Retirement fund body EPFO may bring 500 private PF trusts within its fold whose EPF accumulations are around Rs. 1 crore each, or have up to 20 members, for offering better services to those subscribers. Besides, this will improve monitoring of over 1,000 such trusts which have large subscriber base and manage huge EPF accumulations.
The Labour Ministry is in the process of amending Employees' Provident Fund Scheme 1952, so that large private PF trusts having accumulations can carry on the management...
Members of the Information Technology Employees' Union (ITEU) have sought the intervention of Karnataka's IT Minister Priyank Kharge to prevent illegal layoffs by software firms in the state."We urge Kharge to intervene and prevent arbitrary and illegal retrenchment of thousands of employees by software companies in the state," ITEU President A.C. Kumara Swamy told reporters here.Swamy alleged that software major Wipro Ltd was set to sack about 6,000 employees by June 30 and many more IT firms were...
An Australian engineer has come up with a high-tech solution to combat the rampant deforestation the globe is facing; by developing drones that can plant trees at a rate of nearly 1 billion trees per year!
Engineer Susan Graham revealed that she has developed a drone that is capable of first scanning the land looking for ideal places to grow trees, and then second launching seeds directly into the soil. The drones would be able to access places that would be difficult to reach manually and plant...
Indian cricketer Virat Kohli has now become the most followed Indian celebrity on Facebook taking the No.1 spot from Actor-producer Salman Khan.
On Sunday morning, Virat's official Facebook page had around 6,00,000 more followers than Salman Khan thus making him the king of social media with the maximum likes on his social handle too.
Captain of Indian cricket team in all the three formats, Virat has earned all the love from his countrymen in the last few years when he single-handedly won...
The Sahayak system of the Indian Army, in place since the colonial era which has fresh jawans attached to senior officers, has faced severe backlash as many former Sahayaks have claimed that they are treated as servants by the respective officers they have been attached to.
According to reports, the Indian Army is considering to replace Sahayaks in peace stations with civilian staff and retain the Sahayak or buddy system in key bases and field areas where the soldiers will have specified military...
Karisma Kapoor has a charm so unmissable that even after she left acting, her fan following has only increased. She is turning 43 on Sunday and looks nothing less that gorgeous. In fact, Lolo happens to be in the best phase of her life. She is doing events, brand endorsements, promoting good causes, staying fit and going on some grand vacations!
Karisma always has her fashion game on point and leaves no choice for her fans to fall in love with the lady at 43! She has been recently holidaying in...
[caption id="attachment_237219" align="aligncenter" width="700"] BJP Leads In Maharashtra Municipal Polls[/caption]
Out of 3,705 seats, spread over 147 municipal councils and 17 nagar panchayats, that went to polls on Monday, the results for 3,510 seats have been declared so far. Counting for rest of the seats was still on.
While BJP has won 851 seats, Shiv Sena won 514, NCP 638, Congress 643, MNS 16, BSP 9, local coalitions 384, CPM 12 and Independents 324 seats.
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Taking a dig at the BJP which has emerged as a major gainer in the first phase of municipal council polls, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray dubbed the ruling party's performance as the "victory of old notes and not of the note ban."
"Ha notabandicha vijay nasun junya notancha ahe (This is the victory of old notes and not of the note ban)," Thackeray said in a brief statement, apparently trying to convey that BJP's political plank of demonetisation of high value tenders didn't work for the party in polls.
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MNS was not a serious contender in the polls and Thackeray had kept himself away from any campaigns.
While Prime Minister Narendra Modi has termed the result as the "win for pro-poor and development politics of BJP", party president Amit Shah has said that "the result should be a wake up call for opposition attempting to mislead people on demonetisation.