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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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President inaugurates World Conference on Environment

President inaugurates World Conference on Environment

New Delhi, Mar 25 (UNI) Stressing on the need for efforts to check environmental degradation in the country, President Pranab Mukherjee today welcomed the fact that conservation has now become inclusive and participatory due to sensitization of people in general and firm political will on part of governments all across.

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25 Mar 2017 | 5:05 PM
PM Modi to share his thoughts in Mann Ki Baat radio broadcast tomorrow

PM Modi to share his thoughts in Mann Ki Baat radio broadcast tomorrow

New Delhi, Mar 25 (UNI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will share his thoughts on a number of themes and issues in 'Mann Ki Baat' programme of All India Radio at 11 AM tomorrow.

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25 Mar 2017 | 7:05 PM
Doval meets US Defence Secy Mattis, other top officials of Trump Admin

Doval meets US Defence Secy Mattis, other top officials of Trump Admin

New Delhi/Washington, Mar 25 (UNI) National Security Adviser Ajit Doval met US Defence Secretary James Mattis in Washington last night and discussed expansion of Indo-US ties and deepening of cooperation to meet the challenge of terrorism.

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25 Mar 2017 | 1:56 PM
Gorakhpur decks up to welcome Adityanath: hoardings say "Yogi to be PM in 2024"

Gorakhpur decks up to welcome Adityanath: hoardings say "Yogi to be PM in 2024"

Gorakhpur, Mar 25 (UNI) Gorakhpur, the constituency Mr Yogi Adityanath represented for the last five terms as a Member of Parliament, woke up today with a new vigor to greet him on his maiden visit to the place after becoming the CM.

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25 Mar 2017 | 11:49 AM
Amit Shah calls for MCDs free from Cong & AAP, confident of BJP win in MCD polls

Amit Shah calls for MCDs free from Cong & AAP, confident of BJP win in MCD polls

New Delhi, Mar 25 (UNI) Exuding confidence that his party would repeat in the coming MCD polls the success achieved in the recent assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, BJP President Amit Shah today urged party workers to work towards ensuring the party's win.

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25 Mar 2017 | 6:08 PM
Word Bank to give 100 million dollars IDA credit for improving Uttarakhand health services

Word Bank to give 100 million dollars IDA credit for improving Uttarakhand health services

New Delhi, Mar 25 (UNI) The World Bank will finance expansion of quality health services in Uttarakhand with an IDA credit of 100 million dollars.

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25 Mar 2017 | 2:07 PM
Kejriwal vows to end residential house tax in MCD

Kejriwal vows to end residential house tax in MCD

New Delhi, Mar 25 (UNI) Ahead of the MCD polls, Aam Aadmi Party convenor Arvind Kejriwal today vowed to abolish residential house in Municipal Corporations and waive off all arrears of such taxes, if his party is voted to power.

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25 Mar 2017 | 12:47 PM

YSRCP expresses concern in Assembly over migration of farm labourers

25 Mar 2017 | 7:00 PM

Amaravathi, Mar 25 (UNI) Opposition YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) has expressed concern over the migration of farm labourers to the neighbouring states seeking livelihood due lack of work in Andhra Pradesh and alleged that the government had failed in providing them work through the NREGA.

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25 Mar 2017 | 5:44 PM

Ahmedabad, Mar 25 (UNI) The Ahmedabad Sugar markeat ruled stady here today.

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