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India's child sex ratio drops: UN report

India's child sex ratio drops: UN report

22 Jul 2014

New Delhi: India needs to take urgent action following a sharp fall in its child sex ratio, a United Nations report said on Tuesday. The study named ‘Sex Ratios and Gender-Biased Sex Selection: History, Debate and Future Directions’, says the child sex ratio in India has deteriorated from 976 girls to 1,000 boys in 1961, to 927 girls in 2001 and to 918 girls in 2011.

Child sex ratio,   UN report,   study,   population,   gender ratio,  
UN Chief demands release of Turkish hostages in Iraq

UN Chief demands release of Turkish hostages in Iraq

12 Jun 2014

United Nations: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for the immediate, unconditional and safe release of 49 Turkish citizens kidnapped from a consulate in Iraq's northern city of Mosul.

UN Chief,   United Nations,   Turkish hostages,   Ban Ki-moon,  
UNSC calls for neutrality, transparency in Afghan presidential elections

UNSC calls for neutrality, transparency in Afghan presidential elections

26 Jun 2014

United Nations: The UN Security Council has welcomed the second round of Afghan presidential elections, urging integrity, neutrality and transparency of the process.

UNSC,   United Nations,   Afghan elections,   Afghanistan polls,   UN Security Council,   Afghan presidential elections,  
EPFO may announce interest on PF for 2014-15 next month

EPFO may announce interest on PF for 2014-15 next month

24 Jul 2014

New Delhi:  Retirement fund body EPFO may take a decision on rate of interest on PF deposits to be provided for current fiscal to its over 5 crore subscribers, in its trustees meet scheduled next month.

EPFO,   PF,   Provident Fund,   PF deposits,   interest on Provident Fund ,  
India wants 'zero tolerance' for terrorism

India wants 'zero tolerance' for terrorism

24 May 2014

United Nations: India has said it will not support any resolution adopted after an ongoing review of the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy that dilutes efforts to combat the menace of terrorism, for which there should be zero tolerance.

India,   United nations,   terrorism,   Heart attack,  
EPFO asks staff to take steps for enforcing minimum pension, wage cap

EPFO asks staff to take steps for enforcing minimum pension, wage cap

23 Jul 2014

New Delhi: Retirement fund body EPFO has asked its field staff to take steps for enforcing government's decision of raising wage ceiling to Rs 15,000 to cover the organised sector workers under the social security net.

EPFO,   Provident Fund,   Provident Fund Organisation,   Arun Jaitley,   ,  
Government using info from various <strong>nations</strong> to check tax evasion

Government using info from various nations to check tax evasion

22 Jul 2014

New Delhi: The government on Tuesday said it is effectively using the information received from various countries to combat the menace of tax evasion and avoidance.

Government,   tax evasion,   Rajya Sabha,   Nirmala Sitharaman,   tax laws,   income,  
Managing of PM Relief <strong>Fund</strong> to be modelled on Gujarat scheme

Managing of PM Relief Fund to be modelled on Gujarat scheme

19 Jul 2014

New Delhi: Major changes are in the offing in the way the PM's National Relief Fund is managed as Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday directed that the Gujarat model should be emulated in selection of beneficiaries, giving priority to the poor and children.

Narendra Modi,   Gujarat scheme,   PM Relief Fund,   Indian Prime Minister,   PM's National Relief Fund,   PMNRF,   Gujarat model ,  
World not equipped to cope with increasing number of elderly people: Global study

World not equipped to cope with increasing number of elderly people: Global study

01 Oct 2013

United Nations: The world is ageing so fast that most countries are not prepared to support their swelling numbers of elderly people, according to a global study issued on Tuesday by the United Nations and an elder rights group.

United Nations,   elder rights group,   Global Age Watch Index,   Help Age International,   UN Population Fund,  
UN condemns ‘horrendous’ rape and murder of two Dalit girls in Uttar Pradesh

UN condemns ‘horrendous’ rape and murder of two Dalit girls in Uttar Pradesh

31 May 2014

United Nation: The United Nations minced no words in strongly condemning the brutal rape and murder of two Dalit teenage girls in Badaun district of Uttar Pradesh in India, branding it as a ‘horrendous crime’ while also stressing on the need to protect each and every citizen of the country by the law enforcing bodies.

UN,   rape,   murder,   United Nations,   Dalit,   Badau,   Uttar Pradesh,  

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