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Nov 19, 2017
British Sikh MP Tan Dhesi faces online abuse for 'ignoring plight of community'Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi, a Sikh MP in the UK has been abused and targeted with threats of violence from furious trolls who think he was not speaking enough on issues related to the community
Nov 13, 2017
Six months into presidency, Emmanuel Macron's ratings plummet after his push for reforming French labour lawIn his first six months in power, Emmanuel Macron has chalked up one reform after another in a whirlwind that has nevertheless seen his poll numbers plummet.
Nov 10, 2017
Demonetisation may hit your PF returns; EPFO likely to cut rate to 8.5%, decision on 23 November, says reportThere is a plan to better the utilisation of equity investment by EPFO. This will help offset the rate cut only if the market rally continues
Nov 05, 2017
Harassment reports rock UK Parliament as scandal spreads among Theresa May's CabinetThe scandal surrounding Britain's political class has deepened with more allegations of sexual harassment, abuse of power and other misdeeds.
Nov 01, 2017
Westminster sex scandal: Top minister in Theresa May Cabinet denies claims of inappropriate behaviour towards journalistOne of British prime minister Theresa May's closest ministerial colleagues strongly denied inappropriate behaviour towards a journalist, as he became the most senior figure caught up in a Westminster sex scandal.
Oct 30, 2017
Supreme Court asks Centre to respond on plea challenging mandatory Aadhaar-mobile number linkageThe Supreme Court on Monday sought the Centre's response on a plea challenging the mandatory linking of mobile phones with Aadhaar.
Oct 30, 2017
Uttar Pradesh govt to form board, hold mass-wedding event for unorganised sector labourersUttar Pradesh government will soon form a board for the unorganised sector labourers in the state and also hold a mass-wedding event for their daughters.
Oct 27, 2017
Qatar steps up efforts to protect migrant workers' rights, but activists are not celebrating just yetThe Qatari government is initiating wide-ranging reforms in its labour system to protect and respect migrant workers’ rights. Migrant workers constitute 88 percent of the population there.
Oct 27, 2017
Jacinda Ardern sworn in as New Zealand prime minister, will be nation's youngest leader in 150 yearsJacinda Ardern has been compared to other young, charismatic leaders such as President Emmanuel Macron in France and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Canada
Oct 24, 2017
In Bihar’s Arwal young boys are being kidnapped and forced into slaveryBetween 2015 and 2016, six boys aged between 8 and 16 years went missing in Karpi block of Arwal district in Bihar. Two of them returned after managing to escape their captors. They have harrowing tales to recount. “These men hit me on my face and I fell unconscious. When I woke up I was in a different place. They told me it was Ludhiana,” recalls Manoj Kumar*. He as made to chop wood from nine in the morning till six every evening. “There were eight of us. The other boys were from Sultanpur, Aurangabad, Agra,Jharkhand. Twenty men guarded us. They would beat us if we didn’t chop wood and not give us food. There was no payment at all. They killed four boys. And threw them in the river nearby.” Chilling as his story is, Manoj’s impassive recounting of the horrific ordeal reveals how normalised such violence had been in his life as a slave. Zafar Iqbal reports from Arwal, Bihar for Video Volunteers.