2019 GENERAL ELECTIONS
Unions to protest against industrial relations code
The Union cabinet approved the Industrial Relations Code, 2019 that proposes to retain the threshold of 100 employees to impart flexibility to firms for retrenchment, but it has a provision for changing ‘such number of employees’ through notification. Trade unions across the country resent the Code and plan to launch a nationwide agitation.
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Direct EC to fix mismatch before declaring results: PIL
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Uzbekistan Home Minister meets Amit Shah; sign agreement to counter terror
Uzbekistan's Internal Affairs Minister Pulat Bobojonov on Wednesday felicitated Home Minister Amit Shah here by presenting him traditional dress of the Central Asian nation. The facilitation took place after a Home Minister level meeting between India and Uzbekistan to discuss security partnership.
'Terminator' Rajapaksa storms to victory in Sri Lanka election
The retired lieutenant colonel, nicknamed the "Terminator" by his own family, won 53-54 percent of the vote, his spokesman told AFP as Rajapaksa's main rival Sajith Premadasa of the ruling party conceded the race. "It is a clear win. We envisaged it. We are very happy that Gota will be the next president," spokesman Keheliya Rambukwella said.
BS VI emission norms to create headwinds for CV sector: India Ratings
For fleet owners, the ownership of BS-VI vehicle would be credit neutral as the benefits from fuel efficiency and maintenance would largely be offset by higher debt repayments.
Fed likely to defy history with rates steady through elections
Fed has changed policy in one direction or another in each of the last 10 presidential polling years.
Sri Lanka votes in eighth presidential election
A total of 15,992,096 Sri Lankans are eligible to cast their ballots in a contest that will witness a battle between a record 35 candidates. This is the highest number of contenders since the first presidential election which was held in 1982, and up from 18 candidates who contested the last one in 2015.
Twitter says UK PM Johnson's party misled public with "factcheck" account
British PM Boris Johnson and his party is said to have misled the public by changing the name of one of its Twitter handles. The Conservative Campaign Headquarters press office account, followed by nearly 76,000 users, changed its name to "factcheckUK" from its usual 'CCHQPress' and switched its avatar to a white tick against a purple background.
UK Labour suffers 'major cyber attack' ahead of election
Britain's main opposition Labour party said that it had suffered a "large-scale cyber attack" which undermined some of its campaign efforts for next month's election. The attempted hack on Monday was repelled and there was no data breach, it said. But Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn admitted he was worried about other attacks, and just hours after he spoke, the party's website went down.
Was BJP Govt spying on citizens, political leaders ahead of 2019 elections, asks Congress
Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala asked whether those sitting in the echelons of power are guilty of criminal offences and whether the government knew of the illegal spyware being deployed to spy on key persons. WhatsApp had informed the Indian government in September that 121 Indian users were targeted by the Israeli spyware Pegasus.
5 stocks that foreign portfolio investors are buying now
Historically, FPIs have bought into large cap counters. But it is different this time and they are now concentrating on mid-caps. A concentrated large-cap rally during the past year and resultant high valuation are the reasons why FPIs are bypassing large-caps.
Haryana election 2019 results: Key highlights
Most TV news channels are showing a neck and neck fight so far with almost same leads for both BJP and Congress in the state.
Govt withdraws ‘Officer’s’ draft on amendment to Forest Act
Union environment minister Prakash Javadekar announced the withdrawal of the draft amendment to the Forest Act, 1927, ahead of Jharkhand elections—a state with high tribal population. The minister stressed that the Narendra Modi government was committed to protect the rights of tribals and forest dwellers.
Mauritius elects incumbent PM for five-year term
Thursday's vote was dominated by calls for fairer distribution of wealth on the prosperous Indian Ocean island of 1.3 million people which touts itself as a bridge between Africa and Asia and has a flourishing financial sector.
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