Despite Centre’s order, there are no creches in pvt firms’ offices

Many companies still don’t know how to enforce it. Kolkata: Several companies have been found flouting the government’s directive to  provide for creches for children of female employees. Aditi Gupta, a mother of a three-year-old child, informed The Observer: “I worked for many years before I had my first baby, but after his birth, I […]

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As unskilled workers return to villages, demand in cities rises

Want their jobs back, lockdown comes in the way. Hyderabad: Lavanya Pilli, with her family, moved to her native village near Ballari after staying in Hyderabad for five years. “My husband has tested positive for Covid-19. I can’t afford medical expenses in the city, so we have moved to our village,” she said. Lavanya and […]

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Sri Lanka starts cleaning coast after fire on ship

As debris washes ashore from the Singapore-registered container ship MV X-Press Pearl, the Sri Lankan Marine Environment Protection Authority begins to remove waste from the coast. Bengaluru: The Marine Environment Protection Authority (MEPA) of Sri Lanka has started the process to remove the cargo that washed ashore from the Singapore-registered container ship MV X-Press Pearl […]

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