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Kashmir: Social media gag on government workers slammed

Srinagar, Indian-administered Kashmir – Government workers in Indian-administeredKashmir have decried a government ban prohibiting them and their families from expressing political opinions on social networking sites. Under a new order issued on Tuesday, Jammu and Kashmir government employees were barred from engaging in “criminal, dishonest, immoral or disgraceful conduct on social media which may be prejudicial to government”. The region’s… Read More »

Tata Steel UK workers accept cuts to pension benefits

Tata Steel’s (TISC.NS) British workers voted on Wednesday to accept pension benefit cuts in return for safeguards on jobs and investment, although the Indian company’s plan to spin off its entire UK pension scheme still faces regulatory hurdles. Wednesday’s vote allows Britain’s largest steelmaker to close its 15 billion pound British Steel Pension Scheme (BSPS) to future accrual… Read More »

China wants laid-off coal, steel workers retrained, relocated or retired early

China wants the millions of coal and steel workers expected to be laid off in the next few years to be retrained, relocated or retired early as it tries to limit unrest while it tries to combat structural problems in its industrial sector. The government issued guidelines, dated April 7 but made public late on Friday, from the… Read More »

Artisans, workers exempt from 1% excise on jewellery: FinMin

In a bid to calm the frayed nerves of jewellers agitatingagainst imposition of 1 per cent excise duty, the finance ministry on Friday said artisans and job workers will not have to pay this levy. Following a meeting of representatives of jewellery industry with the revenue secretary, the finance ministry said: “Artisans and job workers are not covered… Read More »