 2017 | 2:37 PM
Constructing  building over roads, Rly tracks-a solution to shrinking urban spaces?

Constructing building over roads, Rly tracks-a solution to shrinking urban spaces?

New Delhi, Jul 23 (UNI) Constructing building in air space over roads, railway tracks and water bodies is the out of the box solution presented before the Union Ministry of Urban development here.

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23 Jul 2017 | 2:51 PM
RERA will hit fly-by-night operators: Key Construction player

RERA will hit fly-by-night operators: Key Construction player

New Delhi, Jul 23 (UNI) Even as the newly enacted the Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA) Act is a path-breaking and a game changer law; the players and builders need to be cautious as many operators had to pull down their shutters once the law was enforced in Dubai.

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23 Jul 2017 | 3:24 PM
Women's World Cup: Modi wishes 'Best of Luck' to women's team for finals

Women's World Cup: Modi wishes 'Best of Luck' to women's team for finals

New Delhi, Jul 23 (UNI) Prime Minister Narendra today wished Best of Luck to Indian Women's cricket team for the finals against England at Lords.

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23 Jul 2017 | 4:16 PM
UP Assembly to continue till Tuesday; House to condole death of sitting member tomorrow

UP Assembly to continue till Tuesday; House to condole death of sitting member tomorrow

Lucknow, Jul 23 (UNI) Amid boycott by the opposition members of the budget session, Uttar Pradesh Assembly is slated to be extended for a day till Tuesday next, officials said here today adding that the Assembly would be adjourned after paying tributes to the death of the sitting member while tomorrow's agenda would be taken on Tuesday.

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23 Jul 2017 | 3:19 PM
Those with evil designs will be taught befitting lessons by our soldiers if they cross the line: Naidu

Those with evil designs will be taught befitting lessons by our soldiers if they cross the line: Naidu

23 Jul 2017 | 3:52 PM

New Delhi, July 23 (UNI) Issuing a warning to Pakistan for aiding and abetting terror, NDA nominee for Vice Presidential poll Venkaiah Naidu today said that if those with evil designs and ulterior motives cross the line, they would be taught "befitting lessons" by our brave soldiers.

Ill management of funds affected CMPFO members  financial health

Ill management of funds affected CMPFO members financial health

23 Jul 2017 | 10:15 AM

New Delhi, Jul 23 (UNI) Non-implementation of recommendation of the actuary led to acute deficit in Pension Fund, incorrect diversion of funds from Provident Fund (PF) account to Pension Fund account, non-adherence to the government’s guidelines for investment fund of own employees have adversely affected the financial interests of the members of the Coal Mines Provident Fund Organisation (CMPFO), the public expenditure watchdog report said.

HIV and cancer teams double up to seek out new disease killers

HIV and cancer teams double up to seek out new disease killers

22 Jul 2017 | 7:11 PM

By Kate Kelland, Health and Science Correspondent LONDON, Jul 22 (Reuters) HIV experts at an international conference starting today are keenly courting colleagues in oncology to explore whether advances in harnessing the immune system against cancer can help the search for a cure for AIDS.

JPCC celebrates 26th death anniversary of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi

21 May 2017 | 6:22 PM

Ranchi, May 21 (UNI) The Jharkhand Pradesh Congress Committee today paid floral tributes to former Prime Minister Bharat Ratna late Rajiv Gandhi on his 26th death anniversary which was celebrated by the party as ‘Shahdat Diwas’.

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