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Gender diversity: Headhunters get more for hiring women

Mumbai, July 17: It's a trend that augurs well for women in the corporate world. Organizations, in a bid to improve their gender diversity ratio, are pulling out all the stops to recruit female employees, beginning with higher fees for head hunters.

While Deutsche Bank...

Aamir meets PM, seeks scrapping of manual scavenging

New Delhi, July 16: Actor-activist Aamir Khan Monday met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and union minister Mukul Wasnik here and raised the issue of the plight of manual scavengers in the country.

Aamir called on the prime minister at his official residence at 7, Race Course Road,...

Policy making our "sovereign" right, Sharma tells Obama

New Delhi, July 16: Asserting that policy decision is "sovereign" right of the country, Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma today said the Barack Obama administration should itself lead the fight against protectionism and trade barriers.

In his reaction to the US President's remarks that...

NDA names Jaswant Singh as its vice-presidential candidate

New Delhi, July 16: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Jaswant Singh was today chosen by the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) as its unanimous candidate for the August 7 Vice-Presidential election against UPA nominee Hamid Ansari.

The opposition alliance said it had reservations over the re-nomination of Mr...

Obama not properly informed, says Government on reforms remark; Opposition slams him

New Delhi, July 16: India has dismissed Barack Obama's statement that the investment climate in India is "deteriorating," suggesting that the US President is "not properly informed" about the country's strong economic fundamentals. And that certain "international lobbies" are attempting such misinformation. Mr Obama's weekend statement has raised the hackles of not...

Hooda awards Rs 1 crore to village for speaking against female foeticide

Chandigarh, July 16: Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Sunday announced Rs one crore for the development of a village where a Khap Mahapanchayat termed female foeticide as a "heinous act" and demanded murder charges be slapped against those involved in the illegal practice.

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Bigger role for Rahul Gandhi soon, Digvijaya Singh hints

New Delhi, July 16: Rahul Gandhi seems to have finally agreed to play a larger role in Congress affairs in what can resolve the uncertainty over the party's leadership in the lead-up to the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.

This was indicated by Congress general secretary...

3 months on, Ajmer dargah awaits Zardari's promised donation

Jaipur, July 15: Three months after Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari announced USD one million donation for Ajmer dargah during his visit to the country, the shrine authorities are still waiting for the release of the money.

Zardari visited the holy shrine of Khawaja Moinuddin...

'Unbelievable' to allege Pak involvement in 26/11: Bashir

New Delhi, July 15: Pakistan's new envoy to India Salman Bashir today said it was "unbelievable" and "incredible" to allege his country's state institutions' involvement in the Mumbai attacks, days after New Delhi demanded further action following LeT terrorist Abu Jundal's revelations.

Stating that Pakistan...

Air India's winter flight schedule hit by availability of pilots

New Delhi, July 15: The scheduling of international flights, including those to new destinations, which Air India will fly this winter has been affected as the fate of sacked 101 pilots is still hanging in balance.

The availability of the exact number of pilots is a crucial...