33 million have sought US unemployment aid since virus hit

Washington: Nearly 3.2 million laid-off workers applied for unemployment benefits last week as the business shutdowns caused by the viral outbreak deepened the worst U.S. economic catastrophe in decades. Roughly 33.5 million people have now filed for jobless aid in the seven weeks since the coronavirus began forcing millions of companies to close their More...

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By Ila Choudhary On Thursday, April 30th, 2020
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Punjab cop, whose hand severed in attack, discharged from hospital; son gets job as constable

Chandigarh: Punjab Police Sub-Inspector Harjeet Singh, whose hand was chopped off in a brutal attack by a group of ‘Nihangs’ in Patiala over a fortnight ago, was discharged from PGIMER here on Thursday More...

By Ila Choudhary On Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020
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Supreme Court quashes order providing 100% reservation in teaching job in scheduled areas

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday quashed the January 2000 order of the erstwhile state of Andhra Pradesh which provided 100 per cent reservation to the Scheduled Tribe candidates for the post of teachers More...

By Ila Choudhary On Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020
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735 doctors recruited recently, posted in state hospitals, says Rajasthan Health Minister

Jaipur: Rajasthan Health Minister Raghu Sharma said that 735 doctors have recently been recruited and posted to hospitals in the state. Rajasthan Health Minister Raghu Sharma “The process for recruitment of More...

By Ila Choudhary On Sunday, April 19th, 2020
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Coronavirus: Haryana to hire retired doctors for one year

Chandigarh: The Haryana government has decided to re-employ retired doctors on contractual basis for a year keeping in view the coronavirus outbreak. Haryana’s Health Minister Anil Vij Chief Minister Manohar More...

By Manish Sen On Tuesday, March 17th, 2020
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No proposal for reservation in private sector: Union Minister

New Delhi: Union Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment Thawar Chand Gehlot on Tuesday informed the Lok Sabha that presently there is no proposal under government’s consideration for reservation of jobs More...

By Manish Sen On Sunday, March 8th, 2020
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Punjab police detain unemployed trained teachers taking out protest march

Patiala (Punjab): The Punjab police on Sunday detained several ETT-TET passed teachers who were marching towards the residence of Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, demanding government jobs. Scores of protestors clashed More...

By Ila Choudhary On Monday, February 24th, 2020
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Two dozen apply for SEBI chairman post

As many as two dozen people, including two whole-time members of Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), have applied for the post of chairman of the capital markets regulator, sources said. The last date More...

By Manish Sen On Friday, February 14th, 2020
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Supreme Court judgment on reservation: Congress says it will take ‘decisive step’ in two days

New Delhi: The Congress on Friday said its members have approached the Supreme Court in their individual capacities against the recent job quota judgment and the party will take a “decisive step” on the issue More...

By Ila Choudhary On Tuesday, February 11th, 2020
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Gujarat govt to review circular on women quota in police jobs

Ahmedabad: The Gujarat government on Tuesday said it will study and rectify any discrepancy that exists in a 2018 circular regarding reservation for women in recruitment in the Lok Rakshak Dal (LRD) which has triggered More...