India: Corporate Watch
ENSURING MINIMUM WAGE IN PRIVATE SECTOR IS A MUST
Published 19-02-2010 10:40 GMT-0000
How many of our economic policy-makers are aware that one of the biggest and oldest multinational companies operating in the country with multi-location production units is, of late, using its manufacturing facility in China to import and market items such as toilet and kitchen cleaners in India?
LABOUR MINISTERSâ€™ CONFERENCE REFLECTS SOME WINDS OF CHANGE
Published 19-02-2010 10:35 GMT-0000
NEW DELHI: In the midst of preparations for the nationwide satyagraha/jail bharo protest action on March 5 by nine central trade union organisations (CTUOs), the Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC) chose to seek an appointment for itself with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. The move took the other eight CTUOs completely by surprise.
â€˜MAYAWATI HAS FAILED TO ENSURE SAFETY OF WOMENâ€™
Published 19-02-2010 06:11 GMT-0000
Published 19-02-2010 06:06 GMT-0000
LUCKNOW: There has been a substantial rise in the cases of atrocities on women ever since the Mayawati government assumed power in Uttar Pradesh in May 2007.
Published 19-02-2010 05:58 GMT-0000
Supportive macroeconomic policies in Philippines, together with resilient remittances, cushioned the impact in 2009 of the global economic crisis. Recovery is expected in 2010, led by private demand as confidence and remittances improve. A timely return toward a sustainable fiscal path while avoiding a premature exit from a supportive monetary policy will be important, along with continued reforms to ensure sustained growth in the medium-term.
Published 19-02-2010 05:54 GMT-0000
New York: Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is closely following developments in Niger, where renegade soldiers reportedly stormed the presidential palace earlier on 18th February and the whereabouts of the West African nation's leader remains unclear.
Published 19-02-2010 05:50 GMT-0000
New York: The United Nations and its aid partners issued a call for nearly $1.5 billion to assist 3 million Haitians - one third of the Caribbean nation's population - following last month's colossal earthquake, making it the largest-ever humanitarian appeal launched in the wake of a natural disaster.
Published 19-02-2010 05:46 GMT-0000
New York: The United Nations today inaugurated a panel of prominent political, intellectual and religious figures from all regions entrusted with furthering peace founded on justice, respect for human rights, gender equality and solidarity in the context of an increasingly globalized world.
Published 19-02-2010 05:42 GMT-0000
New York: Millions of Egyptian children continue to live in poverty, despite recent gains made for young people, particularly on the legislative front, a study commissioned by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has found.
Published 19-02-2010 05:34 GMT-0000
New York: Many of the underlying causes that contributed to the 2006 political crisis in Timor-Leste remain, despite recent encouraging signs, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warns, calling the country's security and justice institutions fragile and possibly unable to withstand another major crisis.
New York: Economic diversification is vital if the world's most poverty-stricken countries, some of them depending on a single or a few raw materials or commodities, are to escape their predicament, a top United Nations trade official has said.